WHO ARE 4THERUNNERS?
We are running enthusiasts aiming to provide high quality products for the runners in Australia. We're all about providing athletes with running specific brands that they may not be aware of, to improve their running. We base ourselves in Melbourne but look after athletes across Australia.
About the brands we stock
Project Clothing is an Australian owned company which creates technical clothing for athletes to enhance performance, comfort and confidence.
They take technical clothing seriously to help you to feel, train and perform as an athlete.
Their fabrics, fit and functionality are key ingredients to the performance, comfort and confidence of their products.
The team lives and breathes sport, with extensive industry experience in Australia and overseas.
Ronhill is named after the legendary Dr. Ron Hill M.B.E. who established Ron Hill Sport on the 9th of September 1970.
He combined his knowledge of what is required to perform well as an athlete and his understanding of textile chemistry, to produce his own running apparel.
As the first person to use synthetic fabrics in sportswear and the second man to run under 2.10 for the marathon, he was groundbreaking in both aspects of his life.
Since the brand first started, it has paved the way for many new technical fabrics that the products today are modern generations of.
The brand was formed in 1992 by Dr. Ron Hill M.B.E. to provide specific socks for all different types of running.
The socks are divided into four categories. Urban, Trail, Night and Sport to cater for every runner out there.
Every pair of sock will have it's own unique properties and these have been refined over the 13 years they have been produced.
Since it's establishment, Hilly now offers many additions that include water bottles.
Steigen is a sports brand focusing on apparel that is comfortable, stylish and very practical.
The sportswear line was started by an Australian athletic representative Louis Rowan, which mainly focuses on Performance Athletic Running Socks.
They deliver a product that is unique and suited to the serious athlete.
Their athletic socks have undergone batteries of tests, mostly performed by sports persons with an athletic and running background.
Steigen running socks are thin which creates minimal space between the shoe and your foot.
This then leads to less movement in the shoe and then less friction/heat.
Steigen Running Socks are designed to create an environment in which blisters are less likely to form.
They are designed to give the wearer a more responsive feeling from foot and shoe.
Comfort is performance at Swiftwick. The socks have been engineered and developed with you in mind. Swiftwick aim to fuel your adventures with the best socks designed by athletes for athletes. They fuse personal experience with the most advanced fibers to create socks proven to propel your performance, so you can do what moves you®.
The Managed Compression™, exclusive to Swiftwick, helps stabilize your feet’s 200 ligaments and 35 muscles. It’s proven to reduce swelling and increase circulation to help you perform stronger and recover quicker.
Swiftwick fuse the most advanced knit patterns with structured Olefin and Merino Wool fibers to pull sweat off your body and repel moisture. The chemical-free wicking performs every time and delivers the ultimate dry-fit.
During the lifespan of one pair of Swiftwick socks, an active person will purchase and destroy 12-24 pairs of cotton socks. Swiftwick socks are a better in the long run!
How it started: Jeff Vierling tried just about every product on the market and couldn't find anything that worked. He also discovered that other athletes had the same problems: stomach issues, cramping, unpalatable flavors, and complex regimens of drinks, gels, pills, and chews. Fed up with training for 6 months only to feel bad on race day, he did a ton of research, formulated a drink, ran it by some gastroenterologists and created a fuel that is easy to use all day and solved all the nutrition problems.
Why Tailwind works: Tailwind’s dextrose fuel is a form of clean glucose - the fuel that powers muscles and essential organs. It minimizes digestive effort and enters your system quickly, avoiding the stomach pile up that complex sugars and protein can cause. Tailwind has a full complement of electrolytes that mimic the composition and proportions of sweat.
Read more about using Tailwind - here