26 rue Léon Jost, 17eme
Set up in 1979 by Raymond Cornou, marathon champion of the eighties, this boutique has all the running gear imaginable: Nike, Asics, New Balance or Puma for trainers (€60-180), and clothes by Adidas, Salomon, Raidlight, Mizuno or Ronhill. Not to mention the huge range of accessories – gloves, sports watches and even headphones. A must visit for anyone about to tread the honoured 26 miles.
Whether it's the post-Christmas health kick, a September resolution or the big push before summer, there's never a bad time to start investing in your workout gear. And Paris, with its abundant pools and parks, is the ideal city for smashing your chosen sport. From pedometers to push-bikes, our list of the best sports shops has it all.