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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 […] read more»
2009 Best Sporting Goods

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 […] read more»
2007 Best Sporting Goods

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 […] read more»
2006 Best Sporting Goods

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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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. […] 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 […] read more»
1997 Best Sporting Goods

Hilton’s Tent City

Boston
If you take a trip to this netherworld between the Big Dig and North Station, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise. It’s kind of […] read more»
1993 Best Sporting Goods

Medford Square Sporting Goods

Medford
Tony Lucci’s store has the cluttered look of an old warehouse, but for more than 40 years he has had the goods when it comes […] read more»
1985 Best Sporting Goods

Nevada Bob’s Discount Golf

Boston
Especially good for golf and tennis gear. read more»
1982 Best Sporting Goods

Pulse

Boston
A colorful, fun selection of headbands, sweatbands, visors, and duffel bags. Lots of color. Even in the socks. read more»
1974 Best Sporting Goods

Brine’s

Cambridge
Brine’s in Cambridge and Boston is tops for skiing, tennis, squash, as well as most other high participation sports. Eastern Mountain Sports is favored for […] read more»