Skate, Run, or Ride This Spring

With the winter season quickly coming to an end and less snow in the forecast, it’s time to dust off your spring gear. With warmer weather, you can easily put in some mileage on your favorite running shoes, cross train with some inline skates, or get out on the water with the family. But if your gear is a little worse for ware, it might be time for an upgrade. Luckily, we have a few options in every category to help you get ready for some spring fun.

 Spring Running Shoes

Finding Your Running Shoes

That ideal pair of running shoes should bend the comfort and technical features you need for any type of running – from morning jogs to your next 5K. Most shoes are now designed to be lightweight with mesh uppers that improve breathability and comfort. The same can be said for the outsole, with lightweight materials and a springy feel that propels you forward.

Two of our favorite picks for spring are:

  • On Cloudswift Running Shoe (Men’s): Swiss engineers have made running on clouds a real possibility, and that’s exactly what you get with the On Cloudswift Running Shoes. Fearing CloudTec® technology, which are the little cloud pods on the outsole of the shoe, you get a soft and cushioned feel that propels you forward into your next stride. Best of all, they have a pretty casual look you can wear for everyday walking as well.
  • Hoka One One Rincon Running Shoe (Women’s): Hoka ONE ONE® running shoes are known for their cushioning, and that’s exactly what you get with the Rincon. These shoes are built around an EVA midsole with early-stage Meta-Rocker profile that gives you a smoother transition with every stride.

Looking for more options? Be sure to check our running shoes online. We carry all major brands and help runners refine by type with neural, support, and even trail running shoes.

Family Inline Skating

Crosstrain with Some Inline Skates

Inline skating can be a ton of fun – and something you can do with the whole family. For skiers, it’s also a great opportunity to train for next ski season. Rollerblade is at the forefront of this movement, with an entire program dedicated to cross training for the ski season. Whether you’re just starting out, skiing black diamonds, or looking to stay in shape, it’s a great way to learn.

You can learn more information here.

Inline skating is also a great way to stay in shape with the whole family. Skates come in adult sizes along with kids sizing that offers adjustability. The Rollerblade Microblade Free Inline Skate for boys and girls has a size-expandable outer shell that grows with them, giving you more than one season of use. 

Family Water Ski Trip

Hit the Lake

With warm temperatures, everyone wants to cool down. Whether it’s your local lake or out in the ocean, every family needs the tools to have a little more fun. Some great options include:

  • Waterskis: You might not be skimming on fresh powder, but at least you can get a similar sensation with a pair of waterskis. Designed with plastic fins, these skis can easily tear through water while still giving you plenty of stability. Opting for something that already has bindings, like the O’Brien Vortex Waterski Combo, makes it even easier to just pack them and ride. 

  • Wakeboards: Get big air behind your boat with a wakeboard system. Similar to a snowboard, these boards are designed to get tons of air. Be sure to check out the Hyperlite Quad Wakerurfer, which was reviewed by our very own Chief Testing Officer, Jonny Moseley.
  • Water Tubes: What’s better than hitting high speeds on the lake? Towing someone while you’re doing it of course! Water tubes are built for speed and often have enough space for multiple people, with some accommodating a whole family of four, like the HO Sports 4G Water Tube. Of course, you want to be sure you get something with comfortable handles – and just send it!

As always, you can visit Peter Glenn Ski & Sports for all your spring gear. From running shoes to wakeboards, we have the ideal option for your next adventure.