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The Pittsburgh region offers a chance to explore aquatic activities and recreational pursuits in lakes, rivers, pools and parks. Before trying to jump into the water with a huge splash, make sure there is the proper apparel to ensure a safe landing. There are accessories that will prepare you for aquatic endeavors to kayak, swim, paddleboard and hang out on a boat deck or swimming pool. You can be fitted from head to toe with reputable brands indicative of comfort and style and that makes for the reliability and security of being prepared at all times.

Wagner Quality Shoes
4313 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 682-2759
www.shoeflystores.com

When you have a  shoe store that has its foundation in 1854, then you have a quality and experience that is vested with every purchase. Mark Wagner said, “We are a sixth generation store and we are independently owned family business.” He mentioned there are a variety of water shoe choices to keep you comfortable and waterproof for all future recreational pursuits. He said, “We just received a shipment of water sandals for both men and women.” There is a Whisper model for the ladies and the men can try out the Newport and Red Dahlia water shoes.

Littles Super Shoe Store
5850 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 521-3530
www.littlesshoes.com

If you’re looking for a variety of shoes that are of high caliber from reputable brands, then Little’s Super Shoe Store in Squirrel Hill is the perfect destination. Right from the onset of perusing the shoe store, the experienced and knowledgeable staff will direct you to a fabulous array of selections. The inventory is like a playground of shoes, and look for some deals and hopefully you will find a fair price. The Waterpro category for the men and ladies is the Keen brand with the Whisper DK and Venice H2, and the men can try on a pair of Newport and Newport H2 selections. The children can also experience the comfort of the water shoe in the Keen brand with Whisper and Newport models that are just in time for all spring and summer water activities.

Reyers Shoe Store
40 S. Water Ave.
Sharon, PA 16146
(800) 245-1550
www.reyers.com

The large Reyers billboard along I-79 North seen by travelers and shoppers beckons patrons to check out the enormous shoe store. The selections of shoes seem endless, but the experienced staff will lend a hand to help with any questions and will find the right size of shoe for that perfect fit. There are water and sport sandals that will be the great solution for all environments. The Keen brand for the ladies is a comfortable Whisper sandal applicable for anything involving water activities.  The men have the Keen Newport H2 water sandal to stay dry and a lining to ward off water in a river, lake or boat dock.

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B & R Pools And Swim Shop
1105 Washington Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-7665
bandrpools.com

There is no need to slip and slide until you find B & R Pools and Swim Shop for all your aquatic accessories. They are top-notch companies that provide all the extras that are inherent to have a safe and quality product for all water activities. If you need a training aide, goggles, snorkels, ear plugs, nose clips, swimwear, flex and Speedo fins and a bag to store your equipment, then the swim shop will provide the proper selections. There is an opportunity to attend classes and join swim teams, and with all the swim gear, you will be equipped and ready to make a safe splash.

Sewickley Sporting Goods
417 Beaver St.
Sewickley, PA 15143
(412) 749-9949
www.sewickleysportinggoods.com

If you want that neighborhood feel in a relaxed atmosphere while shopping, then Sewickley Sporting Goods is the place to shop for aquatic accessories. The customer service will set the mood for time well-spent perusing the store, and there are enough selections for all types of sports. Head on over to the swim section and check out the swimsuits, but don’t forget the goggles and swim caps. There is an opportunity to purchase a T-shirt, jacket, socks, sneakers and even get a custom made print shirt, and the shop will order an accessory for you just in case you can’t find what you need.

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Gerry Cernicky is a retired health and physical education teacher with 36 years of experience. He is a former teacher of the year and a sports writer for the Vandergrift News. He delivers podcasts, and maintains a website and blog. He currently resides in Pittsburgh. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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