Lace up your sneakers and get ready, folks. It’s global running day!
Last year we told you how to get past your mental blocks about running to hit the streets and enjoy a good jog, and now that you know how to, we also want to fill you in on essentials to take with you on the road. Here are five that will help you celebrate global running day while still being cozy and comfortable.
Serious Sneakers $119-189
Sorry shoes just won’t do when you’re taking on uneven sidewalks, rugged trails and merciless hills. What that means is, you’re going to need to equip your feet with upgraded levels of support. These three styles (the Adidas Ultra Boost X, Nike Free RN Flyknit and the Nike Air Max — all available at Footlocker) are some of the most popular and supportive out right now. And in white, they’ll go seamlessly with everything (including dirt).
A Little Thing That Holds Everything $28.99
There’s nothing wrong with a fanny pack, but the new FlipBelt can hold your phone, your keys and other small essentials without being bulky and dragging you down during your run.
Socks That Won’t Slip $18.99
No-show socks are great, but quarter-length socks rarely slip. Not to mention, they look amazing with your running shoes of choice. But more importantly, they wick away moisture, reduce friction to keep you from getting blisters, and they’re made of super soft merino wool.
The Right Coverage — Just in Case $5.49-9.49
You can’t stop running just because it’s that time of the month. U by Kotex has a new line of fitness feminine hygiene products that are made to stay in place and keep you protected during the long run without giving you diaper booty. They have pads with wings, tampons in a handy FITPACK, and pantyliners for when you just want to be on the safe side.
A Barrier $8.99-$9.99
And for the woman who can’t stand anything rubbing together during a run, you have to check out MedZone’s skin protectants. They have something to keep your thighs from chafing, from cutting up your heels and getting blisters, and from ordinary skin irritation. With these products, you can keep your mind on your progress and not on your pain.