Flashy colors, cool technology and lots of cushion highlight next year’s new line of shoes and gear.
We checked out 2014 women’s running apparel, footwear and accessories at the recent 2013 Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City and found an energetic blend of style, color and performance.
Saucony Ride 6 Viziglo, $120
Almost every brand is offering shoes with glow-in-the-dark and highly reflective features this fall and winter.
Sugoi RSR Race Top, $130; Sugoi RSR Race Tight, $130
Chilly weather won't slow you down in this race ready zip-T with a performance fit. Made with form-fitting Polartec Power Stretch the tights provide light wind protection and warmth without adding weight or bulk.
Pearl Izumi N-Zero, $105
This lightweight, low-to-the-ground running shoe (5.4 oz.) has cross-over appeal, with a stylish design and fat laces.
Pearl Izumi Flash singlet, $40; Pearl Izumi Flash short, $45
Look hot and stay cool in new technical pieces made with quick-drying fabrics. The racerback tank has strategically placed lace mesh for venting and the shorts feature a wide stay-put waist with a higher back for no-fret performance.
Patagonia Rover, $125
New for spring 2014, the Rover is a lightweight (7.3 oz. for size 7.0) and flexible shoe for mountain running with low-to-the-ground agility and a sticky rubber outsole for sure-footed mountain mobility.
New Balance Momentum Shorts, $48
Stylish and cute, these eye-popping shorts offer a playful color pop and a modest 4-inch inseam.
Inov-8 Tri-Extreme 245, $130
Part of Inov-8’s new line of triathlon-specific shoes, this shoe has a low-to-the-ground racing demeanor with a 6mm heel-toe drop, bungee-cord quick lacing, drain ports and an underfoot flex band to match a foot’s plantar fascia.
Oiselle Scantron Tank, $48; Oiselle Mac Roga Short, $44
Clean lines go modern with peekaboo cutouts in the loosely shaped Scranton tank, while the popular Roga short gets sassy with a 1 ¾-inch inseam.
Dynafit Trail Short-Sleeve Tee, $70; Dynafit React DST Skort, $80
Cooling fabrics with a relaxed fit are the cornerstone of Dynafit's new Trail apparel collection. The wide, comfort fit waistband and durable stretchy fabric lets women runners tackle the trails with confidence.
Eider Tao Running Shirt
Eider, long known for winter performance wear, is now making warm-weather running apparel with European flair and function. The shirt has a feminine blouse cut and the skirt has a durable mountain-tough exterior over a soft, cotton/poly boyshort.
Helly Hansen Feather Jacket, $90
Wind protection and feminine styling meet in this easy-to-stow ultra-light running jacket.
La Sportiva Ether Windbreaker Vest, $79
Made of DWR treated micro-rip-stop nylon, this vest is designed to keep your core warm on cool days, with chafe-free taped seams at the neck and arms.
Moving Comfort Switch It Up Capri, $68
Get two pants for the price of one — fun patterns with a serious, solid flipside — made possible by a reversible design, flat seams and a flattering fit waistband.
Nathan Zeal Vest, $125
Sized for a woman's frame, the Zeal is a powerhouse trail running pack with both a hydration bladder and an 18-oz. bottle flask, five storage pockets, Nathan's three-way propulsion harness and a shock cord mesh compartment for storage.
CW-X 3/4 Length Stabilyx Tights, $135
A patented support web provides targeted support for knees, IT bands, lower abs and lower back in a sexy print.
Brooks Pure Project Jacket, $135
Fashion and function merge in this piece aimed at running in the wind and drizzle, with 360-degree reflectivity, quick-drying fabrics and retro motorcycle styling.
ASICS GEL Noosa Tri 9, $140
The updated version of this shoe — one of the first to offer day-glo color pop — has several triathlon-specific features, a seamless interior and dual-density undercarriage geared for a smooth heel-toe transition.