In case you are wondering, ‘What should I wear for running if you’re a new runner or preparing for your first mini-marathon?’ Before you get frantic for running gears (especially for cold weather) or all-season wear, you need to understand the type of running you do, distance, cost and comfort. You shouldn’t pour in money before knowing what you need. There are a lot of ways you can save your money on running gear and enjoy it without having to worry about its expenditure.
Let’s face it, winter mornings are extreme, it’s hard to physically exercise (like going for a jog or a run) when you are freezing. Even when one gears up for it, it is always indoors; be it a treadmill or at a gym.
But you can make it through with the correct mindset and gears. When you wear the right running-wear with a comfortable fit and are flexible, it pushes you to perform best. It is important to know what your running requirements are. Experimenting with safety or comfort, especially during colder seasons can affect your running and health. The key elements to remember are whether you want your runs to be as relaxed and safe as possible.
SUB4 has carefully selected a list of women’s running clothes and gear for women of all age and levels for a worry-free training session:
You’ll need a decent pair of running shoes that are of your size, as the wrong size can lead to blisters, sprain and can cause accidents.
Don’t pick a pair when shopping for running shoes simply because you like the brand, design, colour, or price. You certainly don’t need to buy the most expensive pair in the shop, but it’s a wise investment to invest in a decent pair that will help avoid accidents and make runs more comfortable.
Visit our store if it is your first time shopping for running shoes, where our experts will determine your foot and running style and recommend the best shoes for you. Our staff will weigh your foot, watch you run, and evaluate your gait on a treadmill.
You don’t have to rush out and buy an entire new wardrobe of running clothes when you first start running unless that’s important to you. But here’s where to start if you want to pick up a few new items:
It is important to have a good pair of socks, that are designed specifically for running and exercise. Running-specific socks are designed to not cause any blisters, wick moisture, and for utmost comfort. Running socks costs a bit more than generic ones, but since they are durable, it makes them economical over time.
Technical running clothes
Running specific clothes are lightweight and built to move around the body. Seams are put in places where they maximise movement and are less likely to chafe. Also, a lot of running-specific clothing is reflective so that you stay safe while you’re running in the dark.
Sports clothing is typically made of fabrics, like high-tech variants of nylon, wool, or polyester. Running in technical fabrics during cold weather can help keep you dry and wet. When the weather is humid, they’re going to wick the sweat away from your body and help avoid chafing.
Supportive sports bras
Women should ensure that they wear a comfortable, supportive sports bra designed for running or other high-impact activities. Try it on and test it by running in place and jumping up and down. Your sports bra should fit well, not be too spread out.
Many sports bras need to be replaced after 72 washes, the lack of elasticity, or a substantial shift in weight.
Other features you need to look for in running clothes
Compression: Some running socks, tights, and tops are made of compression fabric. Compression gear can help speed the recovery after a run, and many people like the feeling of support they get when they wear it.
Pockets: If you don’t want to wear a pack when you’re running, look for shirts, tights, capris, and other pocket gear. Many pockets are specifically designed to carry phones or small objects such as keys or credit cards.
Thumbhole: Many tops and jackets have a thumbhole in the sleeve to improve hand coverage during cold weather.
Don’t wear thick clothes while running in cold weather. If the layer is too thick, you’re going to overheat, sweat too much, and then get chills when you take it off. You’re much better off dressing in lightweight, wicking layers so you won’t sweat too much and you can quickly remove a layer and tie it around your waist when you start to get warm. Smart runners know how to dress in layers. You can easily tie a thin jacket around your waist if you find yourself too wet. Below that, look for a synthetic base layer that’s going to sweat away from your skin or wear a half-zip top that you can use as a window—open it to dump heat easily so you don’t get too clammy.
It’s wise to avoid too heavy socks, too. Your legs swell when you’re running, particularly during hot summer runs. If you wear heavy running socks, your toes will rub against the front of your shoes, and you’ll be at risk for black toenails.
The climate of Australia varies widely across the eight states and territories; there are four seasons in most of the world and a rainy and dry season in the tropical north.
The seasons of Australia are contrary to those of the northern hemisphere. The summer is from December to February; the autumn is from March to May; the winter is from June to August; the spring is from September to November. So runners should make a well-thought selection of what to wear running at every temperature?
If you are still unsure of what cold weather women’s running gear for sports clothing works best for you, then all you need to do is call us on 0424-252-058 and our experts will be happy to assist you with your queries or concerns.