Fall Running Essentials
Sneakers, jackets, and more new items for covering any distance
While it’s often more comfortable to log miles on crisp autumn days than on hot, muggy ones, it’s still crucial to have the right gear for the new season. Here are 12 pieces for runners to add to their closets this month, including innovative sneaker styles and the latest in tracking tech.
Adidas UltraBOOST x All Terrain Shoes
Designed to perform in wet, slippery, muddy conditions as well as dry ones, these sneakers can stand up to whatever weather the season throws your way. Available for both women and men, they have just the right amount of cushion and support for neutral runners.
Lululemon Lite Speed Jacket
Perforation in areas prone to sweat makes this a smart layer for wet, windy days. Reflective details ensure visibility during night runs, and a soft fabric interior keeps the jacket from clinging to your skin when things heat up.
Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity Run Leggings
These bottoms feature both strategically-placed mesh panels for breathability and a light compression fabric for a comfortable, flattering fit.
Tracksmith Twilight Long Sleeve
Lightweight layers are ideal for fall runs, and this one was created to be virtually unnoticeable on your back thanks to a specially-crafted fabric that lets moisture out but keeps heat in.
Balega Silver Socks
Silver ion-encapsulated fibers with antimicrobial properties keep your feet clean, dry, and not-so-smelly—whether you’re running two miles or 20. Plus, the extra arch support is clutch.
The North Face Runner 2 Etip Gloves
These fall-weight gloves provide protection from the elements and feature smartphone-friendly fingertips.
Arcteryx Trino Jacket
With a wind- and water-resistant softshell, this technical piece lets moisture out while keeping your body temperature stable. Added bonuses include pockets in all the right places and a slim fit.
Nike Perforated Shell Shorts
Wear these stylish bottoms on their own during early fall days and pair over compression leggings in the colder months.
Apple Watch Series 3
The latest edition of Apple’s smartwatch promises phone freedom. Cellular capability means you can make a call or send a text in case of emergency, or just order a Lyft if you run too far from home and need a ride back.
Patagonia Fore Runner Vest 10L
For longer treks, hydration is a must. This light backpack fits close to the body for minimal bounce and includes a two liter reservoir, plus room to stash keys, money, energy gels, and an extra layer.
Mission RadiantActive Outdoor Performance Beanie
The fabric used in this hat wicks sweat and keeps warmth in simultaneously, making it ideal for those in-between months when you don’t need something heavy-duty over your ears but can’t run with them bare.