Whether you’re a runner, a spinner, a yogi or a triathlete, you need the right clothes for what you do. And while you may know where to get a show-stopping gown or a three piece suit that makes you look like you’ve walked straight off a Milanese runway, visiting any one of these top 5 athletic apparel stores will get your wardrobe in shape to get you in shape.
1 Nike Store
Known worldwide for its swoosh logo and the latest in technology (sweat wicking, light weight and compartments in clothes and shoes for iPods and more) Nike is your stop whether you're looking for running basics or specialized items like hydration belts, time pieces and sunglasses. With their Nike+ collaboration with Apple, you'll be styling and sprinting in style.
2 The Running Lab
If running is what you do, then the Running Lab has what you need. From the latest apparel to the lightest shoes and socks that can go the extra mile, they have experts on hand to give you what you need. And with so many running trails just a few blocks away from the store's Orange Circle location, you can test any purchase out right away.
3 Snail's Pace
A Snail's Pace is an Orange County institution, known all over for having the best of the best when it comes to shoes that fit and clothes that look great during training and speeding across the finish line. The experts working at Snail's Pace will get you outfitted for any adventure.
For any sport, the selection at REI can't be beat. Whether you kayak, cycle, practice yoga or just love being in the outdoors, one stop at any of the brand's locations will have you set in just one visit. And don't think of it just as a store -- they've got classes, tours and more for anyone physically-minded and outdoor-loving.
5 New Balance
New Balance has some of the most high-tech sports gear you can find. From engineered footwear to simple, straightforward sports apparel, the outpost at South Coast Plaza has it all. From old-school throwback sneaks to the latest in running tech, whatever you put on your feet will get you to the finish line whether you're running a marathon or the rat race.