MATERIAL AND CUT ARE DECISIVE FOR RUNNING CLOTHES
Running has long been one of the most popular sports. More and more ambitious runners want to pursue the sport as professionally as possible, whether they are in the city or out in nature. Gone are the days when runners at most paid attention to what "trainers" they were wearing. Because nowadays we know what a difference the right material and the right cut of running clothes can make.
RUNNING CLOTHES: WHAT DO YOU NEED?
So that nothing scratches or sticks during your run, you will find selected running equipment from top brands in the Keller Sports running shop. We offer the right clothing that is tailored exactly to the needs of runners, regardless of whether you are a hobby or professional runner.
Running shirts: A running shirt should fit as closely as possible to the body so that moisture can be absorbed by the fabric and wicked to the outside. Mesh inserts provide improved breathability, windproof membranes on the front protect against wind.
Running jackets: When it's really cold or rainy outside, a functional jacket offers optimal protection that is wind- and water-resistant. Reflectors help to be seen in the dark.
Running waistcoats: They keep the middle of the body warm without restricting arm movement. Combined with long-sleeved shirts, they can also be used in low temperatures.
Running hoodies: These warm jumpers are made of soft material that lies comfortably on your skin and protects you from the cold.
Sports bra for running: Provides sufficient stability and prevents chest pain during movement-intensive sports like running.
Running tights: Whether tights, shorts or three-quarter tights: running tights are breathable, quick-drying, often windproof and water-repellent and keep you nice and warm on cold days with a lining.
Running socks: Special socks for running protect against friction, offer impact protection and of course also keep your feet fresh with breathable materials.
Running accessories: Waistpacks, arm pockets or extremely light running backpacks help you to stow away your smartphone, keys and co.
WHY IS SPECIAL RUNNING CLOTHING WORTHWHILE?
The best possible equipment for any sport is that which is specially designed for the respective requirements of the sport. It therefore fulfils a specific function: hence the term functional clothing. Whereas in the past you would first sweat and then freeze when jogging in simple, quickly soaked cotton T-shirts, today there are quick-drying and breathable high-tech running textiles.
Functionality: Running textiles must quickly wick sweat away from the body so that you don't freeze in your wet clothes. This purpose is fulfilled by the synthetic fibres (polypropylene, polyester, polyacrylic) of today's functional running clothes, which transport sweat away from the skin and keep it dry and warm.
Support for the body: Running clothes with compression also increase blood circulation in important areas such as calves and legs. The tight cut of running tights also prevents you from getting tangled up while running.
FIND THE RIGHT CLOTHING FOR EVERY SEASON IN THE KELLER SPORTS SHOP
Every year, autumn, winter and spring bring uncomfortable days and difficult weather conditions. Every day holds a different challenge for runners who want to exercise outdoors. Here are our tips on how to get through the different seasons:
Running clothes for winter
The most common mistake you can make on a winter run: Dressing too warm after an anxious look at the thermometer. For the right running outfit, you should always add 10 degrees to the current temperature, because your body becomes its own heat engine during the run.
Running clothes for summer
Good running clothes for summer are light-weight and do not get soaked with liquid. They are light and dry again quickly after a sweaty workout. A cap also helps against UV radiation and high temperatures.
Running clothes for spring/autumn
The transitional seasons call for flexibility in running clothes. On mild days, a pair of shorts and a longsleeve are sufficient; the next day, winter tights and a thicker running jacket may be required. The rain jacket should always be within reach at this time of year anyway.
HOW SHOULD RUNNING CLOTHES FIT?
What is it that runners say? Good running clothes are so comfortable that you don't even feel them. It doesn't bother you, nor does it chafe, pinch or pinch. When buying new running clothes, always bear in mind that functional clothing can only fulfil its function properly if it fits correctly. For example, if the winter shirt is loose against the skin, the air underneath cannot be warmed up ? and the functional chain is interrupted.
HOW DO YOU CARE FOR RUNNING CLOTHES PROPERLY?
In the past, there were no high-tech materials that required special care. The cotton T-shirt was simply washed with the coloureds. But today things are different. Modern running clothes are made of Lycra, Gore-Tex or Sympatex. Innovative microfibres, in other words, that fulfil various functions.
Washing: In order to maintain their functionality, running clothes should only be washed on the gentle cycle at 30 °C. Do not use fabric softener or detergent. Softeners and tumble dryers should be avoided. A simple trick helps against odours: put the completely dried functional underwear in a plastic bag in the freezer for about 48 hours, then all odour-causing bacteria should be killed.
RUNNING CLOTHES IN THE KELLER SPORTS ONLINE SHOP
At Keller Sports you'll find a huge selection of high-quality running clothes for men and women from top brands like Nike, adidas, ASICS, ON, Under Armour and more. Many of the premium products have been personally tested by our Keller Sports pros in training or at running events. Do you still have questions about running clothes? In the Keller Sports running shop you can get our friendly advice at any time via live chat, phone or email.
With the help of the search filters in our online shop, you can also easily browse our running clothing range according to your personal requirements. By the way, you can find many top products at attractive prices in our running clothes sale.