Whether running is a new activity or a longstanding habit, the right gear can help a runner stay motivated to keep pounding the pavement regularly. It also helps if the gear has some sort of tech involved – and if it looks nice and sleek, that doesn’t hurt either.
Here are our tips for gifts for the runners in your life.
Adidas Aeroready Runner Mesh Cap
In Australia, a famously sunburnt country, a running hat is a must. As well as offering protection from the sun, it needs to keep the runner cool to prevent over-heating. The Adidas Aeroready Runner Mesh Cap ticks these boxes. Lightweight and breathable, the cap features a moisture-absorbing sweatband and reflective silver detailing for extra visibility.
Adidas Aeroready Runner Mesh Cap: $30
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
Consider them the Rolls-Royce of ear buds. Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live feature an ergonomic design for maximum comfort, which makes them ideal for runners. The buds are designed to sit snugly in the ear and feature advanced sound quality and active noise cancellation. Their high-tech features include a smart assistant and Spotify integration (if you’ve got an account and are connected to the internet), which lets the wearer access playlists with one touch. Capable of up to six hours of active listening (according to Samsung’s internal testing) these buds will go the distance on long runs.
Galaxy Buds Live: $319
Nimble Activewear Cross Back Tank
Nimble Activewear is an Australian brand that produces activewear from fabrics made from post-consumer recycled plastic. So far, the company has recycled more than a million plastic bottles since 2015. Nimble’s Cross Back Tank (for women) – available in black, white and frost grey – is a lightweight and airy top with a boxy fit. It’s a flattering style that’s also practical.
Lululemon Fast and Free High-Rise Tight 24”
Lululemon’s Fast and Free High-Rise Tight 24” are made from the brand’s trademarked Nulux fabric, which is designed to allow the wearer unrestricted movement. The Fast and Free High-Rise Tight features an all-important phone pocket and is available in black and graphite grey.
Nike React Infinity
Injuries often plague runners at all different stages of their careers, which makes shoe selection crucial. The Nike React Infinity, the latest iteration of the Nike React shoe, is a lightweight running shoe designed to help reduce the incidence of injuries. The React foam provides plenty of cushioning and high arch support helps with stability. The upper features Nike’s breathable Flyknit, which makes the React Infinity a great shoe for summer running.
Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit Women’s Running Shoes at Rebel Sport: $229.99
Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit Men’s Running Shoes at Rebel Sport: $229.99
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Samsung.