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Best Running Gear for Women

Training for a 5K or marathon? Don’t hit the road or trails without these race-day essentials

TevaSphere Trail

Got your eye on a mud run, trail race or obstacle course this summer? TevaSphere Trail has got you covered. Designed to nimbly maneuver through mud and over rocks, these shoes will keep your feet protected without feeling like a ton of bricks. The spherical pods on the soles give you extra grip to keep you stable and upright on unpredictable terrain.

Teva.com, $120

FITS Ultra Light Runner Socks

Made in the USA by a company that’s been around for over 100 years, you could say FITS Sock Co. know what they’re doing. Made of 2-ply compact-spun ultra-fine merino wool, they keep your feet dry, comfortable and blister-free. Their Full Contact Fit technology keeps your socks in place -- no bunching or binding.

Fitssock.com, $14.99

PROBAR Bolt Organic Energy Chews

For when you need extra fuel on the go, PROBAR Bolt chews provide a hefty dose of electrolytes, B vitamins, antioxidants and complex carbs derived from organic fruit. Comes in orange, berry blast, raspberry and strawberry.

REI.com, $2.50

Women's Pearl Izumi Infinity In-R-Cool Visor

If sunscreen always runs down your face the minute you start to sweat, try the Pearl Izumi Infinity In-R-Cool Visor, which not only protects you from the sun, but wicks away sweat and cools your brow simultaneously. The black bill underside protects eyes from sun exposure and reflective elements on the visor keep you visible during nighttime runs.

Roadrunnersports.com, $20.99

Dr. Weil Renew Sandals

If all that marathon training is leaving your feet sore, wear these support sandals on off days to help rejuvenate your feet. The podiatrist-designed, biomechanical Tri-planar Motion Control footbed has a deep heel cup that stabilizes, supports and naturally realigns the feet -- to help alleviate heel, knee and back pain. Built-in arch support makes them especially comfortable for those who suffer from plantar fasciitis.


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