We are less than a week out from the 2023 Chicago Marathon and the long-awaited release of the 2023 Nike gear line is here! Nike never fails to put out a high quality, performance-driven clothing line to support marathon runners, and this year is no different. The eye-catching designs and connection to the City of Chicago with the colors and styles in the 2023 gear is incredible. The line will be available at the Chicago Marathon Expo, which begins at 11 am this Thursday at McCormick Place, or you can order online now to ensure you get your size. This gear will sell out quickly so if you are not planning to hit the expo on Thursday of Friday, you may want to order ahead. I’m telling you, this year’s Nike collection knocks it out of the park.
In my opinion, Nike’s number one running singlet is the Dri-FIT ADV AeroSwift. The slim fitting tank stays connected to my body, reducing the chances for chafing and movement. Its light fabric keeps me cool on hot race days, with a sweat-wicking technology that keeps me dry even in the sweatiest of conditions. The Chicago Marathon logo emblazoned on the chest bears our City colors in a unique and proud representation of Chicago.
This singlet is available in men’s and women’s styles and in sizes ranging from XS to XXL. The white coloring is ideal for those hot days we’ve been having where the relentless sun beats down on you.
The Nike Miler has also been adorned with this year’s logo in another tribute to Chicago runners. This long sleeve top is a favorite among runners and will be perfect as the temps cool over next two months. This long-sleeve Miler Top is made with smooth, sweat-wicking fabric to help you stay cool. Plus, its relaxed cut sits slightly off the body so you can feel comfortable while reaching your running goals.
This top also comes in both men’s and women’s styles and a range of sizes from XS to 4XL. The soft fabric will also be a treat to put on post-race, as race day temps look to be in the 50’s. Right now.
I love this year’s collection of gear, but my two favorite pieces are the Nike Repel Impossibly Light jacket and the Nike Epic Luxe Women’s Mid-Rise Full-Length Leggings.
The color scheme and design of these two pieces is a treat to the eye and the graphics are so closely tied to the vibe that is Chicago runners.
While I can’t wait to wear this combo post-race, it is also a performance-based duo that will shield runners from the cooler and wetter Chicago elements. The water-repellent finish and adjustable hood of the jacket make it ideal for our windy and rainy fall mornings. Plus, the lightweight, stretchy design helps you stay comfortable while tacking on the miles.
The stretchy fabric of the leggings allows for rapid movement, while staying in place. There will be no sagging legging issues with these. They stay secure allowing you to focus on your run, not on yanking them up. With perforations around the calves and a lightweight feel, you can stay cool as your body temp rises.
Nike describes the color as “deep jungle” and I think this is the most accurate depiction of this unique shade of dark green. It complements the light blue, white and red of Chicago’s colors and really makes the logo pop.
Also included in the collection are the Nike Dri-FIT One Luxe Women’s Tank Top and the Nike Dri-FIT Rise 365 Men’s Running Top. The stretchy fabric and sweat-wicking technology found in both of these pieces will support longer runs and tougher workouts, as you rep the Windy City.
No collection would be complete without a themed pair of shoes. Nike has produced a specially themed Nike Pegasus 40 for the Chicago Marathon.
This dependable shoe brings a springy ride for every run to help you accomplish your goals. This version has the same responsiveness and neutral support you love, but with improved comfort in those sensitive areas of your foot, like the arch and toes. Whether you’re logging long marathon miles, squeezing in a speed session before the sun goes down or hopping into a spontaneous group jaunt, it’s still the established road runner you can put your faith in, day after day, run after run.
Make sure you visit the Nike merchandise booth at the Chicago Marathon expo this year to see these and many more pieces of the 2023 collection. Thank you to Nike for representing our marathon and our City with a perfect blend of energy and strength.
LOCATION & HOURS
McCormick Place, Lakeside Center
2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
Thursday, October 5
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, October 6
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 7
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.