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Best Sporting Goods Stores In Dallas

March 20, 2011 7:34 PM

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Often compared to the Ikea of sporting goods stores, Academy offers a nice array of low-priced clothing and shoes. (Credit: academy.com)

Often compared to the Ikea of sporting goods stores, Academy offers a nice array of low-priced clothing and shoes. (Credit: academy.com)

Are you looking for a specialty running shoe? Need to find camping gear, a fishing license or the perfect hiking boot? Here are the best sporting goods stores in Dallas.

academy Best Sporting Goods Stores In Dallas

Often compared to the Ikea of sporting goods stores, Academy offers a nice array of low-priced clothing and shoes. (Credit: academy.com)

Academy Sports & Outdoors
8050 Forest Lane
Dallas, Texas 75243
(214) 221-2284
www.academy.com

Often compared to the Ikea of sporting goods stores, Academy offers a nice array of low-priced clothing and shoes. You can also refill your CO2 canisters for paintball here, buy fishing supplies and get a fishing or hunting license. This is also a good place to pick up camping gear.

dicks Best Sporting Goods Stores In Dallas

With dozens of different styles for both men and women, Dick's is the place to go to find a good hiking boot. (Credit: dicksportinggoods.com)

Dick’s Sporting Goods
8030 Park Lane
Dallas, Texas 75231
(214) 696-5800
www.dicksportinggoods.com

With dozens of different styles for both men and women, Dick’s is the place to go to find a good hiking boot. You could be hard-pressed to find other items and/or a dressing room, however, there is definitely a dearth of selection when it comes to lap swimsuits and a small number of employees for such a big store.

rei Best Sporting Goods Stores In Dallas

REI Dallas is located just off LBJ Freeway. (Credit: rei.com/dallas)

REI
4515 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75229
(972) 490-5989
www.rei.com/dallas

The store is famous for camping and hiking gear for good reason –it has a great selection and even great prices, especially if you are patient enough to wait for sales. Salespeople are easy to find, helpful and knowledgeable.

runon Best Sporting Goods Stores In Dallas

Children and RunOn! employees participate in the Lewisville Masonic Race for the Children 2010. (Credit: runontexas.com)

Run On!
5400 E Mockingbird Lane
Ste 114
Dallas, Texas 75206
(212) 821-0909
www.runontexas.com

Run On employees know a lot about running shoes because they use them – these guys routinely participate in Dallas 5k’s. Even if you’re not a runner, go to Run On! For quality shoes you can use on the tennis court of gym.

Whole Earth Provision Company
5400 E. Mockingbird Lane
Suite 110
Dallas, Texas 75206
(214) 824-7444

Whole Earth could be REI’s younger, eccentric brother. The store stocks a wide variety of specialty shoes ranging from Rainbow to Reef, camping gear, backpacking gear, BPA-free water bottles and other earth-friendly products. There’s always someone happy to help you at Whole Earth and the employees genuinely seem to like their jobs.

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