One of Philadelphia's largest bike stores, Breakaway Bikes pampers pedalers of all experience levels with an array of accessories, bikes, and services complemented by a cycle-savvy staff. Wheel-less wanderers can find a compatible cruiser amid the selection of colorful and powerful bikes, which brings together road, hybrid, mountain, and urban models from top brands. Outfit your two-wheeler with an Xlab torpedo-mount hydration station ($44.99), or outfit yourself in gloves ($19.99–$29.99) to prevent blisters and shorts ($59.99–$224.99) to prevent derriére dilapidation. A plethora of bike parts, tools, and locks ($9.99–$89.99) keep rides fully functional and safe from jealous thieves on run-down unicycles.
A team of PADI (Professional Association of Diving instructors) -certified diving instructors makes up Splash Water Sports, where they help customers learn and discover the arts of scuba diving. They offer a variety of different courses, ranging from pool-based introductory classes to certifications, emergency training, and extreme training for areas such as caves. Additionally, Splash Water Sports has the only instructor-development course in the Pittsburgh to be rated 5-stars by PADI.
The futbol-passionate staff at The Soccer Stop lobs and shoots informed advice and appropriate soccer gear to amateurs, pros, and veterans of all ages, offering everything from footwear to referee attire. The Soccer Stop's staff members serve as active players, coaches, or referees themselves, so they'll happily recommend items, such as Under Armour lined playing gloves ($24.99) or Adidas Pro-Lite shinguards ($19.99), which protect shins from an opposing players' kick and any errantly shot arrows from the archery club. For fashion and function, the Adidas Copa Mundial soccer cleats ($99) catch traction with their classic black-and-white kangaroo leather. Show off geographical representation with Red Lion country soccer socks ($8.99), adorned with flags from countries such as U.S.A. or Brazil.
Since opening its doors in 1984, Aardvark Sports Shop has specialized in taking mankind’s oldest fitness activity for a 21st-century tune-up by outfitting runners with the latest in shoes, gear, and streamlined racing blindfolds. Aardvark athletes get comfort and performance from track-tested brands, such as Asics and Brooks, fitted by an expert panel of their friendly and experienced staff. Aardvark fills out its floor space with a full line of track suits and athletic outerwear perfect for runners and bikers, as well as a collection of sport watches, including the Forerunner 110 with built-in heart monitor. With affordable athletic strollers from B.O.B. rounding out its collection, Aardvark can equip any runner for a brisk jog through the neighborhood, a cross-country marathon, or participation in a local mom-and-baby relay race.
Kelly's Sports, recognized by Team Insight as one of America's best team dealers, outfits athletes of every type with a trove of quality equipment and functional apparel. New inventory from brands such as Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, and New Balance arrives daily, and apparel from favorite football and baseball teams keeps fans appropriately garbed. Partake of America's favorite pastime, second only to listening to jazz music on hold, with a Louisville pro stock wood bat ($49.95) and a 32-inch Mizuno catcher's mitt ($54.95), replete with a ParaShock palm pad and a soft lining to keep young hands comfortable when catching a speedy strike. Field-bound fleet feet receive consummate cushioning in a range of game wear, including Nike Land Shark football shoes ($44.95) and Adidas samba classic indoor soccer shoes ($49.95), and a range of supplies for basketball, tennis, hockey, and other endorphin engagers keeps games running smoothly. In addition to match merchandise, Groupon holders also receive a Nike "Camp" T-shirt, forged from gray heavy-duty cotton and emblazoned with the Nike logo, much like the night sky.
Exit is a skateboard shop, art gallery, and alternative venue founded in October 2001. Independently owned and operated by Philadelphia skateboarder Steve Miller. It is located at 825 N. 2nd St in the heart of the Northern Liberties shopping district.