Fitness Gear to Boost Your Summer Workout

Uncomfortable athletic wear can be a real buzz kill—but this apparel actually makes working out hard easier!


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Innovative Apparel

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These six innovative pieces eliminate funk, friction, fatigue and more courtesy of high-tech designs and fabrics you’ll love.


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Cold Play

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The extremely lightweight 2XU GHST Singlet (2xu.com, $60) is stitched with xylitol, which creates an all-over cooling sensation when temperatures (and you!) heat up.


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Fancy Pants

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Made with recycled polyester, Athleta’s Maze Be Free Knicker (athleta.com, $64) wicks moisture and leaves you smelling fresh post-gym thanks to anti-odor salts infused into the fabric that last wash after wash.


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Sole Mate

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Asics GEL-Nimbus 17 sneakers (asics.com, $150) have a seamless mesh construction for a comfortably snug fit that stretches with every step to curb rubbing. The antimicrobial sockliner also stops stink by diminishing wetness and germs.


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Trail Blazer

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With its UV protection and no-snag nylon, the New Balance Ultra Half Zip (newbalance.com, $85) saves you from sunburn and keeps you from getting caught on branches.


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Sore Winner

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Compression garments—like the sun-blocking and silky smooth Vimmia Printed Cosmos Short (carbon38.com, $66)—are designed to increase blood flow to your muscles, reducing post-exercise soreness.


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Custom Stride

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Featuring ultra-cozy memory foam, Ryka Approach Training Shoes (ryka.com, $65) mold to the natural shape of your feet, cushioning them in all the right places. The rubber bottom also provides durability and perfectly placed arch support.