The last few years I've become what some would call a serious runner. Frequent disciplined practice, goal setting, competitive racing and an obsession with performance are some of the tell-tale signs that this subculture of runners is a place I belong. I've also learned what brands runners really love. Many of which I had no idea existed until running became a passion.
So here's my take on the best brands for runners by category. Please feel free to comment.
I know this will vary by individual runners but generally what I have experienced and heard from reliable sources is that the following brands are superior.
• New Balance
• Under Armour
• Garmin GPS watches
• Nike+ gear
Fuel & Hydration:
• Gatorade G2
• Cliff shots or Gu
• Cliff Protein bars
• Runners World
• Running Times
• Local running stores like Second Sole, Vertical Runner or Fleet Feet
• Other runners and running groups like Road Runners