9830 Rea Road, Suite H
Charlotte, N.C. 28277
Active in staging community training groups for biking and running, TrySports supplies sports apparel, shoes, bikes and promotes an active lifestyle. TrySports also is active in donating to Senai Global, a non-profit organization aiming to provide humanitarian aid to developing countries. Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
4271 Park Road, Suite B
Charlotte, N.C. 28209
A one-stop sporting goods store, Omega Sports is an all-star for versatility and offers equipment for running, soccer, baseball, tennis, swimming, football, outdoor activities and many other sports. The Dilworth location shelves most of the top available brands. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Inside Out Sports
1514 S. Church Street, Suite 102
Charlotte, N.C. 28203
One of the top triathlon shops along the east coast, Inside Out Sports is recognized by many for its expositions at North American ironman competitions. With many of the top brands available – Asics, Polar, Profile Design, Mizuno, to name a few – there is more to the Uptown location than running. Biking and swimwear are also available. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Players Sporting Goods
5737 North Graham Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28269
With equipment available for most team sports like soccer, basketball and football, Players Sporting Goods has developed a reputation for stocking a full line of Louisville Slugger baseball and softball gear since 1980. The staff prides itself on service and experience. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Charlotte Running Company
1412 East Boulevard, No. G
Charlotte, N.C. 28203
A store dedicated to the serious runner, but capable of helping those at all levels, Charlotte Running Company has customers try out brands on an in-store treadmill, confirming style and comfort. ASICS apparel and walking shoes are popular at the “sole of Charlotte running,” as its Web site declares. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.