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Road Essentials

No matter where you run, these next-gen accessories are sure to improve your stride

Personalized Shoes: Somnio
This line of three unique running shoes can be customized to your exact foot shape. With more than 150 different configurations, they'll provide the exact level of cushioning and support you need. $110-$130 (somniorunning.com)


Stay-Right Socks: SmartWool's PhD Ultra Light
With elasticized nylon bands on the ankle, arch, instep, and heel you get a snug, sag-free fit on every run. Stronger knitting in the heel and toes enhances durability and prevents holes. $12 (smartwool.com)


The Ultimate Watch: Polar's RS300X G1
Essentially a wrist-mounted fitness computer, this timepiece does it all. Track your speed and location with the onboard GPS and monitor your heart rate—you can even count and store calories burned per workout. $230 (polarusa.com)


High-Tech Hydration: The North Face E Race
Water sloshing around in a half-full hydration pack is annoying—and it can toss you off your pace. The E Race solves the problem with a system of laces that compresses the 1.5-liter reservoir as it empties. No more sloshing. $99 (thenorthface.com)


A SuperCool Tee: Mountain Hardwear's Threshold Zip T
Perforated microfiber on the jersey's armpits, sides, and hot zones on the front and back let air in and perspiration out, eliminating stickiness so you can stay cool on even the hottest day. $60 (mountainhardwear.com)


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