If you’re reading this blog post, chances are you’re either a runner looking to treat yourself or you know a runner and are looking for the best gear to gift them. (If running isn’t the sport you’re looking for, check out all our other gift guides.) Below you’ll find our top picks for runners – comfortable and durable gear made to withstand mile after mile of running.
This running vest is anything but ordinary. ColdGear® Reactor insulation helps your body adapt to the cold by providing both warmth and breathability. If that’s not enough to convince you, it also has quick-drying material, reflective details, and pockets for your necessary bring-alongs.
Though the model above is only available in men’s sizes, we do have a women’s fleece vest from Under Armour that’s worth checking out! (Don’t worry; it still has pockets!)
All the shoes in the Nike Zoom family are pretty great, but the Air Zoom Pegasus 36 is one of the most popular models and for good reason! The mesh-and-synthetic upper features more perforations across the high-heat areas of your feet to increase breathability, and exposed Flywire cables add a secure fit. Last but not least, iconic Zoom Air runs throughout the entire length of the shoes providing smooth comfort to your stride.
Defy the weather in style with the Nike Shield Jacket. Weather-resistant fabric blocks out wind and rain so that you can keep after it even in stormy weather, and reflective graphics on the front and back pop when hit by the light, helping you stand out during low-light runs.
The Nike Joyride shoes are one of a kind in both look and feel, making them a great gift option. They’re described as having small bean bags under your feet, and when you lace ‘em up for your first run, you’ll understand why. They’re so comfortable, and the four “bean bags” are filled with tiny foam beads that move and conform around your foot as pressure is dispersed during your stride.
The Glam Shorts feature many of the same great features as other Nike running shorts including the quick drying Dri-FIT technology and 3” inseam for ultimate mobility. But what makes these shorts special is the design. Taking inspiration from the sport of basketball, these running shorts have wide mesh panels near the bottom for even more breathability and a slightly thicker waistband.
Sorry, men, these Glam shorts are only available in women’s sizes, but if you’re looking for a new pair of running shorts consider these 5” Challenger Brief Shorts from Nike.
The Ultraboost 19 running shoes have 20% more Boost (adidas’ most responsive midsole cushioning) than the previous model. But that’s not the only reason to buy these running shoes. Take the upper for example: It’s made from a seamless Primeknit material, so you know you have breathable and durable comfort. And the outsole is made from Continental™ Rubber to provide phenomenal traction in all weather and on all surfaces.
As the weather turns cooler, you start considering putting on another layer before heading out the door for your run. Which sounds like an easy enough decision, but what can you wear that won’t cause your body to overheat, won’t weigh you down, and won’t hinder your movements? This Dri-FIT midlayer top from Nike checks all those boxes offering safety and warmth from wind and rain. The front and back panels are water and wind resistant while the knit sleeves provide added warmth.
The Nike Glam Midlayer Long Sleeve Top for women is a little different but still helps you run comfortably in cool weather with mesh panels for ventilation and a brushed knit fabric for warmth.
Meet the newest running shoes from Brooks – the Revel 3. The sleek design on the upper gives it a more versatile look from the traditional running shoe silhouette, so that even before or after running you can wear it around enjoying the casual look. Not only will they look great with whatever you pair it with, but it feels great on your foot with an inner bootie designed to provide a secure fit. The last level of comfort is found in the midsole cushioning that adapts to your specific running stride to provide the perfect amount of protection.
As with previous Clifton models that have come before it, the 6 continues to provide a lightweight and comfortable fit with the signature midsole cushioning, full-ground contact, and zones of high-abrasion rubber on the outsole. Plus, this new update features an embroidered design on the outside of the mesh upper to provide a secure fit without any added weight and bulk.
These shorts are a staple for female runners. Made with Dri-FIT technology throughout and mesh fabric on the sides, you’ll stay cool and dry during your entire run. And with built-in briefs and a 3” inseam you’ll experience a full range of mobility so that you can run with ease.
Although the Tempo UNI PR Shorts are only available in women’s sizes, we do offer plenty of Nike running shorts for men!