Where are the best Sport Shops in Basingstoke & Hampshire?

Today we’re going to talk about the different sport shops in Basingstoke & Hampshire area. We will cover shops which Which stock specialist sporting equipment. Along with the generic public sporting shops, you see in high-street.

Because January is rolling around fast and people are starting to think about a new years resolution. Which for a lot of people involves finding a gym and getting fit. This article will help you find the best sports shops for you.

Specialist sporting shops in Basingstoke

Basingstoke has 1 specialist sport shops within the Basingstoke area. Luckily you won’t have to travel too far from the gym in order to find clothing and trainers for your workouts.


Up & Running

Up & Running Can be found at the top of town on Winchester Street. I’m sure you’ve guessed it from the name, they specialise in running apparel. This is a fantastic place to go if you’re looking for a great pair of running shoes. The staff of very knowledgeable and will have no problems in helping you find the type of trainer which best suits you.

Generic Sport Shops in Basingstoke

Basingstoke has a few generic sporting chains within the town centre. Both of these can be found in Festival Place. Which is great because you can park your car in Festival Place & won’t even have to walk outside in order to find them.


1. Sports Direct

Sports direct is a sports retail chain specialising in branded sportswear. They have a large range of clothing footwear and sporting equipment available.

2. JD Sports

Like Sports Direct, JD sports is situated within Festival Place (The main shopping centre in Basingstoke). Here you will find lots of branded sporting apparel. In both of these stores, you are unlikely to find specialists shoes for your particular event or training program. They cater mostly for people looking for casual footwear. But they do have a wide range of T-shirts, tracksuit bottoms and shorts etc.


Specialist Sport Shops in Hampshire

Hampshire is a massive area and you can expect it contains lots of specialist sports stores. Here we are going to list a few of our favourite ones and tell you why.


1. Alton Sports

Alton Sports are not only located just in Alton but all over Hampshire. Click here To see a list of all their locations. This is is a fantastic specialist sporting shop, catering for a wide range of sports. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff Will always make your visit a pleasurable one. The shop was founded in 2001 and has been making sure people have been fitted with the correct footwear ever since. The members of Basingstoke athletic club also have an added bonus of attending this shop as they are eligible for a discount. Check the Basingstoke AC website for full details

2. Alexandra Sports

Now we move onto Alexandra sports. Located in both Winchester and Portsmouth, means you can easily travel to it from Basingstoke. The reason why we like this sports shop is because you can actually test the trainers before purchasing. After a proper sizing of your feet, they will suggest different shoes based on your foot type. Then let you go for a little jog up and down the road to see if they suit you.

Sport Shops in Basingstoke & Hampshire


We’ve given you quite a few options here so you have no excuses now if your New Year’s resolution is to get into shape. If your next step is to find a gym We have an article to read through to help you with this process.

These are just some of our favourite sport shops in Basingstoke & Hampshire that we think our members would benefit most from. But even if you’re not a member and just looking to somewhere that you can purchase equipment for getting fit these are great places to start.

If you got yourself a new pair of trainers and would like to give them a runout. Have a look at our Running Routes in Basingstoke.

Finually, any further questions don’t forget to contact us or leave a comment in the section below. We look forward to hearing from you.


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