Sports played with spheres are easier to master than rectangular sports, such as Rubik's cubing and throwing bricks into windows. Circle fun with today's Groupon to Valenti Sports in Brighton. Choose between the following options:
• For $5, you get $20 worth of footwear.
• For $15, you get $30 worth of non-footwear sporting goods, apparel, and merchandise.
Valenti Sports' new 9,000-square-foot facility outfits athletes and sport-curious mathletes with a bevy of sweat-proof, grass-welcoming apparel and footwear. A mountain of sport shoes fits participants of any sport, with 600 styles such as the World Cup–ready Adidas Preditos ($34.95), which envelop feet as snugly as gloves made of saran wrap. The Nike Keystones ($36.95), plate-stealing baseball cleats, gift feet ample traction on the diamond, and the Puma V6.10 HG or Adidas Goletto soccer cleats ($19.95 each) help kids prepare for future World Cups.
Those searching for non-foot protection can find enough attire and materials at Valenti Sports to stage a proper Olympics reenactment or a painfully inaccurate jousting reenactment. Under Armour Tech running shirts ($19.99) wick sweat from motoring physiques, and Nike baseball mitts ($22) protect delicate palms. Valenti Sports also outfits local teams with apparel and gear, keeping spirits up and confused linebackers from running in the wrong direction.
The staff at Valenti Sports emblazons the uniforms and off-court garb of more than 400 local teams with their respective logos, names, and numbers. They also help guests to navigate a 9,000-square-foot haven loaded with sports gear from big names such as Under Armour, Nike, and Adidas. Their shelves boast more shoes than an octopus's swim-in closet with more than 600 styles of footwear, including 130 types of cleats, turf shoes, and flats.
Beyond stocking goods for baseball, football, basketball, and soccer players, the shop also celebrates the lesser-known sport of pickleball. The wiffle-ball-and-paddle-fueled pastime gets spotlight treatment inside and outside the store, with an onsite court available for test-driving products or testing hand-eye coordination for upcoming Whac-A-Mole championships.