GEAR LOVE PREVIEW: In her slideshow article “Sneak Peek: A Look at New Outdoor Running Gear for 2017“ for Competitor.com, author Allison Pattillo reveals some of the new gear you can expect to see on retailer shelves in the upcoming spring, summer and fall seasons. The items were shown at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City UT the previous week.
This collection seems to generate more excitement than usual in me, possible because it contains the kind of items I personally find useful to continue running outdoors, in spirit-boosting colors. I especially will want to watch for and perhaps try the Glerups, MojiHeat Tools, Crescent snow shoes, Katoola Gators, and the OOmg’s.
Sketcher’s Performance GoMeb Speed 4 shoe; Kefleghizi will be wearing them in Boston!
Salomon Elevate 3in1 Rain Combi: offers protection from wind or rain or both
Glerups Felt Shoes: apres-run foot relaxation
MojiHeat Tools: combine microwave heat and foam rolling to help you soothe soft tissue aches
Katoola Connect Gators: combines winter spikes with a gator that can easily be removed
Crescent Moon EVA All Foam Snow Shoes: good for entry-level enthusiasts
Cotopaxi 3L Running Pack: hydration system
The North Face Lightwave Ampere 2HC: winterized indoor-outdoor training shoe
Brooks Dash Hoody for men: technical fabric + function + style
Buff Thermonet Hat and Buff: non-freezing material
Altra Wasatch Jacket: comfortable, 4-way stretch, waterproof, and silent
Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Patterned Crew: smooth-seamed warmth
Princeton Tec Axis Headlamps: standard AAA and re-changeable battery versions
Saucony Endless Summer Collection: shoes with a bright, seasonal-themed, graphic motif
OOfos OOmg: slip-on, flip-flop alternatives
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