Warmer weather and longer daylight hours are a runner's motivation to wake up from hibernation. Add fresh gear to the occasion and you have a recipe for success.
Whether you've been running for years or are a newcomer to the sport, this high-performing and stylish women's running gear will inspire you to push the pace all season long.
Lululemon Blissfeel Running Shoe
Lululemon, but for your feet. Lululemon's newest addition to the brand, the Blissfeel trainer is designed "exclusively" for women. Crafted with a seamless, moisture-wicking lining to comfortably wrap your feet and tuned cone-shaped cushioning to cushion landings and propel you forward with every stride.
Purchase: $148 at shop.lululemon.com
Reebok Floatride Energy 4
This newly released running shoe ticks all the boxes when it comes to walking comfort. With a lightweight, breathable upper that creates a cool, dry environment for your feet and Floatride Energy foam in the midsole, you'll experience a smooth, supportive and responsive ride for a durable yet comfortable ride.
Purchase: $110 at reebok.com
Asics Women's GEL-KAYANO 28
Comfort, stability and responsiveness are what you get with these runners. With a new gender-specific 3D SPACE CONSTRUCTION under the heel and forefoot that reduces the weight of the shoes while providing better cushioning and stability, your runs will feel confident yet cloudless.
Purchase: $160 at asics.com
Saucony triumph 19
Engineered for the softest feel underfoot, PWRRUN+'s plush bed gives a runner's feet more cushioning with less weight for a supportive, springy ride. The top layer of the shoe provides an extra layer of comfort and breathability, keeping your running session cool and comfortable.
Purchase: $150 at saucony.com
Altra Timp 4 trail shoe
Packed with ultimate trail features, the Timp 4 is designed for any trail, soil or terrain. With features like the grippy MaxTrac™ outsole and Altra EGO™ MAX midsole, this iteration offers an improved fit designed for performance on your all-day trail excursions.
Purchase: $160 at altra.com
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Brooks Levitate Stealth Fit 5
Add a little bounce to your step with the latest edition of these popular Brooks runners. Its more stretchy material allows your feet to move more comfortably and flexibly, while DNA AMP midsole technology allows for a springier effect with every step, while the Fit-Knit upper features an integrated tongue that ensures a seamless fit, no matter whether you are running outdoors or on the treadmill.
Buy: $150 at Brooksrunning.com
Women running shorts:
Adidas Run running shorts with an all-over print
These lightweight, stylish running shorts made from 100% recycled materials keep you comfortable while you run and go anywhere. With a reflective logo for safety and a zippered anti-sweat pocket, you'll get through your runs with ease.
Purchase: $40 at adidas.com
Reebok Lux high waisted leggings
Run with confidence, stay cool and support your curves in Reebok's Lux high-rise leggings. These figure-flattering leggings feature Speedwick technology to keep your lower body cool and dry, and an easy-access side pocket for electronic devices. They will see you through your toughest runs.
Buy: $25 at reebok.com
Under Armor Fly Fast Capri
The Under Armor Fly Fast Capri is soft, quick drying and supportive. It wicks sweat while providing excellent coverage without weighing you down. The combination of anti-odor technology and super breathable mesh panels dissipates heat and creates the perfect environment for the perfect run.
Purchase: $50 at underarmour.com
Reebok Printed Running Shorts
Reebok's printed running shorts help you get through every run effortlessly and in style. Designed with Speedwick 100% recycled polyester and built-in mesh briefs, wicking sweat and staying cool and comfortable has never been easier.
Buy: $35 at reebok.com
Lululemon Track That Mid-Rise Lined Shorts
Engineered for running, these lightweight and well-covered shorts are just what you need to add momentum to your run. With a waistband that lies flat and doesn't dig in, and an integrated lining for added protection, the 4-way stretch fabric is a must-have for this running season.
Purchase: $68 at shop.lululemon.com
women sports bras:
Born Primitive your essential sports bra
The essential sports bra offers ultimate support without sacrificing comfort and is a must for runners. Designed with spandex for a snug but soft feel and nylon to wick sweat and keep you dry, you can run with confidence and comfort.
Purchase: $48 at bornprimitive.com
Reebok PureMove+ Bra Motion Sense
This sports bra is made from breakthrough fabric treated with Motion Sense™ technology that tightens more during high-impact movements and less during low-impact movements. This sports bra gives you a secure and supported feeling. With convertible straps that can be worn straight or crossed for maximum support, you can personalize your sports bra while getting the most out of your runs.
Buy: $25 at reebok.com
Lululemon Energy high support sports bra
Experience this sustained support whether you're running long distances or sprinting intervals. Engineered for running, the quick-drying fabric consists of integrated, molded foam pads and adjustable, double-crossed back straps that offer customized comfort and support.
Purchase: $58 at shop.lululemon.com
Fabletics Trinity High Impact Sports Bra
This high-performing sports bra features an innovative triple pocket design to keep essentials close at hand for your next run. Made from breathable, moisture-wicking fabric, this sports bra is perfect for keeping your body cool as you put in the miles. With removable cups for customized comfort and all-way stretch, there's no stopping you.
Purchase: $59.95 at fabletics.com
Adidas FastImpact Luxe Run high support bra
Never let discomfort distract you again while running with this extremely comfortable and adjustable sports bra. Tighten and loosen the fit with the adjustable details on the shoulder straps and chest while enjoying the Adiform fabric that adds a sleek tech touch.
Purchase: $80 at adidas.com
Running tops for women:
Asics RACE SEAMLESS TOP
Constructed from lightweight French terry fabric that's packed with quick-drying properties to keep you dry on your runs, the RACE SLEEVELESS top offers a slim, form-fitting design while allowing your arms to move freely.
Purchase: $45 at asics.com
Fabletics Phoenix Lite Long Sleeve Top
Meet a not-so-simple basic running top that belongs in your running wardrobe. Crafted from lightweight fabric made from recycled materials, this top features a classic scoop neck design that goes with everything. (Yes, you can wear this running shirt around town.) All-way stretch and moisture-wicking fabric deliver performance and breathability.
Purchase: $85 at fabletics.com
Under Armor Racer tank
Sleeveless, sweat-wicking and durable, the Under Armor Racer Tank Top includes a 4-way stretch fabric with anti-odor technology that prevents the growth of odor-causing microbes. This tank is made from recyclable fabric and is free of microplastics that pollute waterways. It wicks moisture and dries quickly to keep you cool and dry.
Purchase: $25 at underarmour.com
REI-Co-op Swiftland Pullover Running Hoodie
Perfect for chilly morning (or evening) runs, this moisture-wicking pull-over hoodie is a 4-season runner's friend. The scuba hood with bound hem stays in place without a drawstring, while cuffs with thumbholes keep sleeves in place while you run. A reflective detail around the top helps you be seen in low-light situations.
Purchase: $60 at REI.com
Reebok Running Speedwick tank top
Designed for running, this sleeveless tank top is made with Speedwick technology to keep you dry. It offers breathability and comfort while being made from at least 30% recycled material. A mesh back lets air circulate, while reflective details increase visibility and protect you from traffic.
Purchase: $20 at reebok.com
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Brooks Run Within sweatshirtStyle and performance have both been nailed with this entry from the running giants. Lightweight and relaxed, the sweatshirt is stylish enough to wear to the office and athletic and breathable enough to head straight to the gym and then maybe push yourself to the max for a nightcap.
Purchase: $98 at brooksrunning.com
HEX Performance Detergent
Sweaty running clothes and washing clothes go hand in hand. HEX Performance Laundry Detergent is specially formulated to thoroughly clean sweat-wicking, stretchy and breathable clothing in a way regular detergents can't. The HEX molecule is small and intelligent enough to find its way into the dense fabric of your sportswear and is truly clean inside out; Extend the life of your workout clothes, protect the fabric and improve them wash after wash.
Purchase: From $12 at hexperformance.com