July 13 2017
The Women's Running team picks eight running and recovery items they recommend for runners as the summer season kicks off.
Hot weather runs bring to mind idyllic images of striding along the beach, hazy predawn track workouts, bounding through fields of wildflower—and enough sweat to make your clothes stick like plastic wrap! What if the season’s runs weren’t so blasted hot? That’s the stuff that fairytales are made of. And, princess, your dreams just came true! The latest gear doesn’t just wick moisture. New fabric technologies react with sweat to feel cool against your skin and may actually drop your skin temperature as you run.
With breathability, gauzy fabrics and the ability to chill, these outfits have everything you need to keep running through the dog days of summer.
Lole Authentic Tunic
The little white dress—a new essential in the runner girl’s closet? With a flirty mesh skirt and built in bra, this piece is made for speed. $90, lolewomen.com
Columbia Coolhead Visor
Go ahead, work up a sweat! The band in this women-specific visor has cooling technology to keep your eyes perspiration free. $25, columbia.com
Asics Gel-Cumulus 14
Weighing in half an ounce lighter than the previous version, the Cumulus’ stable, cushioned ride makes for footloose and fancy-free running. $110 asicsamerica.com