Chicago is a massive city. With its endless sprawl, you can find spots in every direction except east (because of that enormous lake thing). And all great cities have great skate shops. Here are some of Chicago’s finest listed below:
Great skate shop and it continues to grow. They have an incredible selection of decks, wheels, trucks, and more to create your perfect board. There is a huge variety of shoes and clothes as well. The staff is extremely friendly and ready to chat with you. You can come here and soak up the history of Chicago skateboarding.
Prosper Skate Shop
A classic local business that was created to support and grow the southside Chicago’s skate community. They have their own line of clothing and skateboard products. Also they have extremely attentive, personable and knowledgeable staff.
Wilson Yards Inc
Incredible small store with great selection, everything you need for a board set up – you can buy here. Very fair prices and honest and knowledgeable owner. He will always help you assemble your board.
Its a cool little shop with a nice clean atmosphere. They have a good selection of skateboards and accessories. Located in Uptown Chicago, they’re very close to the Lincoln Park Wilson Skate Park, so you can always quickly test your new board set up.
First Gear Skateshop
At first glance, the store is small, but inside you understand that it has absolutely everything for skating. And the knowledgeable staff will tell you a lot of interesting things whether you’re just starting out or an experienced skater.