The Best Running Accessories of 2018

(Inga Hendrickson)
Photo: Inga Hendrickson running

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High mileage without the sticker shock.

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(Courtesy Hoka One One)

Hoka One One Ora Recovery Sandals ($50)

Whether you just busted out a personal best at a race or slogged through another training session, Hoka’s Ora Recovery sandals provide maximum post-run comfort for your beat feet. It takes the brand’s signature oversize midsole and enhanced rocker and applies them to a slip-on.

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(Courtesy Buff)

Buff Reflective Headwear ($25)

Everyone loves the versatility of a Buff, but runners in particular should be snapping these up in droves. Buff’s headwear wicks moisture and provides UV protection on long, sunny sessions. Reflective hits add visibility during night runs.

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(Courtesy Black Diamond)

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp ($40)

Staying with the after-hours theme: we don’t always manage to knock out our miles during day­light. That’s where a headlamp comes in handy. This one weighs a svelte 3.1 ounces, runs on three AAA batteries, and lights up nighttime and dawn-patrol runs with a bright 300-lumen beam.

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(Courtesy Headsweats)

Headsweats Bigfoot Blue Trucker Hat ($26)

Combine a lightweight, quick-drying mesh in back with an attractive Sasquach print up front, and you have an all-purpose hat you’re not ashamed to wear to the bar for a beer (or two or three—you’ve earned it) once the running’s done.

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(Courtesy Currex)

Currex RunPro Insole ($50)

Despite what most people believe, logging a lot of miles doesn’t have to be a painful ordeal. Slip these moisture-wicking insoles into your favorite pair of trainers to reduce fatigue. Even better, the RunPro enhances rebound, making running feel almost, dare we say it, fun.

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(Courtesy Mission)

Mission HydroActive Max Large Towel ($20)

Get this towel wet, wring it out, give it a snap, and then let the magic happen. Mission’s proprietary fabric technology drops 30 degrees below your body temperature. (Sounds gimmicky, but it works.) Wrap the Hydro­Active around your neck to cool off after a long run on a hot day. It’s much more effective—and attractive—than dumping a water bottle over your head.

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