August Essentials - Women's Running

August Essentials

Author: Holly Taylor

Read Time:   |  August 4, 2020

Here's all the gear we're loving this month...

1. AFTERSHOKZ Aeropex wireless headphones £149.95

A pair of bone conduction headphones are a must for safe road running and this award-winning pair from AfterShokz are a reliable investment. Lightweight and waterproof, they’re designed to provide 8 hours of open-ear listening, so you’ll still be able to hear music or take calls but won’t have to block out traffic.

2. SCULTURA Balletto Top £75

This sporty technical top is inspired by classical ballet gear, giving it an elegant feel as well as a host of practical features. The flattering full-length design provides excellent coverage, while the soft and glossy fabric is lightweight and breathable. Plus, it’s made from recycled ECONYL nylon and manufactured in an ethical UK-based factory, so you know you’re supporting a sustainable company.

3. SCULTURA Camufarre Sports Bra £115

Okay, we know we’re a bit obsessed with Scultura and, yes, this is pricey, but just look at it! This gorgeous limited edition sports bra is made with 100% regenerated yarn from recycled plastic bottles and sits comfortably under the bust, without cutting in. This might not be for you if you have bigger boobs, as it offers medium support (you can find our options for bigger busts here).

4. HAPPYSTRIDE Get Spotted Sassy Leopard Leggings £38.99

We love the high waist on these funky 7/8 leggings – it makes for a really flattering fit. They’re great for running, yoga, HIIT or even working from home (if you’re anything like us and lockdown has sworn you off jeans). But these leggings won’t just make your running happier – £1 from each sale is donated to mental health charities, giving support to somebody struggling with their mental wellbeing.

5. RUNDERWEAR Women’s Running Hipster pants £18

We’ll never stop singing Runderwear’s praises: these pants have changed our runs forever! Say goodbye to painful chafing and sweat-logged knickers with this super-soft, moisture-wicking, seamless design. Runderwear’s range features plenty of styles to suit different body types, including full-coverage briefs, hipsters like these ones, and thongs.

6. MAAREE Sock-It-To-Me Workout Sock £7

MAAREE is best-known for making top-quality sports bras, and these socks are an equally impressive design feat. The cushioned heel and padded ankle cuff prevent friction and stop you from getting blisters – plus, they feel really soft and are made from a reliably durable material, so win-win!

7. BROOKS Glycerin 18 road shoes £140

Brooks’ much-loved road shoe has had an upgrade with the Glycerin 18 and we’re in love! There are so many gorgeous styles to choose from, and the cushioning makes you feel like you’re running on clouds. You can find out more about this new shoe here.

8. MEGLIO Asteroid Recovery Massage Set £19.99

This kit has everything you need to massage your muscles after a taxing run. Recommended by physios, it’s perfect for stretching and working into niggles so you can keep training pain-free. It’s also lightweight and easily portable so you can bring it with you to the gym, take it on holiday – whatever suits!

PLUS: ENERTOR Running Insoles | £29.99

Are suffering from foot pain while you run? These little chaps are proven to reduce that pain. They provide 89% more short absorption as you run and improve muscle function in the long-run. Take a look at Enertor’s range and find the perfect pair for you.

Written by

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor is the digital editor of Women’s Running and co-host of the Women’s Running podcast, where she shares her running journey as well as the inspiring stories of women runners all over the country. She’s never been the sporty type, but running is the first time she’s felt real joy in getting active. She loves talking about running with a community of inclusive and supportive runners, and Women's Running is the perfect space for this. She's currently aiming for a half marathon PB!

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