Now located in Darien, Connecticut – The Authentic Athlete is committed to serving you and your family and teams for years to come!

The Authentic Athlete, founded in August of 2013, is a collaboration of a few dedicated individuals, striving towards preserving what’s right in the athletic specialty world. Our approach is to offer a unique experience, great customer service and only the best brands in footwear, apparel, and accessories. You’ll see when you walk in the door that we cater to all types of people from the “Weekend Warrior” to the serious competitive athlete, in addition to all the kids in the family.

The Best Brands

We pride ourselves on finding only the best products for our customers. Whether it is the giants like Nike and Under Armour or less known Hoka One One and Karhu, this store brings you the finest and most trusted products on the market today.

Unmatched Customer Service

The Authentic Athlete and it’s staff are extremely knowledgeable and take incredible care of their customers. If you are an athlete, or someone looking to get back into shape – you can trust in our expertise.

Team Sports

Do you want your team or program to look like champs? The search is over, contact us to outfit your organization and see why many are switching their business to The Authentic Athlete.

The Authentic Athlete is your home for everything Team Sports.

We pride ourselves on product quality and customer service. We can outfit your team or program in the finest products and tailor items to any budget. It’s time to experience “old-school” service again, so what are you waiting for? Contact us today and let us make your team look the very best!

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