Blurring the lines between where your sock ends and your shoe begins

Debuting in March 2016, Lumo Run shorts (and women’s tights) have a built-in sensor that analyzes your form and provides real-time coaching. We took the beta version for a test run.

Sure, Tinder and are great. But, for athletes, the fitness app is even better.

10 next-gen running essentials

Forget the treadmill. Here’s the gear you need to run outside all winter long.

About a year ago, ​29-year-old Stephan Shay lost his full-time job. But then he found an 18.5-foot vintage rig named Lolita.

The world’s best athlete might just wear the word’s best shoe

The death of the cutting-edge shoe is the story of a fiercely competitive running landscape and it raises the question: Can new brands enter—and survive—in today’s market?

If you have the right gear, there's no excuse to stop training

On turf or tarmac, these are our favorite women's trainers of the season

These six jackets will help you log miles—safely—by trail or road

On your mark, get set, track!

Faster, more comfortable kicks for all conditions

Boston Marathon memorabilia you’ll actually wear

Power your phone and feel better about yourself with this human-powered machine

Fishy shoes for six Franklins

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It turns out maximally cushioned shoes are faster than you think. …

How the sneaker maker went from Kardashian flop to an $8 billion behemoth in less than four years

Uh, why on earth was the cameraman using the machine in the first place?

Take the appropriate precautions so you can concentrate on your ride, not the pain coming from your inner thighs

Vibram: A vulcanized-rubber sole that revolutionized footwear.

Ingenious solutions to make the season's simplest sport even better

Want to buy the world’s coolest shoes? Skip the mall and reach for the phone instead.

If you’ve committed to your first half, you’ll need the right gear. We’ve got you covered.

The famous shimmering lights, now on your feet

If you plan to run this summer, you better have a hat. Here are our five favorites.

The Ultralight Trail Running Essentials of 2015

The Best Women's Running Shoes of 2015

The Women’s Running Essentials of 2015

2015 Gear of the Year Winner

2015 Gear of the Year Winner

The result of years of chaos—go minimalist! go fat! don't change a thing!—in the running market? Everybody wins.

The best thing going in this year's crop of shoes? Diversity.

Put some bounce in your step with the season's best road running shoes.

Six of our favorite items to keep you comfortable and visible on the road

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A visit to the New Balance Sports Research Lab reveals how the company turns science into shoes. …

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Start with Olympic athletes, analyze the foot strikes of dozens of volunteers, and then feed all the data into an architectural software program named after a bug.

Spring's best off-road shoes strike a balance between speed and comfort

Workout apparel that looks good enough for the runway

The springs inside this sole could make you a faster runner

Heavily cushioned running shoes, the 'New York Times' reports, are on the rise. But a closer look at the trend reveals a different story.

Some picks are unexpected—or downright geeky—but we'd run with any of them.

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How Hoka One One invented a revolutionary type of shoe, turned an entire industry on its head, and ushered in a new era of running

Music to your ears, training for your heart

Running to work is hard, especially when you have to contend with cold weather, poor visibility, and icy roads. On those days, your gear matters.

The only gear you need for long hauls, tested over who-knows-how-many miles.

Like any wilderness mission, trail running requires savvy prep and the right equipment. Pack your bag wisely.

5 must-have tools to rebound from marathon season

Gone are the days of "shrink it and pink it." This equipment—much of it designed by women, for women—rocks.

Elite mud running champion Max King gives the lowdown on race-day attire.

Celebrate National Running Safety Month with this high-visibility gear.

Tips from pro triathlete Timothy O’Donnell

Nathan’s Zeal race vest packs a lot of hydration into one small, efficient must-have.

Grab your bell-bottoms and get ready for a party in the backcountry.

Six words: The Pearl Izumi EM Trail N2.

The best shoe for speed work, and efficient runners with minimalist leanings.

Top shoe brands are racing to enter the super-cushioned fray. We review 2014’s corpulent shoe crop.

You’re likely to face some hot races, or at least some hot training days, this summer. So I asked five elite ultramarathoners what gear they recommend to keep cool during the hottest months of the year. Below, I’ve listed five gear hacks, tips, and products these men use to battle…

Like the sport’s competitors, good OCR shoes must be tough, versatile, and able to withstand everything sadistic race organizers throw at them. They also better feel good on your feet. That mix isn’t always easy to find in a sneaker, so I called on Outside‘s obstacle-course racing expert Erin Beresini…

From superfat to ultrathin, these are the best new sun-season road runners.

Kitting up for your next marathon? Don't forget to bring these basics.

Pro runner Maggie Vessey turned a lot of heads last week at the Prefontaine Classic, and not because of her second-place finish. No, the media was more interested in what she was wearing.

After 16,000 miles of wear testing by runners around the country—including Farah—Nike's Air Pegasus 31 debuts this weekend.

This is the Kickstarter campaign all runners should be backing.

Super-cushioned shoes are taking over. Take your pick of the latest designs.

Designed for trail runners and endurance racers, the mid-size Rev 12 is almost perfect.

The $3.75-million settlement means the number of minimalist options on the market will continue to shrink—leaving runners in worse shape.

The short answer is no. You’ve heard the adage “cotton kills,” right? While that saying is overused (the fabric is quite comfortable in certain situations), the fact is cotton retains moisture and doesn’t dry quickly—making it dangerous in cold situations. And any garment that contains cotton has that problem.  “The…

While its athletic footwear may not be what revolutionizes the performance-shoe industry, Skechers’ contracts could certainly change the way the game is played.

To answer this question, I turned to our Summer Buyer’s Guide jacket tester Ryan Stuart. He lives and recreates on Vancouver Island (where they measure rainfall in feet every spring), and he spends about 70 days a year in the wet testing the newest rain jackets for Outside. Before buying…

Function and fashion for the outdoors

Run with 36,000 strangers, and someone else will probably have on the same outfit—or at least the same shoes.

While you don’t need fancy running shorts, a pair that doesn’t work can ruin your run. (Chafing is hard to ignore.) The best shorts should make you feel like you’re running in the buff—without having to worry about picking up a public-indecency charge. We’ve been testing running shorts since October,…

The world’s lightest minimalist sport sandal

Get your rear in gear with Oiselle's Rundies and Randies

Running is so simple, but it gets expensive quickly. Ultrarunning especially can send gear geeks like myself into a buying frenzy. (I bought enough gear last year for the 50-mile North Face Endurance Challenge that I could have picked up a new pair of skis.) While all you really need…

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