THE JACKRABBIT ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR RUNNERS
THE BEST GIFTS FOR RUNNERS 2017
Nothing says, “I love you” more to a runner than a thoughtful gift, wrapped and presented with the knowledge that it that speaks their language as a runner and well as your partner/friend/bff.
Men (okay, and maybe women) might be the hardest to buy for, but for runner men and women there is an entire cornucopia of running related gifts that will raise your gift giving to a whole new level.
RUNNING GIFTS: LOOKING GOOD AS A PERFORMANCE BOOSTER
When you suit up in any pro gear be it a real suit or a running shoe, there’s a powerful effect on your composure. How do you think Meb felt when he suited up in his Team USA kit at the start of a race? What you wear has an impact on your mind and therefore your performance.
When you’re thinking of the best gifts for your running pals consider this question; what will support them to a new level in their running life?
RUNNING TRENDS FOR HOLIDAY 2017
Winter apparel is always a luxury gift for any runner. We have a tendency to just keep layering over the summer gear without a thought when you could cut down on layers if you only had the right gear.
Athletic leader Nike’s winter collection is styling hot this year with the Ice Flash Pack.
And cutting-edge outliers like Alo, Onze and Strut This offer a more edgy design for the millennial runner.
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GIFTS FOR THE BEGINNER, THE EXPERIENCED RUNNER, AND THE MODERN RUNNER
Short to Mid-distance Runners: For a relatively new runner, it might be a step up in the shoe ranks, something that would give them a little more edge to match their commitment to a new distance challenge moving up to a 10k or a 13.1.
Experienced Runners: For the seasoned runner, do some detective work on their favorite shoe style and brand and buy them a back-up pair. Runners go through shoes like Michael Phelps went through swim calories. There are never enough!
And shoes are not boring to a runner; don’t ever think that! Shoes are gold.
The Modern Runner: Who you are as a runner is reflected in the active lifestyle gear you choose. The biggest names in running have their best designers creating works of art for your most treasured assets; your feet.
Meet the new, modern runners for the best gift in town for the modern trending runner.
- – Adidas Ultraboost 3.0, the quintessential modern shoe that just keeps on delivering with the unique and forward color-ways. Even more so for 2017.
- – Made from recycled plastic bottles supporting awareness of ocean pollution, the Adidas Adizero Prime Parley is a perfect ‘giving-back’ gift.
- – The newest shoe on the block to launch in 2017, the Brooks Levitate
- – Reebok has the Floatride Run to add some bounce to your run
WHAT TO BUY, IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BUY RUNNING SHOES!
Don’t want to buy shoes? The ultimate runner’s gift has to be compression gear. Why? Because compression really works, and usually a splurge item for a runner.
If you want to support (pun intended) your athlete, check out the 2XU tights and knee-high socks.
And while we’re talking supporting your runner, check out the R8 Roller, an innovative new approach to recovery rolling and a perennial best-seller at JackRabbit. You can’t go wrong with a bit of recovery rolling during the holiday season!
SUPPORT YOUR RUNNER, LITERALLY
SUIT UP IN SUPERIOR RUNNING SOCKS
Let’s face it, we all have ‘those’ socks in our running drawer. Holidays are a time to up the game on running socks. The ultimate running sock gift for runners in 2017 has to be Stance.
Unique in design, unique in support and unique in performance, Stance running socks are one of a kind threads for your feet. Anatomically created for each left and right foot because, guess what? We aren’t born with two right feet.
If you want to take a stance with your running gifts this year, check them out; you won’t be disappointed.
GET TRACKING: RUNNING TECH GADGETS TO DELIGHT
Using running tech to measure your pace, distance, and heart race has become as much a part of running as hobbling down the stairs after your last marathon.
Keep your runner up to ‘speed’ with the latest wearables and trackers at the JackRabbit Running Tech Department. Stocked full of the latest wearables like the Garmin VivoActive 3, Garmin Fenix 5S and the ever popular Garmin ForeRunner 235, and a collection of FitBit and accessories.
JUMP ON THE TECH BANDWAGON AND RUN ON
JACKRABBIT GIFT GUARANTEE
We know running shoes are a personal gift for the feet of any runner. To help you to gift outside of the box this season, JackRabbit will happily accept a return and/or exchange of any gift up to 30 days from purchase if the shoes don’t work for your running recipient.
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