A Special IRONMAN

 

STILLS FROM A SPECIAL OLYMPICS STORY: CHRIS NIKIC

On November 7, 2020, Chris Nikic crossed the finish line of the Ironman triathlon in Panama City Beach, Florida in 16:46:09 — 14 minutes under the 17-hour cutoff time. But in completing the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run, Chris became the first man with Down syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon. One year prior, he had been unable to do a single push-up.

The documentary A Special Olympics Story: Chris Nikic debuted last week for World Down Syndrome Day and tells the inspirational story of how this Special Olympics Champion Ambassador was able to accomplish this unfathomable feat with a simple mantra: get 1% better everyday.

Chris was introduced to Special Olympics through a golf skills program when he was 9 years old, and soon began participating in other sports like basketball, athletics, and swimming as well. Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, and provides training for more than 6 million athletes in more than 190 countries around the globe. Read More

 

The Tennis Set

 

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The cable knit v-neck, sweater vest, maroon and navy palette, stripe trims… spring style takes its inspiration from the timeless looks of the tennis court, reinterpreting and reissuing the classics.

COLUMN 1 FROM LEFT: BROOKS BROTHERS SUPIMA COTTON CLASSIC CABLE TENNIS SWEATER VEST $98; KULE THE VERNE COTTON WOOL BLEND CREW NECK SWEATER $348; CHANEL PRE-OWNED LOGO PRINTED RAQUET & TENNIS BALL SET $2125

COLUMN 2: ROWING BLAZERS X FIRSTPORT PARIS COTTON TENNIS TEE $48; DIOR THREE-QUARTER SLEEVE TRICOLOR WOOL AND CASHMERE KNIT SWEATER $1550; PALM ANGELS LOGO EMBOSSED TENNIS SNEAKERS $375

COLUMN 3: LA LIGNE MERINO WOOL SWEATER $325; GUCCI ELASTIC STRIPE HEADBAND $290; COLUMN 4: THE UPSIDE GAIA PIPER V-NECK COTTON BLEND CARDIGAN $149; SPLITS59 BIANCA TECHFLEX SPORTSBRA $138; PERFECT MOMENT SIDE STRIPE JOGGING PANTS $185

 

Hot Technologies

 

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Flyknit, body mapping, ergonomic tech weaves… it’s spring cling from the runway to the gym in these shape shifting styles.

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: BALMAIN CROPPED KNIT SWEATER $1695 & LEGGINGS $1995. Strutting down the runway for Spring 2022 came Balmain’s cut-out, interwoven, body hugging knits — sweaters, leggings, dresses, and dresses — with a sexy but sporty vibe guaranteed to heat up the season.

NIKE FE/NOM FLYKNIT SPORTSBRA $80. Get shape, support, and compression in one seamless sportsbra with flyknit technology that’s breathable, flexible, and ultra-comfortable. Racerback adds freedom of movement with a look that doubles as a crop top.

FALKE ERGONOMIC SPORT SYSTEM STRETCH-KNIT T-SHIRT $150. This tech T-shirt is knit woven from a stretch fabric that’s compressive and quick-drying. Performance body-contouring detail enhances fit with with added style. Read More

 

The Smart Ones

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: TONAL, MIRROR, OXEFIT, TEMPO STUDIO, TEMPO MOVE, NORDIC TRACK VAULT

With more people working out at home, the all-in-one home gym has become increasingly popular. Many will remember the multi-station Universal and Bowflex that packed an entire gym into one apparatus, but with the boom in smart technology and connected fitness, brands like Mirror, Tonal, and Tempo have redefined the genre.

High-tech and interactive, these machines offer personalized weight training and fitness classes in a sleek and modern package that has made the all-in-one a featured showpiece in the home. With the world’s best athletes like LeBron James, Serena Williams, and Lindsay Vonn recently endorsing different brands, these machines offer performance to match. Read More

 

Pret-A-Sporter: The Fall 2022 Collections

 
 
PRET-A-SPORTER!

MIU MIU ~ HERMES ~ MARINE SERRE ~ VICTORIA BECKHAM

 

The Fall 2022 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. Designers hit the gym, slopes, speedway, and courts with some pumped up looks for Fall 2022!

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Trail Blazers

 

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Snowy treks, spring hikes, summer sights… these hiking boots are ready for any adventure with colorful style that’s blazing the trail.

LEFT COLUMN: SALEWA MTN TRAINER LITE MID GTX $199.95. With the technical features designed for alpine hiking and backpacking adventures, this lightweight mid-cut boot has a waterproof Gore-Tex® breathable lining; high-rebound EVA midsoles; and versatile tread for grip, cushioning, and support through mud, ice, rock, and snow.

ASOLO FALCON GV WOMEN $249.95. Durability, traction, and comfort combine to make the Falcon GV your ideal boot for summer hiking excursions and everyday outings. With its strong suede upper, reinforced toe cap, Gore-Tex® Extended Comfort lining, and Vibram MegaGrip rubber sole, the Falcon GV can scramble up rough terrain and then take to the streets all in breathable comfort.

DIEMME CIVETTA MENS $445. A lighter alternative to Diemme’s Everest Boot, the Civetta can take on mountain peeks with style for city streets. With tough nylon mesh and and suede uppers, a wraparound rubber waterguard, and Vibram® rubber outsoles, the Civetta provides stability and grip on any terrain, and wet weather protection. Read More

 

Yellow and Blue

 

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At the State of the Union this week we saw the Capitol seats filled with yellow and blue in solidarity with Ukraine. It inspired this sporty collection as a way to show our love and support for the people of Ukraine, and you can too. Proceeds from our affiliate commission on any sale will be donated to Unicef.

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CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: NIKE WAFFLE TRAINER 2 SD $109; KIDS WORLDWIDE “WE LOVE YOU” RECYCLED ORGANIC COTTON HOODIE $255; DONNI VINTAGE FLEECE GEM SWEATPANTS $170; RAY-BAN SHINY GOLD YELLOW PHOTOCHROMIC SUNGLASSES NOW $79.50; JESSICA BIALES YELLOW AND BLUE COLLEGIATE SIGNET RING $2420; STELLA MCCARTNEY PERFORATED VEGETARIAN LEATHER CAMERA BAG $770; RETROSPEC BEAUMONT 7-SPEED CITY BIKE $399.99; LE ORE ANDRIA SCOOP NECK SPORTS BRA $68

 
 

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