I was invited to take a tour of the newly opened City Sports in Manhasset, NY which is the first Long Island location. I was delighted to do so because I spend 95% of my existence wearing sneakers and about 80% of my attire is workout gear.
Started in 1983 in Boston by two high school tennis partners looking for athletic gear in their neighborhood, City Sports has more than two dozen locations in the Northeast and boasts an assortment of innovative athletic apparel, equipment and footwear.
When I entered the store, I saw a staff person stringing a racquet which I learned that they indeed do right on the premises…pretty cool. I was also drawn to the pink wall honoring breast cancer awareness.
And hello yoga pants!
I went downstairs to get fitted for sneakers, but I had to first spend a moment on this wall of backpacks.
I could hear my son “mom can I get this? mom can get this one?” :) The only thing that would distract him would be to move him over to the wall of balls!
See how crazy I am? Here I am supposed to be heading over to get fitted for shoes for ME and I have those kids on my mind…the life of a mom!
But I did make it over to the sneakers and wow…
There were so many choices…I was overwhelmed! But I soon realized I didn’t have to be. I met the most lovely store associate, Luis, who told me he would be fitting me with sneakers. Yes I had been told that already but really? Do these shoe guys even exist anymore? And in a sports store? Well I’m here to tell you that they do!!!
Luis first asked me to walk so he could observe my gait and then he asked me some questions about my level of activity and where I would be wearing the sneakers. He correctly guessed my foot issues based on his observations. I have old lady feet people…tendinitis, fasciitis, pronation and a heel spur which require me to wear ORTHOTICS!!! That’s why I always wear sneakers. I didn’t think I could put on a orthotic free pair that would feel better than mine. But when I put on the pair I walked away with, I swear to you I almost started to cry they felt so good! My whole body felt relaxed!
I purchased the Brooks Adrenaline GTS and my podiatrist gave his seal of approval. Luis also showed me how to tie them to support my ankles better. They are wonderful. They are a little more than I usually spend but they seem to be a great product.
Luis also recommended OOFOS thongs that would give me good cushioning. I purchased them also and they are amazing! Normally, I cannot wear thongs due to the lack of support they provide so I am quite excited.
I headed back upstairs to check out the women’s apparel. I was in all of my glory. I go to the gym 3 times a week and I end up wearing the same two pairs of pants A LOT with a skank tank top.
It’s about time I got something nice! I ended up with the Brooks Nightlife Long Sleeve top in blue and the Brooks Infiniti Run Tight. Though everything I went home with is Brooks, it was just a coincidence, as I saw almost every brand available.
I love the choices and the assistance available at City Sports. Check it out!
||Long Island – Manhasset
1900 Northern Blvd
Manhasset, NY 11030
Phone: 516-365-7649Mon-Sat: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm
Apparel samples provided for review