Best of Boston

2012 Best Running Shop

Marathon Sports

After sizing you up, the running enthusiasts here will walk you through their enticing selection of trainers and racers, let you take ’em for a spin, then watch you jog off into the sunset. Hate hoofing it alone? Ask the resident experts about running clubs, upcoming 5Ks, and popular routes.

1638 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-735-9373,