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BEST Sporting Goods

2011 BEST Sporting Goods

City Sports

Boston

Okay, the size of the shoe wall doesn’t exactly bowl us over, and the array of athletic equipment is a mite thinner than what the big boxes carry. But when we want to swim, run, bike, stretch, or lift, this… read more»

2009 BEST Sporting Goods
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Dick’s Sporting Goods

Natick

City Sports has dominated this category for years, and if you’re trying to pull off athlete chic no matter the cost, it’s still a fine choice. Weekend warriors as concerned with price and performance as stylishness, though, should make tracks… read more»

2007 BEST Sporting Goods
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City Sports

Cambridge

The urban athlete is a creature who takes many forms. Thankfully, in these parts there are half a dozen City Sports locations to clothe and equip them, no matter their athletic proclivity. Though the local chain keeps everything from outerwear… read more»

2006 BEST Sporting Goods
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City Sports

Boston

Shelves and shelves of everything from Wiffle balls to free weights to tennis racquets to jogging gear to golf tees fill the seven locations of our sports authority. Last time we stopped in, no fewer than three salespeople offered assistance… read more»

2005 BEST Sporting Goods

City Sports

Boston

This locally based chain has the latest athletic apparel, from Adidas to Puma to Under Armour, and equipment for just about any sporty endeavor, including pedometers, snorkeling masks, and boxing read more»

2004 BEST Sporting Goods

City Sports

Boston

Some sporting goods stores sell bicycles, basketball standards, and enough firearms to straighten out any quagmire. By contrast, City Sports covers fewer square feet than the superstores, but stocks things you actually want to buy—from running shoes and weights to… read more»

2003 BEST Sporting Goods

Thunder

Cambridge

Thunder calls itself the Sports Source. We call that truth in advertising. Trust us: This fast-growing suburban chain, which has now opened an outpost in Cambridge, has the gear you need for any sport you can imagine—everything from batting gloves… read more»

2002 BEST Sporting Goods

Brine’s Sporting Goods

Cambridge

Brine’s offers not only a varied selection, focusing on lacrosse, hockey, soccer, and baseball, but also service to match. Every month, the nation’s oldest family-run sporting goods store—founded in 1867—brings in a physical therapist to help customers find the right… read more»

2001 BEST Sporting Goods

City Sports

Boston

We’re all for supporting the little guys, but we have yet to find a neighborhood shop that can offer even half of City Sports’ selection. With one swift stop, you can score the newest super-shock-absorbing running shoe, dart tips for… read more»

2000 BEST Sporting Goods

City Sports

Boston

Whether you just want to buy a Wiffle ball set on your way to the park or a top-notch pair of dumbbells, City Sports carries all the athletic support you need for any sport. There’s an ocean of running shorts,… read more»