We had a rainy summer this year, and many of you may feel there weren’t enough opportunities to go for a run. However, autumn with its cool and dry weather is the ideal running season! Isn’t it time we got ready to run with renewed vigor? To help you make a great start, we have prepared this issue on running wear trends for autumn/winter 2017. Don’t miss the items recommended by the three popular sports apparel companies: MIZUNO, UNDER ARMOUR, and adidas.
Recent tendencies in female runners’ style as seen by the three popular brands
Recently, more and more runners embrace the fact that “stylish running wear is an indispensable part of a run.” Specifically, what trends in running fashion are on the increase these days? To start with, we approached the three makers with the question on styles popular among female runners.
Firstly, both MIZUNO and UNDER ARMOUR agree that “elaborate outfits are getting gradually replaced by simple items.” For instance, “more runners can be seen wearing just tights without layering with short pants” (UNDER ARMOUR), “in recent years, accessories such as belt bags are no longer just a trend, but rather practical necessities that help you run light” (MIZUNO), or “style is important, but being able to enjoy a run in a light outfit is more so” – such are the prevailing attitudes in female runners these days.
Next, adidas comments that the borderline between fashion and sportswear is getting more blurred. Under the influence of athleisure boom (introducing sportswear into everyday wardrobe), an increasing number of people can be seen incorporating running apparel into casual outfits. When put together, the analyses by the three companies reveal the recent trend for simple items that can also act as casual wear. At the same time, there is a tendency to value the functionality of such items, allowing you to stow away small articles, like your mobile or keys, in a compact way. So, let’s look at the recommended items of the three sportswear makers, which offer a variety of clothes fitted to the needs of the season!
New star running wear by MIZUNO, UNDER ARMOUR, and adidas for this autumn & winter
● More than just warm! Functional MIZUNO items worth having
Heat-retention is a must for any autumn/winter wear, but MIZUNO goes beyond that in this season and offers a variety of items that are convenient as well. They look stylish but at the same time have useful functions that are hard to imagine from their smart appearance.
Convertible jacket/belt bag! Run light in any weather!
Belt bag jacket
A heat-retentive jacket, which easily regulates body temperature even with sudden weather change during a run, is a must-have item for this season with fluctuating temperatures. If you get hot during a run, its built-in belt bag is a great help. Pack the jacket away into the pocket of the bag and fix it around your waist to run hands-free.
Sensitive to cold? Prevent evaporative cooling in autumn & winter with innerwear!
Dry Axel Innerwear
In autumn and winter, when your body temperatures differ drastically during a run and at rest, proper innerwear is crucial for your comfort. Dry Axel Innerwear is sweat-wicking, provides excellent moisture absorption and diminishes stickiness, thus no more of the cold season concerns, such as your belly getting cold due to sweat.
That’s the one we’ve been waiting for! More comfort while running with built-in stowage pants
Most of us keep our valuables in the belt bag on a run, but surely many would want to run lighter. These multi-pocket pants are a dream-come-true! Stow your mobile, keys and coins into the spacious pockets around the waist and hit the track hands-free!
● Admirable cold protection from UNDER ARMOUR: thin but warm!
UNDER ARMOUR has many fans even among professional athletes. This season, the brand released items with even better heat retention and breathability. Thanks to new fabrics developed by UA, we can now enjoy comfortable runs regardless of the change in weather conditions.
For those who are serious about running this autumn & winter! Performance-boosting new material
Threadborne Run Mesh T-shirt
This running wear features Threadborne technology, which incorporates new fabrics and materials developed at the thread level and providing comfort of wear and improved performance. It uses super-light and fast-drying thread with exceptional elasticity, so the clothes don’t stick to the skin even when you sweat, and give you the longed-for freedom of movement.
Thin to the eye, warm to the skin! Unbelievable temperature control function
ColdGear Reactor Run Funnel Neck
This is a next-generation thermal wear that adjusts its temperature depending on the weather and body heat. In periods of little activity, it increases heat retention and keeps you warm; once you get more active, it neutralizes the generated body heat and maintains a comfortable temperature. Also, as it wicks away excessive moisture, it doesn’t stick to the skin and lets you enjoy a comfortable run. A nice-have at the change of seasons as it is thin yet responds quickly to temperature change.
● Warm as well as motivating wear by adidas
“Greater Every Run” is the key theme of adidas for this season. The company focuses not only on the functions essential for strong and fast runs in a cold season, such as heat retention and odor resistance, but also on design, aware of the fact that the wall between sportswear and fashion is becoming lower and lower.
Mix of materials is trendy and stylish! Running wear that boosts motivation and your chances to win
(From left) Bonded short sleeve T-shirt, bonded shorts
With thin bonded fabric design in the front, the shirt looks perfectly trendy. Stretchable knit fabric is comfortable to wear, and the design exudes a warm feeling, just right for the autumn and winter. Another interesting feature is the flared hem which spreads out softly and gives the T-shirt a feminine touch as it sways while you run, making your running form even more beautiful. Match with bonded pants and enjoy a fashionable run!
No sweat odor even in cold season! Just the thing for a refreshing run
Ultra Primeknit Long Sleeve Shirt
This shirt features Primeknit, a highly-functional material which controls the temperature so you can enjoy a comfortable environment inside the garment at all times, and also prevents odor due to sweat, etc. You are sure to have comfortable runs even in autumn, when day and night temperatures differ considerably, without any concerns about sweat or unpleasant odor. A hood and thumbholes that help cover your palms promise ultimate protection from cold even in winter.
Your best ally for winter and night runs! A must-have item with exceptional heat retention
Climaheat Primeknit Jacket
Equipped with Climaheat, adidas’s unprecedented heat retention technology, this item gives you an absolute support even during winter runs. Padettes (interlining) attached all over the jacket increase heat retention to the maximum level during a run and provide unsurpassed body temperature control. Also it features reflectors to keep you safe on a night run and waterproof pockets that come in handy in case of a sudden rain or snow. These and other functions help you enjoy a run at any time.
Any running wear that caught your eye? Find your favorite outfit and have more fun running in autumn and winter!
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