Best of Boston

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 Replace your outdated ski-boots-on-wheels with a pair of the newest in light, breathable, vibration-damping models.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 you to the perfect pair. And though you may shun safety gear, the folks at Blades don’t, with their large selection of helmets, pads, and other accessories. You can always compensate with hip, urban skating ensembles, also in ample supply here.

349A Newbury St., Boston, 617-437-6300,