Running Style That Isn’t Run of the Mill
Don’t even think about wearing those hulking, “all purpose” basketball shorts on the treadmill.
THE SHIRT: The New England-based Tracksmith specializes in well-engineered gear with classy, Ivy League looks, like this natty Van Cortlandt mesh singlet. “The mesh is key in the gym because cotton is terrible on the treadmill,” says Jay Dicharry, a physical therapist and director of REP Lab in Bend, OR. “It becomes very heavy, and it can chafe a lot.” ($65, tracksmith.com)
THE SHORTS: “I know a lot of folks wear basketball-style shorts to the gym,” says Dicharry. “It’s probably one of the worst things to wear because they get real heavy when you sweat, then stick to you and create chafing.” These Athletic Propulsion Labs shorts are the perfect light fabric and the ideal length—halfway between ’70s-era short shorts and baggy hoops threads. ($65, athleticpropulsionlabs.com)
THE SHOES: “Most treadmills have tons of cushion,” he says. “You run differently on a super-cushioned surface. Thin, light, and flexible shoes work great for treadmills.” Meet the sleek LunarGlide, Nike’s trainer ready to fullfill all your indoor-running desires. ($125, nike.com)
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