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. (more…)