It’s a New Year and like many, you have taken the steps to carry out your New Year’s resolution. Get fit and get healthy. Your chosen method to do this… running!

You know where you want to run, you know how you want to run, you know how far you want to run, and you know how long you want to run for.

But what about what to wear on your run? Have you thought about this? If you haven’t you should. What you choose to run in can play an important role in your running, and if your serious about your goals, kitting yourself out properly is important.

Emma Clark at Start Fitness has enlisted the help of a professional runner to put together a rundown of the best running gear for 2018.

1) Adidas Ultra Boost 4.0

The Adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 promises great things for the runner. It is the latest addition to the brand and offers style, comfort and most importantly performance.

Designed for the neutral runner the Ultra Boost 4.0 has the correct cushioning and support to promote natural foot motion. Boost cushioning is the most responsive yet to the brand and the more energy you give the more you get back from the shoe. With every foot strike, you will experience an energised push off the ground to propel you further into your runs.

The upper of the 4.0 features Primeknit that wraps the foot in an adaptive and supportive case. This is extremely light to prevent weighing the foot down and provides enhanced breathability in key sweat zones to keep the feet cool. There is also targeted support in the midfoot and heel of the shoe ensuring a supportive and locked down fit, as well as a moulded heel counter that enables optimal movement of the Achilles.

The outsole of the Ultra Boost provides superb grip that grabs the road to prevent you from slipping and sliding. This is the perfect shoe for mileage running but also a popular one for the fashion conscious.

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Asics Gel Nimbus 20

The Asics Gel Nimbus 20 celebrates the brands 20th anniversary and their success in running attire over the years.

Designed for the neutral runner the Nimbus 20 delivers the best ride yet. Featuring an adaptive GEL it provides even more cushioning than previous models, helping runners who suffer from fatigue. It also has a 360 Fluid Skin upper that adapts to the runner’s foot. This makes movement easier and makes the ride more comfortable. Extra stability is given thanks to strategic overlays that wraps and support the foot.

The Gel Nimbus 20 has the best upper fit yet. The use of gradient mesh and 3D print ensures optimum fit, flex and support. There is also additional room in the toe area preventing discomfort or cramping of the toes.

Other qualities include high level breathability to keep the feet cool, reflective materials to keep you safe when running at night and a new eye stay design for an improved static and dynamic fit.

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3) Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18

The Adrenaline GTS 18 running shoe by Brooks is the perfect balance of soft cushion and support. Whether you are running 3 miles or 26.2 miles the Adrenaline GTS 18 will get you through them.

The brand-new design offers an engineered mesh that maintains the Brooks proven fit as well as a modernised, sleek and streamlined look. This makes it the ideal running shoe for those looking for both performance and on point trends.

The innovative shoe also boasts the softest cushioning yet and an increase in flexibility. As a result, heel to toe transitions are seamless ensuring that your focus is on your run and not what’s on your feet.

The GTS 18 has Progressive Diagonal Rollbar, an advanced technology that keeps the body properly aligned when running. It is a support shoe and therefore ideal for the Overpronator who needs extra stability to distribute the impact of running effectively.

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4) Adidas Adizero Avanti Spikes

Adizero Avanti Spikes are the next generation of the popular Autumn/Winter collection of 2017. These brand-new running spikes offer a comfortable fit and an attractive design for feet that feel and look the part.

Run track events to the best of your ability with energy returning power that will have you working harder and faster than ever before. A boost™ midsole absorbs any impact on your runs and propels you forward.

There is no need to worry about the weight of this spike. A mesh upper keeps any weight off the feet and ensures that they are supported and able to breathe. Four pin spike placement to the sole of the shoe provides superb track grip for the ultimate performance.

5) More Mile London socks

More Mile are renowned for their expertise in running socks. With lots of varieties to choose from we have gone for the London running sock range.

These socks are ideal for pounding out the miles in training and racing. Featuring 6 key padded protection points feet are kept dry and happy. Each padded protection point is intended to absorb pressure, guard against impact abrasion and aid in the protection of joints. Basically, you can say goodbye to blisters!

Manufactured from a lightweight mesh construction More Mile London socks offer comfort, rapid moisture transportation and breathability. There is also an arch brace within the sock that provides extra support and stops the sock from slipping.

If that isn’t enough for you the socks are even tailored to left and right feet. Each sock features an L for left and an R for right ensuring that you get it right every time.

Available for both men and women in lots of different colours.

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6) Garmin Forerunner 935

If beating yesterday is your goal, the Garmin Forerunner 935 is the fitness watch for you. This premium and lightweight GPS is guaranteed to make you go the distance.

Ideal for running and triathlons the Garmin Forerunner provides you with rich data to enhance and improve your performance. These include running dynamics, wrist based heart rate, training status and VO2 max.

For the competitive athlete the watch has Strava Live Segments that enables you to turn every run or ride into a virtual competition. Smart notifications and automatic uploads make the watch user friendly and attractive to use.

For those looking for something customisable and trendy do not worry. The Garmin Forerunner 935 has interchangeable bands so that you can tailor its look to your style and needs. You can even get custom watch faces and apps.

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7) OMM Kamleika Men’s Running Jacket

This is the 4th generation of the OMM Kamleika Running Jacket. OMM have been creating stretch waterproofs since 1989 and the latest addition is the best one yet. Experience the soft comfort of a base layer and the performance of a fully featured mountain shell.

The super stretchy fabric can stretch to double its size ensuring that you have all the movement and flexibility you need. This allows the jacket to move with you rather than against you reducing the amount of energy lost and helping to maintain your running action.

You can rest assured that the OMM running jacket can withstand persistent weather conditions keeping you dry and warm on your runs. 37.5 technology particles have been added to the fabric of the jacket to increase moisture vapour management and to maintain a comfortable active temperature.

Tight seals have been added to key areas on the jacket to ensure that water doesn’t get into them and effect your running performance.

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8) 2XU Mid-Rise Compression Women’s Long Tights

2XU Mid Rise Compression Tights are ideal for your everyday runs and events. Lightweight and breathable they provide the runner with comfort and a barely there feeling. They offer superb support to major muscles helping to prevent cramping and injury.

The compression tights also have a high comfort wide waste band that helps to support the core for enhanced stability while running.
With unrestricted movement you can work harder, train harder and achieve harder.

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9) Hyperice Vyper 2.0 Vibrating Roller

The Hyperice Vyper 2.0 Vibrating Roller is the perfect accessory to aid recovery after your runs.

The Vyper 2.0 is the world’s most powerful fitness vibrating roller and is award winning. It has 3 different speeds that you can choose from, each one offering high intensity vibrations that penetrate deep for muscle activation.

The roller can be used to warm up before a run or to aid recovery afterwards. It is faster and more effective than any other vibrating roller currently available on the market. An optimal self myofascial release tool helps to increase flexibility, circulation and muscle soreness.

A vibrating fitness roller is twice as effective as regular foam rolling and increases range of motion by up to 40%.

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10) Under Armour Launch SW Mens Running Split Shorts

These Under Armour shorts are primed and ready for race day. Made from an ultra-lightweight stretch woven fabric they offer unrestricted movement to every stride you make.

A mesh lining inside the shorts allows moisture to escape helping to prevent chafing and other sores caused by sweating. An anti-odour technology also prevents the growth of odour causing microbes to keep you smelling fresh for longer.

There is no need to worry about losing small items on your run, a mesh pocket located to the back of the short will keep the likes of keys and a mobile phone safe.

Reflective logos to the outer of the shorts allow for greater visibility when running in low light.

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