Adapting to running in the hot weather takes a bit of preparation. Once you’ve got your nutrition and hydration challenges worked out, you might find yourself eyeballing your kit. We’ve collected some of the best summer running kit you can find to help you keep cool, look cool and stay comfortable in the heat.
Sunscreen – Lifesystems Sports Sun Cream Factor 50
This is a high quality, high performance sports sunscreen that will keep you protected during hot weather. It’s water resistant and sweat resistant. For the triathletes out there, it also acts as a jellyfish repellent – handy!
Men’s Shorts – Mizuno Venture Printed Square 5.5 Shorts
These shorts are good and versatile. The 5.5 inch length means you can be comfortable on runs or in the gym. They have an anti-bacterial liner which combats summer sweats and are ultra-thin.
Women’s Shorts – Icebreaker Cool-Lite Mira Shorts
Don’t be deceived by the casual appearance. These shorts are made from fine merino wool which is natural anti-bacterial, wicks moisture away and is very comfortable to wear. Easily the best summer running kit you’ll find, and will be a favourite year-round as well.
Men’s Top – On Running Performance-T
If you want the best summer running kit, seek out anything made by Swedish company On. Their ultra-high quality running T-shirt has breathable, fast-dry fabric on the front and a cool mesh at the back. Anti-bacterial treatment and taped seams make this top a dream to run in.
Women’s Top – Salomon S-Lab Sense Tank
This tank is extremely lightweight – just 40 grams! You’ll feel like you’re wearing nothing at all. The fabric has been engineered for breathability and performance. It dries fast and has ventilation holes to keep air moving.
Shoes – Nike Free RN
If you’re looking for something a bit different during the summer months, switch up your shoes to Nike Free RN. These fall into the ‘barefoot’ running category. They’re very light, very flexible and come in a good range of colours. The Flywire cabling provides an accurate fit and the soles evenly distribute weight. They’re also very breathable, which is vital if you’re pounding sun-baked pavement.
About Enertor Advanced Technology Insoles – Enertor insoles are designed to prevent a number of common running injuries and provide more comfort. Designed by leading podiatrists to reduce your risk of injury, the unique design features support your foot throughout training. Enertor insoles are enhanced by D3O impact protection technology, which means they can provide more shock absorption than any other insole. Our expertise, combined with the patented D3O shock absorption technology, enables Enertor to deliver the most advanced injury prevention insoles on the market today.
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