The 11 best Nike apparel and accessories for running

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Let Nike help in upgrading your running essentials. (Photo by Fan Jianlei via Getty Images)

If you’re a person of low maintenance, chances are you enjoy running. Short of apparel and footwear, it requires zero additional equipment, can be done year-round and of course, has long-term benefits. When it comes to training, however, proper equipment can make or break your ability to complete a workout. Adequate shoes or an ill-fitting bra are both catalysts to an uncomfortable race.

Luckily, Nike has the tools to help you surge ahead of the competition and if interested, check off completing a marathon of the bucket list. The Swoosh continuously prove they’re the GOAT of athleticwear with an updated range of women’s merchandise tailored specifically to beginner and expert joggers. After looking through the entire site, we located 10 must-haves, from wearable tech to cold-weather essentials.

Scroll on to get started and browse even more options at Nike’s online shop

ZoomX Vaporfly Next% 2

ZoomX Vaporfly Next% 2

ZoomX Vaporfly Next% 2

If running is your primary source of exercise, you need the best of the best in footwear to help break a new PR. The ZoomX Vaporfly Next% 2 is perhaps Nike’s most innovative sneaker yet. It features a foam pod in the heel that promises comfortable cushioning while keeping it lightweight. A full-length carbon fiber plate feels smooth and responsive while also making each stride better than the last. 

$250 at Nike

Air Zoom Pegasus 38

Air Zoom Pegasus 38

Air Zoom Pegasus 38

Nike’s Pegasus collection is a top favorite among novice and seasoned joggers. A React foam makes it lightweight, springy and durable while a mesh upper feels breathable, plush and keeps your feet in place.

$120 at Nike

Dri-FIT Race Running Singlet

Dri-FIT Race Running Singlet

Dri-FIT Race Running Singlet

A lightweight running top is the secret to a great workout. This one in particular has mesh in key areas to keep you dry and of course, reflective Swoosh graphics for running after dark.

$30 at Nike

Dri-FIT Shape High-Support Bra

Dri-FIT Shape High-Support Bra

Dri-FIT Shape High-Support Bra

Made with the same material as the aforementioned shirt, this sports bra caters to women of all chest sizes and won’t deplete in quality over time.

$60 at Nike

Dri-FIT Element Running Crew

Dri-FIT Element Running Crew

Dri-FIT Element Running Crew

There’s a reason why this top is highly-rated. If you run with some sort of wearable tech, an all-new sleeve lets you easily check it and a pocket at the left side allows for storage of a small valuable.

$55 at Nike

One Luxe Mid-Rise Leggings

One Luxe Mid-Rise Leggings

One Luxe Mid-Rise Leggings

Leggings that don’t ride down while running is an absolute game changer. Nike says they feel like a second skin, and a non-sheer fabric passes the squat test to keep you comfortably covered.

$90 at Nike

Dri-FIT Run Division Packable Jacket

Dri-FIT Run Division Packable Jacket

Dri-FIT Run Division Packable Jacket

If it rains, take comfort in knowing you’ll be protected with this pullover. Water-repellent fabric ensures you won’t be drenched in water and when the sun eventually comes out, can be easily packed away into a small zippered pouch on the back.

$100 at Nike

Slim Waist Pack 2.0

Slim Waist Pack 2.0

Slim Waist Pack 2.0

If you must run with anything other than a phone and keys, store any gear in this waist pack. The Swoosh is reflective and there’s an expandable pocket that won’t look too bulky.

$20 at Nike

Spark Lightweight Running Socks

Spark Lightweight Running Socks

Spark Lightweight Running Socks

Shoes aren’t the only footwear necessary for a great run. Socks not only add an extra layer of comfort, but this particular set is so thin, it’s like you’re running barefoot.

$14 $18 at Nike

Apple Watch Nike Series 6

Apple Watch Nike Series 6

Apple Watch Nike Series 6

Okay, this is arguably a bit of a splurge, but obviously worth it if you’re training for a marathon, on a fitness journey, etc. Equipped with both GPS and cellular function, an updated sensor allows for accurate readings of blood oxygen and a new sleep app helps establish and maintain a bedtime routine.

$499 at Nike

Accelerate Running Gloves

Accelerate Running Gloves

Accelerate Running Gloves

Even when it’s cold, set off on an unforgettable jog thanks to these running gloves.

$20 at Nike

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Katheleen Knopf

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