Health & Fitness

December 30, 2008

Warm hands, good run

For years runners braving the cold had to make do with gloves designed for skiing, hiking or general cold weather use.

But for the past few years, running-shoe makers have ramped up production of runningspecific gloves that warm hands at the cold start of a run and attempt to adapt as hands heat up a few miles later.

“We found that the No. 1 thing a runner wants in the winter is warm, dry hands,” said Lou Fliszar, vice president of sales for Manzella, a maker of sports gloves.

Company research led to a line of running gloves made of materials that Manzella claims will wick water and block wind.

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