Our feature editor and online managing editor Susan Legacki thinks the best holiday gifts are the ones that make you go faster and look good at the same time. Any of these should help do the trick:


Stocking Stuffer:

110% Play Harder Flat Our Sox Hi Viz ($60):

These compression socks are as chic as they are functional. Wear them post-workout for recovery, or rock them while power shopping those post-holiday sales. While the 110% design looks cool, it’s not just for show: The print is strategically placed around the calves, heels and under the feet for more compression where you need it most. Should you choose to be one of those people who runs in compression socks (and I am, so please don’t judge), they also have an anti-chafe padding on the ball of foot and around the ankle for extra comfort. Available in pink and green (both shown).

Reasonable Wish List Item:

2XU Women’s Insulation Jacket ($189.95):

Sometimes puffy jackets are just that—puffy. The 2XU Insulation Jacket is sleek, body-conscious and super-duper warm. Whether you’re hitting the coffee shop to warm up or hitting the trails for some cross-country skiing, this jacket is ready to take on the elements. Available in black and concrete grey (both shown).

Dream Wish List Item:

Alias Pro Tri Aero Road Bike ($6,000):


This bike has a duo-personality—and I dig it. One part aero road bike, one part tri bike, the Alias can tackle shorter distance triathlons or your hillier long-distance triathlons just as easily as your local group road ride. The entire geometry of the bike and component build (Specialized FACT monocoque fork/ Roval Rapide CL 40 wheelset/women’s ergonomic handlebar set up) is built for speed and lightness whether you position the stem and seat higher for a road ride, or drop the front end and put the seat post back in a more aggressive-position for racing. If Santa pulls through for me (hint, hint), I plan on rocking this frame next year at Escape From Alcatraz and Wildflower. Take that hills!

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