Something For Everyone
Most runners are obsessed with gear. The latest running shoes, modern sweat-wicking clothes and new gadgets are always at the top of the list. But the gear that works for one runner doesn’t always work for another, which makes runners hard to shop for.
While every runner has their favorite shoes and clothes, there are some pieces of gear that are (almost) universally loved. These ideas are great for short runs and long runs, trails and pavement, hanging at home and making a coffee run.
goodr Running Sunglasses
Great running sunglasses don’t have to be expensive. Exhibit A: goodr sunglasses
. These affordable, lightweight shades come with all the top features, like UVA/UVB protection and polarized lenses. But the temple-hugging fit and no-slip coating ensure they won’t bounce or slide as you run.
Garmin Forerunner 55
There are more powerful (and more expensive) running watches on the market, but the Garmin Forerunner 55 provides the most important features at an entry-level price. Garmin’s built-in GPS tracking gives you accurate distance, pace and time to help every runner train smarter.
OOFOS OOcoozie Low
The OOFOS OOcoozie Low are comfy and cozy recovery shoes that are perfect for putting on after a run or wearing around the house all day. These sandals have OOFOS’ patented OOFoam that absorbs 37 percent more impact than traditional footwear to reduce stress on knees and ankles. With a warm sherpa upper these shoes are comfortable and stylish, the perfect gift for any woman on your list.
Prevent the sun and rain from getting into your eyes with a Sprints running hat. Lightweight and moisture-wicking, these hats are great for performance. Plus, they come in fun patterns so you can buy one that matches your runner's personality.
Long-distance running can take a toll on your body. These calf wraps will level up any runner’s recovery. They use dynamic air compression to help those sore muscles recover faster and keep your body in tip top shape. Plus, they can use them anywhere (we prefer the couch or a nice recliner).
rabbit High County Long Sleeve Flannel
Looks stylish whether you are on the trails or at the brewery with the rabbit High Country Long Sleeve Flannel. This top looks like a button-up flannel but has all of the features of a high-quality running shirt
—it’s breathable, moisture-wicking and dries quickly.
Craft Hybrid Weather Glove
The Swiss army knife of running gloves
, Craft’s Hybrid Weather Glove has a brushed wind and waterproof cover that they can pull on or off depending on their temperature. So no more sweaty hands. Plus, they have reflective details for extra safety and are compatible with touch screens.
Nuun Drink Tabs
Hydration is important for training, but it’s just as important for everyday life. Luckily, nuun
crafts delicious drink mixes that give your runner all of the electrolytes without the unnecessary sugars.
What About Running Shoes?
Running shoes can be difficult to buy for someone else because the best running shoes for one runner might not work for another. Every runner has their own goals and style preferences, too, which makes the choice even harder. Still want to buy them shoes? Snag a Fleet Feet gift card and 1-on-1 in-store outfitting experience so they can get the right shoes for their feet.