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Published on January 17th, 2018 | by Start Fitness


What Running Gear Should I Have in 2018?

Its 2018, an opportunity for a new year and a new you. Running is your decided way to get fit and you need some running gear. With thousands of options to choose from though, what do you go for?

We are here to help. Listed below are 10 recommended pieces of running kit for 2018. Our list has been carefully selected by ourselves and with the help of a professional runner.

adidas Ultra Boost 4.0

ultraboost 4.0

The adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 is the latest addition to the Ultra Boost range of running trainers.  The trainer offers the runner a stylish shoe current with modern day trends, a comfortable shoe and most importantly performance.

The Ultra Boost trainer is designed for the Neutral runner, a runner who has a normal foot pronation making them less susceptible to injury through foot rolling. It provides superb cushioning and support to the athlete promoting a natural foot motion for smoother runs. The shoe uses Boost cushioning which is the most responsive yet. The more you give the more you get back.

A Primeknit wraps around the upper of the 4.0 providing the foot with an adaptive and supportive case. Manufactured to be lightweight the mesh does not add unwanted weight onto the shoe. It does however create a breathable environment in key sweat zones to help keep the feet cool.

Targeted support is in the midfoot and the heel of the shoe to create a supportive and locked down fit. A moulded heel counter also enables optimal movement of the Achilles.

On top of all this the Ultra Boost 4.0 has superb grip that grabs the road to stop you from slipping and falling.

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ASICS GEL Nimbus 20

asics gel nimbus 20

ASICS recently celebrated their 20th anniversary and celebrated with the release of the ASICS GEL Nimbus 20.

This fantastic running shoe is intended for the neutral runner and delivers the best ride yet from their range. The shoe features an adaptive GEL that provides more cushioning than previous models. This is ideal for those who suffer from runner’s fatigue as it helps to push runners with every stride they take.

A 360 Fluid skin upper adapts to the runner’s foot making movement easier and the ride more comfortable. Strategic overlays are also present to wrap and support the foot for added stability.

Gradient mesh and a 3D print on the upper of the shoe makes it the best upper fit yet. Runners will experience optimum fit, flex and support. As well as this the shoe has additional room in the toe area to prevent discomfort and cramping of the toes.

The ASICS GEL Nimbus 20 also features high level breathability to keep the feet cool, reflective materials for better visibility in the dark and a new eye stay design for an improved static and dynamic fit.

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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18

brooks adrenaline gts 18

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 running shoe provides the perfect balance of cushioning and support. This shoe is ideal for running anywhere between 3 miles and 26.2 miles, whatever your distance, the Adrnaline GTS will get you through it.

This shoe has a brand-new design and offers an engineered mesh that maintains the Brooks proven fit. It also boasts a modernised, sleek and streamlined look that will keep runners looking on trend all year.

The Adrenaline GTS has the softest cushioning as well as an increase in flexibility. This ensures that heel to toe transitions are seamless so that athletes can put their all into their runs.

A Progressive Diagonal Rollbar is also featured, an advanced technology that keeps the body properly aligned when running. The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 is a support shoe and suited to Overpronators who need extra support from their shoes.

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adidas Adizero Avanti Spikes

The Autumn/Winter Avanti spike of 2017 was popular amongst runners, and the brand new adidas Adizero Avanti Spike is expected to be even more so.

The new design on the spike provides the runner with increased comfort, a better fit and a modern design that ensures the shoe looks and feels the part.

Runners can now run track events better than ever before thanks to an energy returning power. It also features a boost™ midsole that absorbs any impact and propels you forward.

adidas Adizero Avanti Spikes are extremely lightweight making sure that you don’t experience to much weight on the foot. They feature a mesh upper that provides support and breathability and a four-pin spike placement for excellent track grip.

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More Mile 5 Pack London socks

If you haven’t heard of More Mile London running socks, it’s about time you did. Renowned for their superb qualities suited to runners they are a popular choice amongst athletes.

More Mile Socks will have you pounding out the miles with maximum comfort and without blisters.  The socks feature six key padded protection points which keep the feet protected and dry. Each padded point on the sock absorbs the pressures of running, shields against impact and abrasion and helps to protect joints.

More Mile socks are manufactured from a lightweight mesh that provide comfort, rapid moisture transportations and breathability. An arch brace is also featured to provide extra support to the foot and to prevent the sock from slipping off while running.

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Garmin Forerunner 935

garmin foerunner 935

The Garmin Forerunner 935 is one of the most sought after watches available on the market. The GPS fitness watch is lightweight, trendy and does almost everything you can think of.

Ideal for those who partake in running, triathlon training and events, the Garmin Forerunner will help you beat yesterday. Athletes can access rich data including running dynamics, a wrist base heart rate, training status and VO2 max.

The watch also has Strava Live Segments which is great for the competitive athlete.  This will allow you to turn every run into a competition pushing you to work harder and faster every time you train.

Other features include smart notifications and automatic uploads that make the watch user friendly.

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OMM Kamleika Mens Running Jacket

omm jacket

OMM have brought out their 4th generation of this popular running jacket. Creating stretch fabrics since 1989 they are experts in the industry and continue to improve with every new product.

Runners can experience the soft comfort of a base layer and the performance of a fully feature mountain shell, ensuring that they get the very most out of their runs. The stretchy fabric can stretch to double its size providing unrestricted movement to runners. You can now enjoy a jacket that moves with you rather than against you helping to limit the amount of energy lost and helping to maintain your running action.

The OMM jacket can withstand a variety of weather conditions and will keep you both dry and warm.  37.5 technology particles increase moisture vapour management and help you to maintain a comfortable active temperature.

Tight seals are also present on key areas of the jacket to prevent water from getting into it.

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2XU Mid-Rise Compression Long Tights

2xu running tights

If you are looking for an everyday running tight 2XU Compression long tights are just what you need.

2XU compression tights are lightweight, comfortable and breathable. They provide the runner with maximum support and comfort making every run you do that little bit more enjoyable. Major muscle groups are supported by these tights helping to eliminate cramps and injuries associated with running.

A high waisted comfort band helps to support the core and increases stability when running. With 2XU unrestricted movement is possible enabling you to trainer harder and faster than ever before.

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Hyperice Vyper 2.0 Vibrating Roller

hyperice 2.0 vibrating roller

Foam rolling has always been considered an excellent way to relieve muscle pain and aid recovery. Well now you can take it one step further with the Hyperice Vyper 2.0 Vibrating roller.

This is the worlds most powerful fitness vibrating roller. It has 3 speed options available allowing the user to choose between high intensity vibrations that penetrate deep into the muscles and lower intensity vibrations.

Vibrating rollers can be used before a workout to warm up and afterwards to aid recovery. The vibrating roller is up to three times more affective than regular foam roiling and helps increase range of motion by up to 40%.

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Under Armour Launch SW Running Split Shorts

Under Armour split shorts

Under Armour provide exceptional running clothing that will get you through every race day.

Under Armour Launch SW Split Shorts offer unrestricted movement thanks to their lightweight stretch woven fabric. A mesh lining inside the shorts helps moisture to escape keeping you dry and helping to prevent chafing, and other running sores.

The shorts also have an anti-odour technology that prevents the growth of microbes and keeps you smelling fresher for longer.

Also, great for running in the dark the shorts feature reflective logos for better visibility.

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Written By Start Fitness