Need to get back into shape after all that winter comfort food? We checked out some of the best shopping spots for all things fitness. From cheap and cheerful labels to high-end designer sportswear, the Pretoria retail scene caters to the needs of exercise junkies and couch potatoes alike. Now get dressed and get moving. And remember, shopping helps up that Fitbit step count!
Oi! Active Living – Monica de Almeida Active Wear
Shop owner Monica de Almeida and the Oi! Active Living team have been kitting out Pretorians since 2002. Oi! Active Living stocks high-quality, imported gym and swimwear, as well as dance clothes and shoes. Whether you’re looking for cool gym clothes, a sassy Zumba outfit, ballet shoes or simply good quality exercise gear, this is the place to go. Oi! Active Living has a great selection of the Brazilian brand Bro Fitwear’s tops, pants and footwear and also stocks Havaianas flip flops and shoes.
Details: Waterkloof Corner Shopping Centre / 083 962 8755/ www.facebook.com
Nike Factory Shop
Gone are the days when Nike simply meant a good pair of takkies. This popular brand has basically become synonymous with quality sportswear and everyday athleisure fashion. The Nike factory shop has clothing, footwear and equipment that are suitable and specifically designed for action sports, dance, football, golf, gym training, running, swimming, tennis and yoga. If you need anything sporty, at a fraction of the original price, the Nike factory shop is a good place to start.
Details: Atterbury Value Mart, Faerie Glen / 012 991 4314 / www.nike.com
After Skool Life by Kgotso Letwaba
Kgotso Letwaba’s ultra-cool designer athletic label, The After Skool Life, is inspired by his love for street art and all things pop culture. The After Skool Life is a stylish sportswear collection that merges aesthetics with comfort. The latest collection from this Pretoria-based designer, Memelodi Olympiana, is an athleisure range that features lightweight white fabrics with thin, vertical red lines, reminiscent of American baseball uniforms.
Want to get your hands on some of Letwaba’s fashionable sportswear? Place your order for The After Skool Life items via e-mail.
Sportsmans Warehouse is the home of all things sports equipment and apparel. Stockists of the subcontinent’s widest variety of sports and outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment, Sportsmans Warehouse sources its gear from well-known local and major international brands. Whether you’re an amateur athlete or a skilled yogi, you will find what you need at a Sportsmans Warehouse outlet. This reputable sporting supplier takes pride in meeting customers’ needs without the hassle and within budget.
Details: Outlets in Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, Kolonnade Retail Park, Atterbury Value Mart and Centurion Value World / 0800 007 030 / www.sportsmanswarehouse.co.za
Mikka Sports was established out of the well-known Mikka Mens store that started in Oriental Plaza in the 1970s. Today Mikka Sports supplies a premium array of footwear, apparel and accessories to sporting and fashion enthusiasts of all ages. With a wide variety of boys, girls, men’s, women’s and even infant sports gear, Mikka Sports is one of the leading sports retailers in South Africa.
The retail outlet located in Pretoria CDB stocks value-priced essentials, offering shoppers a variety of international sports brands such as Adidas, Converse, Nike and Puma, from which to choose. Mikka Sports provides quality merchandise at affordable prices and make it their mission to always have the most desired products in stock.
Details: 187 Lilian Ngoyi Street, Pretoria CBD / 012 323 1649 / www.mikka.co.za
Premier Sportswear has been a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality sports clothing, footwear and equipment for more than 25 years. Premier Sports stocks products from leading labels such as Gilbert, Molten and Mikasa. It specialises in the import and distribution of the highest quality sports apparel, equipment, and accessories for all major sports. Premier Sports also has an in-house printing department to meet any branding requirements you might have.
Details: Unit 12A Miracle Park, Corner of Lenchen & Old Johannesburg Road, Centurion / 012 653 2526 / www.premiersports.co.za
By Jana van der Linde