Best of Boston

2007 Best Sporting Goods

City Sports

The urban athlete is a creature who takes many forms. Thankfully, in these parts there are half a dozen City Sports locations to clothe and equip them, no matter their athletic proclivity. Though the local chain keeps everything from outerwear to footwear on hand, it avoids the warehouse feel that cripples many a labyrinthine sporting-goods retailer. And the cheery employees who patrol the aisles know that chief among the things you’re looking for is a quick return to the game.

44 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-492-6000,