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Gear: Hot Weather Running Clothes!

Look hot in these styles with high-tech cooling fabric designed to beat the end-of-summer heat!

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Hot weather runs bring to mind idyllic images of striding along the beach, hazy predawn track workouts, bounding through fields of wildflower—and enough sweat to make your clothes stick like plastic wrap! What if the season’s runs weren’t so blasted hot? That’s the stuff that fairytales are made of. And, princess, your dreams just came true! The latest gear doesn’t just wick moisture. New fabric technologies react with sweat to feel cool against your skin and may actually drop your skin temperature as you run.

With breathability, gauzy fabrics and the ability to chill, these outfits have everything you need to keep running through the dog days of summer.

Flirty Girl

Lole Authentic Tunic
The little white dress—a new essential in the runner girl’s closet? With a flirty mesh skirt and built in bra, this piece is made for speed. $90, lolewomen.com

Columbia Coolhead Visor
Go ahead, work up a sweat! The band in this women-specific visor has cooling technology to keep your eyes perspiration free.  $25, columbia.com

Asics Gel-Cumulus 14
Weighing in half an ounce lighter than the previous version, the Cumulus’ stable, cushioned ride makes for footloose and fancy-free running. $110 asicsamerica.com

Too Cool

Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool Tank
My shirt is smarter than your shirt! Way2Cool fabric starts working when you do, for a constant cooling sensation as you sweat. $58, mountainhardwear.com

Running Skirts Run Buns
Flashy prints are partnered with a wide, comfort fit waistband and low-rise to give these compression shorts a performance fit. $34, runningskirts.com

New Balance Minimus 10V2
An airy, odor-resistant liner lets sockless runners stretch their toes sans stink. $110, newbalance.com

Ice Queen

New Balance Impact Tunic Top
This breezy tank has fast-drying fabric, proven to lower surface skin temperature by a degree or two. $38, newbalance.com

Adidas by Stella McCartney 2005 Three-Quarter Tights
With functional fl air mesh panels and ethereal, wicking fabric, capri-loving runners won’t sweat the day away in these tights. $75, adidas.com

Pearl Izumi Project Emotion Road M3
Long miles are a breeze in these lightweight runners. $125, pearlizumi.com

Whisper Weight

2XU Ice X Singlet
A whisper-weight tank that does more than look pretty— the Ice X fabric cools and blocks infrared rays, with anti-stick properties to keep you smelling as fresh as a summer rose. $50, 2XU.com

Title Nine Tuck-N-Run SWB
Breathable mesh boy shorts are hidden under a kicky skirt meant to move. $57, titlenine.com

Puma Faas 300 V2
An air mesh upper and light, responsive, foam midsole are just what the weatherman ordered for flying over shimmering asphalt. $80, puma.com

Sunny Stride

Pearl Izumi Fly In-R-Cool Shrug

Stylish and hardworking, this shrug has UPF 20 protects arms and shoulders and upper back from the sun, plus fabric to lower your skin temp as you turn up the heat. $55, pearlizumi.com

Asics Abby Bra
High sweat zone panels paired with a keyhole back and thin straps deliver the support you need in a refreshingly paired down design. $38, asicsamerica.com

Moving Comfort 4” Compression Short
Slim-fitting, with flat seams this brief delivers chafe-free striding no matter how hard you crank. $30, movingcomfort.com

Saucony Kinvara 4
Saucony’s updated Kinvara matches your stride and the sunshine, too! $100, saucony.com

Funky Fresh

Brooks Infiniti Bra
Encapsulated compression and a moisture-wicking elastic band make for a support with less sweat. $48, brooksrunning.com

Mission Athlete Care Enduracool Instant Cooling Arm Sleeves
Long sleeves in July? Indeed! With cooling technology, breathability and UPF 45, these will become your favorite running accessory. $44, missionathletecare.com

Brooks Women’s D’Lite Short
Mesh side panels in a flirty lace design lend a lady-like flair to these sassy shorts. $50, brooksrunning.com

Skechers GOrun Meb Speed
Hot colors keep you motivated in a lightweight design that won’t slow you down. $110, skechers.com