*This is an updated post from February 2020.
Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week’s topic – where do you purchase running gear? Feel free to write about this topic or any running related topic! Today I’m sharing my favorite places to purchase running gear.
Online Resale Websites
I know that that people either love or hate the resale websites but I’ve always been able to find some great deals on there. I only purchase items that are new with tags. On eBay I’ve purchased Brooks sports bras and a few workout shirts. I found a really awesome pair of brand new Nike running tights on Poshmark last year (at a super discount too). I’ve noticed that I find the best sales during the off season. For example, next month would be a good time to search listing for Winter running gear since we’re going into Spring. I’ve also heard good things about the ThredUp website but haven’t shopped on there yet.
I really like the Running Warehouse website because they have everything from nutrition items to running sneakers. When I was looking for a pair of Brooks sneakers, they were sold out in my size on the Brooks website but I was able to go to Running Warehouse and not only find the sneakers in my size, but for a little bit cheaper as well! They also offer free 2-day shipping and they have a great return policy. I’ve had to contact their customer service department twice and both times they were super friendly and accommodating.
Of course Amazon had to be included in this list! I’ve actually found that Amazon is a great resource if you’re looking for “out of date” items. What I mean by that is any items from last season or the previous version of sneakers. I also love to shop Amazon to purchase any items for themed races because I can always find affordable items and because I’m an Amazon Prime member, I can get the items in 1-2 days.
TJ Maxx or Marshalls
I haven’t been to TJ Maxx or Marshalls since March (I miss it!) but both stores offer great workout gear, especially if you’re looking for name brand items like Nike, Puma, Adidas, etc. Also I don’t have a Ross – Dress for Less store nearby but I’ve heard from friends in other states that it’s a great place to find workout clothes at a discount.
Last, but certainly not least, Old Navy! I would estimate that around 80-90% of my workout gear comes from Old Navy. Not only is it affordable (especially when they have numerous 50% off sales throughout the year), but their athletic gear is cute and durable. They sell compression shorts, capri length and leggings in tons of different colors which is perfect because I wear all of those for running, OTF workouts, yoga, etc.
Where do you purchase running gear?
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Topic for next week – How do you fit your workout in on a busy day? Feel free to write about this or any running related topic.