The look we’ve been longing is now trending. The ‘athleisure’ trend blurs the line between fashion & function, bringing the most comfortable qualities of gym-wear into the streets. Whether you’re working out or hanging out, discover the shoes that match your motion.
Choosing the athletic that’s right for your sport is key! Most athletic shoes are designed specific to sport or motion, taking some of the guesswork out of shopping, while adding a new layer of questions. Here are some key properties of today’s most popular athletic options.
match your motion: RUN
Whether you’re a regular on the marathon circuit or just prying yourself off the couch, runners, joggers & run/walkers find better footing in specifically designed running shoes.
A good pair of Running shoes deliver a lightweight experience for the athlete, with signature materials that absorb shock, improve heel stability & offer added comfort via cushioning throughout the shoe.
match your motion: TREK
Safety is a top concern for anyone going on- or off-road in the woods. Trail Runner athletics offer greater stability & durable traction with every step.
The telltale signs of Trail Runners include visibly grippy outsoles—for advanced traction on off-road surfaces, plus a padded collar & heel stability for ankle support. Many Trail Running athletics weigh less than traditional hiking boots, which makes gaining speed a viable goal.
match your motion: WALK
Power-walkers as well as those with an errand list a mile-long will appreciate the lightweight, next step focused technology of Walking athletics.
Walking shoes contain signature properties you might not find in other athletics. These shoes are typically very lightweight & contain extra shock absorption qualities within the insole. You’ll also find that many walking athletics feature responsive outsoles that help to smoothly shift walking weight from heel-to-toe.
match your motion: HOOP
Whether you’re rebound royalty or choose to chill out on the sidelines, Basketball sneakers blur the line between function & fashion.
If you’re into the game, here are a few 3-pointers to selecting the ideal athletics for the court. Choosing Basketball sneakers with a rigid outsole will give you greater traction on indoor court surfaces. Add to that, a plush cushioning insole with functional shock absorption that will keep your lower body comfortable, while high-top options will give you extra support around the ankle.
dress to chill: CASUAL TAKEOVER
Let’s get real… who wouldn’t want to live life as comfortably as possible? The athleisure trend is causing a storm in the fashion world, leaving industry insiders seriously shocked at the idea that many of us choose to dress for comfort, not the red carpet. But this is with good reason. As yoga pants have evolved into work slacks & casual Fridays into everydays, it’s easy to see that comfort is the new couture.
Style your casuals to fit your life, your style, your normal.