Best of Boston

BEST Skate Shop

2011 BEST Skate Shop
Photograph by Jared Leeds



In the epicenter of Boston’s skateboard scene, this Allston hangout takes things way beyond your typical shoes and decks purveyor. The profusion of brands (hats and tees from Somerville-bred Raw sit alongside national names like Nixon) is reason enough to… read more»

2002 BEST Skate Shop

Blades Board and Skate


Tired of being left in the dust on the Esplanade? Replace your outdated ski-boots-on-wheels with a pair of the newest in light, breathable, vibration-damping models. Whether you’re going for speed or fun, entry-level or advanced, Blades’s knowledgeable staff will guide… read more»

2000 BEST Skate Shop

Blades Board and Skate


Next time you’re strolling the Esplanade, don’t let that cute rollerblader pass you by—strap on some skates of your own and pull up alongside. How to make a good impression when you finally catch up? Stop at Blades first, the… read more»

1999 BEST Skate Shop

Blades Board & Skate


Dozens of in-line styles, skateboards, hockey equipment, and cool streetwear make this the shop to glide into. And the hip young staff knows its stuff. read more»