Sportchek: The evolution of shopping

Shopping used to be pretty basic. See what you like, try it on, if you liked it, then you would buy it, but what if the whole experience became interactive?

You could learn a vast array of details on each of the products at the touch of a button, you can get advice from someone who is knowledgeable and engaged, and have fun while you are at it now a days, well you can if you drop into a Sportchek, specifically the 80,000 square foot flagship retail location at CF Sherway Gardens.

Last month we attended the launch of the company’s sixth flagship location and the third in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) – as part of its strategy to inspire Canadians while continuing to evolve and improve the sport retail experience.

The store offer’s the world’s best sport and activity brands and an extensive product selection in apparel, footwear, sports and fitness equipment, and accessories. Dedicated ‘specialty’ areas offer the best product offerings from Nike, Under Armour, New Balance, Fitbit, Oakley, The North Face, Adidas and Columbia.

The store features RFID tags in footwear that can be held in front of digital screens to see additional product benefits, mobile devices for staff to help find product for customers, and inspiring installations like 3D hologram boxes showcasing new and exciting products.

The new retail innovations and the SportChek in-store include:

New Balance Stride I.D. Experience Lab – a North American first, produces a 3D scan of a customer’s foot, along with a proper fit recommendation for the perfect shoe selection
Basketball Shop with more than 1,000 square feet of space dedicated to basketball products from Jordan, Nike, Under Armour and Adidas to take athletes from the game to off the court
Flagship Atmosphere Space bringing customers the best brands in the world for camping, hiking, climbing, and outdoor living.


Let’s be honest, nowadays if you are going to get me out to go shopping, you better offer something amazing, that I can’t live without, an experience all it’s own, or, if you are really creative, all of the above. Chek.

….but that’s not all. Enter below to win a $150 shopping spree from SportChek
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  1. mary gaudet

    I’d like to win so I can get something from the Adidas Original line I’ve been lusting after!

  2. Jonnie Hartling

    I would like to win because this would be so useful for getting my boys new shoes. They seem to grow out of their shoes every few months!

  3. Karla Sceviour

    i`d LOVE to win because my sons hockey season is soon approaching again,and there is a lot of things I need to buy at Sportchek,this would be so awesome

  4. ElizabethVlug

    I love to win to purchase some new and much needed new running shoes. Thanks for the giveaway and chance.

  5. Tricia Cooper

    I would like to get a fitbit and connect with friends that already have one — that way we can encourage and inspire each other!

  6. catgirl33

    My son has grown too much over the summer & needs new clothes & shoes.  He LOVES Sportchek so this would be perfect!

  7. JustPlainSuzi

    I need some new trainers as I’m starting Couch to 5K and some workout gear so this prize would be amazing!

  8. JackieeMan

    I would love to win to gear new gear to get fit! Hurt my knee in spring and was sluggish throughout summer 🙁

  9. MyBeautyBug

    I need a new pair of New Balance shoes, mine are ready for the garbage.Like to visit Sportchek & see The evolution of shopping for myself.

  10. GeorgeUrban4

    Son commences Grade 8 – next Thursday September 1st. Amazing the cost of all his BTS supplies – new sneakers would be a huge benefit for my family. For my son, Evan, that’s why I want to win ! SportChek has fantastic footwear and to sport a new pair *SIC* or *RADICAL* – I think that is language they are now speaking….Thanks for the chance 

    George Urban