There's something about superhero red sneakers that makes me feel like a crazy-fast runner, with the ability to zip up hills with ease and blast through miles and miles without stopping. If you're in the market for some new running shoes for the warmer weather, check out these vibrant sneaks from Puma (that also come in silver white and black) — Mobium Elite Women's Running Shoe ($110)
These kicks are made for neutral runners who strike with the midfoot or forefoot, and the first thing I noticed about them is how spongy the sole felt when running. I felt almost gazelle-like with each step, which is one of the best feelings to have when you're sweating it out on a run. The fabric of the shoe is also slightly stretchy, which is one of Puma's main selling points — that this shoe "adapts to you," meaning to your expanding and contracting foot as you run. I definitely appreciated that. The shoe felt roomy, yet supportive since the fabric hugged and moved with my foot.
I also liked that the fabric is made of breathable mesh, which is great for warmer weather or indoor running to prevent sweating that can lead to blisters. For those of you still dealing with temps in the 30s or 40s, I'd hold off until Spring weather arrives or you'll end up with cold feet. Another interesting feature is the elastic Mobium Band than runs through the outside of the sole of the shoe in a figure eight. Just like your foot's tendons, the more force you apply with each step, the more spring the band gives in response.
With the super-snug fit offers one drawback — these shoes can't easily be slipped off after a run without you having to bend over and untie them. It's not the worse thing in the world, but a little annoying when you're rushing to get into the shower after your post-run stretch session. All in all, I'm a fan and would recommend these to fellow runners looking for a supportive, lightweight shoe.
Purple continues to be a popular hue on the red carpet, in beauty, and even for home décor, so why not incorporate even more of this sought-after shade into your workouts. Here are some fun pieces to spice up your fitness style.
Snake from top left: Lululemon Tee ($58), Nike Hyper Cool Tank ($35), Puma Racerback Tank ($30), Reebok EasyTone ($99), Gingham Tempo Shorts ($32), Nike Boycut Shorts ($28), Nike Rebel Sports Bra ($60), Nike Sprint Jacket ($55), Tanya-b Capris ($76), Nike Training Capris ($45), Lucy Yoga Mat ($20), Puma TFX Sprint Shoes ($65), Adidas Bag ($56), Relic Chronograph Watch ($35)
Clockwise from top left: Nike Airborne Tank ($45), Nike Dri Fit Sports Bra ($36), American Apparel Denim Fluorescent Gym Bag ($18), Puma Loop Watch ($50), Nike Pegasus Running Shoes ($100), Nike Hero Shorts ($25)
Barefoot running seems to be more than a passing trend; it seems everywhere I look, runners are wearing the Vibram 5 Finger
gloves for your feet shoes. Many popular fitness shoe brands, following Nike's lead with it's line of Free running shoes, are responding to this craze by creating lightweight minimalist sneakers. These running shoes protect your feet without over cushioning them. Here are five sneakers that bridge the gap between heavily fortified running shoes and no shoes at all.
Spring is almost here, at least according to the calendar. To psych yourself up for the changing of the seasons, we asked you to share your fitness must haves for this week's challenge of the Get Fit For 2011 giveaway. We're joining in the fun, too! Here are five pieces of fitness gear that are helping us gear up for Spring.
Be sure to share your fitness must haves in our Get Fit For 2011 group to enter our weekly giveaway of a $100 Nike gift card and a chance to win our grand prize — a four-day fitness boot camp in LA, which includes a nutritional consultation with the C&J Nutrition team!
In clockwise order starting at the top left: Alo Origami Jacket ($85); Athleta Tech Stretch Hoodie ($118); Puma Lightweight Cover Up ($35); Lolё Truly zip hoodie ($90); Prana Mandie Hoodie ($70); Hornytoad Delectable Hoodie ($68).
Whitney Port looked stylish and sporty in NY as she celebrated the launch of Puma's new BodyTrain collection. Her olive drab patterned leggings were totally fab, especially when paired with a navy, silk buttoned-up blouse, gray, flowing cardigan, and tan, knit scarf. Kick it in style by shopping here for Whitney's exact shoes and other similar items.
Puma's Fitness Lux bag ($60) is for the girl who wants the practicality of a gym bag without sacrificing on style; its slouchy hobo style fools onlookers that she's more fashion than function. If she's more utilitarian in her look, pick out the adidas by Stella McCartney Plico bag ($112); the blue canvas material is so on point with the military trend. Maybe your gal pal is a bit flashier and likes to bring the bling? Then grab her the gold and black Nike Club bag ($70). Or, get back to basics with Puma's Fitness bag ($51). If it's lively you want, it's lively you get; the adidas Anya Day duffel ($45) has cartoons, anime, and video games written all over it.