Best of Boston

1997 Best Shoes, Sneakers

Marathon Sports

Thinking about next year’s marathon? Here’s the place to start your podiatric strategy. One fan writes: “The service I received from the hyper-knowledgeable staff verified everything I had heard about the store—the selection was truly vast, and they were able to explain to me which shoes were best suited to my needs.” They’re also great with, er, irregular shapes and sizes.

1654 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-354-4161,