Product Review: Aftershokz

A frequent question I get asked is “What headphones do you wear for running?” For years I would always get an inexpensive pair from TJ Maxx or Marshalls that would last me about 6 months. Which, worked for me at the time… and trust me when I say I love my TJ finds, but it just got old after a while.

Not to mention, I have the smallest ears EVER. So even after testing out the different size attachments that come with the headphones (buds specifically), it always seemed to work for one ear and not the other! (cue eye roll)

Wearing the Aftershokz Trekz Air

Wearing the Aftershokz Trekz Air

After hearing a lot of hype around Aftershokz, I decided to give them a whirl. I love testing things out thoroughly before giving my opinion, so my thoughts are based on using them for about 2 weeks!

Initial Thoughts

What initially intrigued me about this style of headphones was it was different than what I’ve been using. I’ve only used earbuds, so I was interested to see how the style compared to what you see out on the market.

I was surprised to find out that even with having smaller ears, they fit really well! #PREACH They also have a lot of user friendly features from being able to shuffle your playlist mid run (my other wireless headphones don’t have that feature, so I was all about it!), to answering calls, and more.

But let me tell you about my favorite part…

Favorite Feature

The technology is what really sets them apart from anything I’ve ever used.

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As you can see in my picture above (me wearing the headphones), the headphones aren’t in my ears. Instead they sit on the outer ear area, while still delivering quality sound.

The reason why I personally liked this feature is because when I’m running more often, I’m not always in the mood to be “tunnel vision” with my music. And yes, I occasionally go no headphones all together… but usually my next step is throwing my phone in my Koala Clip or bra pocket and play the music out loud. I like the balance of hearing my surroundings, but still jamming out. I will say that these headphones do help you achieve that feeling, which is pretty cool.

The Test Runs


Now for the fun part! Like I said, I tested these out for a couple of weeks. Short runs, long runs, recovery runs, tempo runs. I DID IT ALL. Very comfortable on all levels. Keep in mind my long runs are for about 90 minutes as of now, and I ran into (haha, get it?) no issues when it came to battery life (they would last for several days before needing to recharge them).

So, my grade for this product is a solid A. Whether you’re a runner, walker, hiker, etc. I would say they’re definitely worth the investment.

What’s nice too is they’re going to be sold at a discounted price this Black Friday in addition to offering a special BOGO deal this holiday season! With every order of Trekz Air or Trekz Titanium headphones, between November 23-November 26 (while supplies last) you’ll receive a free open-boxed pair of Trekz Titanium Slate Grey to gift to someone!

When I got mine a few weeks back, I got an extra set and decided to gift them to my friend Pamela! (Watch the video below to learn more about Pamela, and why I was so excited to do this for her)!

Let me know if you have any additional questions about the headphones, the Black Friday and/or BOGO sale, or anything else!

To get the early bird special please visit:

Toni Kengor