Seven luxurious ways to splurge on running
Luxury sport accessories are not only a symbol of social status but also a lifestyle accessory.
Running is, essentially, a simple, low-budget sport requiring nothing more than a pair of running shoes, a stretch of road, and a bit of motivation.
But if you’re looking for easy ways to part with your hard-earned cash, these seven luxury products are a good place to start.
Oakley Elite C Six sunglasses
These nifty $4,000 polarized shades (pictured above) are made from an impressive 40 layers of pure carbon fiber, a material thinner than human hair yet supposedly stronger than high tinsel steel.
Adidas by Stella McCartney Run Performance Jacket
Fashion-forward joggers can get suited up in this softy, stretchy, and lightweight jacket for the price of $250. Features ribbed stretch mesh panels for enhanced ventilation, a two-way zip front, and a flattering feminine fit.
New Balance 2040 running shoes
While few brands surpass the $200 threshold for everyday running shoes, New Balance is boldly serving up a shoe for $275.
Here’s what you get for that outlay: premium suede/leather/mesh upper, Dual Density Collar, 3M reflective detailing, ENCAP midsole, and a long-wearing NDurance outsole.
Want even higher end? Check out Chanel‘s canvas and calfskin suede running shoes that come complete with the Chanel logo. Price: $795-$950.
Suunto Elementum Terra Multifunction Expedition Watch
This stainless-steel watch offers the essentials for serious trail runners, or treadmill joggers who like a bit of flash: an altimeter, barometer, and compass. Price: $1,200.
Denon AH-D7000 headphones
These high-resolution headphones feature mahogany wood etched with carvings, topped off with a piano gloss. Price: $1,000.
Charriot Carrier CX2 Stroller Chassis
Sporty parents of two can haul their kids in style with this running chariot. Even works as a cross-country ski trailer and hiker with conversion kits. Price: $1,000.
Landice L7 ProSports Trainer
This treadmill offers an extra-long walking area, 4-ply deck (usually only found on commercial treadmills), patented shock absorption system, an aluminum frame, and a great warranty. Price: about $4,000.