The best base layers for Spring and Summer running

Warmer weather is finally on it’s way and it’s time to start thinking about summer base layers to add to your running kit. You might think less is more when it comes to layering in warmer weather, but the truth is that high quality, high tech summer base layers can help you to stay cool over even long-distance runs. If you head out of the house in little more than shorts and a cotton singlet, you’ll soon find yourself hot, sweaty, chafed and sun burned. You can avoid all of these discomforts by choosing the right base layers. They can be worn on their own, or underneath lighter race day singlets, shorts or skirts for comfort and increased performance. Base layer tops Choose a summer base layer top like the Enertor Energy Baselayer Top to support your warm weather runs. The Nilit Innergy yarn helps to extend muscular elasticity and may increase your anaerobic capacity. UV support helps to protect the skin from sun damage and moisture-wicking properties help to reduce chafing and support the body’s natural cooling processes. A versatile summer base layer top like this can be worn under a tank or on its own. Its durability will make it a useful investment that extends the life of the top into winter use. Base layer shorts No-one likes chafing, and there is nothing as uncomfortable as giving yourself a rash on the legs from a combination of unprotected skin and warm weather. While anti-chafing lotions are available, it may be far more comfortable and convenient to wear a smart pair of Enertor Energy Baselayer Shorts. The fabric fits snugly and provides plenty of support for all body types. In particular, the wide waistband provides a close fit without discomfort or skin irritation over long distances. The length alleviates chafing concerns and the ventilation panels help to maintain a cool and dry environment. Like the top, these summer base layers are equally useful in cooler months as part of a layered approach. About Enertor Advanced Technology InsolesEnertor 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. Enertor insoles are available to buy from our online shop. Whilst Enertor has over 18 years Orthotics experience, our blog content is provided for informational purposes only and it is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical advice. Enertor advises anyone with an injury to seek their own medical advice – and do not make any health or medical related decisions based solely on information found on this site.