Chances are that if you live in Brooklyn, you’re active in some way. You ride your bike, run through Prospect Park, take yoga classes, or dance on stage. But for all that, you’re going to need the right gear. Luckily you won’t have to leave the borough, whether you’re searching for the perfect running shoes, a new pair of yoga pants, a soccer jersey, or a snowboard.

Read on for our seven favorite sports apparel shops in Park Slope, Bay Ridge, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, and Fort Hamilton.


JackRabbit Sports (Park Slope)
This Park Slope sports shop is primarily known for specializing in running-shoe fittings — the friendly employees will tell you all about your arch and stride, and offer plenty of tips for buying shoes and running in the city. Unsurprisingly, JackRabbit also sells lots of high-quality running gear and shoes. You’ll find gear and attire for cycling, swimming, and yoga here too.

Photo courtesy of JackRabbit Sport’s Facebook.

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Grand Prix – All for Dance (Bay Ridge)
Even if you don’t live in Bay Ridge, dancers are known to make the trip down to this popular dance store. Grand Prix – All for Dance sells high-quality dancewear (including a large selection of dance shoes), apparel, and accessories. The staff is known for being attentive to dancer’s needs and individual requirements. They’ve got you covered from ballroom outfits to ballet leotards to kids and adult tap shoes.

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Lululemon Athletica (Carroll Gardens)
This is the only Brooklyn location of this popular athletic apparel chain, which comes with a devoted following. There’s a big selection of stylish yoga, running, and workout clothes here for both men and women. From outerwear to sports bras to yoga mats to socks, Lululemon will have it, and it’s guaranteed to look good.

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Brooklyn Running Co. (Williamsburg)
The name doesn’t leave anything to the imagination — this is a store geared toward runners. The Brooklyn Running Company has a fun, informative footwear fitting process that will analyze your stride, biomechanics and foot strike. Once you know everything about your feet, you’ll have a huge selection of specialty running shoes to pick from. Expect all the major footwear and apparel brands, as well as some unique niche offerings. Besides footwear, they’ve got athletic apparel, accessories, and running technology.

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Super Runners Shop (Brooklyn Heights)
Here’s another shop that specializes in all things running. Super Runners Shop keeps a podiatrist and eight certified pedorthists on staff to ensure the best shoe fit and service possible. There’s a good selection of high quality running shoes, not to mention accessories, electronics, and apparel.

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Upper 90 Soccer Brooklyn (Downtown Brooklyn)
For all the Brooklyn soccer fans out there, look no further than Upper 90 Soccer Brooklyn. This spacious sports store carries all the soccer gear and accessories a super fan could dream of — shoes, jerseys, balls, shin guards, goalie gloves, you name it. Your favorite team’s jersey will most likely be here, just ask the friendly staff. Upper 90 also hosts a Soccer Academy that teaches kids how to play.

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Panda Sport (Fort Hamilton)
Panda Sport sells all kinds of athletic equipment but particularly specializes in winter sports. They’ve got a sizable inventory of both skis and snowboards and offer precise, professional boot fittings. If you’re shopping for gloves, helmets, goggles, or cold-weather apparel, they’ve got that too. Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, a kid or a senior citizen, Panda works with customers to find the right gear before hitting the mountain.

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