Beginners who have just taken up running might feel a little overwhelmed by the number of running gear for women options. You don’t need a whole lot to get started running, just stick to the basics. The basics include a good pair of running shoes, a couple of sports bras and some running pants and shorts. That’s it.
Running Gear for Women: The Essentials
New Balance and Asics both make great running shoes, but you should definitely try on a number of shoes until you find a pair that fits your feet well. Running in secondhand shoes or old shoes you’ve had for years is not the best idea. A woman’s foot can grow during pregnancy by as much as a whole shoe size. Also, shoes are designed to conform to a person’s foot over time. Because of this, wearing secondhand shoes can actually cause damage to your foot because the shoe has been shaped like the previous owner’s foot.
Once you have the perfect pair of running shoes picked out it’s time to go shopping for some basic running gear for women, including pants and tops. Base your choices on the time of year. For winter you can pick out two short sleeved t-shirts, two long-sleeved shirts and a lightweight jacket for runners. During summer you can purchase short sleeved t-shirts and tank tops.
Running shorts can be worn year-round because running can warm you up quickly unless you’re running in snow or severely low temperatures. Next, pick out a couple of pairs of running leggings or pants and a couple pairs of capris.
Women’s Sports Bras and Sweatbands
Every woman who works out needs to wear a sports bra, regardless of the type of activity. This is especially true for women who run. Spend the extra cash on an expensive sports bra that’s made of synthetic material designed to keep you dry by pulling the moisture away from the skin. Padding and comfortable straps are also important. If you skimp on the cost of a sports bra then the odds are that you’re buying a sports bra that you won’t wear for long because it’s not very comfortable. Champion offers a line of super comfortable sports bras that offer good support while also preventing chafing.
If you’re running more than two miles then you also need to purchase a water bottle to keep on your person during your run. Some companies produce the camel bag, which is worn as a backpack and designed to allow the user to drink hands-free. Keep in mind the farther you run the more water you’ll need.
Some runners swear by headbands and sweatbands and never run without them. Sweatbands and headbands work to absorb sweat which would otherwise run down your face, into your eyes. You can also wear a wrist sweatband, and use it to wipe your face and neck.
Adidas Performance Ultra Boost Limited Edition Running Shoe
Serious runners know that their running shoes are the most important part of their gear. Without the right shoes, you’ll increase your risk of injury caused by improper gait and landing impact, not to mention general discomfort,
These top-selling running shoes by Adidas take the lead as the most comfortable pair of running shoes you’ll ever wear. Made from a knit and air mesh design, you’ll enjoy max breathability and comfort, in a pair of lightweight shoes that are all about style.
- Soles are designed to minimize the impact
- Made from flexible materials that hug the foot for a more custom fit.
- Molded heel cage and midfoot
- These shoes come at a steep price
X31 Sports Women’s Racerback Sports Bra, High Impact, Padded for Running
Sports bras are designed to provide extra support during intense physical exercise. But because many of these bras feel too tight, uncomfortable, and tend to chafe delicate skin, many women avoid wearing them whenever possible.
In fact, it can be almost impossible to find a comfortable sports bra with adequate padding that can give you the type of support needed during a run.
But X31 Sports has a reputation in the industry for producing sports bras and other types of running gear for women that hit every mark. With the latest introduction of their high impact racerback sports bra, we fell in love with how easy it is to take on and off, and the stretchy, yet supportive material that makes this sports bra one of the most comfortable models on the market.
- This latest model by X31 Sports features a wider racerback design for improved comfort.
- Wider armhole design prevents chafing
- Machine washable
CHARM Casualbox Unisex Sports Elastic Headband
When you hit your target heart rate and you’re experiencing that runner’s high, you’re also struggling to wipe away sweat and prevent it from getting in your eyes. If you have long hair, this can be even more problematic. This sports headband by Charm Casualbox is made out of moisture-wicking material that consists of spandex, nylon, and cotton. The headband is very absorbent, making it the perfect accessory for your next run. It also features antibacterial properties which work to keep the material smelling fresh between washes.
- One size fits all
- Moisture-wicking materials and highly absorbent materials will keep sweat out of your eyes.
- Available in ten color options
- Breathable material
- Priced affordably
- This sweatband can be too warm for hotter weather