Buying Guides for Runners

Gear, shoes and accessories designed to help you enjoy running—and to help reduce injury, so you can keep on enjoying it.

Nike's Best Heel Strike Running Shoes

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Nike's Most Comfortable and Supportive Shoes for Heel-Strike Runners

A shoe that's built for your running style can provide more comfort and support. These are Nike's best running shoes for heel strikers.

How to Measure Your Nike Sports Bra Size

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How to Find the Right Nike Sports Bra Size for You

A Nike sports bra technical designer weighs in on how to measure your sports bra size and select a style for the best fit and feel.

Tips for Buying Minimalist Barefoot Running Shoes

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Tips for Buying Minimalist Running Shoes

Minimalist running shoes strip running back to basics. Here's what to look out for if you want a barefoot feel when your feet meet the ground.

The 6 Most Comfortable Running Shoes by Nike

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The 6 Most Comfortable Running Shoes by Nike

Comfort means something different to every runner. Learn how to find which shoe is most comfortable for you—and check out the top picks by Nike.

How to Choose the Best Shoes for Heel Pain

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How to Choose the Best Running Shoes for Heel Pain

Heel pain can interfere with your running routine. For heel pain relief, look out for shoes with these three features.

How to Pick the Right Shoes for Treadmill Running

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How to Choose the Right Shoes for Treadmill Running

Use these guidelines to find the running shoe that works best when you bring your running workout indoors.

How to Pick the Best Compression Socks for Running

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How to Pick the Best Compression Socks for Running

Compression socks can help with circulation and decrease swelling. Here's how to pick the best compression socks for you.

How to Pick Running Shoes If You Have Bad Knees

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How to Pick Running Shoes If You Have Bad Knees

Runners can experience many different types of knee pain. Wearing the right pair of running shoes is one way to increase comfort and support mile after mile.

How to Choose the Right Pair of Hiking Socks for You

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How to Choose the Right Pair of Hiking Socks for You

Here's what to look for in a pair of hiking socks, so you can trek on comfortably for miles.

Training Shoes vs. Running Shoes: What’s the Difference?

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Training Shoes vs Running Shoes: What's the Difference?

Running and training shoes support different types of movement, and knowing the distinction is essential to getting the best results from every workout.

What to Wear Running in Different Temperatures

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What to Wear Running in Different Temperatures

Changing temperatures shouldn't stop you from putting on your running shoes and doing what you do best. Here's what to wear to run in any type of weather.

How to Measure Your Foot to Find the Right Shoe Size

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How to Measure Your Foot to Find the Right Shoe Size

Follow these simple instructions to measure your feet—then check out Nike size guides to determine which shoe size is best for you.

The Definitive Guide to Different Types of Running Shoes

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4 Different Types of Running Shoes and Which Are Right for You

Take the guesswork out of shopping with this handy running shoe guide.

What Is Moisture Wicking and How Does It Work?

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What Is Moisture Wicking and How Does It Work?

Do you sweat like crazy during workouts and long to stay dry? Learn how moisture-wicking fabrics can keep you cool and dry no matter how much you sweat.

How Should Running Shoes Fit?

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Running Shoe Fit Guide: What to Look for When You Shop

Some running shoes can pinch and rub, but a pair that fits will support you all the way to the finishing line. Here's how to find the perfect running shoe fit.

How to Find the Best Shoes for Narrow Feet

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Find the Perfect Pair of Narrow-Feet Shoes

While you can modify shoes to fit your feet, finding the best shoes for narrow feet reduces your risk of injury and lets you get the most out of your training.

How to Pick the Right Clothes and Shoes for Race Day

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How to Pick the Right Clothes and Shoes for Race Day

Your clothing and gear choices can make all the difference in your race. Here's how to dress to win, or at least break that PB.