@meganmayw wearing a pair of Alo Blue Stride Shorts with a matching Airlift Intrigue Bra while running staircases at a local public park.

A Runner’s Essentials — Activewear That Keeps Up

Stride it out in these running must-haves 

There’s a lot of trust involved with purchasing running activewear. Why? Because the difference between running an extra mile and calling it good after the first block is as simple as a pair of shorts riding up or leggings rolling down.

The relationship between you and your running closet has to be tight-knit and filled with faith — because when you hit the pavement (or the tread), you need apparel that’s as dependable as the feeling of accomplishment you know will come at the end of your run.

All of the TLC that we put into every style (in the form of wear-testing, wear-testing, and wear-testing again), ensures that each design not only stays out of your way while you get the job done, but elevates your practice.

From the high-tech advancements we’ve made in fabric engineering to the forward-fashion designs that help you feel like the million bucks you’re worth, Alo has made strides so you can make yours.

Here are a few favorites from Alo’s beloved runner’s collection equipped with tops of all lengths, bottoms for different occasions, and layers for all the miles.

@yoventura wearing a pair of Black High Waist Biker Shorts with a pink Airlift Intrigue Bra whlie running along a park with palm trees.

TOPS FOR RUNNING

Sometimes all that’s needed to get you out the door and on the trot is a few different activewear options that you want to show off. Trusty option #1 will always be a classic sports bra and high-waist legging combo but sprinkling in some tanks of cropped and full-length sorts keep things fresh and mileage-ready.

Airlift Intrigue Bra – Made from high-sweat-approved Airlift fabric with crisscross straps, removable cups, and a rounded neckline, this is the ultimate running sports bra you need to add to your essentials drawer.

Airbrush Real Bra Tank – Smooth & soft Airbrush fabric lifts while a built-in shelf bra supports and the longline silhouette of 4-way stretch and moisture-wicking tech hits at the waist—run don't walk to snag this best-selling bra tank.

Ribbed Minimalist Tank – This full-length wonder is functional yet stunning with a built-in shelf bra and square neckline made from ribbed, performance fabric that moves whichever way you lead.

@stephjrayner wearing a pair of Airlift Capri Leggings in Tile Blue with a matching Real Bra Tank

RUN-APPROVED BOTTOMS

Sunny days call for shorts while misty mornings call for leggings – and neither call for slipping, sliding, or yanking. Which is why we’ve created a collection of bottoms from shorts to full-length to capris and somewhere in between that stay cool, stay put, and keep your mind on the mile.  

Stride Shorts – A little touch of retro vibes with a high waist and loose, high-cut overlay that’s the running short your activewear lineup is missing.

Ambience Shorts – A little touch of edge with two layers of stretchy performance bottom and slinky micro mesh top plus a hidden key card pocket so you can keep your hands free while you work.

High Waist Airlift Leggings – Cooling and sleek Airlift fabric is a running essential – whether you go capri, full-length, 7/8, or short, your long days will appreciate the stretch, opacity, and hold-you-in-comfort Airlift provides.

@sofiaresing wearing the Sprinter Jacket, Emulate Bra, and Ambiance Short all in Peachy Glow while posing in front of a wall.

LAYERS FOR THE MILES

Whether you’re using these layers as an accessory for post-run coffees at the café or as a functional layer for foggy morning jogs, the jackets and long sleeves below provide the perfect blend of performance and function. 

Sprinter Jacket – By the name you already know it’s a must — ultra lightweight, full-length, relaxed, and bungee details for DIYing your preferred fit, this layer has it all.

Alosoft Hooded Runner Long Sleeve – A moment for the thumbholes please! This hooded, full-length cover is made from buttery Alosoft fabric with custom hood cinching and elevated seam detailing for a layer you’ll love for the long run.

Contour Jacket – The pinnacle of running-performance jackets, the Contour style provides a fitted, high-collar layer that’s flattering, lightweight, and zippered for everything from leisurely jogs to all out sprints.

Because the runner’s high is real, we’ve created a whole collection of running activewear essentials that pro runners and novices alike appreciate. Be sure to check out all the styles built for high-tempo trail runs and recovery rest days!