The Highsnobiety Fall Fit Toolkit is your manual for dressing well this season, from wellies to weather-ready running gear.
Although summer 2020 was, by and large, a summer of inaction, quarantine proved a catalyst for many people to pick up running. Of course, the idea of running in the sunshine is appealing, but in reality, fall’s lower temperatures are far kinder. What’s more, swapping out sun-bleached grass for browning trees and crunchy leaves is a good visual trade-off. Our verdict: fall is the ideal running season.
You will, however, need to update your gear if you want to continue your new hobby comfortably this season. Fall weather can be extremely unpredictable; we've all seen a day begin with blue skies and crisp air before descending into torrential rain and knock-you-over wind. In response, we've put together some good-weather selections alongside some hardier picks for less favorable conditions to incorporate into your existing running kit. As well as the functional elements of your new running wardrobe, you might want to alter your aesthetic to fit fall palettes, too.
With selections coming courtesy of run-ready labels like HOKA One One and Satisfy, our list has been built with both performance and style in mind.
Shop some of the best running gear for fall below.
Running in the Rain
HOKA One One Mafate Speed 2 Sneakers
HOKA One One's Mafate Speed 2 Sneakers are prepped for all terrains and all conditions, however slippy things get. The brand's signature chunky sole unit offers support and comfort as well as making this performance runner an eye-catching style statement.
New Balance Run Heat Grid Top
When you're first setting out on your run, it's a blessing to have a thermal top layer, but once you're into the swing of things you need breathability. New Balance's Run Heat Grid Top offers it all in one simple package.
Patagonia Houdini Air Slim-Fit Packable Jacket
It might be difficult to come to terms with, but it will rain again and it won't be long before it does. Patagonia's Houdini Air Slim-Fit Jacket packs down into a tiny pocket so that you can whip it out when the showers start.
Salomon Bonatti Packable Jacket
Salomon's Bonatti Jacket is a seriously futuristic option when it comes to lightweight rain jackets. It looks as though it could be standard exercise gear for a space mission, so we're definitely on board.
Pas Normal Studios Stowaway Performance Jacket
Pas Normal Studios is one of the luxe exercise labels that we can't get enough of right now. The label offers a stylish, contemporary edge to what has classically been a market all about technicalities. That's not to say Pas Normal Studios ignores technical aspects, though. This Performance Jacket looks amazing and is super lightweight and breathable, too.
Salomon XA-Pro Fusion Advanced Sneakers
Trail sneaker design has always been led by function. Luckily, though, recent seasons have seen the unashamedly utilitarian aesthetic become a coveted aspect of the modern wardrobe. This pair of Salomon sneakers works for exercise and leisure.
JACQUES Compression 01 Technical Shorts
Running in trousers is a horrible thought, but when the weather's not so good the prospect of running in shorts is also not very appealing. This pair of Compression Technical Shorts from JACQUES combines a thermal legging with shorts and the result is the perfect fit for those days when you're caught in the middle.
District Vision Koharu Sunglasses
This pair of running sunglasses features a reflective, shatterproof, one-piece lens for a full range of vision as well as a titanium core to offer extreme durability without any added weight.
On Cloud Waterproof Running Shoe
Cloud Waterproof Running Shoe
On continues to churn out covetable colorways of its original sneakers. The Cloud sneaker features the Swiss brand's signature sole unit which adds spring to every step you take.
Satisfy Coldblack-Panelled Justice Compression Cargo Shorts
Paris-based running brand Satisfy is bringing a much-needed dose of urban style to the world of running gear and this pair of compression shorts proves it. Brimming with functional aspects as well as boasting a sleek design with printed text graphics, they fit squarely into one of running's most fashionable collections.
Satisfy LSD Lightweight Running Cap
Satisfy's most recent collection takes inspiration from LSD, or 'Long Slow Distance.' Referring to the ego-killing, mind-freeing experience of long-distance running, this collection brims with psychedelic style and high-level function.
Making use of a breathable knitted upper, the ASICS GLIDERIDE is a super-lightweight option for running when the conditions are a bit fairer. Of course, covering distance in a pair of knitted sneakers while it's raining isn't going to end well but if the sun's out, your GLIDERIDEs should be too.
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