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Sprinting, jogging, or pacing yourself as you go. Life is short - so we like to make time for a good run here and there. Whether you prefer trail running or road running, we've got the running apparel you need to put yourself on track. Plus now that the weather is getting cooler, there's no better time to make running a part of your lifestyle with the best running gear featuring breathable, insulating, and water-resistant materials from Salomon, New Balance, On, ASICS, Brooks, Saucony and more.

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One of the best parts about running as a sport is the low barrier for entry. All you need to start running is a pair of shoes and the long, winding city streets that lay in front of you.
However, if you get really into running, it won’t be long before you start seeking out the best running gear to enhance your experience. Whether you’re new to running or have been jogging your whole life, we’re here to help make sure that your next purchase enhances the sport you love.

How to find the best running gear

No matter what kind of running you do, there are some basic accessories that you’ll want to have on hand. Let’s start by talking about the most obvious one — a good pair of shoes.
The most important thing to look for in a pair of running shoes is comfort. Sore feet can easily stop what would otherwise be a good run in its tracks. Whether you’re going on short runs or ...long runs, you should seek out a pair of shoes that matches your foot size and shape. Some of the top running shoe brands include New Balance, Brooks, Nike, Salomon, and Altra.
Next let’s talk clothing. If you’re going to be running outside, you’ll want to buy layers so that you can dress up or dress down according to the weather. Try to seek out water resistant materials that will allow you to get stuck in a downpour and still remain comfortable.
Running accessories are also important. At minimum, you’ll want a water bottle (hydration is key!), sunglasses, and maybe a backpack to carry your essentials. Depending on the climate you live in, you might also want some gear to keep you warm (like a toque). Some runners prefer to keep their water bottles in a belt for easy access while they’re on the move.

Enjoy a wide selection of running gear from Altitude Sports

Altitude Sports is proud to be a go-to for Canadians who love being active in the great outdoors. We carry a variety of options for men, women, and children. Whether you’re new to running or preparing for the big race day, you can find all of the gear that you need in our online shop.
The best part — we offer free shipping across Canada on all orders of $49 or over.

Frequently Asked Questions

What gear do you need to run?

The gear that you choose to run with will vary depending on your tastes and needs. But many runners prefer to have proper shoes, clothing, and accessories (such as sunglasses).

What should I wear to run a 5k?

If you’re running a 5k, most of your gear should be focused on protecting yourself. This includes sunscreen, sunglasses, and protective clothing.

Is it better to run in shorts or leggings?

Again, this comes down to a personal preference. Some runners do prefer running in shorts because it allows for more airflow.

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