Finding the right running gear right off the bat is next to impossible. Start a workout and you notice little things about your shoes’ lack of support or the way your shorts fit —or don’t. And whether you’re focusing on speed, training for a marathon, or just jogging around the block, there’s an endless amount of items out there to add to your closet, from new sneakers to running tights. That’s why we asked for recommendations from our fitness editor, Ebenezer Samuel. Here are six products he suggests to help you upgrade your running gear from head to toe.
Nike Zoom Fly
Long-distance runners, meet one of the fastest, most comfortable shoes out there. Our fitness editor Ebenezer Samuel approves of getting a pair of these and says the elevated design offers a little spring for each stride.
Reebok Floatride Run
Whether you’re doing distance work or sprints, Samuel says the breathable Floatrides are a versatile option that provide comfort and support, not to mention they’re lightweight.
Nike Pro Hypercool
Samuel likes these Nike Pro Hypercool tights because he says they don’t chafe around the crotch and they’re super lightweight.
Second Skin Compression
For the guy who can’t go without some sort of compression or tights, consider these other mesh-paneled ones from Second Skin that hit just below the calf. They’ll help keep your legs from getting too hot while offering some support for the long route back home.
Rhone Sentry Bulldog
Sometimes heading out to log some miles during a hot a summer day calls for a tank. And not just any tank. You’re going to need one that’ll wick away sweat and helps your body stay cool, like this Sentry Bulldog top.