Whether you aspire to run a Boston Marathon in the future or just enjoy the feeling of logging a few miles every week through the city, we rounded up gear to keep you on the go through heat, rain, and wind.
Inspired by the city’s fierce, competitive athletic spirit, New Balance’s Limited Edition Fresh Foam Zante v3 Boston features bold colors, rooted in a powerful purple. Black accents and pops of color on the tongue, lace aglets, outsole, and insole add to the excitement. Stars and stripes are executed in a modern, bold design that celebrates the dedication it takes to reach the finish line. The updated, award-winning platform reduces shake and runners can always enjoy a comfortable running time.
Long-Sleeve 2017 Boston Marathon T-shirt, Vineyard Vines ($48). The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-927-0490
How about running with “Boston at heart”? Vineyard Vines’ Wicked Strong T-shirt is inspired by the amazing athletes that have and will be participating the marathon. Made of 100 percent Pima cotton, it provides a relaxed fit with comfy, strong, and breathable fabric, so you can wear it long after the race. The perfect way to show your support and love for the city of Boston, 30 percent of proceeds from the Wicked Strong Collection will benefit Massachusetts General Hospital.
Boston Marathon Supernova Tank Top, Adidas ($50). 855 Boylston St., 857-263-8491
If you don’t like extra covering on your shoulders during running, try a running tank top. Adidas’ Boston Marathon Supernova Tank Top features this year’s marathon logo on the left chest and Adidas classic three stripes in back. The patterned jacquard knit adds breathability to the all-polyester tee. Don’t worry about sweating as the Supernova Tank Top keeps you cool and dry as your miles increase.
UA Launch Tulip Reflective Printed, Under Armour ($44.99). The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-236-1723
You definitely want a more relaxed fit for the long-distance running. These shorts, from the brand that counts Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady as fans, delivers comfort and durability with stretch woven fabric.
The North Face
Women’s Flight Series Fuse Jacket, The North Face ($250). 326 Newbury St., 617-536-8060
If you’re heading out for a jog or to watch the Marathon, you’ll want a waterproof jacket for April’s unpredictable weather. The wind protection feature in this one reduces the windchill factor and the lightweight fabrics help regulate body temperature. The highly reflective material maximizes your visibility in low light for safety.
Amphipod Handheld Water Bottle 12 fluid ounces, Hydraform ($15.95). REI, Landmark Center, 401 Park Dr., 617-236-0746
Who can forget the Boston Marathon where temps soared into the 80s? Stay hydrated on your own runs with this handheld water bottle featuring a breathable hand strap and a secure zip compartment to hold essentials during your workout. The thick elastic bands hold the bottle in place and reflective details stand out in low light to keep you noticed and safe.