Our Favorite Spring Running Gear
Before you ramp up your mileage, consult this shopping list.
Come springtime, even twelve-months-a-year runners want to invigorate their routine with some fresh gear and apparel. These nine pieces will help you go the extra mile (or ten).
NEW BALANCE TRINAMIC SHORT SLEEVE, $75
The soft, stretchy tee has built-in compression that embraces—but doesn’t squeeze—your muscles and laser-cut perforations for added breathability.
BROOKS GREENLIGHT CAPRI SE, $85
Sometimes you feel like a print, and sometimes you don’t: These reversible, chafe-free bottoms give you both. The wide, flattering waistband and two stash-everything pockets are a bonus.
GARMIN VÍVOACTIVE HR, $250
Gather accurate heart rate data while you run sans cumbersome chest strap. This sleek wrist piece also uses an accelerometer and GPS technology to track all your other stats (pace, distance, calories burned, etc.) and can provide phone notifications and coaching advice as you stride.
NIKE LUNAREPIC FLYKNIT, $175
Whether you’re going short and fast or long and steady, these super lightweight shoes offer the cushioning, flexibility and comfort you need. A slipper-like, above-the-ankle Flyknit upper supports your entire foot, while a pressure-mapped outsole instantly puts a bounce in your step.
ASICS ADJUST BRA, $48
With padded adjustable straps, a soft, (also) adjustable chest band and molded, breathable cups, this sports bra marries comfort with support.
JAYBIRD X2 WIRELESS BUDS, $180
These small, Blue-tooth sport headphones provide skip-free sound, are sweat-proof and sit nice and tight in your ears as you move.
LULULEMON SURGE PANT, $108
Not only are these the perfect post-workout pants, but they’re also great for days when you want a little more than a short. The Surge is made with a stretchy, sweat-wicking fabric that doesn’t limit movement and has a back zippered pocket that’s big enough for your phone.
ALTRA PERFORMANCE TANK, $55
This bright, barely-there top weighs only 2 ounces. That, combined with welded seams, a mesh racerback and added ventilation on the chest, makes for a light, breezy run.
ADIDAS KANOI TEE, $50
On cooler mornings or nights, layer this soft, sweat-wicking long sleeve on top of your base and use the thumbholes to keep your hands warm.