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The Importance of wearing the proper running clothes

Although running under the sun may appear uncomplicated, both seasoned runners and novices understand the importance of having the gear. Proper running shoes and attire serve a purpose beyond aesthetics; they are designed to provide comfort during runs, improve performance and reduce the risk of injuries.

In this blog, we will discuss the importance of running attire, and delve into the key pieces you'll need to hit the pavement in comfort and confidence.

Why invest in running clothes?

Take our word for it : getting good running clothes makes a huge difference to how you run. Here is why:

Temperature regulation: 

Running clothes are available in different weights for various weather conditions. When it’s hot in Libya, go for lightweight breathable fabrics, otherwise, choose heavier ones that will keep you warm during cold spells. This enables you to maintain a pleasant body temperature and improve efficiency.

Freedom of movement: 

Movement-conscious design is the key aspect of running clothes that are usually made out of fabrics which could stretch and bend without impinging on any motion. Is it really possible to climb a mountain in tight jeans? Running requires similar freedom.

Injury prevention: 

Running clothes that fit properly can be used for supporting your muscles and joints, thus lowering the injury risks associated with running. In terms of compression tights, they enhance circulation and minimize muscle fatigue.

Considerations when choosing workout clothes

The summers are hot and the winters in the coast are mild, while other parts of the country experience temperature drops. When selecting your running gear, there are several factors to consider.

It’s all about the fabric.

Moisture-wicking: Select fabrics that wick off sweat from your body. These may include polyester, nylon, as well as a few merino wool blends.

Breathability: Especially in the hot Libyan sun, air circulation is vital for comfort. Choose lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.

Sun Protection: Consider UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rated clothing for those early morning or late afternoon runs to protect against harmful rays.

Fit Matters

Avoid tight, loose-fitting clothes: 

Go with the not too tight, not too loose formula. Your clothes should move freely with your body. Try garments on before you buy, and ensure a comfortable range of motion.

Stitch-free construction: 

The seams can irritate your skin, especially over long distances. Look for seamless clothing or carefully placed seams to minimize discomfort.

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How to find your perfect running shoes?

Your shoes are undoubtedly the most important piece of running kit. Here's how to find the perfect shoe for your feet and your running style:

Consider your terrain: 

Trail running requires different footwear to that used for road running. Opt for more adherent footwear if you plan on adventuring off the beaten track.

Support level: 

Do you need stability shoes for overpronation (rolling inward) or neutral shoes for a balanced stride? Consult a running store for a gait analysis to determine your needs.


The amount of cushioning depends on your personal preference and running style. Opt for more cushioning for longer distances or hard surfaces.

Essential running accessories

While not mandatory, these accessories can enhance your running experience:

SocksMoisture-wicking socks are essential for keeping your feet dry and comfortable. Opt for cushioned socks for added comfort on longer runs.

Hat Protect your head from the sun with a lightweight, breathable hat.
Sunglasses:  Protecting your eyes from the sun's glare is crucial, especially during midday runs. Choose a pair with good UV protection and a secure fit.
Bottles for hydration :  Staying hydrated is vital, especially in the Libyan heat. Consider a hydration pack or belt to carry water comfortably.
Tips for running in different climates Libya's diverse climate requires some adjustments to your running gear:
Hot and sunny days: 
  • Opt for lightweight, breathable clothing in light colors that reflect sunlight.

  • Carry a water bottle or use a hydration pack to stay hydrated.

  • Consider a hat and sunglasses for sun protection.

  • Run during cooler hours of the day, like early mornings or evenings.

Colder days or winter season: 
  • Layer up with a moisture-wicking base layer and a lightweight, windproof jacket.

  • Choose long tights or sweatpants for added warmth on your legs.

  • Consider gloves and a beanie for runs in very cold weather.

Make sure to check our running selection for men and women and start your next run in style

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