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    Updated on 15 Jul 2020. Posted on 15 Jul 2020

    23 Genius Products Every Runner Will Want To Throw Their Money At

    Cardio for life.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. These silicone heel protectors, which will soften shocks to your feet and prevent cracked heels.

    Amazon

    These one-size-fits-most heel protectors are made from medical grade silicone, cushioning and support your feet as you move. Wear under your socks and in your shoes for hidden relief from the pressure that walking, running and standing puts on feet and heels.

    Buy two pairs from Amazon Australia for $9.99.

    2. This Nike Swoosh Icon Clash sports bra, which solves the problem of squashed and misshapen cups — and conveniently provides a place for your cards or phone.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "My absolute pet peeve when pulling my sports bras out of the wash are their misshapen cups, which are always then a task to get back to their usual position. I LOVE that Nike have designed this bra to have one piece padding that can be easily pulled out and put back in. Plus, the opening at the top makes it convenient for storing your phone or cards on your daily run."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy it from Nike for $45.

    3. These gel arch wraps, which conforms to your foot's shape, providing comfort and support as you run.

    Amazon

    Fastened with a non-slip, velcro closure, this wrap is designed to provide day-long comfort, even withstanding the intense pressure given during runs. Shock-absorbing gel pads support arches and users report it's easily washed with just warm water and soap.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.95

    4. These LED slap bracelets, which when wrapped around your wrists or forearms, will make running at night a lot safer.

    Amazon

    If you've ever been to a music festival, you already know how these work. Battery operated, you simply slap on these durable bracelets for instant visibility in the dark. Fitted with three different light modes, you can choose from either fast flashing, slow flashing or a steady "on" light.

    Buy a set of two from Amazon Australia for $13.99 (available in seven colours).

    5. These maternity tights, because if your doctor gives the green light, having a baby on-board doesn't have to mean the end of your daily runs.

    Cotton On

    Made with an extended waistband to accomodate and support growing bumps, these darling periwinkle blue tights will allow you to continue with your exercise regime, months into pregnancy.

    Buy it from Cotton On for $39.99.

    Shop the rest of Cotton On's maternity activewear here.

    6. This motivational water bottle, which will remind you to hydrate — not just on your run — but throughout the day as well.

    Amazon

    Dehydration is the enemy of energy and concentration, so level-up your workout with all the water. This litre bottle is marked with times, so when you glance at your bottle and realise it's past the hour, you know it's time to take another swig. It helpfully lets you know just what a certain amount of liquid is doing for you, including, "3 p.m. — Reduce Fatigue" and "5 p.m. — Hydrate Skin".

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $28.99 (available in three colours).

    7. The original FlipBelt — designed to hold all essentials, so you needn't run with your keys or phone in hand.

    Amazon

    This handy accessory has over 5,200 five-star ratings on Amazon and it's of little surprise. With multi-access pocket openings and no buckles to cause discomfort, you won't ever want to run without it. Choose one of the many reflective colours for added visibility at night.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $40.08+ (available in sizes XS-XL and nine colours).

    8. This ribbed, long-sleeved, crop top, which will not only move with your body as you run, but looks amazing.

    Nike

    Promising review: "As a lover of all things cropped over high-waisted tights, this sleek, ribbed, elastane top can double as a running top and jumper. Plus, in such a bold hot pink, I won't have to worry about being visible on the road while running at night."

    Natalia Krslovic

    Buy it from Nike for $60 (available in sizes 4-26 in two colours).

    9. These armpit pads, which will keep your sweat from staining your shirts after a run.

    Amazon

    Apply these self-adhesive underarm pads directly to your skin for some easy, all-natural, soaking up of sweat. Go forth and go hard on your workouts!

    Buy a pack of 30 from Amazon Australia for $24.90.

    10. These darling, mint-toned, camo tights, because for some unknown reason, it's nearly impossible to find anything other than black tights above a size 14.

    Cotton On

    Cut from a mostly-recycled performance fabric — designed to fit close to your body and move as your body does — these 7/8 length tights feature a supportive, high-waisted design and is cute enough to wear to your local cafe after your morning run.

    Buy it from Cotton On for $19.98.

    Shop the rest of Cotton On's Curve activewear here.

    11. This foam roller to stretch muscles and improve flexibility after every run.

    Amazon

    Use it to massage your upper back, lower back, hamstrings — all the things! Plus, this one comes with a free carry bag for easy transport.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $31.99+.

    12. These high-waisted workout leggings, which will solve the problem of where to put your phone when hitting the pavement.

    Julia Willing / BuzzFeed

    These tights are made of ultra-fine fibres that mimic the softness and durability of silk — so whether you're working out or sitting on the couch all day, your tush will remain comfy. The fabric is also super stretchy, so you'll be able to move in any direction you please without feeling any discomfort. Plus, it features a side pocket for your phone — so, you'll no longer need to stick it in your bra and let it get all sweaty.

    Promising review: "Every time I saw an ad for these tights I thought; 'Damn, her bum looks great in those'. And evidently that's my only requirement of activewear, because I finally caved and bought a pair in dark green. Let me tell you, these are seriously worth the hype. They're so comfy, they feel like silk on and — I can confirm — they DO make butts look great. I've done some high-intensity training in them already and they don't ride up, fall down, or cause a wedgie mid-lunge. They're ridiculously cheap too, so I'm going to load up on different colours. Treat yo' butt."

    Julia Willing

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $13.98+ (available in 30 colours).

    13. These Sound PEATS wireless earbuds, so you can blast your music without cords interfering with your form.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    With just a touch of a single earbud, you have access to excellent sound quality to take calls and listen to music for around four hours per charge. Plus, it has over 1,100 five-star reviews on Amazon!

    Promising review: "I've been dragging my heels to make the move to wireless earbuds — I thought for sure I'd lose one and that having to charge them would be a massive inconvenience. My husband bought these as a gift and now I love the convenience of not having to hold my phone when out and about, should I want to listen to my music. Their holder has magnetic properties, so when charging or just being stored, you don't have to worry about the earbuds falling out and getting lost."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $44.99.

    14. This anti-chafe cream, which uses tea tree oil to protect skin from blisters and rashes caused by friction.

    Amazon

    There's nothing like going hard on a run and having to stop halfway because your thighs are burning (and not in a good way). This non-sticky, non-greasy cream feels silky and smooth on skin and is extra durable — no worrying about reapplication once you get started going again.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $24.95.

    15. This Berlei sports bra, which promises to support larger-sized cups, no matter how gruelling the run.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Most of the sports bras that live in my wardrobe are longer crop-top styles because jiu jitsu has me bending and contorting my body. However, since my training now consists of building up to 10km fun runs, I've been in need of something more heavy duty in the breast department.

    This high-impact bra has worked wonders for me, as not only does it significantly reduce bounce, but its adjustable design means that I get to cross it on my back — making me feel extra strapped in and ready to hit the pavement."

    Natalia Krslovic

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.90+ (available in sizes 10C-30F and in two colours).

    16. This dry shampoo, for whenever there simply isn't time for a shower after your run.

    @batisteau / Via instagram.com

    Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we just can't fit a hair wash in with our shower after running. For those moments when you simply must leave out a shampoo (or otherwise risk being late) this dry shampoo is a life saver. Simply spray onto roots, brush away excess and your hair will look and feel clean and full of body again.

    Buy it from RY for $10.50.

    17. These anti-chafing sweat control bra liners, which will help keep the boob sweat under control.

    Amazon

    This bra liner is not only made from moisture management fibre, but it also just generally makes wearing a bra more pleasant because it adds a little extra padding between you and your underwire. It’s alright to use with sensitive skin and is super lightweight, so you’ll forget you even have it on.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $27.99+.

    18. This sweat headband, which will keep your hair and sweat out of your eyes so you can focus on your form.

    Amazon

    This moisture-wicking headband keeps hair and sweat out of eyes during even the most strenuous of activities. Cut from hues of grey, it will fit perfectly into any atheleisure get-up with ease.

    Buy a pack of four from Amazon Australia for $14.98.

    19. This microfibre towel, which is designed to cool your body down in an instant.

    Amazon

    Eco-friendly and anti-bacterial, this wonder of a towel creates a cooling sensation simply by being run under water. Wring excess water out, then use as a bandana, neck wrap or towel.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $6.74.

    20. This resistance tube, which can be used to stretch away any oncoming cramps post-run.

    Evelyn Bevans / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "This is your entire gym for under $20. With lockdown and no gyms available, the idea of spending hundreds of dollars on gym equipment that would take up my entire living room — and cost as much as the membership money I am saving for the 3 + months of iso — was not ideal.

    This bad boy filled a gap I never thought was possible with one item. Attach it to your door, a tree, your bench or just use your body — this is the epic strength and cardio workout that is as adaptable as anything."

    —Evelyn Bevans

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $20.58.

    21. These calf compression sleeves, which will help boost blood circulation in your legs, cutting down on recovery time.

    Amazon

    Ideal for wearing during any physical activity, these calf compression sleeves will assist you in warming up safely and recovering quickly. Mitigate shin splints, prevent calf cramps and in the case of contact sports, minimise scratches from knocks.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.97+.

    22. This Fitbit Versa, which can go four entire days without a charge.

    @fitbit / @piggyrichelle / Via instagram.com

    This is the lightest Fitbit yet — plus, it's water resistant (can use in the pool!), accommodates wallet-free payments, GPS, sleep and period tracking, call and calendar alerts and all the fitness tracking for which the brand first became famous.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $248 (available in four colours).

    23. And finally, this foot powder that will eliminate the odour emanating from your feet after a run.

    Amazon

    This 100% naturally-derived powder uses minerals and oils to eliminate sweat and stink, preventing fungus and bacteria from growing. Simply sprinkle this New Zealand-made powder into your shoes after your post-workout shower.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $15.

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