Thanks to a pandemic-era boom in comfy clothing, the best workout clothes on Amazon can do a lot more than sweat it out at the gym. Tapered joggers, hoodies, running shoes, and hiking apparel always double as couch potato attire. You can even wear athleisure out in the world, though unless you’ve achieved Zuckerberg status, please don’t show up to the office in a hoodie and t-shirt—that’s what work-from-home Zoom calls are for.

The start of a new year is also the best time to seek out new running shoes and workout clothing, and the perfect way to spend any Amazon gift cards you got over the holidays—thank you, lazy Secret Santa. So, we combed through the expansive catalogue of workout clothes at the ‘Zon (one of those retailers where mixing-and-matching gear from multiple brands is a cinch) and zeroed in on apparel that’s actually designed for performance: running shorts that can go the distance, socks that won’t quit after a few spin cycles, and workout shirts that work with you and not against you. Naturally, your workout clothes should also be something you’d want to be seen in when you’re already sweating your ass off in public.

The Best Workout Clothing and Shoes on Amazon, at a Glance:

Here’s an abbreviated, just-the-hits selection of the best fitness-focused clothing and footwear on the ‘Zon for your easy perusal.

The best workout clothes on Amazon include GQ-approved names like Rhone, Asics, and Under Armour—and while some of the right footwear might set you back at least a Benjamin, you can find a lot of layers here for just around 30 bucks, just cheap enough to go in on a couple essentials at once (or load up in bulk on the comfy socks). Plus, with Prime two-day shipping, you don’t have to wait long before you can finally retire those dingy, sweat-stained tees. So if “The Everything Store” wasn’t already one of your first stops when buying new athletic gear, it’s worth bumping it to the top of your list in 2024.

The Best Workout Shoes on Amazon


Gel-Nimbus 25 Running Shoes

Unfortunately, some of the most popular trainers like On Running’s Cloud shoes and the Nike Ultrafly sneakers are hard to come by on Amazon, but here’s a worthy (and affordable) alternative from Asics. With its cushioned footbed and cozy sockliner, it’s an excellent choice for runners who want the extra bumper rails when they’re pounding the pavement.


We named these sneakers the most supportive running shoes of the moment after talking to several fitness coaches. So even if you don’t literally have flat feet, the Guide 16’s stacked cushioning will cradle your arches mid-stride.


Cross-trainers wear multiple hats, supporting you throughout a variety of high-intensity exercises from HIIT to running laps. These will give you a leg up thanks to the dome-shaped heel piece that switches between a flat foundation and a propulsive springboard depending on the workout you’re doing.


Ghost 15 Neutral Running Shoe

These GQ-approved road runners have a 3D-printed silhouette for an even better fit, plus integrated shock absorbers so your knees don’t feel the strain when you’re prepping for a marathon.

New Balance

FuelCell SuperComp V2 Training Shoes

The propulsion on these GQ Fitness Award winners is so good that they’re illegal to wear in most sanctioned races, but they’ll be a real ace up the sleeve for hitting new PRs in everyday training.

The Best Workout Shorts on Amazon

Under Armour

The most popular gym shorts on Amazon provide full-thigh coverage and the 100% polyester fabric is soft on the skin without any chafing. They also come in big and tall sizes for guys who balk at a 5″ inseam.

Under Armour

Heatgear Compression Shorts

Under Armour’s compression shorts are the best in their category, according to us, for their targeted mesh ventilation and sub-$30 price point.


Thanks to the dryCELL moisture-wicking fabric, you can permanently say goodbye to your case of workout swamp crotch.


These excellent GQ-tested shorts accommodate a wide range of motion, whether you’re sinking into a lunge or spinning through some mountain climbers in them. Oh, and that full-zip phone pocket is a game-changer, too.

The Best Workout Shirts and Tanks on Amazon


Rhone doesn’t just make the finest workout tee on Amazon, but the best workout shirt, period. The nylon, polyester, and elastane fabric wicks moisture and stretches as you move, and comes in enough colors to stock them in multiples.


Long Sleeve Running Shirt

Baleaf is a popular workout brand that’s exclusive to Amazon, specializing in silky spandex knits like these long-sleeve running shirts with four-way stretch.

Russell Athletic

Free the bicep in a lightweight cotton tank with built-in sun protection and just the right proportions to flex the gains you’ve been making at the gym.


Or, load up on easy-wearing, breezy tanks in bulk. Hanes’ tagless ones are our favorites for sheer value, cut from breathable cotton and available in a trio of neutral colorways.

The Best Workout Socks on Amazon


Everyday Plus Cushion Crew Socks, 6-Pack

We didn’t name them the best “do it all” workout socks for nothing…These cotton crew socks have the contouring and breathable mesh to carry you through any workout.


Men’s Superlite Super No Show Socks

The whole point of no-show socks is that they should be felt, but never seen. With these whisper-thin “super no show” joints, there’s not so much as a sliver of sock peeking out from above your sneakers.


Extra-Cushion Crew Hiking Socks

Merino wool socks are ideal for staying warm and dry during workouts, and these Smartwool options are some of our favorites for braving the outdoors in winter.


Hidden Comfort Performance No Show Athletic Running Socks

If the patterns and branding look a little familiar…yeah, you’re looking at a convincing Bombas dupe. If you want to fast-track some workout basics to your door, these stretchy printed ankle socks have your name written on them.

The Best Cold-Weather Workout Gear

Under Armour

Men’s HeatGear Compression Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

Under Armour’s compression gear is a cold weather classic, whether slipped under a vest during a morning run or used as a base layer beneath your toastiest sweater.


Reverse Weave Heavyweight Fleece Hoodie

Champion’s fleece hoodie makes up for its lack of performance features with plenty of retro charm, and it’s still a reliable cold-weather workout companion.

Russell Athletic

The water-repellant finish on these Legend pants keeps you dry even in inclement weather, and there’s also a handy zipper pocket for taking your phone along for the ride on morning runs.


We don’t need to sell you on the merits of a blacked-out hoodie for the gym, but the cozy factor is especially high on this one.

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