May 23 2018
After running shoes, the next most important gear item is a pair of well-fitting socks. We ran in dozens to bring you our top picks.
For the Tech Awards this year, we took a wider view when we thought of the word “tech.” In the past, these awards had been limited to wrist-worn gadgets and analytical gizmos, but this year we considered tech to be any product that could make running easier, safer or faster and utilized new technology, whether that meant in creation or function. That led to our slew of testers trying out everything from vibrating foam rollers and fitness trackers to bone-conduction headphones and shoes made from algae (seriously!). After countless hours of testing and more than 50 product reviews, we narrowed down our top picks to 18 clever products organized into five helpful categories. Click through the pages below and prepare to geek out.