Attention, Marathoners: You Need These Shoes

Plus Alan Cumming’s new CD and a magical potion that makes shaving bliss

HARDCORE: Hey, marathoners – how’s that training coming? May we suggest these patented FiveFingers Classic barefooting shoes from Vibram? Grippy, hyperprotective soles, precision fit, fast drying – the next month of your life just got easier. $75 at CitySports, 390 5th Avenue; 212-695-0171.

THE FIX IS IN: Instant addiction is the best way to describe how we feel about Shaveworks’ Cool Fix gel. It takes care of all the unsavory parts of shaving and waving – redness, ingrown hairs – leaving only the liberating baby’s-bottom smoothness we all crave. 5.3 oz. for $25 at Sephora; find a store here.

CHAMELEON: The deeply adorable Alan Cumming has acted in films, TV and on stage (oh, to be his Tony for “Cabaret”), written and directed films, penned books… are we missing anything? And this week, his punk-pop-vaudeville CD “I Bought a Blue Car Today” comes out (based on his one-man-show of the same name – we knew we’d missed something). Start with the track “Today” and go from there. Pretty soon you’ll want to play it at top volume as you careen down a highway with the windows down, getting that last grasp of summer. Love. $13.98 at Generation Records, 210 Thompson Street; 212-254-1100.

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