Runner’s guide: The best equipment for road and trail

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We show you the newest and hottest equipment to make you feel more comfortable while running - whether on the trail or on the road: Part 2

Runner’s guide: Get Rugged on the trail

Scott Kinabalu RC Shoe

There are shoes you can run in, and shoes made for running.

These are definitely the latter – with an AeroFoam midsole that’s up to 25 per cent lighter and comfier than the EVA foam used in many other running shoes, insoles specifically built for male and female forefoot and heel sizes, and a rocker-shaped tread that reduces strain, increases mid-stance stability and delivers a faster, more efficient stride.

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SkullCandy XTFRee headphones

These Bluetooth earphones deliver a custom fit straight out of the box, thanks to three types of technology including a comfortable rear fin that locks snugly around any ear shape, hook-shaped earbuds that won’t fall out, and sticky gel sleeves that hold them in place up to 30 per cent more securely than other buds – all ensuring you don’t lose your music or motivation on the move.

Still not enough? More for the trail:

Runner’s guide: Get slick on the road

Nike Free RN Distance shoe

This iteration (250g) of Nike Free still lets feet flex and move naturally – feeling sock-like with the single-layer, engineered-knit upper securing around feet via lightweight Flywire cables – but works for more people, and more miles.

It also has a tad more structure to it – the sipes cut into the light and responsive Lunarlon cushioning aren’t as deep as on other Frees, which means these flex a little less while still feeling… you guessed it: free.

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TomTom runner 2 GPS Watch

The only thing this sports watch doesn’t do is power your legs. Measuring speed, pace, distance and calories burned, it tracks your heart rate and delivers the stats on the go.

With modes for running, cycling, swimming and the gym, you can dial it up from easy through fat burn to sprint. And to ease the pain, it can hold 500 songs and comes preloaded with a Ministry Of Sound workout track.

Still not enough? More for the road:

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