The New York City Marathon sets off at 9 a.m. Sunday, taking more than 50,000 participants on a 26.2-mile journey through all five boroughs. Whether you’ve been training for months or plan to cheer from the sidelines, show your support with commemorative gear.
As the event’s official clothing partner, ASICS has every inch of you covered (good thing, too, with Sunday’s high expected to be in the 40s). Find everything from headbands to arm warmers, all branded with the marathon logo, plus special editions of the Gel-Nimbus 16.
New Balance didn’t just redesign a shoe for the marathon; it re-engineered it. The Fresh Foam Zante NYC keeps its cushioned sole but has a more aggressive push-off at the toe. The line will launch in March, but only the limited-edition marathon version will have a grey upper inspired by the concrete streets most of us use to get in our miles. The city skyline is printed on theliner and the state motto, Excelsior, on the shoelace.
See them for yourself at New Balance’s shoe truck, which will be parked at 52nd Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues on Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Street artists will be painting the truck throughout the day, while staff inside will be collecting unwanted shoes for donation.
Adidas is celebrating five years of partnering with AKTIV Against Cancer, founded by nine-time NYC Marathon winner Grete Waitz, by refreshing its AKTIV apparel line with a new logo and a social media campaign: Show your “A” game by posting a photo using a hand symbol in the shape of an A and tag it #mystepmatters to Twitter or Instagram, and Adidas will donate $1 to AKTIV.
Brooks Running’s Adrenaline GTS 15 Freedom takes its fashion cues from Lady Liberty, wrapped in a black-and-white image of her and her city, and accented with oxidized green and touches of orange (symbolizing her torch) to spread “inspiration for runners in the eternal pursuit of a healthy life, liberty and the perfect run.”