Ready, set, run (with this gear)
Why do so many people love running? It’s one of the simplest (and most affordable) forms of exercise. It’s also a great way to connect with the outdoors, whether that’s your local park or trail running through the forest. Upgrade your run sessions with gear from a few faves, like Salomon, Garmin, Merrell and more.
Put your feet first
The first step to a good run or workout is the right pair of running shoes. You usually want your shoes to be light and breathable, so your feet don’t overheat as you work up a sweat. Cushy midsoles can give your feet pillowy comfort, and grippy soles give you traction for rocky trails. Make sure the socks you’re wearing wick sweat too (ditch the cotton socks).
Other run and workout essentials
MEC has lots of shirts, shorts and tights made from breathable, quick-drying materials. Many have anti-microbial treatment to keep them fresher over time (and merino wool naturally resists odours). Some other run and workout must-haves? GPS watches to track progress and location, running packs to carry water and snacks, and headlamps and gloves for winter running.