What Are YOU Wearing?

Why The Clothes You Workout In Matter

What is all the hype with athletic wear? Does it really matter what type of material is on my body when I'm exercising?

The answer is YES! Here are 3 reasons why you need to choose wisely when selecting an outfit for your next run, gym workout, or other sweat-related activity.


1. COTTON IS ROTTEN ~ When it comes to getting sweaty in those cotton shirts, shorts, socks, etc., there is science to back up this phrase. Instead of drawing the sweat away from your body during a workout, cotton absorbs the sweat. That means your feet are sitting in a small pool of water in those cotton socks, which can lead to all sorts of problems (chafing, blisters, and even fungal infections).

2. WICKING MATERIAL KEEPS YOU DRY~ Thanks to advancements in technology, there are materials other than cotton that allow for wicking (sweat to be pulled away from the body and absorbed back into the atmosphere). The majority of athletic wear available today is made of some blend of polyester, spandex, and nylon. These materials keep sweat off you, helping prevent chafing, blisters, and other problems associated with clothes that are damp or wet with sweat.
3. WICKING MATERIAL KEEPS YOUR TEMPERATURE MODERATED ~ Another benefit of wicking material is temperature moderation. In a sweaty top, shorts, or socks, your body temperature can rise or drop depending on the outside temperature. With wicking materials, the evaporation of sweat allows for a moderated body temperature, keeping you cooler in hot weather, and warmer in cold weather.

    Stop by St. Pete Running Company for High Quality Athletic Apparel

    At St. Pete Running Company, we carry the highest quality athletic apparel in trusted brands like Brooks, Saucony, Under Armour, and more.

    Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
    Phone: 727-800-5043
    Store Hours:
    M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m


    When you come to the store, let them know you've read this blog and you'll receive $10 OFF a Single Item (coupon below).

    Note: Cannot combine coupon with other offers.





    Blogger Bria is a customer service manager at St. Pete Running Company.

    LAST-MINUTE GIFT IDEAS FOR DAD June 13, 2017 18:13

    Looking for a Last-Minute Gift?

    Check Out These Father's Day Gift Ideas!

    1. Gift Card for Shoe Fitting

    Perfect for the runner, walker, and man on his feet when he needs shoes! We'll take Dad through our StrideSmart Fit Process for just the right pair.

    2. Laces to Make Any Shoe Easy to Get On-And-Off

    Make it easy for Dad to slip his walking or jogging shoes on and off with Yankz or Lock Laces. We can even install them for him!

    3. Compression Shorts, Sleeves, or Socks

    Compression tights and sleeves made by 2XU are excellent for decreasing muscle soreness and helping increase blood flow. Socks are great for diabetics or those with blood clotting issues.

    4. A New Outfit

    If your Dad doesn't shop much for himself, here's your chance to get him an outfit he's going to love. Or get a gift card so he can pick out his own.

    5. Trucker Hat

    We've got two new Trucker Hats (the other one has an orange bill) to keep Dad in style and keep his head cool and shaded.

    6. Sunscreen

    Dad might need a reminder to apply it, but he'll love this gel sunscreen that takes only a tiny amount and covers a lot of surface. No sticky feeling, either!

    7. Nutrition

    If Dad walks or jogs on a regular basis, fuel is important. From tablets, gels, chews, protein bars, and more, find a variety of flavors that he'll enjoy.

    8. Spoil Dad with an Awesome Smartwatch

    Can you put a price on all Dad has done for you? Then surprise him with a Garmin smartwatch! We've got a variety in store from the Forerunner models to the all-new Fenix 5 models.

    9. Delicious One-of-a-Kind Hot Sauce

    Our flavorful but not too hot Sunny Runner Hot Sauce will put a smile on Dad's face as he enjoys breakfast, lunch, or dinner!




    Blogger Bria is a customer service manager at St. Pete Running Company.