Best of Boston

2011 Best Sporting Goods

City Sports

Okay, the size of the shoe wall doesn’t exactly bowl us over, and the array of athletic equipment is a mite thinner than what the big boxes carry. But when we want to swim, run, bike, stretch, or lift, this Boston-bred chain comes through with apparel, gear, and even energy gels to keep us fueled. Bonus points for its signature line of athletic clothing that blends quality and affordability.

480 Boylston St., Boston, 617-267-3900,