10 Sports Gear That Will Improve Your Running Performance

FITNESS  |  July 13, 2016
  • 1. Asics DynaFlyte Women’s Running Shoes
    1 / 10 1. Asics DynaFlyte Women’s Running Shoes

    The Asics DynaFlyte Women’s Running Shoes ($229) boast a proprietary foam that’s 55 per cent lighter than industry-standard foam, yet provides 76 per cent better cushioning, according to research by Asics. The result: Running feels almost like flying.

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  • 2. Orca Compression Race Socks
    2 / 10 2. Orca Compression Race Socks

    Pressure dots in the Orca Compression Race Socks ($24.90, Runner’s Edge) improve blood circulation in your soles, and protect your Achilles tendon from unwanted friction and pressure.

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  • 3. Compressport Woman T3 Aero Tank
    3 / 10 3. Compressport Woman T3 Aero Tank

    Designed for triathlons, the Compressport Woman T3 Aero Tank ($159, World of Sports) has light compression in the fabric to help you maintain good body alignment (no more slouching!). Comes with six easy-to-reach pockets – three in the front and three in the back – for stashing race essentials.

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  • 4. Compressport Racing Overshort Woman
    4 / 10 4. Compressport Racing Overshort Woman

    The wide waistband of the Compressport Racing Overshort Woman ($59, www.qoolmart.com) supports your abdominal muscles as well as reduces impact on your lower back. A silicone lining on the inner waistband prevents the bottom from hiking up.

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  • 5. Hoka One One Women's Clayton Running Shoes
    5 / 10 5. Hoka One One Women's Clayton Running Shoes

    You wouldn’t think about stopping in these ultra-comfy Hoka One One Women’s Clayton Running Shoes, which are equipped with “meta-rocker” midsoles that propel you with each stride. Despite the extra cushioning, the shoes are super lightweight.

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  • 6. Garmin Fenix 3 HR Watch
    6 / 10 6. Garmin Fenix 3 HR Watch

    The Garmin Fenix 3 HR Watch ($899, Running Lab) has a built-in heart rate monitor that tracks your heart rate over a wide range of activities like running, cycling, swimming, hiking, rowing, stand-up paddling and climbing, so you can optimise training. Need motivation? This watch lets you create a virtual exercise partner to compete with you.

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  • 7. Energy Gummi Bears
    7 / 10 7. Energy Gummi Bears

    Instead of fussing with gooey energy gels, pop the berry- or citrus-flavoured Energy Gummi Bears ($4.20 a pack, Power Up Express) into your mouth. The bite-sized bears are easy to grip and leave no residue on your fingers. Tangy and chewy, they are low in sugar and contain 32mg of caffeine to fuel you during a hard workout. Each bag of nine gummy bears is worth 60 calories.

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  • 8. RockTape
    8 / 10 8. RockTape

    Apply this highly adhesive RockTape ($29, Power Up Express) over worn-out muscles. Without impeding range of motion, the stretchy tape lifts your skin to improve blood and oxygen flow. Suitable for all sports including swimming.

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  • 9. Telic Flip Flops
    9 / 10 9. Telic Flip Flops

    Made of super soft and light rubber, the Telic Flip Flops ($69.90, Power Up Express) have arch support as well as metatarsal domes (indents in the balls of feet) to relieve soreness in your soles.

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  • 10. MTG Sixpad Body Fit
    10 / 10 10. MTG Sixpad Body Fit

    Using electrical muscle stimulation technology, the MTG Sixpad Body Fit ($229, Aibi) causes your muscles to vibrate and contract while you’re at rest, helping you firm up more quickly. Affix the electrode pads to your waist, arms or legs via adhesive sheets that come with the gear.

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