The RunBreeze story
RunBreeze is a premium running brand offering industry leading fabrics and clothing design helping you achieve effortless movement. Designed by runners for runners, RunBreeze gives you the comfort of knowing you will feel comfortable and quick, mile after mile.
Richard has been a keen athlete from his teenage years competing in track, road and cross - country; representing school to county through to England & Great Britain. At 18 he attended Loughborough University and competed at 800 & 1500 metres. Jamie is a sub-3 hour marathon runner and has competed in Ironman triathlons & represented Great Britain, for his age group, at the Triathlon World Championships.
They met whilst at Loughborough University. As keen runners they luckily found themselves in the same halls of residence - situated right next door to the athletics track! After graduating, they both spent some time working within the sports product industry, gaining experience within different areas.
In 2008, after many a mile of running together and talking through the seeds of an idea, they decided that they could develop a new and exciting UK brand. This brand would be developed organically through the real runner in UK telling Richard and Jamie what they liked and disliked in a running product. The aim of this new brand would be to:
...develop a premium running brand offering industry leading fabrics and clothing design helping you achieve effortless movement. Designed by runners for runners, RunBreeze gives you the comfort of knowing you will feel comfortable and quick, mile after mile.
By 2009 they moved to London, combined savings and formed a business to sell technical running socks. Richard's Dad is a sock expert and with his assistance they set out to make the most comfortable technical running socks on the market. They supported the business, working professionally as personal trainers, trying out product after product on their clients! In late 2009 the socks were being sold and they received positive feedback about the products.
By 2010 the initial order of socks were nearly sold out. Based on the feedback they had received from customers they developed the next phase of the range.
After the testing phase the new range was launched. They expanded the range to include a new line of Running accessories including technical running gloves and headwear.
Since the start of 2011 the socks have gained great reviews in the running press and they have added a performance clothing range, all using quality breathable fabric that is comfortable on the skin.
They exhibited at the 2011 London Marathon Expo at ExCel for the first time which was a huge success selling a pair of socks every 3 minutes.
In 2012 RunBreeze has grown strength to strength based on the success of its premium products. The RunBreeze team has grown and we welcomed Ricca, Michael and Chris on board to become 'RunBreezer's'.
RunBreeze looks forward to 2013 and beyond as the business keeps improving the range and listening to real runners to find out what they want in their products.
We hope you love our products and become a RunBreeze fan.
Richard, Jamie and the RunBreeze Team.