Nike Running: HO14 Winter Collection
Running isn’t a fair-weather sport. It’s an all-weather sport. Running is lacing up morning, noon or night, rain or shine. It’s sleet and slush and icy, slick surfaces. It’s conquering the cold. Slogging through fog. Being headstrong in a headwind. Running is getting out there, being one with the world no matter what the weather, and not watching it fly by from behind a window. Running is whatever Mother Nature dishes out — and being able to take it in stride.
“I love the chance to train outside on a cold or rainy winter day,” said Ashton Eaton, world record holder in the decathlon, who grew up in Central Oregon where winter temperatures can drop below freezing. “It’s motivating to know you have the strength to get out there when not everyone else does. I layer up to make sure my body stays warm, and then I just focus on my workout.”
As any winter runner knows, often the enemy isn’t the bitter cold — it’s the heat. Too much build-up during a run inevitably leads to stopping and peeling off layers. Tested extensively in the Nike Explore Team Sport Research Lab and by elite runners, the Nike Aeroloft Hybrid Jacket is designed to help runners stay warm in cooler conditions without overheating. The jacket features engineered laser-cut holes between chambers of body-mapped 800-fill down insulation. The down fill provides lightweight warmth without compromising mobility, and the perforations provide ventilation, assisting the body’s natural ability to regulate body temperature by dispersing excess heat. Nike Dri-FIT Wool sleeves composed of wool and polyester provide warmth with breathability, wicking sweat away from the body to the fabric’s surface where it quickly evaporates. The Nike Aeroloft Hybrid Jacket helps keep runners warm, but not too warm.
NIKE AEROLOFT HYBRID JACKET
Running never goes out of season, and that’s why Nike’s new winterized running gear features maximum warmth, breathability, reflectivity and wind and water resistance. This year’s collection is designed to help keep runners visible, dry and warm to the core in wind, darkness, rain and snow. The perfect gear for imperfect conditions, it offers everything runners need to not just brave the elements, but embrace them.
For runners, the battle to beat the elements begins with the feet. To meet the challenges of running in harsh, unpredictable winter conditions, runners need footwear that will help keep them dry, warm and visible. The Nike Flash Pack delivers water resistance and 360-degree reflectivity.
The collection includes some of the most popular running styles: the new Nike Air Zoom Structure 18, the Nike Free 5.0, the Nike LunarGlide 6 and the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31. Each shoe allows runners to experience the performance features they expect with the added benefits of winterized protection. The uppers – made with tightly woven mesh or treated with durable water repellent (DWR) coating – are constructed to help runners stay dry. Reflective elements increase visibility in low light.
NIKE FLASH PACK FOOTWEAR
WIN IN ANY CONDITION
Nike Flash Pack footwear, Nike Shield Flash Max Jacket, Nike Flash Tight, Nike Aeroloft Hybrid Jacket and Nike Rain Runner Jacket are available at nike.com and select Nike retailers.