Best of Boston

1999 Best Shoes, Sport

Marathon Sports

This is not your average athletic-shoe store. The staff will study your strut to determine whether your feet pronate or roll outward, and whether you need a wide shoe or a skinny one. Then they’ll hold your hand and guide you through a sea of brands, sizes, and models until you find the perfect fit. Athletes swear their knees, heels, and other weak points improve after a proper fitting at Marathon.

255 Washington St., Wellesley, 781-237-0771,