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Running Apparel: How to Care for It and When to Ditch It

It's good to know when to say goodbye to your favorite gear.

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It’s good to know when to say goodbye to your favorite gear.

No matter how much you love your latest running bra/shirt/shorts/socks/shoes, the reality is they won’t last forever.

Smart care helps apparel last longer, but even if you take good care of your gear, the time will come when you’ll begin to wonder—usually when you come across formless tights missing the waist cord or mismatched and threadbare socks—hmm, is it time to ditch this? If you are asking the question, the answer is probably “yes!”

Keep reading for tips about getting the most out of your gear and when to visit your favorite running store for new stuff.