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.