The Best Running Accessories of 2018
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High mileage without the sticker shock.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.