Summer running essentials: 2018

Featuring high-tech sneakers, next-generation apparel, and more

While fighting through the discomfort of running in the summer heat, keep in mind that doing so can actually make you a better athlete. Plus, with the right tools at your disposal, warm-weather runs can be more enjoyable. Here, eight picks to help you keep up your routine all season long.

outdoor voices hudson shorts

Created with summer sprints in mind, these airy bottoms are cut for fast, free movement. They also have a sweat-wicking liner, meaning you don’t need to wear a layer underneath.
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district vision x falke sindo performance socks

Targeted compression around the ankles is said to stimulate a faster reaction time that helps the body respond quicker to any potential misalignments and reduce injury risk. A temperature-regulating fabric ensures your feet stay dry.
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adidas ultra primeknit parley tank top

Made from recycled ocean plastic waste, this lightweight knit tank is both eco- and heat-friendly. Cooling fabric technology and reflectivity throughout make it ideal for running any time of day.
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janji uganda 5” middle short

Even guys who prefer longer short styles will appreciate this mid-length option on sunny days. They hit at mid-thigh, are made from a quick-drying fabric, and have a pocket in the back.
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asics gel-kayano® 25

This sneaker, recently upgraded for the brand’s 25th anniversary, delivers a glove-like fit with its stretch mesh fabric for a comfortable and cushioned run. It also prevents excess foot moisture thanks to a breathable sock liner.
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ciele athletics gocap

Keep a cool head and shield your eyes from the sun with this packable and reflective hat.
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splits59 leona crop tank

This top has a throwback jersey vibe, but with a modern twist. Made from a light basketball mesh, it’s an easy layer to wear over a sports bra on hot days.
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doxa sami race singlet

A lined hem, neck opening, and arm holes, which are wider for better freedom of movement, mean chafing won’t be on your radar, even on the sweatiest runs.
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