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Best Trail Running Gaiters in 2021

  Getting dirty is a big part of trail running. When you leave pavement behind, rocks, dirt, mud, sand, and water all become regular parts of your run. While most trail runners revel in the elements of the trail, too much dirt, debris, and ...

Running For Your Life: Safety Tips For Your Treadmill

Exercising isn’t the most thrilling experience. While runner’s high -- that elusive release of endorphins -- does exist, scrounging up the energy to wilfully run for an extended period of time can be exceptionally difficult. The treadmill can ...

The Best Shoes for Tough Mudders in 2021

  A Tough Mudder is not your typical running race, so finding the right shoe for these grueling off-road competitions can be tricky. With a variety of terrain, a gauntlet of obstacles, and the challenge of covering a long distance, you ...

How to Determine Arch Types with Absolute Ease

Your feet are remarkably complex things. Each one contains 26 bones and 33 joints, connected by over a hundred muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This anatomical array creates three arches, whose job it is to provide support for weight-bearing and the ...

Best Beanies for Running in 2021

  No cold-weather running outfit is complete without something to cover your head. Some runners opt for a ball-cap, while others choose a headband. However, when the temperature really drops and you are running in colder weather, nothing ...

Best Gifts Under $100 for Runners in 2021

  A great gift for a runner doesn’t need to cost a fortune. There are plenty of excellent options available for under $100. Not sure where to start? We’ve gone the extra mile and rounded up the best running gear that won’t break the bank. ...

Best Running Gifts for Men in 2021

There’s a common misconception that runners are hard to shop for. After all, running doesn’t need a lot of gear, right? Actually, there are plenty of gift options for the runner in your life. Even better, many of these items help prevent accidents ...

Best Running Shoes for Hiking in 2021

  There used to be a time--not that long ago, really--that the difference between good hiking shoes and good running shoes was large enough that a serious outdoors person wouldn't even think about wearing running shoes out for a heavy-duty ...

What Is EVA? Materials Matter When Buying Shoes

The amount of specialized vocabulary you come across when buying running shoes can be daunting. There are so many terms, many of them technical, that it can be difficult to tell what is critically important, what is marketing jargon run amok, and ...

What Is a Neutral Running Shoe? The Basics of Buying Footwear for a Neutral Stride

Buying a pair of running shoes is not as straightforward as one thinks. In fact, choosing the perfect footwear for runners requires some research--about shoes, and about your own feet. One of the primary considerations is the running pattern of the ...

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