The 10 best running deals from MEC for summer 2023

Salomon Speedcross 6 Gore-Tex

July is the best time of year to get a deal on just about anything–and this summer, MEC is offering some great prices on running gear pieces you can’t afford to be without. Check out the following excellent deals on road and trail running gear for summer 2023.

Best for trail runners seeking a nimble shoe with exceptional traction for challenging conditions.

Salomon Speedcross 6

Men’s Salomon Speedcross 6 – SAVE 30%

A proven trail running shoe with solid cushioning and traction.

This shoe has been in Salomon’s line-up for six iterations, and the current version continues to offer the cushioning, protection and traction that have made it so popular over the years. The new Speedcross 6 is now lighter, has a new form-fitting upper and features an updated outsole that clears mud and debris more quickly. The Speedcross 6 uses a welded overlay construction which minimizes weight and allows the upper to better conform to the shape of the foot. As with previous Speedcross models, Salomon has also chosen to use its Quicklace system, which provides an easily adjustable and secure closure.

The new Speedcross has an updated outsole with larger lugs for better mud clearance while retaining the traction trail runners require in sloppy conditions. Finally, the Speedcross features a 10 mm drop with a 32 mm heel stack height and 22 mm forefoot stack height. These are solid, time-tested specs that will work for the vast majority of runners.

Best for trail runners seeking a nimble shoe with exceptional traction for challenging wet conditions.

Salomon Speedcross 6 Gore-Tex

Women’s Salomon Speedcross 6 Gore-Tex – SAVE 30%

A proven waterproof/breathable trail running shoe with solid cushioning and traction.

What happens when you take the iconic Speedcross trail running shoe and add a Gore-Tex liner? You get all the trail running performance you’ve come to expect from the Speedcross line (see above) with the weather protection you need when training in sloppy, wet conditions. To achieve this protection, Salomon has wisely chosen to use a Gore-Tex membrane. Gore-Tex has proven to deliver the best combination of waterproofing and breathability over decades of use and continues to be the industry leader today. If you’re looking for maximum weather protection in a no-compromise trail running shoe, look no further.

Best for female runners seeking a hydration pack with a body-hugging fit.

Osprey Dyna 1.5 Women's Pack

Osprey Dyna 1.5 Women’s Pack – SAVE 25%

A small women’s-specific hydration pack for longer trail and road runs.

With its 1.5-liter reservoir, the Osprey Dyna 1.5 Pack is a great option for long road and trail runs requiring additional water and energy snacks. Unlike many unisex hydration packs, the Dyna 1.5 has been designed with modified shoulder straps and a shorter torso length to better fit a women’s physique. The pack features an air mesh back panel for greater ventilation and comfort in warm conditions, and the addition of multiple pockets provides storage for your phone and other small essentials. Osprey also adds a trekking pole attachment system for runners venturing out on more challenging trails.

Best for neutral runners seeking a light shoe for faster runs.

Saucony Kinvara 13 Men's

Saucony Kinvara 13 Men’s – SAVE 30%

A lightweight cushioned shoe for fast workouts.

Runners seeking a lightweight cushioned shoe for fast workouts will appreciate the Kinvara 13. Saucony starts with a PWRRUN midsole for low weight and excellent cushioning. To this, it adds a lightweight, highly-breathable single-layer mesh upper that does a great job of locking in your foot. For the outsole, Saucony specs two strategically placed pieces of rubber in high-wear areas for durability without extra weight.

Best for runners seeking performance and protection in a variety of trail conditions.

Brooks Cascadia 16 Trail Running Shoes

Brooks Cascadia 16 Trail Running Shoes – SAVE 20%

A classic trail running shoe with lightweight cushioning and push-through protection.

This classic trail running shoe from Brooks provides the cushioning and protection required for challenging runs. Brooks specs an aggressive TrailTack rubber outsole that delivers exceptional traction in loose and muddy conditions. For cushioning, Brooks has employed its DNA LOFT v2 midsole, which is lighter and softer than previous versions for increased comfort during longer runs. The Ballistic Rock Shield sandwiched between the outsole and midsole provides additional root and rock protection. A lightweight upper with glued overlays provides a foot-hugging fit, and the addition of a gaiter tab allows the secure attachment of gaiters for extra protection from debris.

Best for high-mileage runners that need some stability without sacrificing cushioning.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 Road Running Shoes

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 Road Running Shoes – SAVE 20%

A moderate stability shoe with the necessary cushioning for longer runs.

High-mileage runners seeking cushioning and a moderate level of stability should consider the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22. Brooks builds the Adrenaline GTS 22 with a 100 percent DNA LOFT midsole that delivers excellent cushioning without sacrificing durability. For stability, Brooks employs a pair of GuideRails that prevent excessive movement and ensure a natural stride. The microfibre upper is highly breathable and provides a foot-confirming fit for maximum comfort. Finally, Brooks specs its HPR Plus outsoles, which ensure the long-wearing durability desired by runners logging big miles.

Best for runners seeking a comfortable running top for warm weather.

MEC Core Train Short Sleeve T-Shirt

MEC Core Train Short Sleeve Women’s T-Shirt – SAVE 51%

A lightweight, breathable running top that resists retaining odors.

Can runners have too many running tops? Some would say no. If you fall into this category, you need to check out the MEC Core Train Short Sleeve T-Shirt. Built with a lightweight and highly breathable fabric, the Core Train Short Sleeve T-Shirt wicks moisture, dries quickly, and, thanks to its Polygiene antimicrobial treatment, won’t smell like bio-hazard waste after a run. The result is a running top that ensures you remain relatively odor-free.

Best for runners seeking to carry additional water and small essentials during longer runs.

MEC Pace 6 Hydration Pack

MEC Pace 6 Hydration Pack – SAVE 10%

A slim profile hydration-compatible running pack.

The Pace Hydration Pack allows runners to carry extra water and other small essentials during longer runs. The pack features a slender profile that won’t restrict movement and is still roomy enough for the 1.5-liter water bladder (included). The pack also has sufficient room for energy food, a cell phone, and a lightweight wind shell. MEC has used a soft edge-binding tape on the shoulder straps to prevent chafing and avoids the traditional buckle shoulder adjustment for a hook-and-loop system that won’t loosen during runs. Throw in an air mesh back panel and shoulder straps, and you have a great running pack for warm conditions.

Best for runners seeking a shirt with wicking. breathability and sun protection.

MEC Rapidi-T Short Sleeve Shirt

MEC Rapidi-T Short Sleeve Shirt – SAVE Up to 31%

A technical and versatile running shirt with excellent UPF protection.

Constructed from an active stretch jersey fabric that consists of a blend of polyester and spandex, the Rapidi-T is an excellent running shirt for warm conditions. The material offers a perfect combination of breathability, wicking and sun protection (50+ UPF rating), making it ideal for long summer runs. MEC specs an antimicrobial fabric treatment ensuring the shirt avoids the odor build-up often associated with synthetic blends. Finally, the use of flatlock stitching reduces the chance of chafing when training in hot and humid conditions.

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Best for trail runners seeking a nimble shoe with exceptional traction for challenging conditions.

Men’s Salomon Speedcross 6 – SAVE 30%

Salomon Speedcross 6

Buy Now – $125.94 (30% Off)

Best for trail runners seeking a nimble shoe with exceptional traction for challenging wet conditions.

Women’s Salomon Speedcross 6 Gore-Tex – SAVE 30%

Salomon Speedcross 6 Gore-Tex

Buy Now – $146.94 (30% Off)

Best for female runners seeking a hydration pack with a body-hugging fit.

Osprey Dyna 1.5 Women’s Pack – SAVE 25%

Osprey Dyna 1.5 Women's Pack

Buy Now – $169.95 (25% Off)

Best for runners seeking a comfortable running top for warm weather.

MEC Core Train Short Sleeve Women’s T-Shirt – SAVE 51%

MEC Core Train Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Buy Now – $21.93 (50% Off)

Best for runners seeking to carry additional water and small essentials during longer runs.

MEC Pace 6 Hydration Pack – SAVE 10%

MEC Pace 6 Hydration Pack

Buy Now – $53.93 (10% Off)

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