Typically, trailblazers are defined as people who take the unbeaten path, which is (more or less) what the average trail runner tends to do, too. Metropolitan cities and serene suburbs have left many of us to think that running is a sport solely intended for busy sidewalks or empty roads, but trail running (and its heightened popularity) reminds us that a venture through nature is one of the best ways to get some exercise. With this innate passion for the outdoors in mind, we’ve decided to give trail runners center stage with an ensemble of gear dedicated to the sport.
adidas TERREX Agravic Flow 2 Trail Running Shoe
adidas’ TERREX sublabel has ultimately grown into one of the more popular outdoor brands in the game, and this pair of trail running shoes is a great example of why the brand has been so successful. The Agravic Flow 2 boasts a sturdy pro moderator foil that wraps your foot to provide maximized stability across any terrain. Additionally, the shoe sits on an EVA foam midsole and lugged Continental rubber outsole for a lightweight feel and the perfect amount of traction on rough terrain. All in all, there aren’t many better shoes to pick up if you consider yourself a trailblazer.
adidas Running Belt
If you’re looking to reduce the bulk on your next trek, this sustainably-made running belt is ideal to keep your gear safe and near. While its streamlined design may be deceiving, it offers enough space to hold your phone, keys, and even a pair of earbuds. It’s rounded out with a zip closure and adjustable belt to help you find the perfect fit.
adidas Designed 4 Running Shorts
The Three Stripes’ sustainably-made running shorts are an excellent choice for zooming down the trails thanks to the brand’s proprietary AEROREADY tech, paving the way for remarkable moisture-wicking capabilities. For added functionality, the shorts feature reflective details for enhanced visibility in case you’re hitting the trails after dark.
adidas Terrex Trail Running Printed Wind Jacket
Mother nature is unpredictable, which is why you’ll need a trusty jacket to battle the trails with you. This weatherized piece from adidas’ TERREX sublabel boasts the brand’s WIND.RDY tech and a durable water-repellent finish that is sure to serve you right in light rain or snow. Lastly, you can stow it away when things start to heat up, as it packs up directly into its own pocket.
The adidas Archive
Taschen’s sprawling library of art-filled coffee table books is consistently impressive, and this selection of classic adidas silhouettes is bound to delight any sneakerhead. It boasts over 600 pages and takes readers through the athletic brand’s expansive history, taking fans of the label from the Superstar to the UltraBoost and everything in between.
District Vision x Tracksmith Kazu Tourer Sunglasses
District Vision is adept at crafting all sorts of running gear, but its catalog of sunglasses is undoubtedly the brand’s driving force. The newly-designed Kazu Tourer silhouette comes courtesy of a joint effort with Tracksmith, an equally prominent boutique running label that had a hand in designing these sturdy, water-and-oil resistant alpine-styled shades.
Beats PowerBeats Pro Earbuds
Going out for a run without some added motivation can get pretty lackluster. That said, there’s no better way to get that much-needed boost than with a touch of booming bass. Apple-owned audio manufacturer Beats has been a major player in the game since it first hit the scene in 2006, and its athlete-tailored compatability has served as one of the major reasons why. These sweat-resistant earbuds’ earhooks are sure to come in handy when you’re blazing those trails, and the same can be said about their mighty 9 hours of listening time.
Apple Watch Series 7
The Apple Watch is practically the most well-known smartwatch in the world, and for good reason. The tech giant’s user-friendly operating system allows you to keep track of vital health stats with ease, including anything from blood oxygen levels to sleep patterns. However, as you may have figured, the Series 7 also doubles as a pedometer that seamlessly connects to your Health App across all devices, so you can keep track of your daily steps no matter how far you run.