That Was Then
When running-specific apparel first came on the scene in the 1970s, there wasn’t much to it. First of all, recreational running was in its infancy, so bulky cotton sweats and thin nylon windbreakers were basics. Fancy fabrics and materials offering moisture-wicking qualities, four-way stretch elasticity or reflective properties hadn’t yet been invented. Back then when you ran, the sweat absorbed into your clothes and often chafed your skin or made you cold. If you ran in the rain, the water would eventually soak through your jacket. If you ran in the dark, it was almost impossible for motorists to see you.
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