Best of Boston

2014 Best Running Shop

South End Athletic Company

Neighborhood running shops really have to go the extra mile (sorry, we couldn’t resist) to compete with the big guys these days. And South End Athletic Company does just that, with a carefully chosen selection of footwear and apparel from Mizuno, Brooks, and more. Staffers use video gait analysis to put you in the right shoes, then invite you to christen them at one of their free running clubs.

652 Tremont St., Boston, 617-391-0897,