Frigid weather doesn't’t stop runners from running during cold winter months; runners crave running year-round, no matter the weather. However, runners need to consider some important safety precautions for cold weather running. A New Jersey foot specialist shares some important winter weather running tips in this video.

When running outside in New Jersey on a cold day, it is important to dress appropriately. Contrary to what many believe, cotton is not the best material to wear on a run. In fact, cotton will not wick away any moisture — leaving a runner cold. The best material for running is synthetic materials like Gore-Tex or Coolmax. It is also wise for runners to dress in layers under a reflective jacket. Additionally, pants, hats, gloves and even socks should be made out of synthetic materials to keep a runner warm and comfortable. It is also important for runners to keep their shoes dry to prevent frostbite while running.

To learn more about preventative care, or if you have foot pain while running, call New Jersey running podiatrist Dr. Wishnie at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists at 908-874-8030 or 732-968-3833, or contact our offices online at

Peter Wishnie, D.P.M.
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