If you've started lifting like a pro (via our 2017 Men's Fitness Lifter's Guide), it's time you take your gym gear to the next level, too.

As you probably already know, performing well in the gym is no guarantee—and crappy, secondhand gear doesn't help. And while plenty of guys are content to dress in shredded old lawn-mowing shirts and beat-up sneakers, there's plenty to be said for feeling good and looking good because you've got the best apparel for your workout.

The Men's Fitness crew has tested out the latest and greatest in this summer's workout apparel, and we've narrowed down all those cross-trainers, running shorts, and high-tech socks (yes, really) to our 20 favorite pieces of gear.

Here are our picks for the best workout clothes, shoes, and gear of summer 2017.