Warm hands, good run

12/30/2008 9:24 AM

12/30/2008 9:25 AM

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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