Countdown to Father's Day: What to give the dad who runs

Hopefully the dad in your life takes care of himself; if running's his thing, here are some cool gift ideas

June 14, 2018
Man running

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Is Dad running in the same gear he's rocked since college? Let's fix that.

There are so many cool accessories for runners, at every price point. So even on a tight budget, you can get Dad something that'll make him feel like Unsain Bolt when he hits the street or the trail. Leave it to Runner's World to put together the definitive list of The Best Father’s Day Gifts for Dads Who Run.

On the inexpensive end of the list, there are Fusion Run socks from Stance. They give you a nice snug fit and a subtle cushioning effect that makes Dad's run just a tiny bit less destructive to his feet. They look modern and cool, and they start at just $14.

In the middle of the list price-wise, consider Olivers All Over Shorts. Four-way stretch, water repellent, handy inner pocket, and they look like you mean business out there. They're $68.

If you can handle a triple-digit price tag on a gift for a dad whose runs are more off-road than urban, get him a pair of New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro V3s. It's a super cool and super tough-looking shoe designed for dirt and trails, with extra-soft cushioning and a knit collar around the ankle so little rocks and twigs don't get into the shoe. It's $135.

There are a lot more awesome items on the list, so take a look at the whole thing and make Dad feel like the mighty athelete he is (or imagines himself to be.)