Don't worry, I'm just teasing you! I believe industrial advances have made running a better and more enjoyable sport for thousands of people. Technology has made running a personality trait where you can customise every last detail of your appearance and use products that are adaptable to your own running style. And we all love adding our own personal touch to our running apparel! So, in this article, we'll be going through the products that have stood the test of time, have the best reviews and are generally loved by the running community!
Full disclosure: Many of these suggestions came from the members of the Running and Race Training Facebook group over the last few months. These are real runner with real running experience, so you know the suggestions are legit!
The technological advances have made running a much more pleasurable experience for a lot more people. Until recently, running shoes were somewhat limited. Nowadays we have all types of shoes to match all fashion, comfort and terrain types. Whereas people used to throw on any old t-shirt to go for a run we now have a huge variety of different fabrics and options available - technical running shirts, quick dry shirts, compression shirts and all sorts of different colours as well.
With all this progress, it's hard to keep track of all products, which is why I'm creating this article, to help you find the best product for each category. There's lots of information to cover so let's jump right in.
Shoes are the most diverse product in the running world. They come in all shapes, sizes and colours! You can choose from minimal shoes, maximal shoes, neutral, pronator and supinator adapted soles, road or trail running shoes, etc... the list goes on and on! When we're shopping for a shoe we need to look for good cushioning and energy return and maybe also the extras like reflective strips!
There are a few questions you need to ask yourself before you decide to buy a running shoe. To help you make an informed choice, I've written an article that goes through all the details of what to look for when buying a running shoe - click here to read it. Here's an important tip, remember to choose a size slightly bigger than your day-to-day shoe because your foot spreads out when you're running!
These are some of the most popular running shoes for 2019:
I don't know about you but I love technology! Running and technology are slowly merging into one wholesome being as GPS watches are getting smarter. We also have many options when it comes to buying a GPS watch. But here's what you should look out for:
These are the hottest trends when it comes to GPS watches/fitness trackers for 2019:
While shoes and watches are definitely the products that runners spend the most money on, there are a few other honourable mentions! From compression socks to recovery tools, here are the products with the best reviews for 2019.
That brings us to the end of the article! With all this gear you will be ready to face the road, train hard and conquer new records! Feel like I missed an essential item? Leave a comment below or join in the discussion in the Running and Race Training Facebook group.
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