March Madness at the Movies

 

Forget those NCAA brackets, everyone is a winner here! With March Madness sweeping the country, we present the most acclaimed basketball films you need not be a hoops fan to love. CLICK PIX FOR TRAILERS!

HOOSIERS 1986 (above)

One of the all time great sports films, Hoosiers is a classic tale of redemption. Starring Gene Hackman as the volatile coach, and Dennis Hopper as a former star player-turned alcoholic, they lead a small-town basketball team on an improbable run to the Indiana high school championship game. Inspired by the true story Milan Indians’ state title of 1954, the film was nominated for two Oscars. Read More

 

The E-Fleet Band

 

FARADAY CORTLAND $2499

 

Electric bikes, or “e-bikes”, have become one of the most popular categories of bicycles for both fun and commuting, opening the road up to many who might not have previously considered cycling as their mode of recreation or transport before. We’re talking “pedal assist” here, not the battery powered bikes your take-out gets delivered on that require no pedaling at all. For those times when you need an extra boost of power while riding, and don’t want to break a sweat — say up a hill on your way to work — the e-bike is the way to go.

In the US, there are three classes of e-bikes defined by the speed and type of power assist. Class 1 bikes have a motor (max 750w) that assists while you’re pedaling and maxes out at 20 mph. Class 3 can assist up to 28 mph. Both are allowed in most states and cities without requiring a license. Class 2 models have throttles that don’t require pedaling in order to get a boost. The miles before recharging, or range of the bike, is determined by how much assist you use.

Most big name cycling companies now offer a class 1 e-bike option, as well many design-oriented bespoke brands, and even urban bike-sharing systems like Citibike have added e-bikes to their fleet. I rode an electric Citibike home from work earlier this week (they’re hard to find!), zipping up Madison Avenue in no time with a “I’m having a blast” look on my face. Even the taxi drivers were smiling at me. Read More

 

G.O.T. Adidas?

 

 

Game of Thrones and sneaker fans rejoice! Ahead of the eighth and final season of the popular HBO series, adidas Running announced the launch of a collection of limited-edition Ultraboost running shoes, each inspired by the noble families and warring factions of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond The Wall.

Six styles in all, adidas has reimagined the iconic houses and characters of Westeros in sneaker form. Each features a unique design and color palette created to represent the characteristics, colors, and details of the heroes and villains to which they refer. Details include their faction’s sigil on the tongue and motto on the heel tag.

Each shoe in the collection features signature BOOST midsole technology for unlimited energy return, a Primeknit upper for lightweight performance, and the iconic heel counter for adaptability and support. The adidas x Game of Thrones Ultraboost silhouettes fuse performance-oriented footwear technology with a visual aesthetic that celebrates the pop cultural phenomenon the show has become.

The limited-edition adidas x Game of Thrones Ultraboost will be available March 22nd for $180 at adidas.com.

 

Go With The Flo

 

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Flo-rescent that is! At the gym, on the beach, and hitting the street…

Spring heats up with these poppin’ neon pieces!

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LEFT COLUMN: MAISON MARGIELA COTTON OVERSIZED HOODIE $790. This oversized gray hoodie gets a blast of color trimmed at the pockets with neon yellow tape. MILLY SPRING 2019. Strutting down the Milly runway for Spring 2019 came look after look of head-turning neon styles available now on Milly.com. GUCCI PRINCETOWN FLORESCENT LEATHER SLIPPER $995. Neon pink, green and yellow — the trendy fur-lined Gucci mule gets even trendier for Spring presented in these florescent styles.

CENTER COLUMN: TREK FX 2 DISK $539. Training, commuting, or cruising for fun — the Trek FX 2 Disc is a versatile hybrid bike that can handle it all with its lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminum frame, 24 speeds, and disc brakes that stop on a dime. Great value for the price! TORY SPORT CONTRAST HEM MERINO SWEATER $298. This chunky knit vibrant orange merino wool will keep you warm and cozy to and fro the gym, with style to go all day long. DSQUARED2 PRINTED LOGO ONE-PIECE $230. From the label’s SS19 swimwear collection, this screamin’ pink one-piece has a deep back, square neck, and shoulder hugging straps for a sexy but sporty beach look!

RIGHT COLUMN: NIKE FLYKNIT INDY SPORTSBRA $70. Delivering stretch and support, the Nike Flyknit Indy Sports Bra takes its cue from Flyknit footwear, conforming to your shape in a single layer of soft fabric. Available in both florescent yellow and pink! SPLITS59 VENICE TIGHT $118. Exclusive to Bandier, these screamin’ orange leggings are sure to get attention at the gym, studio, and anywhere in between!

 

Women’s World Cup Heating Up

 

 

Today Nike unveiled 14 soccer kits that will take to the field this summer when the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off in France. While the fans will be focusing on the style of the kits, the players will paying more attention to the fit on which Nike has working since the last Women’s World Cup. For the first time, these women’s soccer kits were made specifically for them, and are not simply scaled down versions of the men’s team kits.

Nike’s design team worked with team players from a variety of countries to find out firsthand what they were looking for in terms of fit. The players’ precise 4D measurements were captured in the Nike Sports Research Lab, including heat-mapping the areas of their bodies more prone to perspiration to ensure proper ventilation zones. While male soccer players like a slimmer fit, the women were more interested in comfort. They found a V-neck was preferable — not too deep, but with room to pull over a ponytail — and that sleeves needn’t be overly short to be considered feminine. Shorts shouln’t be baggy, but still accommodate those powerful soccer legs. 
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Pret-A-Sporter: Fall 2019

 

Rugby Rocker at ALEXANDER WANG ~ Moto Mama at BOTTEGA VENETA ~ Speedway Chic at MONSE ~ Tennis Blacks at BALMAIN

 

The Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collections are officially a wrap and once

again it’s time for “PRET-A-SPORTER”, our semi-annual review of the sportiest looks from

the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris…

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Shock Therapy

 

 

Imagine fitness in the future. You strap on a full body suit – a cross between motocross and scuba gear — equipped with electronic stimulation pads that pulsate and zap your muscles while you workout. Standing in one of 6 spotlights in a darkened room, you watch a screen with exercises to follow, as house music throbs, and a master trainer wirelessly controls how much electrical stimulation is given to each body part. In 30 minutes, a full body workout is delivered in what would have taken been 3 1/2 hours in the gym. Imagine fitness in the future is now.

Shock Therapy Fitness is the first workout to incorporate EMS training – or Electronic Muscle Stimulation – into a group fitness class.  Those who have had physical therapy will be familiar with the “Stim” machine as part of their rehab, and EMS training has been popular in gyms throughout Europe for years. It was a company in Germany, Miha Bodytec, that first developed a full body EMS suit. Shock Therapy Fitness has created their own custom Powersuit™ that safely distributes electrical impulses simultaneously to all the major muscle groups throughout the workout for continuous full body training no matter which exercise is being performed. Over 300 muscle groups are activated in one 30-minute class, with 8 to 10 times more contractions than without EMS.  Read More

 
 

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