Best of Boston

Best Running Shop

2014 Best Running Shop

South End Athletic Company

Boston
Neighborhood running shops really have to go the extra mile (sorry, we couldn’t resist) to compete with the big guys these days. And South End […] read more»
2013 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Boston
On Marathon Monday, the Marathon Sports location on Boylston Street lost its window and some inventory. But the staffers here never abandoned their single-minded runners’ […] read more»
2012 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Brookline
After sizing you up, the running enthusiasts here will walk you through their enticing selection of trainers and racers, let you take ’em for a […] read more»
2011 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Brookline
Here road warriors can find the latest shoes; outerwear built to withstand the elements; and a multitude of accessories and performance-boosting extras. What puts Marathon […] read more»
2009 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Brookline
Yeah, they’re only shoes. And yeah, Kenyans run without ’em. But until you swap the Esplanade for the Savannah, you’d best take your jogging footwear […] read more»
2008 Best Running Shop, Shoes

Marathon Sports

Brookline
Get personalized attention every step of the way at Marathon, where sharp-eyed employees will diagnose your stride on the sales floor and then bring out […] read more»
2007 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Brookline
There’s a myth that says running requires nothing more than comfortable sneakers and willpower. Untrue: If you’re serious about the sport (or are merely trying […] read more»
2006 Best Running Shop

Boston Running Company

Boston
When Diddy ran the New York City Marathon as a last-minute, made-for-MTV fundraiser/publicity stunt, he was able to enlist the legendary Alberto Salazar to help […] read more»
2005 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Boston
The wall of New Balance, Nike, Brooks, and Saucony sneakers is just for starters. Marathon Sports also stocks running maps, reflective vests, fuel belts, and […] read more»
2003 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Boston
Any running shop can outfit you with warm winter running tights, a cool stopwatch, or the best summer dry-fit shirt. But only the best can […] read more»
2002 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Boston
After years of outfitting die-hard and amateur runners alike from its outlying locations, Marathon Sports has opened a high-profile branch right at the finish of […] read more»
2001 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Cambridge
Boston is (as a running city should be) chock full of running shops. But none provides the level of personal attention offered at Marathon Sports, […] read more»
1998 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

Cambridge
By a mile, Marathon packs a lot of running expertise and merchandise into its very small Cambridge anchor store, but as they say, size doesn’t […] read more»