X-Trainers: HIIT It With Style

 

 

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CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ASICS FUZEX RUSHNEW BALANCE VAZEE AGILITY V2ADIDAS PURE BOOST XUNDER ARMOUR CHARGED 2.0NIKE FREE RN DISTANCEPUMA FIERCE LOW LACE 

 
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), CrossFit, and Boot Camps have become some of the most popular workouts, providing maximal results in minimal time, and proven to offer continual calorie and fat burning benefits even after the workout is done. Based on the concept of interval training, periods of highly strenuous activity are alternated with easier recovery periods. The cardiovascular benefits are the heart rate is kept high as the body stays in motion, rotating exercises and targeting different muscle groups throughout the workout. 

Classes at favorite studios like Barry’s Bootcamp, Orange Theory and others we reviewed in the 31 Days of Fitness, combine treadmill and rowing intervals with explosive plyometric and power moves, multi-directional floorwork, and weight bearing exercises. They require a lightweight shoe that offers the agility and support of a training shoe with the cushioning and traction of a running shoe.

Here are 6 versatile hybrids, for men and women, we think hit the mark for all your training needs — ready to take on any workout with style!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ASICS FUZEX RUSH $100. For both men and women, the new fuzeX Rush is a lightweight and flexible performance running shoe. It features Asic’s fuzeGEL™ technology, providing responsive cushioning from heel to toe, for any type of impact, on a range of training and running surfaces.
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2 Runners, 5 Shoes

 
TWO RUNNERS: SARAH & CLAUDIA

 
Looking for a little motivation to get you out on the road? How about a new pair of running shoes! We asked Nike, Asics, Newton, Hoka, and Brooks to send us their top picks for a lightweight neutral trainer. Since different runners like different shoes, I invited Sarah Toland, co-author of Lindsay Vonn’s recently published book, Strong Is The New Beautiful, and a 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 5K and 10K, to road test these running shoes with me. She’s a tall and lanky gazelle of a runner, while I’m shorter and more compact in my running style  — what Sarah describes as “a recreational marathoner with zeal”. My goal is simply to get from point A to point B. Hers is to do it fast! Here are two different runners thoughts on five of the newest top trainers:

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NIKE LUNARGLIDE 8 $120

Nike says: The LunarGlide 8 offers breathable support and exceptionally soft cushioning to help you glide through your longest runs. Engineered mesh provides comfortable breathability while Flywire technology adapts to your foot for a secure fit. The soft, contoured Lunarlon midsole has precision-lasered cuts on the sides that collapse during footstrike to help you reach a smoother stride. A dynamic support platform adds comfortable, lightweight stability without weighing you down.

Sarah says: I loved how the Lunarglide fit my narrow foot and offered a great combination of a firm feel and well-cushioned ride. I wish it was a bit more springy and responsive, otherwise it might be my favorite out of all those we tested.  Read More

 

Hannah Teter x Bombas

 

HANNAH TETER LACES UP

Just in time for the holidays comes this capsule collection of slope shreddin’ socks from Olympic snowboarder Hannah Teter and Bombas. A gold medalist in the Half-Pipe at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games and silver medalist at the 2010 Games, Teter has partnered with Bombas to create a snowboard sock that meets the technical demands of one of the sport’s best riders along with a design as flashy as her style.

The Hannah Teter x Bombas socks provide more than just good looks and performance. Bombas was founded by Randy Goldberg and Dave Heath, who discovered that socks were the #1 most requested item at homeless shelters. They decided to create a sock that gives back. For every pair purchased, one pair is donated to the homeless, and they are specifically designed to handle an abundance of wear and tear. Bombas has donated over 1.5 million pairs so far with many more to be given away this holiday season!
 
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Teter was honored to partner with Bombas on such a worthy venture and the Hannah Teter x Bombas socks are designed to meet her exacting requirements of extreme comfort, bold style, and gold-medal winning performance. They are made with high-grade merino wool that’s soft, warm, and naturally moisture wicking, with a full cushioned leg for all day comfort and airflow venting to prevent overheating. The Y shaped heel stitch creates a natural cup around the heel, and left-right contouring is ergonomically designed to mold to the foot.

Once the day is done and it’s time to kick off those boots, there’s the Aztec inspired design with the signature Bombas bee to add some playful style to any cozy apres-snow fun. So feel good this holiday season on and off the slopes with a snowboard sock that keeps giving good vibes long after the day is done.

 

This Smartwatch Goes To Extremes

 

 

Watch and accessory brand Nixon has just released The Mission, the world’s first ultra-rugged smartwatch made for action sports. Designed to handle the environments a surfer or snowboarder calls home, The Mission features the toughest hardware of any smartwatch and is fully customizable too. More than splash-proof, its water resistant capabilities are groundbreaking, rated to 10-ATM (100 meters; 330 feet), and the highest waterproof rating of any smartwatch on the market.

Built on the latest technology from Google’s Android Wear™ smartwatch platform, The Mission features a suite of custom applications tailored to action sports and introduces Nixon’s custom Mission app. Powered in partnership with Surfline and Snocountry, The Mission app keeps surfers and snowboarders updated in real time on surf and snow conditions worldwide, and features a custom activity-tracking application developed in partnership with Trace, the leader in action sports activity tracking.
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Wayfarer Cool

 

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The look in summer sunnies is Wayfarer cool — all done up in an eye-popping combo of candy colored hues. Better get your shades on ’cause it’s bright out there!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: SAINT LAURENT SL 101 SURF $345; ITALIA INDEPENDENT I-PLASTIK $202; POLAROID 6009 POLARIZED WAYFARER $60; SMITH OPTICS FOUNDER $99RAY BAN ORIGINAL WAYFARER BICOLOR $175; OAKLEY FROGSKINS FINGERPRINT $74.95

 

Orange and Black Is New

 

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Orange is the new black. Black is the new orange. Orange and black is new.

This bold collection of spring watches mix and matches orange and black with stylish flair for a great sporty look in any combination!

 

TOP ROW: TUDOR HERITAGE CHRONO $4000FILSON DUTCH HARBOR WATCH $750ALPINA SEASTRONG DIVER 300 AUTOMATIC $1650; MIDDLE ROW: SHINOLA RUNWELL CONTAST CHRONO $750; OMEGA SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN CHRONOMETER $4900; NIXON CARDIFF SPORT $200; BOTTOM ROW: TISSOT QUICKSTER QUARTZ $495; HAMILTON VENTURA ELVIS80 QUARTZ $1045; ELECTRIC DW02 NATO $350

 

Tennies Anyone?

 

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Tennis shoes, trainers, or sneakers by any other name, here are a few of our favorite white “tennies” this spring, taking their inspiration from the courts and bringing it to the street.

 
LEFT COLUMN: COMMON PROJECTS ACHILLES THREE STRAP $450; ONITSUKA TIGER BY ASICS LAWNSHIP $90; GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE $625; K-SWISS WOMENS HOKE CMF $60; RIGHT COLUMN: CONVERSE JACK PURCELL SIGNATURE OX $95; ADIDAS ORIGINALS ROD LAVER $65;  GOLA COASTER $60; ADIDAS BY RAF SIMONS STAN SMITH $430

 
 

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