Best Running Gear for Moms 2023
Buyers Guide | Fleet Feet
Running while raising children brings a whole new set of challenges—from the changes her body goes through during and after pregnancy to figuring out when to train with little ones.
We think these challenges are worth it. Not only do running moms set a great example for their kids, putting an emphasis on fitness, but the mental and physical benefits of running can help reduce stress and make her feel better. As a happier and healthier mom, she can chase her kids around the yard or playground and be more patient when they have that next meltdown.
To help all the moms, we compiled a list of gear that can help make the challenges of being a mother runner a bit easier. These gifts are perfect whether you are a new mom looking for gear to get back to running or looking to give a gift to your mom to foster her love of running.
Some of these running products have dual purposes that help out with everyday life as well as running. We made this list based on personal experience and helping thousands of moms each and every day in our stores. Whether you are looking for tips for busy moms who want to get in shape or looking to break the world record for the fastest half marathon while running with a three-child stroller, here is the best running gear for moms:
- Amphipod R3 Venture Out Pack
- Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller
- Brooks Dare Racerback Run Bra 2.0
- Hypervolt Go 2
- Picky Bars
- Body Glide for Her
- Brooks Method Short Tight
- Vuori Performance Joggers
- ASICS Gel-Cumulus 25
- Thinksport Safe Sunscreen
- New Balance Heat Grid Half-Zip
- OOFOS Oolala Sandals
If you have recently given birth, we recommend going to your local Fleet Feet and getting refit for running shoes. Pregnancy and giving birth can change the size of the shoe you wear, the shape of your foot and your running gait. We also recommend getting fit for a new sports bra, especially if you are breastfeeding since the size and support you need change based on your enlarged breasts.
Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller
Share your love of running with your child by taking them with you on your daily runs in the Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller. This stroller is perfect for running, yet sleek enough to use while shopping in town. Thule built a smooth ride with a front swivel wheel, great suspension and 16 inch rugged wheels.
Your kid will be comfortable in the reclining chair and padded harness, and you can check on them with the peek-a-boo window. Let them ride in style while you get your run done in the Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller.
Brooks Dare Racerback Run Bra 2.0
Make sure your breasts are supported with the Brooks Dare Racerback Run Bra 2.0. Let’s face it, your breasts are one of the things that change the most during pregnancy and motherhood, especially if you are breastfeeding or have breastfed your little ones.
The Brooks Racerback Run Bra gives you plenty of support with its encapsulated, molded cups that prevent headlights from showing. If you are breastfeeding, the adjustable straps will give you easy access without taking off your bra and the molded cups give you a little extra coverage in case there is any leakage.
Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2
If running wasn’t hard enough, Motherhood comes with a whole new set of aches and pains. Whether your back hurts from carrying your child, you have sciatica during pregnancy or you just need a good massage, the Hypervolt Go 2 comes in handy.
This percussion massager gives you a great massage that you can squeeze in whenever you have a chance—because sometimes the only time you have for a massage is after your kids go to sleep. Plus, the small, convenient size means that you can fit it into some purses or give yourself a massage while waiting to pick up your kids from one of their hundreds of activities.
Body Glide for Her
Brooks Method Short Tight
The Brooks Method Short Tights are smooth and supportive for any mother runner. They have pockets on either side and the back that can fit most phones, ideal for if you are running without kids but want to make sure whoever is watching them can get ahold of you. If you are running with a jogging stroller, it gives you more storage, which moms know is key when going anywhere with children.
With two lengths to choose from, you can pick the pair that works best for you. Plus, you can wear these under a dress and not have to worry about showing your underwear when your kid wants you to chase them around the playground.
Vuori Performance Joggers
ASICS GEL-Cumulus 25
Thinksport Safe Sunscreen
New Balance Heat Grid Half-Zip
How We Picked the Best Running Gear for Moms
With more than 45 years of experience, Fleet Feet is the expert in running and walking. What makes the ideal running gear for moms comes down to the personal experience, goals, preferences and style of that person. At Fleet Feet, we have been helping runners and walkers pick out the right gear for decades and want to pass that knowledge on to you.
We use a combination of real-life use, quality of materials, seasonal trends and our own top-seller lists to pick out the best running gear. With all that in mind, we picked gear that lived up to our personal (and professional) expectations and we think they will live up to yours as well.
Standing Behind Our Picks
We picked the best running gear for moms based on what we think will work for the most people in the most situations. If you buy any gear from us and you don’t love the way it looks, fits or performs, bring them back within 60 days for a full refund. Plus, we offer free shipping on all orders over $99 on fleetfeet.com, and we’ll match a lower price from a qualifying retailer. That’s our Happy Fit Guarantee.