The Starter Pack
The best gifts for new runners are the ones that help them settle into a running routine, and our experts picked the best for our Gift Guide for Runners. With quality running shoes and apparel engineered for the miles, this gear will get—and keep—runners on the road.
Running doesn't require a lot of gear—a good pair of running shoes and comfortable athletic clothes will get you started. But the best gifts for someone who is new to running will make it easier for them to hit the road.
Gift Ideas for New Runners
- Running socks. Socks engineered specifically for running will help keep blisters at bay, provide a snug fit and have a touch of extra cushion
- Running sunglasses. Like running socks, sunglasses made for running go beyond just shielding your eyes from the sun. Running sunglasses are lightweight and don't slip when you're sweaty
- Sports bras. For women, a good sports bra for running is as essential as solid running shoes. Quality sports bras make running more comfortable and give women one less thing to think about during a workout
- Running apparel. Running-specific clothes work with you, not against you. Look for apparel that wicks sweat, dries quickly and doesn't chafe
Still not sure what they want? Let them decide by giving them a Fleet Feet gift card.
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