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Gear up for running

Knowing all the intricacies of running products is not easy. We want to ensure that you purchase the right thing for your running style. Below is a simplified layout of the important elements for every level of runner.

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  • Salomon
  • Saucony
  • Arcteryx
  • The North Face
  • Brooks
  • Under Armour

Choosing the right shoe

Each running style is different and so an appropriate shoe for you is important. The right shoe can make all the difference.

Photo : Hoka One One Women's Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoes ›


Made for runners who see an even wear under their soles. Neutral shoes have even firmness throughout the shoe.

Running product

Hoka One One Women's Arahi 2 Shoes ›

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If your sole wears out on the inside of the heel and ball of foot (overpronation), then a more stable shoe might be in order.

Running product

Saucony Men's Hurricane ISO 3 - Wide Running Shoes ›

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Find yourself running in the forest or on mountain tops? Check out our shoes for running off the beaten path.

Running product

Salomon Women's Speedcross 4 GTX Trail Shoes ›

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Choosing the right Drop

The height difference between your heel and toes is called the drop. The right drop for you will depend of your foot strike (do you land on you heel, mid foot or forefoot) and personal preferences. Buy 2 pairs and test them at home!

Photo : Salomon Unisex S-Lab Sense 6 SG Trail Shoes ›

0 millimeter

Known as zero drop shoes, these shoes are made for someone who strikes the ground with the mid or forefoot area. For advanced calves.

Running product

Altra Men's Lone Peak 3.5 Running Shoes ›

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1 to 4 millimeters

These are flattish shoes and give a runner a more naturally aligned body position. Your calf will be working hard, so transition slowly to this type of shoe.

Running product

Saucony Women's Freedom ISO Shoes ›

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4.5 to 8 millimeters

A great option for people who like striking the ground with their entire foot (and not just the heel). A great compromise shoe for all runners.

Running product

Brooks Men's Transcend 4 Shoes ›

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9 millimeters & more

These shoes are ideal for heel strikers. On the higher end of the drop scale, these shoes will tilt you forward and do some of the work for you.

Running product

Adidas Men's UltraBOOST Running Shoes ›

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Now let's get dressed

Clothes made for a repetitive movement like running need to be tailored for that sport. You will forget what you are wearing and focus on your running goals.

Photo : The North Face Women's Flight Better Than Naked™ Top ›


Breathability, compressability, wind-blocking and weight is important in a running jacket. The rest is bells and whistles.

Running product

Smartwool Men's PhD® Ultra Light Jacket ›

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Fabric that wicks moisture and feels good against the skin will convince you to run that extra kilometer.

Running product

Kari Traa Women's Marit Tee ›

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Comfort cannot be overstated. Ultralight fabric that allows freedom of movement is a must for any level of runner.

Running product

Under Armour Men's UA Launch 2-in-1 Running Short ›

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