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The best new running products

Find the best new running shoes, the latest athletic gear and products that are just plain fun for your run

Written by
Laura Rote

We get it. Running is addictive. But we're here to further your habit for the sport. Whether you're training for the Chicago Marathon or just looking to go on a leisurely jog on the 606 or Lakefront Trail, this fall's hottest new running products will have you setting personal records and looking great. Check out some of our favorites from local stores and your favorite brands.  

Photograph: Courtesy Fleet Feet

This minimalist pair of Under Armour Fat Tires has you covered—both in style and comfort—and is perfect for your long-distance run.

Fleet Feet, $150, at

Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

Three Run Two is one of Chicago’s most loved running groups, and naturally their custom tees and tanks tend to sell out. Lucky for you, there’s still some spirit left for sale.

Go team victory hand, $12, at

Photograph: Courtesy Fleet Feet

Illuminate your evening run while your feet light the streets on fire during those final hours of training.  

Nathan Sports Nebula headlamp, $75, at Fleet Feet,

Photograph: Courtesy Universl Sole

Skip the masseuse and take matters into your own hands—er, feet—by massaging those sore muscles.

Foot Rubz Massager, $13, at Universal Sole,

Photograph: Courtesy Garmin

Track your distance, pace, heart rate and calories, share your run on social media and sign up for reminders when it’s time to get back out there.

Forerunner 25 GPS Running Watch, $169.99, at

Photograph: Courtesy Nike

Cruise past those slowpokes in the new Nike Odyssey with soft, responsive cushioning and enhanced stability.

Odyssey for men and women, $150, at

Photograph: Courtesy Fleet Feet

Cheer up that long run with socks that even your friends and family can see from the finish line.

Stance Fusion running socks, Fleet Feet Chicago, $15–$36, at



Photograph: Courtesy Fleet Feet

This bright idea for a water bottle with a thermal sleeve means your water won't freeze, even when you're on that brutal outdoor run in winter. And, with LED lights, you'll feel flashy and fit. 

Amphipod LED water bottles, $30–$35, at


Photograph: Courtesy Runner's Edge

The miles will fly by when you're wearing this shoe with cushioned stability.

Asics Kayano 22 Light Show, $160, available in men's and women's at


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