Best of Boston

2002 Best Sporting Goods

Brine’s Sporting Goods

Brine’s offers not only a varied selection, focusing on lacrosse, hockey, soccer, and baseball, but also service to match. Every month, the nation’s oldest family-run sporting goods store—founded in 1867—brings in a physical therapist to help customers find the right sneakers and equiptment to rid their bodies of aches and pains. Brine’s can’t match the chains as far as selection, but the salespeople are friendly and they know their stuff.

29 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-876-4218,