Running

Brooks Utopia Softshell

Forecast looking iffy? A wind- and water-resistant jacket like BROOKS's UTOPIA SOFTSHELL ($120;

Saucony Protection Gloves

At night, your worries are potholes and truck grilles; SAUCONY's neon-orange PROTECTION GLOVES, with their USB-powered safety lights, will help you avoid the...

Super Friends

RECENTLY, I LAUNCHED a well-equipped 3.2-mile assault on my favorite running trail: feet clad in stability shoes, head garlanded with a freshly bleached sweatband, right hand...

New Balance 360 Degree Run Jacket

Think drivers really see that tiny reflective logo on your running jacket at night? Don't count on it. New Balance partnered with 3M Scotchlite to make the 360 Degree jacket highly reflective in...

New Balance 1226 Running Shoes

For most runners, New Balance's 1226 hits the sweet spot: plenty of cushioning for long runs on pavement and just enough stability for mild overpronators—and...

19. Win Your Age Group in a Race

Start small. A short mountain-bike race on your after-work loop, with only a few hardcore guys in your "division," is much more winnable than, say, the Leadville Trail 100. If you can't find...

The North Face Sentinel Boa

Roads. Trails. Dirt paths. If you like to mix it up, the Sentinel is your shoe, striking a nice balance of cushioning—for repetitive pavement pounding—and stiffness, for stability on dirt. The...

Asics Gel-Nimbus 12

Some runners are light on their feet; others need some cushioning. For the latter group, we recommend the new Gel-Nimbus. With its generous foam-and-gel landing pad, the Nimbus took the sting out...

Adidas Solution

If you pronate, you don't want to be reminded with each step. The "light stability" Solution supports moderate ankle wobbling, but it feels more like a gentle guide than a stern correction. That's...

Nike Free Run+

The Free Run gets about as close to barefoot running as most people will want to go, with an ultra-flexible, stripped-down design that strengthens your feet while inspiring an uninhibited,...

Merrell CTR Cruise

Time for a run—or a hike? The CTR Cruise is ready for either. It's just light, flexible, and cushioned enough for trail running—with a higher-than-average ankle cuff that gives it good side-to...

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