Gearing up for your next race? Get the right gear with these picks from Mizuno! Here are our favorite items when you’re wondering what to wear on race day.
Running a race is so much more than just the physical act of running. It’s a total experience, from the excitement and anticipation before the starting line, to the bananas and drinks when you cross the finish. It’s an event- and you can’t go to an event if you’re not dressed properly!
That being said, wearing the right gear on race day is about more than looking stylish. You want clothes that are created to perform right along with you, and shoes that will cushion your steps and provide the right support. That’s why we trust Mizuno. They create the most innovative technology to bring you the highest quality shoes and apparel for running. They’re always our first choice for what to wear on race day.
Before you get too excited, this doesn’t mean that you slap on a brand new pair of shoes before a race. Train in a great pair of shoes, love them, get used to them, and then race in them. Same goes for your clothes!
What To Wear On Race Day
We’re starting from the bottom of your feet, which happens to be the most important part when it comes to running! The right support and cushioning is key. This can vary based on the distance you will be running, and the type of gait you have. We suggest using the Mizuno Shoe Selector Tool to find the best fit! Find out what works for you, then take a look at our picks here.
Men’s Wave Rider 19. Mizuno’s most popular shoe, the Wave Rider 19 gives you improved cushioning, comfort and flexibility in every step. It’s ideal for neutral runners and is extremely comfortable for longer runs. Also available in Women’s.
Women’s Wave Catalyst. Ladies, if you’re looking for high speed, flexible support, this is the shoe for you. It provides stability and cushioning while still remaining incredibly lightweight. This shoe will hug your foot and make for a very comfortable run. It’s my personal favorite! Also available in Men’s.
I think we can all agree that you need to have the right pair of shorts or pants while running. Nothing that rides up, nothing that rubs uncomfortably against your legs. Breathability, light fabrics, and moisture-wicking technology? That’s the good stuff.
Men’s Rider Print 5.5 SQ Short. Mizuno’s most popular running short, it will wick away sweat and the anti-microbial brief will fight bacteria from sweat.
Women’s Zephyr 3/4 Tight. I personally prefer running in tights or pants, so I’ve included this amazing pair from Mizuno here. Compression and durability that you can count on, as well as a wide waistband that won’t fall down.
Tops are were you can have more fun and make a statement. Of course, comfort is still of the utmost importance, but when you’re able to wear fun colors and designs like these ones from Mizuno and still be incredibly comfortable? Now that’s a win.
Men’s Aero Tee. This flashy pattern isn’t just for looks; Mizuno has designed this tee to provide maximum airflow through Jacquard body mapping. The slim fit won’t bog you down as you fly through your race!
Women’s Speed Tank. The fabric of this top transfers moisture away from your body as quickly as possible, keeping you cool and dry. The 360 degree reflectivity means you’ll be visible.