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When you start running more seriously, there are countless lists to read about which running gear is the best. We know because we’ve made several of them. Take our list of the best running shoes for wide feet, for example. Within all of these lists there are some constants, like the fact that New Balance dominates them all. We’re adding a new one to the pile: the must-have running accessories from New Balance.

With the prospect of a degree drop in sight, going for some proper runs is once again a nice idea. It’s an idea that can be made even nicer by making sure you have the right running accessories with you. Specializing in everything from waist bags to caps, headbands, and even insoles, New Balance is the final word in running gear accessories.

Below, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best running accessories for getting your new running campaign off on the right foot. Stay comfy, sweat-free, and super-stylish.

Scroll down to browse the best running accessories to try this year.

Lightweight Visor

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New BalanceLightweight Visor
$20
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Visors are the answer to all of your running hat problems. Gone are the days of sweaty head tops; the visor is essentially the droptop of the headwear world, and this super-lightweight iteration from New Balance is a convertible in full sports mode.

Running Accessory Belt

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New BalanceRunning Accessory Belt
$20
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In the grand scheme of must-have running accessories, the accessory belt ranks very highly. It's a belt and a bag combined into one ingenious object. Finished with reflective branding across the nylon build, it's ready to be carried through to fall and winter, too.

CFX Casual Pain-Relief Insole

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New BalanceCFX Casual Pain-Relief Insole
$65
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A central part of your running gear accessories, but one that's often forgotten or overlooked, is a solid pair of insoles. Running insoles can make even sub-par running trainers wearable. We're not recommending buying sub-par kicks, but we are recommending getting a pair of New Balance insoles.

M Flex 2.0 9 Sport Brief

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New BalanceM Flex 2.0 9 Sport Brief
$35
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Right now, the idea of wearing an extra layer when running seems like torture. And while it might feel unnatural to be sliding on a pair of skin-tight briefs before your running shorts, there's a method to the madness. These sweat-wicking shorts will, in the long run, keep you cooler and drier than before.

Cushioned Ankle Socks

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New BalanceCushioned Ankle Socks 6 Pack
$18
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Socks might feel insignificant, but they're one of the most essential parts of your running gear. With the wrong pair, you're cutting your personal-best times and distances by more than you'd think. Too many promising runs have been cut short by socks that allow rubbing and overheating. New Balance Ankle Socks are a tried-and-tested essential by runners the world over.

Performance Arm Sleeve

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New BalancePerformance Arm Sleeve
$20
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Sleeves aren't just for hoopers. We were introduced to performance sleeves last winter, and while we remained skeptical for a while, our opinions switched as soon as we put a pair on. Plus, we've continued to wear them through summer. Sweat-wicking and super-lightweight, they feel as though they're not there but keep you dry and comfortable as well as protecting you from direct sunlight.

Linear Running Hat

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New BalanceLinear NB Running Hat
$24
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We spoke about the problems with running caps earlier, but in typical fashion, New Balance has already counteracted our issues. The Linear Running Hat is one of the lightest options on the market and features perforated holes all the way around the crown.

Tieback Headband

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New BalanceTieback Headband
$15
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Long-haired runners, listen up. Your must-have running accessory is the tie-back headband. We're not going to lie, we were inspired by Nadal, and we're never looking back. The headband is a simple, highly functional addition to your running gear and this simple, pared-back iteration is the one for the job.

Running Pouch Pocket

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New BalanceRunning Phone Pouch
$19
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The eternal question of where to put your phone when you're running. Obviously, it'd be best to leave it at home, but most tracking software is now linked to your huge, heavy phone. Some shorts feature tight pockets to stop your phone from bouncing around, but without those, you're left with one major option: a pouch. This armband allows you to strap your annoyingly essential device to your arm, holding it safely and out of the way.

Running Waist Bag

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New BalanceRunning Waist Bag
$40
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If you're heading out for longer runs, the earlier belt bag might not provide enough room for all of your essentials. From first-aid kits to nutrition, a long run can require some serious cargo. For those journeys, this waist bag provides the perfect option.

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