Aldi Specialbuys Running – Out Now!

Yes, it’s that time again! Get yourself down to your nearest Aldi right now! The running kit is in again…

Photo: Aldi

Photo: Aldi

Click here to have a look at the range, in stores now.

Photo: Aldi

Photo: Aldi

Once again, the Aldi Specialbuys Running range doesn’t disappoint, with kit ranging in price from £1.99 for a pair of insoles to £49.99 for a pain relief massager. In between, you will find t-shirts for £5.99, shorts for £4.99, shoes for £19.99 and a nice-looking bottle for £6.99. This week I’ve been trying out some socks, headbands and a handy little wristband to stash keys and coins (sadly not big enough for a phone though). Right now I’m sporting a pair of compression socks (£3.49) that I wore for my cycle ride this morning, lovely and warm, with just the right amount of compression.

I’ve tried many of the items from the Aldi running (and cycling) range in the past few years and they’re all still going strong, so you can’t beat them for value and durability. Just make sure you get there fast though, because they do sell out!

Photo: Aldi

Photo: Aldi

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Aldi Running Specialbuys

It’s that time again, when things get a little ‘milder’ and you have to make the transition from long to short sleeves and legs (or not, if you’ve toughed it out all winter or like to stay wrapped up all year round!). After numerous sweaty runs and the subsequent washes, you might want to refresh your running wardrobe, so get down to your nearest Aldi and snaffle yourself some Specialbuys gear.

Bright!

Bright!

I’ve been trying out a few items from the range (and I’m still happily wearing the gear I tried out last year – it really does wash well). A favourite – again – is the ‘Ultra Bright Running T-Shirt’, it really is super-glowy and you will easily be spotted on those warmer evening runs, the fit is good and I would say is quite generous, so maybe try things on if you can. I also had a look at the ‘Short Sleeved Compression T-shirt), which comes in grey, so far less obvious, and quite flattering with its subtle pattern. I’m not entirely sure how much compressing it did because it isn’t especially tight, but the ‘Mid-Compression Running Socks’ seemed really effective for keeping post-run legs in check. The range covers everything you need, starting with insoles at £1.99, T-shirts from £5.99-£11.99, this light-weight jacket at £15.99:

Pink!

Pink!

and I also had a look at the ‘Wireless Activity Tracker’ which is £39.99 and monitors activity, sleep, distance, calories and allows you to set daily goals. It’s worth keeping an eye on the Aldi website because they bring out sports Specialbuys every few months, often alternating running with cycling.

Aldi Winter Running Gear in Store October 9th!

Yes, it’s that time of year again: the new Aldi Specialbuys Running Range is in store from October 9th. Earlier this year I tried out the Aldi Spring/Summer range and have worn it to death. I must say it’s really kept its shape and fit, even after hundreds of hot washes, and I still get complimented on the *bold* colours 😉 This week I’ve been trying out some of the Autumn/Winter range and have found it to be just as good, and with some really lovely details that you just wouldn’t expect from a budget range.

Thumb-holes

Thumb-holes

I’m a big fan of the thumb-hole. Being small of stature, I have trouble finding long-sleeve tops that don’t swamp me, so it seems like tops with little thumb-holes were made just for me. So comforting on a cold morning run. Ah. This top has some other nice details such as well-positioned mesh and reflective strips…and all for just £9.99. If you like compression clothing, there is also a compression base layer set, at £9.99. You can also add to your winter kit with some long tights and cover up in hi-viz with a jacket for £19.99.

I’m quite particular about my running socks, preferring something thin that stops at the ankle, and the three-pack of trainer socks at £3.99 fit the bill perfectly – they’re a little bit padded, but not too much. Other handy bits and bobs that will make winter running that bit more cosy are the neck-warmer (in a very bright hi-viz, also great for cycling), and a headband that fits neatly over the ears (could also be worn under a cycle helmet). With regards to size, I would try on the headband if you can – I found it a bit big – and the clothing I find to be pretty much true to size (I go for a small, which it states on the label is 8-10).

There are other items in the range, including shoes, insoles, zip tops and a really nice hoodie, all from between £2.49 and £19.99. You can’t go wrong really can you? But get to your local store fast because they do go quickly!