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Holiday Gift Guide for the Runners on Your List

Feel-good endorphins. There are a couple of good ways to get them pumping; you can catch a brisk morning run before work OR you can give great gifts that make the runners on your list very happy.

These gifts should put everyone in a great mood! Now that’s a win-win situation!

Check out some of our top gift picks that’ll put a spring in any runner’s stride:

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Women's: 1. Muzuno Wave® Rider 16, 2. Brooks Utopia Thermal Hoodie II, 3. Newton Running Women's Terra Momentum, 4. inov-8 F-Lite 215 (also ideal for CrossFit!), 5. Nike Skapri  6. adidas Running Thrasher TR W

Men's: 7. Under Armour ColdGear® Fitted Longsleeve Mock, 8. Merrell Bare Access 2, 9. Brooks NightLife Essential Run Jacket II, 10. Tifosi Optics Radius Interchangeable Sunglasses, 11. Mizuno Wave ® Rider 16, 12. Nike + Sportband

For more running shoes, clothes and accessories, visit the Zappos Running Central page!

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Go the Distance: Running Accessories

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There’s a certain amount of freedom that comes with running. It’s just you and the track. However, the right running accessories can really help every runner make the most of their run sessions.

Here are some of our favorite must-haves as we train for the upcoming Zappos.com Las Vegas Rock n’ Roll Marathon coming up in December!

1. Nike Women’s Dri-FIT Cushion Low Cut Socks (6-pack): Keep sweaty feet at bay with these durable socks. They even have shock-absorbing pads and arch support for a more comfy run.

2. Feetures! Elite Light Cushion Low Cut Socks (3-pack): Feet stay cool and dry while the high-density cushioning keeps high-impact areas cushioned.

3. Brooks Nightlife Hat: Running in low light? Slip on this adjustable cap to help visibility while keeping your hair out of your face.

4. Tifosi Optics Slope™ Interchangeable Lens Sunglasses: Keep your eyes protected from the harsh sun and focus on the road ahead with these anti-fog and shatterproof sunglasses.

5. Saucony Drylete Ponytail Headband: Keep those pesky flyaways and sweat beads from distracting you! This handy headband keeps everything in place.

6. Soleus Chicked: Keep track of your training progress with this sleek and lightweight watch. It has a 30 lap memory and five interval timers for all your sessions.

7. Fuel Belt R20 Revenge Hydration Belt: Stay hydrated and keep your small essentials close at hand during those long runs with this lightweight and comfy belt.

8. Nike + Sportband: Share, keep track and connect on nikeplus.com with this genius watch! This keeps track of your distance, pace, time and calories burned so you can clearly see your progress.

New Trends in Sunglasses at the Eyewear Expo

This week, the Zappos merchandising department held an eyewear expo here at our corporate office. Several of our vendors attended: Oakley , Tifosi , Kaenon, Dragon , Ray Ban , Arnette , Spy , Von Zipper , Electric , Tommy Bahama , Anon , Fox and Revo.

Our blogger Melissa visited the event to show us some the latest styles and trends at the expo. Thanks to everyone in merchandising who helped set up the event, and all the vendors for the great information on their products.