I was sent to this branch of the Modell’s chain by a salesperson in the store in Douglaston. Modell’s is a chain of sporting goods stores with a reputation for good prices. I have gone to different branches of this chain for many years and have been quite happy with the variety and prices. While it is not a really big store, it has equipment for most popular sports, some clothing, shoes and socks, etc. There is also camping equipment.
I went to the store in Douglaston to get prepared for a half-marathon walk I was training for. I really could not find a proper pair of shoes in my size, nor walking socks in the right size. The salesgirl said that what I was looking for was rather specialized and that I should go to one of their larger stores. Well, the College Point store was one of the larger stores.
Sure enough, I found exactly what I was looking for. Not only did I get the shoes I wanted in my size, but I even managed to get them in black, which are hard to find.
I would suggest trying Modell’s first when looking for this type of merchandise, since their prices are usually a little better than other chains like the Sports Authority or Dick’s. Modell’s also has a shopper’s card—after a certain number of points, you get something off. My teenaged boys insist that it is the best place to buy shoes.