2023 Runners’ Gift Guide
We love us some local specialty running stores. Here in Charlotte, we’ve got some great ones. So, where else would we want to spend our money and time during the holiday shopping season, right? Naturally, they’ve got some great ideas to make holiday gift giving easy, fun, and runner-friendly. Check out the Run Charlotte 2023 Runners’ Gift Guide below!
Charlotte Running Company https://www.charlotterunning.com
MSRP: Starting at $25
“Goodr Glasses are a nice affordable and fun product for all runners and walkers. They are polarized and have many different styles and colors so you can be as creative as you want.” In 2015, goodr was created to solve a problem: running sunglasses were expensive, ugly, and over-engineered. To solve this, goodr set out to design a pair of running sunglasses that were affordable, stylish, and all performance.
BOCO CRC Hats & Visors
MSRP: Starting at $25
“Run The CLT in style with some CRC BOCO branded hats. They are affordable, durable and help keep the moisture off of your face.” BOCO invented the Technical Trucker® cap almost a decade ago, and continuea to innovate stylish, technical gear for pros and recreational athletes alike.
Charlotte Running Company Sky Apparel
MSRP: Starting at $35
“Our CRC branded Sky apparel is top notch quality and competes with other known brands such as Rabbit, Vuori, and Lululemon at a more affordable price. You can have high quality products while representing your favorite locally owned store!”
Chicken Legs Shorts
“Looking for some creative and fun running shorts? Chicken Legs are high quality at a great price! Several length options and many designs.” In 2022, the company moved its HQ to Cary, NC. Their mission: to create fun, comfortable, and affordable apparel for distance runners.
Fleet Feet https://www.fleetfeet.com/s/charlotte
KARHU Ikoni 2.5
“Be ready to roll through each and every run with the KARHU Ikoni 2.5. Whether you are running on the road or treadmill, the Ikoni 2.5 will keep you moving forward towards your goals. There is a propulsion unit and stable Fulcrum that acts like a lever to move you forward, giving you a nice rolling sensation. It has an accommodating shape and lightweight design, thanks in part to being shaped by millions of fitid® scans from Fleet Feet.”
KARHU Mestari Run
“Cushion and comfort combine to make the running shoe of your dreams in the KARHU Mestari Run. Whether you are going for your long run or standing all day, the maximum cushioned Mestari Run gives you the perfect balance of cushion, softness and energy return. This shoe features extra stack height, more toe spring, and a boosted formula of Karhu’s AeroFoam cushioning to provide the perfect blend of softness, support, and energy return while maintaining their signature rolling effect.”
Rabbit Running Apparel.
“Rabbit Running has quickly become well known as the company with “The softest threads ever!”. If you ask us, soft = comfy, and Rabbits EZ collection of clothing is some of the best quality stuff you can get. They offer Some of the best quality joggers, hoodies, long sleeved shirts, and quarter zips on the market. Be sure to come into any Fleet Feet Charlotte location to experience the comfort Rabbit Running has to offer!”
MSRP: Starting at $60
“OOFOS Recovery Footwear gives you unbeatable support using its signature footbed shape! They are great to slip on after a big race, training runs, long walks, long days at work, and even around the house if your feet are experiencing fatigue or pain. Made with proprietary OOfoam™ technology, OOFOS absorbs 37% more impact than traditional foam footwear materials for the perfect blend of cushion and stability!”
Run For Your Life https://runforyourlife.com
Brooks Run Vis Insulated Vest
“We love it because not only is it warm, it is reflective, keeping you both cozy and safe as you run throughout the winter.” Get coverage and comfort for cool, dark runs with the Brooks Run Vis Insulated vest. This one features visibility in the dark, thanks to fluorescence, high contrast, and 3M™ Scotchlite™ elements. Carbon Black Stretch reflectivity in critical motion zones help drivers recognize you as a runner. Warm and weather-resistant, the perfect training partner for this time of year.
Run Fit Couch to 5k training program
“We love being active and getting others active! Gift the runner in your life a 5k training program to kick off their goals for the new year.” If you’re looking for results, motivation, and a great troup to run with, you’ll find it all with the Run Fit Program from Run For Your Life. The new year is the perfect time to commit to a training program, and to yourself. These 6-week programs are designed to get runners or walkers to the 5k finish line.
The OG recovery and lifestyle shoe, find Birkenstocks now at Run For Your Life. Throughout more than two centuries of shoemaking, BIRKENSTOCK has always championed the health of the human foot, with shoes that enable everybody to walk in a way that is as close as possible to how nature intended us to. The combination of cork and latex, with the contoured footbed, is specifically designed to evenly distribute your body weight throughout your entire foot.
Brooks Heritage Pom Beanie
“Keep your head warm and fashionable with Brooks’ pom beanies in multiple prints.” Snag one of Brooks’ best beanies for the season. Classic style meets run-ready comfort in this pom-topped, perfectly warm hat. Best for Cold weather warming up or cooling down, or just looking great around town. Warm and cozy with retro style, one size fits most.
Need more ideas? Pop into any of these great local running shops to talk running, training – and of course – getting a great gift for that runner on your list. Even if that runner happens to be you!
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