Running Products To Help Put a Spring in Your Step

These running products and accessories make it easy to hit your stride.

Asics Gel-Kinsei 2 

Running Shoe
Price: $180
This second-edition shoe features Asics’ tested gel cushioning and propulsion technology. The shoe’s design augments the foot’s natural stride, absorbing pressure with a specialized impact guidance system. The thermal mesh lining keeps your foot cool in extreme heat and warm in colder temperatures. (Available at Luke’s Locker, 3607 Oak Lawn Ave., 214-528-1290 or

Asics Thermopolis Hybrid Half-Zip
Price: $85
This aerodynamic running shirt is perfect for winter runs. The Thermopolis weave provides warmth while preventing excessive sweat build-up. (Available at Luke’s Locker, 3607 Oak Lawn Ave., 214-528-1290 or  
Timex Ironman Triathlon Bodylink Watch
Price: $300
This watch tracks your every move, handily delivering
speed, time, altitude, and distance information while offering hands-free operation. An accompanying heart-rate monitor calculates your target zones, average heart rate, and recovery heart-rate times. (Available at
Adidas TechFit Powerweb Linear Short Tights
Price: $80
These Adidas athletic shorts are designed to keep you dry and comfortable. Their patented ClimaCool ventilation system regulates heat while the fabric wicks sweat away from the runner’s body. The ForMotion technology also supports your muscles for improved comfort and efficiency without irritating your skin. (Available at
NordicTrack Apex 8500 Treadmill
Price: $2,399
The elements may have kept you La-Z-Boy-bound until now, but NordicTrack’s indoor options are stripping you of excuses. The Apex 8500 offers this bit of consolation, however: It’s said to actually boost your stride and reduce impact on your knees by nearly 40 percent compared to running outside. (Available at