Best Running Routes in New York City Parks - FITS®

May 15, 2017

For those living in the concrete jungle of New York City, it can often feel impossible to get away from it all. Luckily, there are a great number of running routes throughout the city where runners can hit the trails and feel as though they are a million miles away.


1. Central Park

rooftop view of central park

Central Park is undoubtedly the greatest escape in New York City. With incredible scenery and a constantly changing number of street performers, Central Park is also the most entertaining running route in the world. On any given day, runners can choose their routes, adapting their distance as necessary. The Central Park loop is a decent six miles, while running around the reservoir is 1.5 miles. To do some off-the-beaten-path trail running, the Bridle Path route is a 1.66-mile dirt track circling the reservoir. Another good part about Central Park is that there will be plenty of other runners for motivation!

2. Van Cortlandt Park

Tucked away up in the Bronx, this gem has trails that will make runners feel as though they really are in the wilderness. This is a runner's playground, with a running track, a cross-country course and a great number of tree-lined trails through the woods.

3. Hudson River Park

runners at hudson river park

Stretching from Battery Park to the top of Manhattan, the Hudson River Park runs a lengthy 15.9 miles. Hugging the Hudson River, a sunset run down the Hudson River Park can't be beat. With views of the iconic Statue of Liberty, the city skyline, and Chelsea Piers, runners can feel like they are in the center of one of the greatest cities in the world.

4. Prospect Park 

prospect park running trail nyc

Prospect Park feels like an absolute getaway, with its lush greenery and rolling terrain. Runners often share the road with horses and can enjoy the sound of African drumming on Sundays. Like Central Park, there are options to run the main loop at 3.4 miles or go a little further off the beaten path on the great number of dirt trails the park has to offer.

5. Clove Lakes Park

Just a short ferry ride away, runners can escape the crowds by heading to Clove Lakes Park on Staten Island. With three lakes, bridges, waterfalls and thick forest, it is the perfect getaway for runners to get their nature kick.



Sock Sizing
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The Perfect Fit Starts With the Right Size.

Your sock size shouldn’t be a guessing game. Our socks range from small to double XL, but the best way to know the perfect fit for you is to match your shoe size to the chart on the left. That way, you’ll know the size you select will give you the fit and feel you expect.

Between sizes? Go with your gut, but rest assured that your socks will still fit great. If you receive your order and find yourself wishing you’d gone up or down a size, just let us know. We’ll happily send you replacements for your preferred size.

Concerned about laundry mix-ups? All FITS® socks are coordinated by color and size, based on the colors you see on the size chart. So, you won’t have to worry about mixing up your sizes with the other FITS® wearers in your home. (But stray socks mysteriously going missing in the dryer? Unfortunately, we can’t help with that.)


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How Do You Determine Sock Size?

Sock sizes are typically measured in inches, not by your shoe size. So, a sock size 6-8 will comfortably fit someone whose feet are between six and eight inches long. However, at FITS®, we make it easy for you to choose the ideal sock size without having to measure your foot. Simply use our sock size conversion chart based on your shoe size to select the right fit for you. 

How Do You Measure Your Foot for Socks?

To measure your foot for socks, measure the length from the heel of your foot to the tip of your longest toe. The measurement in inches correlates to your sock size. For example, if your foot is 10 inches long, a sock size 9-11 should fit you comfortably. At FITS®, you can skip this step and find your sock size based on your shoe size using our conversion chart. 

What Is the Sock Size Conversion?

The sock size conversion refers to sock size compared to shoe size. While all companies may vary slightly on which size socks to purchase based on your shoe size, you can always measure your foot to find the right fit for you. 

What is Sock Size to Shoe Size?

Because sock sizes are determined by the length of your foot in inches vs. your shoe size, shoe and sock sizes differ. The FITS® sock size to shoe size conversion is as follows:

Knowing this makes it easy to choose the ideal sock size based on your shoe size without measuring your foot. 

What Age is Sock Size 9-12?

Sock sizes typically don’t correlate with age. For kids, age can be a general indicator of what size sock they’ll need, but everyone is different. An adult sock size 9-12 fits anyone whose feet are approximately nine to twelve inches long. For kids’ sock sizing, check with the company to find exact details to ensure your little one gets the perfect fit. 

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