Best Sporting Goods Stores In Houston

August 3, 2011 12:23 AM

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When it comes to sporting goods, the big-name chain stores generally have a corner on the market, offering rock-bottom prices that drive locally-owned shops out of business. However, a few specialty sporting goods stores manage to not just survive, but thrive on the streets of H-Town. Read on for the best sporting goods stores in Houston. – Amber Hilton
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Kingpinz Skateboard and Snowboard Shop

8584 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77063
(713) 783-5506
www.kingpinz.com

Sports enthusiasts who prefer the X Games to the Super Bowl will appreciate the selection at Kingpinz Skateboard and Snowboard Shop. Conveniently located in the popular Westheimer area, this sporting goods store boasts the largest selection of skateboard decks in Houston, featuring popular brands like Girl, Baker, Krooked, Dgk, Real and Chocolate. You’ll also find a variety of wheels and trucks, as well as snowboarding gear and apparel. With 16 years of experience in selling snowboards, Kingpinz is the place to go whether you want a new Burton or you need to get fitted for new DC boots and Union bindings. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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Luke’s Locker

Houston Location
1953 West Gray
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 529-0786
www.lukeslocker.com

With several stores around Houston, Dallas and Austin, Luke’s Locker is a regional chain with the feel of a locally-owned and operated sporting goods store. In addition to the shop in downtown Houston, you’ll also find Luke’s Locker locations in the surrounding suburbs of Katy and The Woodlands. Luke’s specializes in running and walking shoes and gear, but they also offer yoga and Pilates training equipment and apparel. If you’re looking for basic fitness gear or training for your first marathon, Luke’s is the place to go, but don’t expect to find footballs, baseball bats and other sporting goods here. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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Budget Sporting Goods

6611 Westcott Street
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 864-6770
www.budsportsinc.com

If you’re looking for baseball equipment, shoes or apparel at competitive prices, Budget Sporting Goods in Houston should be your first stop. Marketed as a baseball and softball superstore, this shop offers shoes, accessories, balls, clothing, catcher’s equipment, bats, gloves, bags and even umpire equipment. If you love America’s favorite pastime, this is the store for you. Whether you’re looking for Ringor cleats or high-end bats, Budget Sporting Goods has it. And, as the name suggests, you’ll find competitive prices and plenty of sale items here. If you prefer to shop local, you can have confidence in this family-owned business, which has 30 years of experience in the industry.

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