When 16-year-old Roger Soler crossed the finish line first at the Peruvian National Junior Championship, his victory marked the beginning of a love affair with running. At age 18, he set a Peruvian record in the 1500-meter and eventually brought his talents to the U.S., where he competed in the 5000-meter race at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. Through it all, Roger nurtured a genuine fondness for running that blossomed into a full-fledged passion when he opened the first Soler's Sports more than two decades ago.
Today, Soler's Sports boasts four locations staffed by athletes with real-life experience in biking and running and was awarded a spot on Running Insight's Top 50 Running Stores of 2011. Staffers tend to customers on an individual basis, guaranteeing sneakers to accommodate gaits and bikes to fit bodies based on detailed analyses. Once employees have profiled the perfect shoe or bike, they help patrons find them, searching through the store’s stock, which includes bike brands like Cannondale and Felt, and shoe brands like Nike, Saucony, Hoka, Adidas. Do not carry Ridley bikes, Vibram shoes or Vitalsox. Patrons can test-drive new kicks and wheels at the store's group runs and rides.
The Ski Junction equips skiers and snowboarders with all the apparel they need to slalom soundly and carve powder commendably. Mountain-destined youngsters and adults alike can check out the racks of apparel by top brands, including ski jackets and pants by Marker, goggles by Gordini, and helmets by K2. The shop also carries a wide array of smaller accessories, such as sunglasses, socks, earmuffs, and abominable snowman repellent.
Since its founding in 1980, Sun & Ski Sports has remained true to its philosophy: “do a few things, but do them better than anybody else.” The shop stocks equipment in five categories of extreme and outdoor activities, including camping, skating, running, bicycling, and water and snow sports. It specializes in these to ensure its merchandise maintains a high standard of quality, and its employees are knowledgeable participants in the sports their department represents.
Bikers can drop off their steeds for tune-ups from certified mechanics who put all brands through the rigors of a 12-point inspection, checking chains and adjusting wobbly pedals and malfunctioning spoke-card motors. While waiting, curious eyes might linger on a North Face two-person tent, a Blackburn Airtower bicycle pump, or a vast selection of shoes from brands such as New Balance and Asics. Men and women can traipse nearly barefoot in the park with Vibram FiveFingers, which offer minimal structural encumbrances for a more natural stride, or cast their feet aside for the new-wheeled prowess that comes with a Fuji SL-1 LE Ultegra performance road bike.
Try a taste of local brew at Blue Star Brewing Company, and take a tour if time permits.
There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit.
Toast your evening out at Blue Star Brewing Company with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Bring the whole clan to Blue Star Brewing Company — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
On warmer days, you can take advantage of Blue Star Brewing Company's al fresco patio seating.
Wifi is on the house at Blue Star Brewing Company, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
You won't feel cramped at Blue Star Brewing Company, even with a large party — the coffee shop is perfect for large groups.
Don't ditch your four-legged pal outside — dogs are more than welcome at Blue Star Brewing Company.
For those in a hurry, the coffee shop lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Those driving to Blue Star Brewing Company can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
Prices at Blue Star Brewing Company typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the coffee shop, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
The brainchild of outdoor enthusiast Stacey Ohmes Banta, Texas Pack & Paddle unlocks San Antonio’s local waterways for paddlers and fly fishers with kayaking classes, tours, and aquatic sports equipment. Their American Canoe Association–certified instructor explains how to slice the water with paddles and rev a kayak’s engine during introductory lessons that also review safety and rescue techniques. Those with a firm grip on their aquatic steeds can head out with a professionally licensed All-Water Guide, who calls upon wisdom gathered over 34 years of kayaking to lead expeditions through waterways such as the Guadalupe River. Regardless of their chosen pathway to adventure, visitors can rest assured that all staff members hold CPR and first-aid certifications. Further assurance can be found at the company’s store, which outfits explorers with Keen footwear, dry bags and boxes, and Stohlquist WaterWare, and whittles spears for kayakers set to embark on seasonal kraken hunts.
Athletes of all skill levels can find affordable and comfortable sporting goods at A-1 Sports Center in San Antonio.
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Try an item from A-1 Sports Center; it's been known to make its wearers look amazing.
Whether you need a new pair of jeans, a new wardrobe size, or just a new look altogether, this store is every woman's fashion dream come true.
If your child's wardrobe needs an update, pay A-1 Sports Center a visit and find everything you need to keep your child happy and trendy all year long.
With the many parking choices near A-1 Sports Center, finding parking within walking distance is a breeze.
Whether you prefer outdoor or indoor sports, A-1 Sports Center in San Antonio has everything you need to hit the ground running.