7 Must-Haves For Runners

Hot Running Gear

We are geeking out over the latest running products from Village Runner!  We checked in with our Gear Guru, Darren Griffith, from the store to see what some of the most popular items are right now. While you head over to the Manhattan Beach location to sign up for the #mb10k, have a look at these featured items.


Hoka One One: continues to garner the lion's share of attention. Minimal geometry, maximal cushion. Great for folks with injuries or for those who want to avoid them (thanks Hoka!). These shoes allow your feet to move naturally with maximum comfort. They’re surprisingly light, which gives the sensation that you're running slightly above the ground. We love their motto, “Why run when you can fly?”


Brooks Shoes: Tried and true, straight forward traditional shoes. The new Launch 3 is a sweet ride and a fantastic neutral running shoe.  Brooks is currently the best selling specialty running shoe company in the country (maybe even the world?!) The DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to your size and speed for amazing energy return, the midfoot is shaped for fast heel-to-toe transitions, and added rubber in the forefoot gives you extra-springy push-off. Plus, the ultra light upper maximizes ventilation to keep your feet cool and dry. Get ready to blast off!

Addaday: Where does it hurt? Addaday makes great products for massage and myofascial release. Addaday's scientifically-designed self-massage sticks, foam rollers, bodywork balls, and flexible massage devices, all incorporate varied surface textures, and shapes designed to release muscle and tendon adhesions. They only sell through specialty running stores, like us!

Garmin: Still the best wearable GPS on the market. Find the one that best suits your needs: tracking your heart rate, mileage, calorie tracking, the possibilities are virtually endless. Most are now customizable through the Connect IQ Store to add apps, widgets and watch faces.

Nuun: Hydration done right. Easy to drink mildly flavored electrolyte supplement. Some flavors enhanced with caffeine goodness!  Stay hydrated my friends.

Oofos: Fun to say, better to wear. Recovery sandals you'll want to live in. Yes, please!


GU Stroopwafel: Runners need fuel. GU's new Stroopwafel is a way tasty way to get it! Created for daily use before and during training and competition, the GU Energy Stroopwafel delivers all the nutrients needed to power your performance: quality carbohydrates, essential amino acids, and electrolytes. The Stroopwafel is made with a layer of delicious syrup between two thin wafers, and it’s individually packaged to make it portable and easy to take on a ride or run.

Early Registration For The MB10K

Pricing now - September 19th:

  • Register online at mb10k.com

  • $30 Youth (under 15 years old)

  • $35 Adults

Please Note!

Registration in-store at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach is now open & closes September 30th. Online registration at mb10k.com will close on September 26th. There will be NO race day registration!

  • Address: 1840 N Sepulveda Blvd.,  Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
  • Hours: 10-7 Monday through Saturday, 11-6 Sunday

Image Credits: Hoka One One, Brooks, Addaday, Garmin, Nuun, Oofos, GU Energy



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