The Best Running Gear for Spring
Pearl Izumi Fly Endurance Shorts$60 1 of 9
The Fly Endurance short is one of the best utility running shorts on the market. The shorts were designed for longer runs when storage is key and comfort is a must. The small open side pocket secures your gels in an anatomic position to conform to your running motion, replacing the need for a fuel belt. The stretch fabric provides optimal moisture transfer and is very comfortable. The shorts also include a small zippered back pocket for key or ID and an elasticized waistband with a flat-stretch draw cord.
The body of the shorts is 84 percent polyester and 16 percent elastane, the liner is 56 percent Minerale polyester, 33 percent polyester and 11 percent elastane, and the mesh is 100 percent polyester.
HOKA ONE ONE Clifton$130 2 of 9
From your very first run in the HOKA ONE ONE Clifton, you'll feel like you're running on marshmallows. Quite possibly the smoothest-riding shoe on the market, the Clifton offers incredible cushioning, yet is extremely light at only 7.7 ounces, making it ideal for both long runs and speed work. The geometry of the sole gives a rocking motion from heel to forefoot, providing a fluid, efficient ride. The stripped down upper leaves no extra weight for you to lug around. If you want to take the feeling of running on pillows with you when you run on concrete, this is the shoe for you.
Pearl Izumi Flash Short-Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt$40 3 of 9
This 100 percent polyester moisture-wicking T-shirt has cool asymmetrical lines and mesh panels for breathability. The dry fabric makes the shirt feel very lightweight, draping on your skin like silk. One of the most comfortable running T-shirts on the market.
SKINS Active Compression Socks$60 4 of 9
The SKINS Active Gradient Compression Socks are the perfect performance enhancer when your legs are pushed to the limit. The comfortable and anatomic left and right socks are made from high-quality yarns for consistent and controlled compression and advanced durability, while the Arch Wrap supports the arch and reduces strain and impact on the sole of the foot when you run. The flatlock stitching details and superior construction deliver maximum calf muscle support with unmatched comfort, breathability and temperature and moisture regulation.
Feetures Elite Socks$14.99 5 of 9
These no-show tab socks may not change your life, but they'll certainly change your run. The Feetures Elite socks are made with fibers that wick moisture to keep your feet cool and dry. The patent-pending power arch delivers targeted compression where it's needed most, the anatomical design enhances fit for maximum comfort and protection and the high-density cushioning provides extra protection in high impact areas. The socks come in a variety of colors and contain 79 percent iWick Nylon, 13 percent polyester and 8 percent Lycra spandex.
Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 Sunglasses$120 6 of 9
The Half Jacket 2.0 sunglasses have a lightweight, yet durable stress-resistant frame that withstands environmental extremes. A patented innovation ensures the frame makes contact only at the bridge of the nose and the sides of the head. The lens is one of the most optically pure materials used in eyewear, maximizing clarity and impact resistance while filtering out 100 percent of all UVA, UVB, UVC and blue light. The coolest feature of the shades is the ability to swap out the lenses to keep up with changing light. The glasses are available in seven colors.
Running SkirtFrom $25 7 of 9
This running skirt is designed for women who want to put a little fun and fashionable flare into their daily run. The skirt is made with super-light, sweat-wicking fabric, a flattering flat waist, attached mesh brief, flatlock seams to reduce chafing and two roomy Velcro-closure side pockets. Solid skirts are 92 percent nylon and 8 percent spandex; mesh and print fabric skirts are 90 percent polyester and 10 percent spandex.
Under Armour HeatGear Armour$24.99 8 of 9
The HeatGear Armour Sports Bra is built for mid-impact activities via a compression fit system. The super snug design helps to minimize motion and maximize support during activity thanks to a double-layer fabric that promises comfort, moisture management and lightweight performance properties.