It was the first athletic footwear specialty store of its kind in the United States when it launched in 1971 and now has outlets in more than 40 countries. With a wide range of sports shoes this should suffice to cover your entire trainer needs, whether they’re for a specific sport or just for loafing about in. Best for: A great place to start if you don’t really know what you’re looking for: while you’re best visiting the flagship Nike or Adidas stores if you like your kicks with a swoosh or three stripes, this is a competent general range. Ibn Batutta Mall (04 368 5246; www.theathletesfoot.com). Open 9.30am-12 midnight daily. All major credit cards. Other locations: Lamcy Plaza (04 335 315); Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0270).
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