Top 6 Spots for Sporting Goods In Cville


1. Blue Ridge Mountain Sports


2015 Bond St #110 Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Founded in Charlottesville, VA in 1972, Blue Ridge Mountain Sports has continued to develop as a company dedicated to growing the sports we sell and protecting the places we play. With their brand new location in The Shops at Stonefield, you’ll find the same high end selection you’ve come to love in an inviting new facility.

2. Ragged Mountain Running Shop


3 Elliewood Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Ragged Mountain is serious about their sneaker specialists. They spend about six months intensively training their employees on the science of matching the correct shoe to the right pair of feet and during that “hands on” learning process, they teach them about gait mechanics, posture and form and how they influence injuries, how to properly fit a shoe (which is not an easy task, as many of shoe companies continue to change the fit of their shoes on a yearly basis) and the science of shoes (what goes into the makeup of a shoe that constitutes it as “minimalist” vs. “cushioned” vs. “stability” vs. “motion control”). Confused? No worries, just head into Ragged Mountain and they’ll get you squared away.

3. Mincer’s UVA Imprinted Sportswear


1527 University Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Founded in 1948, Mincer’s got its start as Mincer’s Humidor and sold tobacco, cigars, pipes, and other smoking accessories. Due to the declining popularity of smoking and a reduced demand for smoking accessories, Mincer’s Humidor phased out its smoking merchandise and renamed the store, Mincer’s University of Virginia Imprinted Sportswear. In the beginning, Mincer’s offered some men’s casual apparel including gray or navy sweatshirts and white undershirts. The demand for these items was relatively minimal as the custom at the University of Virginia was for male students to attend class dressed in coats and ties. Now, UVA gear is all the rage, and Mincer’s has the best selection around!

4. Legend’s Sports Charlottesville


600 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
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Legend’s Sports was founded in 1980 as one of the area’s premiere sporting goods destinations. Since then, they’ve relocated from the Fashion Square Mall to the Albemarle Square Shopping Center and changed their focus from sporting goods to more fashion-oriented styles and sneakers. They still offer plenty of sneakers and apparel that are perfectly suited for training in the gym or casual everyday wear, so head on over to their location next to AC/AC to get ready for your next season.

5. Downtown Athletic Store


199 Zan Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
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Downtown Athletic Store is a specialty sporting goods store that has been serving Central Virginia and the surrounding areas since 1946. They specialize in selling sporting goods from top brands in almost every sport. Downtown Athletic’s team sales department offers top-notch service to fulfill any team need whether it is uniforms or equipment. Most importantly, they pride themselves on selling quality products and providing exceptional customer service.

6. Rivanna Gear & Apparel


350 Pantops Center, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
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Rivanna Gear & Apparel is Charlottesville’s source for logoed sportswear, team apparel and accessories, and sporting goods. When you’re in need of customized styles for your team or group, this is the place to go! Rivanna Gear & Apparel has all the brands of sportswear to satisfy your team’s apparel and gear needs.

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