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Training in extreme weather can be a challenge—running in mid-summer heat can be just as difficult as those sub-freezing runs. No matter the temperature, the right running clothing can make all the difference. Although hot and humid weather requires different layers than a snowy, windy run, there are specific features to look for when it comes to running clothing. Whether you’re needing running clothing for summer or winter, our Running Experts share exactly what to look for so you get the most out of your run.
Pay Attention to Fabric Content
No matter the temperature, look for clothing made of a blend of polyester, spandex, or nylon. These materials are best for running because they are engineered to be lightweight and breathable as well as wick away moisture to keep you feeling comfortable. Avoid reaching for that cotton shirt or pair of socks—it’ll leave you cold, damp, and distracted throughout your run.
Learn more about why running-specific socks are important, straight from our Footwear Experts: Do Running Socks Make a Difference?
Running Clothing Features
Today, clothing is loaded with technologies and features to help you perform your best—and running-specific clothing is no different. When looking for new running clothes, consider these features and technologies:
What to Wear Running Throughout Seasons
If you live in a climate that has all four seasons, your running wardrobe will include a whole range of different layers to accommodate the variety of temperatures. Our Running Experts highlight some basic layering options, but it’s important to remember that everyone’s preferences are different so find what works best for you.
Expert Tip: Dress in layers that you can easily take off and tie around your waist.
No matter the weather and temperature, proper running clothing is key for a comfortable and successful run, so pay attention to the fabric content, features, and technologies available in running clothes. If you have additional questions about running gear, stop into your local SCHEELS to speak with an Expert.
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