10 Great Father’s Day Gifts For Your Running Dad

Fresh out of ideas for your dad? We've taken out the stress of finding the perfect gift for you. This year, get Dad what he really needs and wants!


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1. Reebok Performance Floatride 60 Black: R1,999

Your dad’s old running shoes need a major revamp? Reebok’s Performance Floatrides will do the trick. These Floatride Energy Foam by Reebok Performance provides lightweight responsive cushioning from start to finish. A mesh upper provides support and ventilation so you can take each stride in comfort.

2. Salomon Pulse SS Tee: R649

The PULSE SS TEE doesn’t strive to make a big statement: it looks good, feels good, and delivers – everything your running dad wants and needs. It’s high performance with a more relaxed appearance.

3. adidas Performance PureBOOST GO Running Shoes: R2,299

Does your dad love road running? These shoes are built for city running. The adidas Performance PureBOOST GO Sneakers are made with a light, flexible knit upper that adapts to his foot’s natural movement. A wider forefoot and reinforced heel give him stability when taking curbs and corners. Responsive cushioning and a flexible outsole deliver a smooth and comfortable ride.

4. ASICS Lightweight Running Backpack: R799

If your dad is the adventuring type, he’ll love keeping his gear in the lightweight ASICS Lightweight Running Backpack. This pack has rip stop fabric that reduces weight, and strategic padding on the back and shoulder straps makes for ultimate comfort. A built-in hydration reservoir pocket allows your dad to carry water with him so long runs won’t be interrupted, while the external access pockets offers an easy-to-reach storage area for smaller items.

5. Aeropress Travel Bundle with Porlex Coffee Grinder: R1,999

The Aeropress is about as ubiquitous amongst the travelling running crowd as compression socks and embarrassing tan lines, but there’s a reason that runners turn to the syringe-like design of the Aeropress for low-fuss high-quality coffee. The setup packs down to the size of a water bottle and requires very little of your precious attention as you attempt to pin on numbers and make it to the start line on time. Great idea for the coffee-loving dad.

6. Skullcandy Push True Wireless In-Ear Green: R1,999

If your dad is musically-inclined, these wireless earphones will keep him occupied on the road for hours! Push™ is changing the game with bold color, a sleek fit, and music you can feel, boasting 12 hours of battery life. Gone are those bulky, constantly falling out all the time, earphones.

7. Salomon Sense Ride 2

Every day, every trail, your dad’s new go-to shoe for a better run. Maximise comfort on the trails with SENSE RIDE 2. With enough cushioning to push the mileage, an 8mm heel drop and proven fit, and an even more flexible, comfortable upper, he’ll be ready to go all-day, every day.

8. adidas Performance Adizero Split Shorts: R699

Your dad can focus on his stride over any distance in these men’s running shorts. Built in Climalite fabric, they draw moisture away from his skin when he’s pushing hardest, while the inner brief lining lends support. Two small pockets keep his essentials close at hand.

9. Salomon Prolog 40 Bag: R1,199

The toughest duffel your dad will ever own! The Prolog 40 bag is made from a durable, waterproof material so he can set it down on wet ground or rough rocks without worry. It has separate compartments for clean and dirty items, and carries easily.

10. adidas Performance Supernova Confident Three Season Jacket: R1,099

Run anytime, anywhere. This jacket is built to handle a variety of conditions with breathable, quick-drying fabric that sheds light rain and offers 360 degrees of reflectivity. The slim cut hugs the body, and the elbows are cut to provide a natural range of motion. So if your dad loves running in winter, this jacket will be his new best friend!

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