Eddie Would Go

 

Row 1: JOHN JOHN FLORENCE; Row 2: MAKUAKAI ROTHMAN, left, MAKUAKAI WITH CLYDE AIKAU, right; Row 3: LUKE SHEPARDSON’S WINNING WAVE

 

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EDDIE WOULD GO is a well-known surf expression that references the legendary Hawaiian lifeguard, surfer, and waterman Eddie Aikau, who in the 1970’s was considered one of the greatest big wave riders in the world. Known for his fearlessness, Eddie was the first official lifeguard at Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore, known for rescues in massive surf and treacherous conditions that no one else would dare.

Eddie’s life took on mythic proportions when it was tragically cut short during the 1978 “Hokule’a”, the 2500-mile traditional Hawaiian canoe voyage that retraces the ancient route of the Polynesian migration between the Hawaiian and Tahitian islands. When the heavily loaded outrigger canoe in which he was paddling capsized in stormy weather, Eddie set out on his surfboard, paddling towards Lanai to get help. The crew was later rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard, but despite great search efforts, Eddie was never seen again. He was just 31. Read More

 

The Hotel Evo-Lution

 

 

Last November, on a press trip to Salt Lake City with sport eyewear brand 100%, accommodations were provided at the Evo Hotel. I had Googled the hotel prior to arrival, and was intrigued to discover it was connected to Evo.com, one of the biggest outdoor sports online retailers.

The hotel was located in The Granary District, one of Salt Lake City’s oldest industrial areas, which has recently undergone a resurgence to become a hip new section of town. There was a bouldering gym and skate park in the hotel, right off the reception area, as well as a spacious physical Evo store with a curated selection of ski, snowboard, climbing, and other outdoor sports gear and apparel — along with a large rental and demo section.

We did a story a few months ago about Auto Camp, a new hotel company redefining outdoor lodging by bringing uniquely modern accommodations like Airstream suites and luxury tents to some of America’s most scenic destinations: Yosemite National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, and Moab, Utah, among others. This new genre of boutique hotels caters specifically to outdoor sports enthusiasts — people of all ages and demographics — connected by their shared passion. Other properties like Gravity Haus in Colorado and Loge Camps on the West Coast reflect this growing trend. Read More

 

Winter Running Stuff

 

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Layer up with the perfect top, leggings, jacket, and shoes to stay warm and dry when hitting the road or trails this winter. Windproof and waterproof, but lightweight and breathable, these pieces have been put through their paces all season by the STYLE of SPORT runners!

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: TRACKSMITH NDO WIND-BLOCK MOCKNECK $168. From the No Days Off collection, this mockneck top features a wind-blocking panel on the front and neck to keep blustery temperatures at bay, with jaquard knit, soft merino wool on arms and back for added warmth and comfort.

SEIRUS SOUNDTOUCH XTREME HYPERLITE ALL WEATHER GLOVES $59.99. Thin, waterproof and breathable, these super warm gloves feature a soft microfleece lining and are touch screen compatible too.

HOUDINI PACE WIND JACKET $90. Running, training or cycling, the Houdini Pace collection is made for high energy output activities. This ultra light and flowy women’s wind jacket is crafted from a combination of two fabrics: wind and water resistant C9 Ripstop; and soft and smooth Wish Woven that together provide weather protection with comfort and breathability. Read More

 

Trick or Treat – Part 2

 

 

Last October we did a story on Halloween candy and seemingly healthier alternatives to Trick or Treat favorites like peanut butter cups, Snickers, m&m’s, and gummy bears. After consulting with our resident nutritionist Sarah Wragge, we discovered many of the lower calorie, less sugar, and even “healthy” brands had so many fillers, fake sweeteners, and inflammatory ingredients you were better off having the real thing. A Snickers as compared to a Quest Bar was the perfect example.

A few weeks later I happened to be standing in line at CVS in the aisle with all the crackers, chips, and cookies. The Pepperidge Farm Milanos caught my eye. I LOVE Milano cookies, but would never buy them assuming they were high calorie, fat and sugar filled. Out of curiosity I picked up the bag and looked at the nutrition label. To my surprise, 1 serving of 2 cookies had 120 calories, 7 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of fat. Not that bad I thought! Sure there were a few ingredients that weren’t super healthy, but as an occasional splurge it wasn’t such a big deal.
 

“It’s not the calories that are of concern”, says Sarah, “but how those substitute ingredients affect the body.

 
Then I looked at the Lays potato chips. The ingredients were potatoes and vegetable oil. 1 serving of 15 chips had 160 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 15 grams of carbohydrates – again, not the worst thing, especially when I compared them to the supposedly healthier Baked Lays on the shelf. Yes, those had fewer calories per serving and less fat, BUT they were higher in carbs with long list of ingredients, additives, and SUGAR. I knew there was no way these Baked Lays were better for me than the regular potato chips. Read More

 

Puff Stuff

 

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Slippers, vests, ponchos, bags, gloves, scarves, and jackets too…

get all puffed up from head to toe!

 
LEFT COLUMN 1 : LOVE AND SPORTS CROPPED PUFFER JACKET WITH HOOD now $39. You can’t beat the prices with style to match with this sporty collection by Stacey Griffith and Michelle Smith exclusively at Walmart! THERM-A-REST HONCHO PONCHO $134.95. It also doubles as a blanket! NORDIC PEACE ELIA QUILTED PUFFER TOTE now $52. This puffy tote comes in lots of fun colors too.

COLUMN 2: UGG TASMAN LTA SLIPPERS $100. Lightweight puffer slippers, lined in cozy UGGplush™ upcycled wool blend. ARC’TERYX SYTEM A DOWN BLANKET REBIRD $550. Responsibly-sourced, ultra-lofty 750 fill power goose down blanket you can wear! CANADA GOOSE REFLECTIVE DOWN MITTS $195. Stay warm and visible too! AXEL ARIGATO TECHNO MEN’S DOWN VEST $320. Made with recycled polyester and packed with re-used down and feathers. Read More

 

31 Days of Fitness 2023!

 

 

Happy New Year and welcome to 31 Days of Fitness 2023! We are back with another action-packed January of workouts, wellness, recovery, and more!

Every day this month your intrepid editor will be checking out a different workout for body and mind, showcasing the amazing variety of ways to get and stay in shape for the new year. We’re visiting the hottest boutique fitness studios, sampling the most popular apps, and trying different wellness and recovery treatments to keep us going all month! It’s a mix that’s got something for everyone!

And we want you to join! Many studios are giving special incentives to our readers. Check out the list below.*There are more special giveaways to come so be sure to follow along here and on Instagram @styleofsport! Ya gotta be in it to win it!
 

DAY 1: AARMY

Kicking off the new year and 31 Days with a one-two punch! AARMY offers two “practices”, as classes are called there, Bootcamp and Cycle. I did them both this morning! While that’s a normal Sunday morning for the regulars at AARMY, it was the first time for me. Bootcamp has actually become a regular part of my fitness routine since last 31 Days of Fitness. What I love about it is that it’s really strength focused – very important for us women of a certain age to keep our bones strong – and I’ve written about how strong the women in particular are in this class: In The Aarmy. While it’s still a fast-paced circuit style, Aarmy co-founder Akin Akman has created a community that motivates each other to push beyond their perceived limits, inspired by their “teammates” in class. No matter your level or the amount you lift, there are always high-fives to go around after every set. Read More

 

E-Bike Safety with Firefighter Alysia

 

 

After we posted An E-Bike for E-veryone last week, our good friend of STYLE of SPORT, actress and producer Alysia Reiner, reached out to ask if we were interested in a follow-up safety tips article. There has been much in the news recently about fires started by the Lithium-Ion batteries that power e-bikes when not stored or charged properly. It turns out Alysia has firsthand knowledge. She is a volunteer firefighter too!

It’s hard to miss this busy actress on the numerous television series in which she has both starring and guest roles. She plays DODC Agent Sadie Deever in the new Disney+/Marvel TV series, Ms. Marvel, and is well known for her character Natalie “FIG” Figueroa on all 7 seasons of Orange Is the New Black, for which she won a SAG Award. Alysia just finished her 5th season on the Peabody Award-winning Better Things on F/X x HULU, and also just wrapped 2 seasons on HBO’s The Deuce. She is about to start her second season on STARZ’s Shining Vale. So how did Alysia end up in the real-life role of firefighter too?

When the pandemic shut down the entertainment industry, Alysia retreated with her family to Fire Island, NY for what became a much-needed respite. “We felt so fortunate and safe there during Covid — physically, emotionally, and spiritually. After Covid I wanted to give back to this incredible community that I felt saved my life. So I became a volunteer firefighter.” Read More

 

Snow Daze

 

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Designers like Louis Vuitton, Pucci, and Christian Dior have hit the slopes with dazzling, retro inspired ski collections… while iconic ski brands like Bogner, Poc, and Moon Boot are showing off their own flamboyant style!

COLUMN 1 (FAR LEFT):HESTRA FULL MOON MITT NOW $47.50; MOON BOOT ICON UNISEX NYLON SNOWBOOT $185; COLUMN 2: LOUIS VUITTON SKI COLLECTION LV SKI MASK $1290; BOGNER BELINE BASE LAYER $300; VALLON WAYNE WONG SKI AVIATORS $110; COLUMN 3: MONCLER GRENOBLE LAMOURA FITTED DOWN SKI JACKET $2055; PUCCI X FUSALP MARMO & INDIE PRINT SKI PANTS $1250; COLUMN 4: CHRISTIAN DIOR X AK SKI FISHTAIL SNOWBOARD $7200; POC ARTIC SL MIPS SLALOM HELMET $270; MATEK MOTMOT BALACAVA $80

 

An E-Bike for E-Veryone

 

 

E-bikes have become one of the most popular ways to get around town, trail, and beach. Commuting, running errands, checking out the surf, and more… this new fleet of nine e-bikes offers style, functionality, and effortless rides for every personality. And please read this important feature on e-bike safety.

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~ THE HIPSTER ~

VAN MOOF ELECTRIFIED S3 $2548 (above)

 

Within its distinctive upright aluminum frame, the Van Moof Electrified S3 hides an arsenal of integrated tech, along with its battery, LED display, and anti-theft eLock. 4-speed automatic electronic gear shifting and 4 levels of power — along with an extra boost button — customize your ride for speedy flats and effortless hills. The Smart Cartridge monitors all onboard systems, processing real-time motor feedback to ensure maximum range and responsiveness. Read More

 

Guilty Pleasures

 

 
If there’s one food many sports enthusiasts try to avoid, it’s likely junk food. According to a study done by Kent State University researchers, it’s not so much for the nutritional value, but more the guilt associated with eating these foods. In fact, the study shows that one’s knowledge of the unhealthiness of fast food is not enough to stop people from eating their favorite burgers, pizza, or fries. Rather, it’s the guilt about fast food consumption that urges one to stop eating their favorite meals. But what if junk foods can actually be beneficial for your sports performance?

Junk Food Consumption for Sports Enthusiasts

Let’s be clear, junk foods are unhealthy when consumed on a regular basis. However, Lars Nybo of the University of Copenhagen shares that athletes and fitness enthusiasts might benefit from eating junk food, depending on their discipline. Nybo points out that athletes must combine the right diet with their training, which is why some athletes need to load up on carbs during the final 48 hours before an event, while sprinters or shot putters can get away with eating junk food for breakfast. Read More

 

Norway Spruce

 

 

The summer of 2019, I stumbled upon a Norwegian outdoor brand, Amundsen, at the Outdoor Retailer trade show. It was a small booth, packed with traditional hiking and outdoor apparel, with a playful and modern take. The first thing that caught my eye were little waxed cotton canvas Field Shorts — 3″ short shorts — with contrasting suede patches. Designed for the rigors of the mountains and trails, they could just as easily be worn on summer outings in town too.

Then I saw colorful lace-up, Boiled Wool Hoodies, a Nordic style known for its warmth, water and wind resistance that has long been used by seafaring and mountain adventurers. My eye wandered next over to the Knickerbockers, paired with classic Mountain Mucks and bright knee-high Performance Socks, all made for seasonless outdoor pursuits. Everything in the Amundsen booth was a piece of technical apparel designed for hiking, exploring, and adventuring, but with a fun and casual style you could wear anywhere. It was very STYLE OF SPORT and we’ve been featuring Amundsen ever since! Read More

 

Give & Get Outside!

 

 

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The SOS GIFT GUIDE keeps giving with great ideas for the hiking, camping, and urban dwelling outdoor lover too!

CLOCK WISE TOP LEFT: L.L.BEAN X TODD SNYDER HI-PILE SHERPA SNAP-FRONT SHIRT JACKET $149. Todd Snyder & L.L. Bean meet again their latest collaboration that reinvents iconic pieces from the L.L.Bean Archives with a modern sensibility and tailored fit.

KELTY 3-PERSON LOWDOWN COUCH $179.95. This ultimate camp couch packs up and unfolds with over 5 feet of seating wherever your outdoor activities find you.

FOEHN ROBSON DOWN ANORAK $279.95. Hoody meets down jacket. This super cozy anorak for men and women combines natural down and highly moisture-resistant PrimaLoft® insulation for ultimate warmth and comfort in cold and wet conditions. Features include side zips, front hand-warmer pockets, and bungee hood and hem. Read More

 

Joni Sternbach: Surfland

 

 

 

FIRST SURFER TINTYPE, LONE SURFER, 8×10, MONTAUK, NEW YORK 2015; BIDART GROUP, 8×10, BIDART, FRANCE; THE FUTURE, 11×14, 2015 SANTA BARBARA, CA.

 

At The Art Show last month at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC, the work of Joni Sternbach was on view at the Von Lintel Gallery booth. A write up of the show in The New York Times featured a triptych her tintype photographs titled The Women and The Waves. As a fan of surf photography, I hustled over to see the work, and to my delight Sternbach was there as well.

Surfland is an on-going series of tintype portraits of surfers that represent a unique blending of subject matter and photographic technique. Working with a large-format camera, Sternbach has been photographing surfers around the world since 2006 using this antiquated process. Ironically, Sternbach had no intention of photographing surfers – nor does she surf – until they paddled into her frame one day. The project began as an ocean series. Waving them off, she never expected they would become the subject.

Popular in the mid-late 1800’s, a tintype is actually an underexposed negative created on a chemically coated, blackened metal plate in what is called the wet-plate collodion process. When the plate is exposed to light through the camera, an image develops with transparent areas appearing black because of the background. The overall darkness of the image gives the aura of a vintage photograph. Read More

 

Goggle Heads: All-In-One Helmets

 

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The integrated visor helmets that have been popular on piste abroad have made their way to the slopes of the USA. Once considered an accessory for the more recreational skier, brands like POC, Smith, and Oakley have recently introduced all-in-one goggle helmets for the more aggressive, mountain charging skier. Offering the convenience of eye and head protection in one stylish package, they are great for those who wear glasses too.

 
LEFT COLUMN: POC LEVATOR MIPS $550. The first visor helmet from POC offers panoramic vision with ultra protection inspired by their ski racing heritage. The Levator has an extended visor with a field of view larger than any POC goggle and an easy swap lens-changing system. Safety features include Mips Evolve® for extra rotational impact protection, multi-impact protection zones in areas most likely to be hit in a fall, and a RECCO® Avalanche rescue reflector.

SMITH SURVEY MIPS $260. The Smith Survey ski and snowboard helmet combines MIPS™ and zonal Koroyd® safety innovations in a lightweight design for all-mountain use. An integrated visor features the terrain-defining clarity of ChromaPop™ and simplifies goggle wear over the glasses compatibility. The Survey is lined for comfort with adjustable vents and an adjustable dial that fine tunes fit. Read More

 

The SOS Gift Guide 2022!

 

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For that special skier, yogi, runner, golfer, tennis ace, and all-around athlete — we’ve got the gifts on top of their holiday wishlist this season!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: 100% NORG GOGGLES $250. One of our favorite eyewear brands, 100%, has just introduced their first snow goggles, and what a hot entry into the category! Shown here is the Norg, which features a beautifully seamless magnetic lens changing system; unparalleled structural integrity with 3DPlane™ lens technology; and a soft frame for superior fit, clarity, and performance in any weather condition.

MARINE LAYER WHISTLER PUFFER VEST $158. From the slopes to the street, this bestselling 1973 inspired ski vest has all that old school cool with modern day functionality to keep you warm.

LULULEMON STUDIO MIRROR now $795-1695. The most popular workouts come to you, now streaming with the Lululemon Studio Mirror! With 10,000+ classes at your fingertips from Aarmy, Pure Barre, Y7, Dogpound, Rumble, AKT and many more premier studios, the Mirror brings world-class trainers and fitness brands together in one place and in your home, with your performance metrics right there on screen tracking in real time. Read More

 

The Ultramite Trainer

 

SPEEDLAND GS:TAM

 

Speedland has unveiled GS:TAM, the third iteration of their ultra-marathon distance — 50K and beyond — trail running shoes. Speedland is known for the revolutionary design of their shoes, that combine cutting-edge technology with premium materials for optimal performance and comfort. The GS:TAM was designed with Speedland athlete Dylan Bowman, top American professional trail and ultrarunner, who has made his home the trails of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County for which the shoe is named.

Like its predecessors, GS:PDX and GS:HSV, GS:TAM has been crafted with unrivaled components. It picks up where these previous models left off, with the next level in industry leading technology. GS:TAM is Speedland’s first max cushioned shoe. With a full 37/30 mm midsole stack, it provides high energy return without sacrificing compression, increasing the lifespan of the shoe. Read More

 

Downhill Racer

 

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Your classic ski sweater returns to the slopes! Whether you ski or apres-ski, these sporty knits will keep you warm in alpine style, on the mountain and off!

 
TOP ROW FROM LEFT: DALE OF NORWAY WOMEN’S ELIS LIGHTWEIGHT WOOL SWEATER $260; ALPS & METERS WOMEN’S SKI RACE DOWNHILL MERINO AND CASHMERE KNIT SWEATER $475; PERFECT MOMENT SCHILD MERINO WOOL SWEATER $335

MIDDLE ROW: ALP N ROCK KILLIAN UNISEX SWEATER $339; DELAINE & CO. MEN’S MERINO WOOL FULL ZIP SKI SWEATER $315; DIORALPS SHORT CARDIGAN WOOL & CASHMERE KNIT SWEATER $2450

BOTTOM ROW: POLO RALPH LAUREN WOOL-CASHMERE TURTLENECK SWEATER $398; HELLY HANSEN WOMEN’S EDGE KNITTED MERINO SWEATER $80; WE NORWEGIANS SETESDAL HOODIE FLAG MERINO/CASHMERE BLEND SWEATER $399

 

The Puff Stance

 

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Keep warm and toasty this winter with puffers for your feet! This collection of indoor/outdoor slippers can handle the elements, with traction and grip on the outside, and cozy insulation on the inside.

LEFT COLUMN: NEW BALANCE CARAVAN MID-MOC V2 $74.99. These slippers feature a water-resistant upper with fleece lining to keep feet warm and dry. A combination Ground Contact EVA and rubber outsole provides traction and durability.

HUNTER IN/OUT INSULATED SLIPPER $90. Providing endless comfort without compromising on style, these slippers have a fold-down heel and an elasticated channel along the topline for an adjustable fit. They are certified vegan, and crafted from recycled nylon with a thermal insulating microfiber layer.

KAMIK PUFFY SLIPPER $55. Vegan-friendly, these slippers have a soft quilted nylon upper and faux fur lining, removable EVA footbed for added cushioning and comfort, and non-marking, synthetic rubber outsole.

SANUK PUFFER CHILLER LOW $80. With retro puffer jacket-inspired uppers, 100% recycled mudguard, heel counters, and footbeds, Puffy Chiller Low SL will take comfy to previously unseen heights. 
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Bowling for Dollars

 

 

Last week Project ALS hosted their 24th Annual Gala, Tomorrow is Tonight, at Bowlero at Chelsea Piers. Rather than a typical black-tie dinner, we went bowling! The evening honored Ben Stiller, his wife Christine Taylor, and their kids Ella and Quin, who like its founders, have made Project ALS a family affair.

Project ALS was founded by sisters Valerie, Meredith, and Jenifer Estess. In 1998, Jenifer, a 35-year-old New York theater and film producer, was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that destroys nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain which control voluntary muscle movement, eventually leading to paralysis and death.

Prior to Jenifer’s diagnosis, the sisters had been planning to start an entertainment company. They had always wanted to work together and had just put together a business plan when out of nowhere Jenifer was diagnosed with ALS. “Her symptoms presented as unimpressive at first”, Valerie told me, “general weakness, getting tired after walking a couple blocks, muscle twitches and stuff like that. She went to the doctor who said nothing was wrong. Go see a shrink.” Read More

 

Orange Crush

 

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Get out and glow in fall’s favorite color! 

No matter the sport, indoors and out, orange has got you covered!

 
LEFT COLUMN: MONCLER GENIUS 2 1952 ACHILL HOODED JACKET $2360; SUPER73-Z1 EBIKE $1495; SUPERDRY WOOL BLEND RADAR GLOVES $22.95; PADMORE & BARNES SUEDE BOOT $185;

CENTER COLUMN: ATHLETIC PROPULSION LABS + MCLAREN HYSPEED $450; THE GET OUT ENAMELWARE SET (PLATE, BOWL, TUMBLER, MUG) $78; FILSON BIG GAME UPLAND HAT $95; SHINOLA RUNABOUT FOLDOVER TOTE $350

RIGHT COLUMN: 19-69 + PALM ANGELS LIMTED EDITION ORANGE KUSH EAU DE PARFUM $210; UNDERSUN FITNESS RESISTANCE BAND SET $59.21; ISABEL MARANT ALFORD CUT OUT MHAIR BLEND SWEATER $990; COROS VERTIX 2 GPS ADVENTURE WATCH $700

 

Chill Seekers

 

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Made for mountaineering, glacier glasses are designed to provide extra protection from the sun’s rays at altitude, intensified by extreme conditions. Their side shields keep the snow’s reflection out, and add a cool style element that have made them the sunglass of the season – even at sea level!

 
LEFT COLUMN: VON ZIPPER PSYCHWIG $220. The Psychwig reimagines classic glacier glasses for the modern adventurer — wherever they may travel. With their flat bridge, rounded base, and oversize lenses, they go from mountain towns to city streets with enhanced style appeal.

IZIPIZI GLACIER $80. Izipizi has created a line of cool and affordable sunglasses, which include glacier glasses too! In both a round and aviator design, and with a range of colors, they’ve got all the traditional features of a mountaineering frame with a chic everyday look.

JULBO VERMONT CLASSIC $149.95. Julbo has been making glacier glasses since 1888, time tested on such peaks such as Everest and K2. To celebrate their 125th anniversary, they have reissued the legendary Vermont Classic, their traditional mountaineering model with round lenses and leather side shields, in an array of fun and functional lens colors. Read More

 

Trick or Treat?

 

 
Reese’s or Justin’s… m&m’s or Unreal… the original or “healthy” brand… which one is really better for you? When it comes to candy what you think might be the healthier treat could be a trick. We consulted with our go-to nutrition and wellness expert Sarah Wragge to find out which is really the healthier version of the most popular candy and chocolate bars this Halloween.

PEANUT BUTTER CUPS (2 per serving)

If you stick with the Organic Dark, Sarah says that Reese’s is actually better on the ingredient list than Justin’s. While they have relatively similar ingredients, the soy lecithin in Justin’s, even though it is organic, is an ingredient you might want to avoid. Soy is a common allergen for many people. Lecithin is a food additive generally used as an emulsifier or lubricant, the processing of which involves chemical solvents. Read More

 

Snow Falls at the Mall

 

 

Photographs by Evan Kay

Some people go to the mall to shop, others to eat, some go the movies, or to hang out with their friends. At the American Dream mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey you can ski and snowboard too at Big Snow, North America’s only indoor, year-round, real-snow ski and snowboard facility.

About 20 minutes from Penn Station without traffic, Big Snow is situated across from Met Life stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets, in the middle of the mall. Just get off the escalator and there it is, alongside other stores and attractions. They make fresh snow and groom the hill every day, where the slogan goes “Every day is a Snow Day”.
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Get A Tan

 

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Quilted, fleece, shearling, bomber, corduroy, and more! There are endless style options for this fall’s jacket — all perfection in these tones of tans!

 
ROW 1: OUTDOOR VOICES REC-FLEECE SNAP JACKET $98; NILI LOTAN ELEANOR SHEARLING COAT $2995; RECTO BUTLER FAUX LEATHER CONTRAST COLLAR WOOL JACKET $590

ROW 2: HALFBOY CROPPED SHEARLING JACKET $2445; L.L.BEAN WOMEN’S CHORE JACKET $129; LOULOU STUDIO VIKA SHEARLING JACKET $1265

ROW 3: MARFA STANCE REVERSIBLE QUILTED SHELL JACKET $1290; BURBERRY CORDUROY AND LEATHER TRIMMED QUILTED JACKET $1150; CARHARTT WOMENS WESLEY WEATHERED DUCK JACKET $119

ROW 4: LORO PIANA RIBBED CASHMERE TRIMMED SUEDE BOMBER JACKET $6095; PATAGONIA FJORD 100% ORGANIC COTTON CORDUROY WITH 600-FILL 100% RECYCLED DOWN JACKET $329; TOTEME QUILTED COTTON CANVAS JACKET $600

 

Mask Up In The Pool

 

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AQUASPHERE VISTA; TYR ROGUE; ARENA THE ONE MASK; TYR ORION

 
While many swimmers prefer smaller goggles that sit inside the eye socket, others want bigger goggles for comfort and because they leave less of a mark. For those of us of a certain age, the imprint swim goggles leave around the eyes stays visible long after we’ve gotten out of the pool. The solution many have found, including this editor, are swim masks, the oversized goggles that have traditionally been for open water swimming.

Made for triathlon training and competition, these sleek swim masks feature a low profile design that eliminates drag. We demoed swim masks from TYR, Aquasphere, and Arena, and the wider design offers an extended field of vision, distortion free, which is just as nice in the pool as it is in open water. The soft silicone skirt that frame the orbital socket seal out water and are ultra-comfortable too.

Whether you’re lap swimming or Ironman training, these sleek swim masks are great alternative to oversized goggles. All are available in multiple lens tints and frame colors — and best of all, they don’t leave a mark! Read More

 

The Pink Pack

 

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. We honor and support the cause with this collection of sporty pink gear and accessories. Brands highlighted in pink like Ralph Lauren, The North Face, and Yeti have partnered with organizations such as Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF), Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC), and others to raise funds and awareness for prevention and life saving treatments.

COLUMN 1: DRAGON ALLIANCE NFX2 GOGGLES $200; RALPH LAUREN PINK PONY FLEECE SWEATPANTS $128; YETI LIMITED EDITION ROADIE HARD COOLER $250

COLUMN 2: THE NORTH FACE NUPTSE SHORT JACKET $280; PENNY SKATEBOARDS CACTUS WANDERLUST 22″ $140; ADIDAS TERREX FREE HIKER 2 BCA $200; GO PRO HERO 8 PINK SLEEVE & LANYARD $11.99

COLUMN 3: FRESHTHINGS FRAGMENTS X BICYCLE PLAYING CARDS $12; GOLDBERGH FREEZE GLOVES $219; COLUMN 4: NIKE SWOOSH WRISTBANDS $8; FISCHER RANGER SKIS 2023 $499.99

 

Pret-A-Sporter: The Spring 2023 Collections

 

WAVE POOLS

MOSCHINO ~ STELLA MCCARTNEY ~ DSQUARED2 ~ JW ANDERSON

 

The Spring 2023 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. From rough and rugged, to sparkle and shine, designers found inspiration on the trail, waves, speedway, and gym for Spring 2023!

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School Days

 

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Go team!

Varsity style takes the field in this collection of sporty fall favorites.

 
LEFT COLUMN: GOLDEN BEAR THE HAYES LEATHER-PANELED WOOL-BLEND JACKET  $615; TODD SNYDER + CHAMPION LONG-SLEEVE TAB TEE $98: ROOTS OF FIGHT PELE BRAZIL #10 SHOTS $60; HILLFLINT VINTAGE CREWNECK SWEATSHIRT $45

CENTER COLUMN: EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS JACKIE ROBINSON 42 T-SHIRT $34; ADEL ERROR TENIT MUFFLER $365; J.CREW HERITAGE COTTON ROLLNECK LETTER SWEATER $118; ADIDAS CAMPUS ADV SHOES $85

RIGHT COLUMN: HOOD MERINO WOOL NEW YORK HAT $65; CHARLIE HUSTLE COLLEGE ROADSHOW SWEATPANTS $68; PRADA BASKETBALL $895

 

Field Station

 

FIELD STATION

AutoCamp has just introduced Field Station, their latest foray into revolutionizing the camping experience. AutoCamp was founded in 2013 and has redefined outdoor lodging by bringing uniquely modern hospitality to some of America’s most beautiful locations. Accommodations include Airstream suites and luxury tents in such destinations as Yosemite National Park, the Russian River Valley, Cape Cod, the Catskills, and Joshua Tree National Park.

With boutique-style amenities and mid-century modern design, AutoCamp invites people to experience nature and camping in a whole new way. Launching early 2023 in Moab, Utah, Field Station offers a more affordable option with the same modern design and outdoor spirit, in a traditional hotel footprint. Field Station is upcycling and renovating existing lodging and motels in prime outdoor destinations to provide inclusive, supportive, and sustainable basecamps for exploring nearby natural areas. Read More

 

Bright In The Shades

 

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On the run, bike, and street… see the world in technicolor. Multi-colored sunshields are the look in sport and designer eyewear this fall.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: NIKE VICTORY ROAD TINT $175; RUDY PROJECT SPINSHIELD AIR $169.99; BALENCIAGA WIRE CAT $685;   MYKITA & BERNHARD WILLHELM BLAZE $565; 100% HYPERCRAFT $185; ADIDAS SPORT INJECTED SHIELD $225

 

Meditation On The Run

 

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Whether you already meditate or want to get started, meditating while running is a different way to meditate and a different way to run. While running itself can be a meditative experience, when you combine it with a guided meditation it changes the experience. “Mindful running is the ability to run with a clear intention, fully connected in body and mind, free from distraction, and with an equal balance of focus and relaxation”, says Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of the popular meditation app Headspace.

At the core of meditation is the focus on staying present in the moment. The goal is to leave thoughts of the past behind and not get caught up in the future that has yet to happen. The breath is the tool that keeps you present by focusing on the rhythm of inhales and exhales — hard to ignore when running. Running can help you meditate and meditation can help you run. The two together can help make you better at both.

If you’re like most recreational runners, myself included, you run with music. Music gives you rhythm, energy, and motivation, but it’s also a distraction. It blocks out many sensations your body is feeling. There’s nothing wrong with that, but when you turn the music off, running becomes a different experience. You take in the sights and sounds. You become aware of your inhales and exhales. You hear the sound of your breath. I discovered how loud that can be when I tried the Mindful Running with Lynne Goldberg on the Breethe meditation app, which on that particular run was more labored than I realized. Read More

 

KIck Off: Designer vs. Sport Sneakers

 

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GOLDEN GOOSE BALL STAR $545 ~ CONVERSE PRO LEATHER OX ($ bid)

CELINE TRAINER MID CT-02 SNEAKER $790 ~ DIADORA MI BASKET $250

LANVIN CLAY SNEAKERS $645 ~ REEBOK CLUB C REVENGE $80

Designer on the left, originals on the right… it’s easy to see where the inspiration comes from in fashion’s hottest sneakers. Sport classics vs. trendy trainers — take your pick in the battle of the kicks!
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All The Trimmings

 

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Vintage tennis, cricket, and ski style translate into everyday style with these classic knits, complete with all the trimmings.

LEFT COLUMN: ADIDAS X GUCCI COTTON POLO $1400; WE WORE WHAT V-NECK POLO TANK $108; MARINE SERRE CABLE KNIT SHORT DRESS $1115

CENTER COLUMN: SANDRO DRISS WOOL CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN now $207.50; VUARNET RACING 1929 180° LARGE MONO-SCREEN PANORAMIC SUNGLASSES $290; KULE YALE COTTON BLEND SWEATER $278; LIVE THE PROCESS STRETCH KNIT SPORTSBRA now $70

RIGHT COLUMN: POLO RALPH LAUREN CABLE KNIT CRICKET MIDI SWEATER DRESS $498; DELAINE & CO. WOMEN’S MARINO FULL ZIP SKI SWEATER $270; TORY SPORT TECH PIQUE SIDE-SLIT TENNIS SKIRT $148

 

Glam Slam!

 

 

IMG and Spring Studios have joined forces for the creation of GLAM SLAM, a fashion meets sport experience happening during two of NYC’s most exciting tentpole franchises: the US Open, the last tennis major of the year, and New York Fashion Week (NYFW).

GLAM SLAM celebrates the intersection of tennis and style with match screenings, fashion panels, culinary offerings, DJ sets, and a different fashion pop-up shop takeover each day. Read More

 

Play All Day

 

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Keep the summer fun going this fall with these action-packed designer and sport pieces. Bright colors and graphic stripes make for a sporty look you’ll want to wear even when the workout is done!

LEFT COLUMN: GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE PALOMA RACERBACK DRESS $92. On court and off, this sporty racerback dress is ready to go with a built-in unitard and bra. It’s made from 79% recycled plastic bottles and recyclable with ReGirlfriend.

LILYBOD CALI LEGGING $70. With extra high rise, smooth sculpting fabric, and contrast bands on thigh and ankle, let them know you’ve come to play in these red hot statement leggings. Pair with matching Rowie XR sportbra.

COLUMN 2: TRACKSMITH BELL LAP TOP $75. Set the pace in this sleek, runner’s crop top designed to perform from training to race day. The speed-ready silhouette features deep cut shoulders for an unrestricted arm swing. Soft compression fabric offers plenty of support for fast runs with the comfort to go the distance.

THE UPSIDE PACIFIC SPEECHLESS KNIT SHORTS $90. These shorty shorts are made from a stretch organic cotton-blend with rainbow knit stripes on sides. Pair with multi-striped Rory Knit sportbra. Read More

 

Twinning Ways

 

2022 US OPEN

Throughout her career, Serena Williams has made as big a statement on the tennis court with her fashion as she has with her indomitable style of play. From the one-legged catsuits, to the collaborations with Virgil Abloh, to the shimmering black dress she has donned for this year’s US Open — Serena has continually pushed boundaries and redefined the style of the game.

When Serena took the court on Monday night for her first match of the 2022 US Open, possibly the last of her career, we knew she’d be wearing an outfit to mark the occasion. Designed like a black cocktail dress, with long sheer sleeves, a crystal covered bodice, and six layered skirt — one for each US Open she has won – Serena did not disappoint. Neither did her daughter Olympia, watching her mom from the stands in a mini version of the same dress and black NikeCourt Flares embellished with crystal swooshes. Read More

 

Neutral Territory

 

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Ease into fall with these transitional pieces that go all day in effortless style. Workout, hang out, out and about, mix and match these essentials for everyday or a weekend getaway.

 
LEFT COLUMN: JACQUEMUS LE GILET NOUÉ TWISTED CROP CARDIGAN $425. Inspired by the classic ballet wrap sweater, this chic cropped and twisted cardigan can be paired as easily with a unitard as a skirt for easy all day style.

TILLEY T3 COTTON DUCK HAT $99. The original Tilley hat with 40 years of history, the T3 is an outdoor favorite but with plenty of style for town. With a lifetime guarantee, it features snap-up sides, ventilating grommets, DWR finish, and is rated UPF 50+.

INTERMIX LOU BELTED TWILL JUMPSUIT $368. The jumpsuit is this fall’s must-have, and this Intermix in-house design embodies effortless utilitarian-chic. The Lou jumpsuit is cut from twill with cargo pockets and a tie-belt, and dresses up or down with a heel or sneaker. Read More

 

Chronological Order

 

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From deep seas, to motor speedways, to the moon and back, the chronograph watch has a long history of precise timekeeping for those whom every second counts. For the rest of us, they are the ultimate in style when it comes to a sports watch. Distinguished by their stopwatch design and functionality, with 3 dials that time elapsed seconds, minutes, and hours, plus a numbered bezel, there are endless variations as seen in this collection. Playful to refined, classic to modern, affordable to ultra luxe… we’ve got the chronograph for everyone and every budget:

ROW 1: ROLEX COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA “PAUL NEWMAN” $335,ooo; BREMONT SUPERMARINE CHRONO JET $6995; LIV GX-AC SIGNATURE ORANGE $1090; BREITLING SUPEROCEAN HERITAGE B01 CHRONOGRAPH $7950

ROW 2: BVLGARI X DUCATI SPECIAL EDITION $5000; TUDOR HERITAGE CHRONO $4525; HAMILTON AMERICAN CLASSIC CHRONO-MATIC 50 LIMITED EDITION $2495; ZENITH CHRONOMASTER OPEN $10000

ROW 3: OMEGA SPEEDMASTER CHRONOSCOPE CO‑AXIAL MASTER $8650; NIXON 51-30 CHRONOGRAPH $500; CITIZEN PROMASTER SAILHAWK $495; SWATCH TECKNO BLACK $210

 

Gallery Hopping: The Art of Sport

 

 

There are currently four must-see sport themed installations and exhibitions on view sure to pique anyone’s interest, sports fan or not. From basketball in Marseille, to football (soccer) in London, to baseball and Title IX in the USA, these shows take an inside look at the most popular sports through a unique set of lenses: design, photography, architecture, and history. Should you be traveling abroad or staying closer to home this summer, be sure to catch these shows before they close!
 
FOOTBALL: DESIGNING THE BEAUTIFUL GAME (above)
The Design Museum
Kensington, London
April 8 – August 29, 2022 (closing soon)

With 2022 marking 150 years of The Football Association in the UK, Football: Designing the Beautiful Game showcases how design has pushed the world’s most popular sport to new limits. Produced in partnership with the National Football Museum in Manchester, the show features over 500 historical objects, films, and interviews with club legacies and such legends as Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelé), Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona, and more.

Visitors can look forward to immersive stadium reconstructions and tours of some of the world’s most important football venues which explore how football helped shape communities. This includes destinations such as Wembley, Stamford Bridge and San Siro, alongside future-facing projects from leading industry figures like Herzog & de Meuron, Populous and Zaha Hadid Architects. From design enthusiasts to football fans, the show caters to all. Read More

 

Higher Ground

 

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Training day to race day, get a boost from the max cushioning of the new fleet of running shoes. Don’t be fooled by their ultra comfort, these performance trainers are built for speed with energy returning technology, rocker design propulsion, and responsive cushioning every stride.

 
LEFT COLUMN: ON RUNNING CLOUDMONSTER $169. Ultra comfort meets superior performance in the Cloudmonster, that features ON’s massive CloudTec® cushioning in a bold rocker shape for more energy return and propulsion.

SAUCONY ENDORPHIN PRO 3 $225. Designed for speed with a carbon-fiber plate and max stack of cushioning, the Endorphin Pro 3 adds SPEEDROLL technology that propels you forward for the ultimate go-fast experience.

NIKE ZOOMX INVINCIBLE RUN FLYKNIT 2 $180. Responsive and lightweight Nike ZoomX foam is molded in a rocker shape, that provides support, cushioning, and flexibility throughout your stride. Wide, exaggerated shape at the forefoot and heel offers a more stable ride. Read More

 

Track & Field of Dreams

 

Clockwise top left: Bill Dellinger and Jim Bailey training at Hayward Field in 1955; The mythical Steve Prefontaine, University of Oregon’s famed alumni and one of the greatest runners ever, whose life was tragically cut short at age 24 in a car accident; Newly renovated Hayward Field; The women of gold medal winning Team USA 4 x 100m relay; Seiko Prospex Speedtimer World Athletics Championships Oregon22 Limited Edition
 

The 2022 World Athletics Championships concluded last weekend with another thrilling gold medal performance by Team USA in the Womens 4 x 400m relay anchored by Sydney McLaughlin. It was a blazing follow-up performance for this running sensation who had broken her own world record once again on Friday night in the 400m hurdles with a dominating gold medal win. The Team USA women also took gold in the 4 x 100 relay on Saturday, shocking favored Jamaica with a upset win.

These were just a few of the highlights that made these World Championships so memorable — especially for this editor who had the opportunity to attend as a guest of Seiko, the Official Timekeeper, and run a lap on the same storied track as the world’s greatest runners.

For the first time in history the World Athletics Championships were hosted in the US at legendary Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Otherwise known as TrackTown USA, it was in Eugene that Nike was born, and where its co-founder, University of Oregon Track & Field head coach Bill Bowerman famously created the first waffle trainer that Nike would later produce, inspired by his wife’s waffle iron. Bowerman was the head coach from 1948-1972, succeeding Bill Hayward for whom the field is named. Read More

 

Leave No Trace: Sheer Sun Protection

 

THE CLEAREST & SHEEREST MINERAL-BASED SUNSCREENS

 
When it comes to choosing sunscreen there are essentially two choices: mineral-based and chemical. By the names of the categories you can guess which one is better for your skin and the environment. The main active ingredients in mineral-based sunscreens (also called physical sunscreens) are zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide, recognized as “safe and effective” by the FDA. They sit on top of the skin like a protective barrier, as opposed to chemical sunscreens which are absorbed into skin. Chemical sunscreens often contain active ingredients shown to be toxic to the body and environment, and damaging to marine life and the coral reefs as well.

The zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in mineral sunscreens provide broad spectrum sun protection from both UVA and UVB rays, but the problem has traditionally been the chalky white residue they leave on the skin. This summer’s new class of mineral sunscreens rub in fast and clear, with the addition of skin hydrating, nourishing, and anti-aging plant based oils and natural ingredients. Many offer the added benefits of “non-nano zinc oxide”, which can be considered safer as they are less likely to be absorbed into skin than super-small nanoparticles.

Running, surfing, cycling, swimming… your favorite outdoor sports require the strongest, waterproof and sweat-proof protection. From drugstore to sport to boutique brands, these are 15 are our favorite mineral based sunscreens:
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Catch Every Wave: Chronicles of Surf

 

 

 

IMAGES FROM TOP: SURFER MAGAZINE: 1960-2020; INTO THE WILD; AFROSURF

 

From the beaches of Southern California to the shores of Africa, a summer swell of photographic surf tomes — SURFER MAGAZINE: 1960-2020, INTO THE WILD, and AFROSURF — celebrate and explore the rich history and culture of the sport through a diverse spectrum of lenses:

In its six decades in print, Surfer magazine was considered “the bible of surfing” before it ceased its print edition in 2020. SURFER MAGAZINE: 1960-2020, culls together the most iconic covers and pages from the magazine’s history to create a curated anthology on the evolution of the sport, and its style, design, and culture.

INTO THE WILD is a vibrant celebration of surf life captured by fashion photographer Matthew Brookes, who followed a group of young surfers from Venice Beach on their adventures up and down the California coast. The result is a documentary of van culture, and the story of youth who follow their passion — living for the simple joy of surf, travel, and freedom as they chase the waves.

AFROSURF showcases the beauty and diversity of African surf culture in a rich and colorful collection of profiles, essays, photographs, and illustrations that for the first time showcases the surfers of Africa’s vast coastline — from Morocco to Somalia, Senegal to Mozambique, South Africa and beyond. This vibrant book is the creation of Mami Wata, a Cape Town surf company dedicated to the power of African surf. Read More

 

Air & Water

 

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By the pool, on the trail, in the garden these open air slides and sandals offer fun and functional style wherever summer takes you — and are made for the water too!

 
LEFT COLUMN: ADIDAS ADILETTE CLOG $35. From the pool to the street, keep the cool and comfy vibe going with these aerated adidas clogs. Based on the adidas pool slide, they’re made to get wet, and feature contoured footbeds for all day comfort.

HOKA HOPARA $135. For the outdoor adventurer, the Hopara can handle any terrain, wet or dry, with strategic cutouts for drainage and breathability, neoprene collar, and a rugged rubber outsole for traction.

UGG SPORT YEAH $60. Made with cushy molded water-resistant foam. the Sport Yeah is perfect for pool days, beach days, and summer days. It functions as a sandal or slide with a detachable, logo-print backstrap. Read More

 

Pride & Games

 

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We celebrate PRIDE this June, the annual monthlong awareness and education campaign for LGBTQIA+ rights, that hits its peak this Sunday, June 26th with the NYC Pride March. This sporty collection waves the colors of the rainbow flag loud and proud as a beacon of diversity, hope, and change.

 
LEFT COLUMN: DEVEREUX GOOD VIBES POLO $64. This performance polo is designed for pickleball, golf, tennis, and all your favorite fun and games.

LOVE & SPORTS PRIDE JOGGER PANTS $26. From the Love & Sports Pride Collection, a new line of stylishly affordable activewear exclusively at Walmart, these super soft joggers are designed for days when comfort reigns supreme.

NETTIE PICKLEBALL FAMILY SET $289. With the pickleball craze sweeping the nation, get family and friends all playing with this set of 4 colorful paddles, 4 pickleballs, and 4 headbands too!

CENTER COLUMN: DRIES VAN NOTEN RAINBOW BUCKET HAT now $172. This vibrant twill bucket hat features ombré rainbow shades, and is constructed with a shape-holding topstitched brim to shield face from the sun. Read More

 

The Outdoorsman

 

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Hiking, paddling, trail running, camping, surfing… Outdoor Retailer is the premiere tradeshow, showcasing the outdoor industry’s newest gear, apparel, and accessories for these sports and more. Just back from the show, we previewed the coolest new stuff to come for 2023 — and discovered great gifts for that sporty dad available now!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP RIGHT: HARI MARI MEN’S DUNES FLIP FLOPS $55. These all-weather, adventure-ready, water-loving flip flops are ultra-comfortable too. MemoryFoamToe™ post eliminates break-in period for instant comfort, and footbed features water siping channels to keep feet from slipping when wet. Boat-safe outsoles provide extra grip with 100% rubber traction.

SHWOOD CAMP TOPO SUNGLASSES $79. Built with adventure in mind, the CAMP Eyewear collection merges rugged durability with classic style and an added natural twist. The mixed-materials of the collection feature signature Shwood inlaid wood panels on temples. Lenses provide 100% UVA/UVB protection and glasses come with custom sleeping bag travel pouch.

DECATHLON QUECHUA HIKING BACKPACK 30L NH500 $49.99. This stylish, waterproof, and versatile daypack is made for the trail but with a refined style for everyday carry. Strap on trekking poles or slide in your laptop, the Quechua is equipped to handle it all with its foam-padded back and straps, chest strap and waist belt, 5 zipped pockets, 2 water bottle holders, external straps and loops. Read More

 

Guilt-Free Chocolate…

 

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If you’ve got a sweet tooth, chocolate is the best way to indulge. Dark chocolate has particular health benefits, as a rich source of antioxidants and minerals, beneficial for the cardiovascular system as well. Here are a few of our favorite chocolates we give you permission to try… but please consume responsibly!

ROW 1: QUEST FUDGEY BROWNIE BAR. Quest is best known for their protein bars, but have introduced a line of ridiculously delicious candy bars with just 4g net carbs, 1g sugar, 9g fiber, and 12g protein too.

SKINNY DIPPED SUPER DARK & SEA SALT ALMONDS. Take omega-6 rich almonds, dip them in extra dark vegan chocolate, and your day just got a whole lot sweeter – even with less sugar added! 1 serving of 16 almonds has 130 calories, 13g of healthy fats, 4g sugar, and 5g protein. Also try Skinny Dipped Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

HU SIMPLE DARK CHOCOLATE. USDA Certified Organic, Paleo, vegan and dairy-free, Hu 70% cocoa dark chocolate bars are made with the simplest of ingredients and sweetened with unrefined, fiber rich, coconut sugar. 1/2 bar has 180 calories with 13g healthy fats, 13g carbs, and 3g fiber. Check out delicious Hu Hunks chocolate covered almonds too! Read More

 

In The AARMY Now

 

 

“I’m originally from Malaysia and moved here for grad school. I just graduated with an MBA in finance. I came here alone and the only person I knew in this whole country was my boyfriend (now fiancé). I thought no big deal, but it was during the pandemic when gyms were closed. Even school was online, so I didn’t have any friends. It was tough. I started coming to AARMY last May when they reopened, and began meeting people. I went from 1 practice a week to multiple times a day. Now I literally have a whole group of friends that I can’t imagine life without.”

–Shobana Prabakaran (bottom left), 26

PHOTOGRAPHS BY GABRIELLE REVERE

For people who enjoy group fitness classes, the reason is usually more than the workout. It’s the group. Some call it a tribe. Others a cult. But it’s a community of like-minded individuals who have found the combination of workout and instructor they love that motivates them unlike any other. They are kindred spirits who come together to sweat together, to push their bodies beyond their expectations and perceived limits, beyond what they believe is possible when training on their own.

This shared fitness experience bonds people, builds friendships, and creates a special alchemy that is addictive — especially when endorphins are surging, and bodies start to transform. For Shobana Prabakaran, Anjali Shah, Mouna Kammoun, Katie Ambrosi, and Vera Papisova (bottom left to right), that place is AARMY. In my years of taking group fitness classes, I’ve never seen a stronger group of women or sculpted physiques to match.
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The Coolest Coolers

 

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As summer kicks off, we’ve got the coolest coolers in every size and shape. From the backyard to the beach to the campsite, chill out with your favorite drinks wherever and whenever you want a cold one.

ROW 1: STOIC HYBRID BACKPACK COOLER $149.95. This 28 liter waterproof backpack holds and keeps 24 cans chilled. Compression-molded bottom increases durability. Handy bottle opener is attached too.

MOBOT BIG BERTHA 40 OZ. FOAM ROLLER WATER BOTTLE $59.95. It’s a foam roller. It’s a water bottle. It’s conveniently two-in-one, sustainably built with high-density, non-toxic foam and 100% recycled stainless steel. Available in smaller sizes too.

YETI SILO 6G WATER COOLER $300. Take the water cooler to go for icy hydration anywhere you want it. Yeti is the gold standard in coolers with its Permafrost Insulation, Interlock Lid, and Coldlock Insulation that blocks out heat and locks in cold. Read More

 

Tennis Whites… And Greeens & Yellows!

 

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Grassy greens, day-glo yellows, Wimbledon whites… tennis is serving up style, on court and off, with its signature colors in full bloom for summer!

LEFT COLUMN: L’ETOILE SPORT RACQUET WOOL INTARSIA KNIT SWEATER $195; ELEVEN BY VENUS WILLIAMS BREAKPOINT COLORBLOCK TENNIS SKIRT $78; KULE WOMEN’S COURTSIDE SOCK $28; GUCCI BASKET SNEAKER $1420

CENTER COLUMN: ERES NAUTICA COURSE SWIMSUIT $515; CHINATOWN MARKET X SMILEY TENNIS BALLS 3 PACK $39.99; LACOSTE RUNWAY SPRING SUMMER 2022 (STAGED TENNIS COURT!)

RIGHT COLUMN: LORO PIANA WAIKIKI LEATHER-TRIMMED SUEDE SLIDES $850; MARYSIA SERENA SCALLOPED RECYCLED SEERSUCKER TENNIS DRESS $399; WILSON CUSTOM DESIGN YOUR OWN RACQUET $309; S’WELL MATCH POINT CRINK CHILLER $20; LACOSTE RACERBACK SPORTSBRA $90; BOTTEGA VENETA WEBBING BAG $2500

 

Good Vibes

 

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Amp up your workouts and recovery with some good vibrations! Vibration therapy is a powerful tool for muscle tension, pain relief, and increased flexibility — before, after, and even as your workout. Here are a few modalities to target every body part from head to toe.

POWER PLATE MOVE $2995. The Power Plate is a both a vibrating recovery and workout platform, and the space-saving MOVE offers the perfect combination of size and function. It utilizes multi-directional vibration technology that causes reflexive muscular responses for better balance, mobility, and strength development. Vibrating with a frequency of 25 to 50 times per second (25Hz to 50Hz), it works muscles harder and in a shorter time frame than with traditional methods. The Power Plate also stimulates lymphatic flush, improves circulation, and promotes faster recovery of damaged muscles, tendons, and joints.

TRIGGERPOINT MB VIBE BALL $79.95. With its spherical design, multi-directional rolling, and 3 vibration speeds, the TriggerPoint MB Vibe penetrates deep into muscles to target tightness and relieve pain far more effectively than a non-vibrating ball. Ideal for use before and after workouts, it loosens and lengthens muscles to increase flexibility, and reduce pain and stiffness. Just 4 inches in diameter, carry it with you to have on hand anytime! Read More

 

Title IX: Activism On and Off the Field

 

The 1982 Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters basketball team, winner of the inaugural NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

 
On view May 13 to September 4 at the New-York Historical Society is Title IX: Activism On and Off the Field, a new exhibition that commemorates the 50th anniversary of Title IX. This groundbreaking legislation that reshaped womens’ sports in America was an addition to the Education Amendments Act of 1972 that prohibited discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal assistance.

Title IX is Best known for its twin flashpoints of sports and sexual harassment. The exhibition traces its evolution through the work of those whose personal and professional experiences with sex discrimination in education and federal government agencies made them advocates for Title IX. There are personal items, photographs, and a re-creation of a campus kiosk advertising Take Back the Night demonstrations over the last 30 years, which in the 70’s became the first worldwide movement to combat sexual violence.
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The Lightweights

 

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Cycling, running, paddling, hiking…
get in gear with this collection of super lightweight and performance driven equipment that all together weighs less than 50 lbs!

SPECIALIZED S-WORKS AETHOS DURA-ACE DI2 BIKE $14,000. Top off the world’s lightest frame with Shimano’s legendary Dura-Ace Di2 groupset and Roval’s featherweight Alpinist wheels for the ultimate ride. With its clean and minimal design, and weighing in at 14 lbs, Aethos puts the focus on a great cycling experience for those riders who appreciate the performance of a high-end racing bike more than just winning races.

NIKE ZOOMX VAPORFLY NEXT% 2 $250. Weighing just 6.6 oz, the Vaporfly NEXT% 2 is Nike’s fastest and one of the lightest carbon fiber racing shoes you can buy. It offers the record-breaking technology that has propelled pros like Eliud Kipchoge across the finish line, with an upper redesigned for everyday comfort and durability.

100% HYPERCRAFT $165. The frameless 100% Hypercraft shield is incredibly lightweight yet durable at just 23 grams with its UltraCarbon™ technology. Streamlined laser cut rimless shield with aerodynamic ventilation; crack resistant Ultra HD lenses; and 5.5-base cylindrical shield lens for increased peripheral combine for superior performance, optics, and protection. Also available is smaller Hypercraft XS. Read More

 

Surf + Turf

 

SALT + SNOW FAMILY AND FOUNDERS

Salt + Snow is a new sport apparel e-commerce site curated and targeted to the ski, surf, and outdoor adventure loving woman. Co-founded by “Chief Adventurists” and friends, Kathy Thomas and Sara Zilkha, the site is designed to be an online marketplace and gathering spot for the female athlete — that beyond shopping is an insider’s guide to the travel, gear, food, and lifestyle that accompanies these sports.

Kathy and Sara met as fellow moms with kids at the same school in NYC. Picked to work on the school auction together, they were joined at the hip for a year, and so successful as a team that they went on to chair the event for 3 years. During that time Kathy invited Sara on a surf trip, a passion she had discovered in her 40’s. It imbued in Sara the same love of the sport. They kept their friendship and surf trips going, even after Sara moved to Aspen with her family.

It was on one of these surf trips that Salt + Snow was conceived. It began as a conversation about their shared obsession for adventure travel. For Kathy it was surf and ski, and for Sara it was other outdoor sports. Both were the types who would plan trips for their friends. In fact, Kathy had been organizing active vacations she called “Chicks on Sticks” for mountain adventures, and “Out the Back” for surfing. Read More

 

Something Seedy

 

Missing those Crunchy Carbs? Look no further than these seedy snacks! Pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, flax, and chia seeds are loaded with protein, fiber, and those healthy Omega-3 fats, as well as vitamins and minerals. Plus, they are low in carbs, gluten-free, and keto-friendly.

Certain seeds like sesame and flax, have unique health benefits. They are high in lignans, which act as powerful antioxidants. In fact, sesame seeds are the best known dietary source of lignans, which along with the fiber and Omega-3 fats, can help reduce cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation, and other risk factors for heart disease. Other seeds like pumpkin and sunflower are high in magnesium which can help stabilize blood sugar levels.

Then you have chia seeds which are one of the best fuel sources for endurance athletes. They expand up to ten times their original size when soaked in water, and form a gel-like substance that slows the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar to fuel the body longer. With their extreme absorbency, they also help prevent dehydration. Read More

 

Boogie Nights

 

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Roller Girl goes glam! Roller skating is back on four wheels with designers and streetwear brands adding sparkle and shine to these sport inspired looks.

 
LEFT COLUMN: DIOR VIBE BOMBER JACKET $2350. This track jacket style bomber is ready to roll in a fluorescent blue and white technical cashmere jacquard. Pair with matching Dior Vibe shorts and complete the look for full effect!

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI SEQUIN SHORTS $3500. Shimmer and shine all day and night in these sequin crocheted, cotton and crepe de chine shorts.

CYNTHIA ROWLEY RHINESTONE JUMPER $295. This crystal embellished sweatshirt has added style with a cropped fit and high-low hem. Pair with Crystal Sweatpants. Also available in white, black, and a lavender/blue ombre.

VON DUTCH GLITTER TRUCKER HAT $89. Put on your party hat — your classic Von Dutch snapback trucker that is — gone glitter and glam. Read More

 

Mountain Lines

 

SOHEI NISHINO | MOUNTAIN LINE, MOUNT FUJI, 2022

Now on view at Michael Hoppen Gallery is the newest mountainscape by Sohei Nishino, Mountain Line, Mount Fuji, 2022. It is a follow up his 2019 work to Mountain Lines, Everest, created with his signature technique. Nishino combines photography, collage, and psychogeography to create large scale experiential prints of urban and natural landscapes, constructed with thousands of images.

Drawing inspiration from 18th century Japanese mapmaking, Nishino uses photographs as geographical representation, but with a subjective point of view. From a distance, his maps are almost abstract. Each work is pieced together with images of both people and places, and it is not until we examine closer that the full experience unfolds. (Details below) Read More

 

Earth Day Earth Play

 

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Get outside, go for a walk, hit the trail! Nature’s playground is waiting for you to celebrate Earth Day with this fun collection of outdoor styles and gear!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: RALPH LAUREN RLX HIGH-PILE RIPSTOP-TRIM JACKET $398. This relaxed-fitting, cropped funnelneck jacket is made from recycled high-pile fleece. It’s detailed with a ripstop nylon storm guard and hem for a look that’s made for town or country.

LEKI JANNU FX TA TREKKING POLES $149. Trekking poles add speed and stability to any hike, and added support when backpacking. Designed specifically for women, Leki Jannu FX TA poles feature a push-button release that quickly deploys the poles, which also fold into 3 sections, 15 in. when collapsed.

MERRELL JUNGLE MOC EXPLORER $104.95. This suede leather and textile moc has the grip and traction you need on a variety of terrain. They feature contrasting toggle lace closure for adjustable comfort and easy on and off. Read More

 

The Skinny on Strong

 

 

It’s Saturday morning at Barry’s Bootcamp and class is packed for a newer workout called LIFT. There are no treadmills or running in this class. The entire 50 minutes is floorwork only, in the same circuit format Barry’s regulars know so well, but slower paced with heavier weights designed to work muscles to exhaustion. For people who don’t like to run, this class has become super popular, while those who don’t like to lift have found a fun and motivating environment to get that essential strength training done.

The benefits of strength training cannot be overstated, yet many of us, this editor included, choose cardio and HIIT classes, opting for what we assume is a better calorie or fat burning workout. The irony is muscle mass is more metabolically efficient, and research has shown our metabolic rate is boosted up to 72 hours after a strength-training workout. It can help decrease abdominal fat as well. (Healthline)

In addition, weight training supports all those cardio activities by building strength, improving mobility, and increasing range of motion to help prevent sidelining injuries. For women especially, as we age and become more susceptible to osteoporosis, strength training is essential to keep bones strong. Despite all this supporting information however, many women have stayed away from weight training for fear they would get too big and muscular — a myth the steroid filled heyday of bodybuilding helped propagate. Read More

 

Hands Free Toting

 

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Rugged but stylish, these versatile tote packs offer the convenience of a backpack with the style of a tote, and multiple modes of portage for your daily essentials.

ROW 1: OSPREY ARCANE TOTE PACK $110. The recycled Arcane Tote Pack is made from 13.5 plastic bottles. It features tuckaway tote and back straps, and built-in self-locking hook to keep essentials safe.

FJALLRAVEN VARDAG TOTE PACK $75. The Vardag is made from durable G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco S fabric with a reinforced base to stay upright. The roomy main compartment has a padded laptop sleeve, and quick-access pockets for other essentials.

THE NORTH FACE BOREALIS TOTE $79. This tote hybrid of the iconic Borealis backpack features a stand-up design with a padded laptop/tablet sleeve, internal organizational pockets, and bungee compression cords on front and sides.

ROW 2: MYSTERY RANCH MARKET 18L BACKPACK $74.95. This minimal tote pack is made from a soft but durable textured polyester. It features a foam back panel, interior and exterior zippered pockets, along with an upright water bottle sleeve inside.
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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

 

It’s Rad!

 

 

In celebration of the 35th anniversary and 4K restoration of the famed 1986 BMX racing movie Rad, GT Bicycles has just released the limited edition Rad Pro-Series 29, inspired by the film’s hero, Cru Jones. This 80’s cult classic stars favorites from the day like Lori Loughlin (Full House), Talia Shire (Rocky), and Ray Walston (My Favorite Martian). It’s the timeless sport tale of a hometown kid taking on the best in the world against the odds.

“Rad Racing Team” is the name of the fictional sponsor the town rallies to create in order for Cru to qualify for “Helltrack”, a grueling local championship race where the sport’s best have come to compete. The movie introduced Bart Connor – 1984 Olympic gold medal gymnast – as the top BMX rider to beat. Lori Loughlin plays Cru’s love interest, a hot BMX rider herself, who pushes Cru to make his dreams come true. Read More

 

Get Well Soon!

 

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YOUR AT-HOME WELLNESS ESSENTIALS KIT!

Surround yourself in calm, cozy, comfort from head to toe, with simple pleasures to soothe body and soul. Aromatherapy, infrared heat, muscle massage, deep meditation, a relaxing soak… restorative wellness treatments that can be experienced in the comfort of home.

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LEFT COMUMN: AESOP PTOLEMY AROMATIQUE CANDLE $110. Bring the soothing scents of nature indoors with this aromatic candle, reminiscent of an ancient forest of Cedar and Cypress, with notes of Vetiver. Beautiful ceramic vessel is engraved with meditative quote.

FEAT BLANKETBLEND JOGGERS $98. The absolute softest joggers are these BlanketBlend from Feat! Ridiculously cozy and warm, Feat also makes matching sweatshirts and shorts, all of which are available in a wide range of colors.

BRAINTAP $647. With the combination of light, sound, and guided audio, the BrainTap headset uses extraordinary technology to create an effortless state of restfulness, rejuvenation, and tranquility via brainwave training. There are five types of brainwaves, each uniquely affected by different types of meditation to alter our state of mind. The BrainTap headset delivers gentle pulses of light from its visor, with synchronized high frequency sounds — binaural beats and isochronic tones — to affect those brainwave frequencies and guide the mind from awake and reactionary, to intuitive and creative, to a heightened consciousness and focus. With a library of more than 400 audio programs, BrainTap allows users to relax, reboot, and revitalize while achieving peak brain performance — accessible without the headset as well on the BrainTap app. Read More

 

The Chin Twins Off The Mat

 

 

Yoga Instagram stars Cristen and Kimberly Chin, otherwise known as the @ChinTwins, bring their practice off the mat and into our homes this week with the premiere of The Chin Twins on The Design Network. The six-episode series takes an inside look at the daily lives of these twin sisters, fashion models, wives, mothers, and family chefs who share recipes, beauty tips, and ways to entertain that incorporate the balance and serenity they seek as yogis.

The Chin Twins launched their Instagram in 2014, somewhat unplanned. While visiting in Alabama, where Kimberly and family make their home, the twins were practicing yoga together at the end of a pier when Cristen’s husband, acclaimed fashion photographer Nigel Barker, wandered down with his camera and started shooting the duo in action. He posted the pictures on his Instagram and the response was so overwhelming the Chin Twins decided to launch their own handle.
 


 
Barker has continued as their lensman and @ChinTwins has amassed nearly 100,000 followers. The images are very stylized, artistic, and not surprisingly, have a heavy fashion focus. “We’ve shown our audience one side of us, which has been primarily our yoga practice and how we use yoga in a physical way”, says Kimberly (Kimmy). “This show gave us the opportunity to take our audience into our homes and into our lives to show how you can infuse yoga into all parts of life, not just on the mat”. Read More

 

Fashion’s Game On

 

TOP: THE PRADA LINEA ROSSA COLLECTION FOR RIDERS REPUBLIC; JULIA MARINO WINNING SILVER IN SLOPESTYLE AT THE BEJING 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS

As Team USA’s Julie Marino went airborne in the Slopestyle competition at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, winning a silver medal and going viral on her Prada snowboard, the fashion brand was gearing up for another snowboarding launch — along with skiing, mountain biking, and wing-suiting — joining forces with leading video game company Ubisoft to debut the newest Prada Linea Rossa collection in the virtual gaming world of Riders Republic.

The Prada Linea Rossa collection for Riders Republic dropped Tuesday with gear and apparel designed action and outdoor sports, set in American National Parks. Players can customize their characters in Linea Rossa looks that revisit signature Prada prints like the colorful Flame print, graphic Wild Stripes print, and geometric Camouflage Rock print — amplified with street-style attitude. Read More

 

Fuzzy Does It

 

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The new shoe on the street is the one you’ve been wearing at home. From Vuitton to Gucci to Balenciaga… slipper inspired sandals are the shoe for spring and the fuzz factor is high! 

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LEFT COLUMN: LOUIS VUITTON POOL PILLOW COMFORT MULE $2050; BALENCIAGA FURRY SLIDE SLIPPERS $625; BIRKENSTOCK ARIZONA BIG BUCKLE SHEARLING $180; APPARIS BIBA FAUX FUR SLIPPERS $100

RIGHT COLUMN: FENDI SHEARLING STRAPPY SANDALS $1050; PRADA FUSSBETT SHEARLING CRISS CROSS  SANDALS $995; GUCCI EILEEN LOGO SHEARLING SLIDE SANDAL $980; MOU SHEEPSKIN SLIDES now $84

 

Base Camp

 

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If you love camping — or even if you don’t — give your home that campfire vibe. While these accessories are made for the outdoors, their rustic style easily transitions indoors, for a cabin getaway at home.

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: SOLO STOVE BONFIRE FIRE PIT $349. At the campsite, in the backyard, on the deck, this double wall stainless steel firepit is large enough for family get togethers, but small enough to take on the road. It’s designed for an efficient burn with plenty of heat, but low smoke and minimal ash.

SNOW PEAK AT HOME. Even if you are not a camper, Snow Peak is one of those outdoor brands that will make you wish you were. With its minimal design and elegant craftsmanship, the Snow Peak line of furniture and accessories is perfectly situated at home. Shown above are pieces from the Iron Grill Table collection and Red Lounge Set.

BAREBONES RAILROAD LANTERN $85. Rugged enough for outdoor living, but adding a rustic vibe at home, BareBones lanterns offer multiple lighting solutions in a wide variety of styles, including the newest Vintage White collection shown above. Read More

 

Snow Suited!

 

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Those ski suits of the 70’s and 80’s are back, and it’s the look on the slopes for winter 2022! More than stylish, these one pieces have all the technical features to keep you warm and dry. From the sleek and sexy, to the fun and colorful, it’s time to get you one!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: OOSC RAINBOW ROAD SNOW SUIT $342. Made from recycled polyester (50 plastic bottles in 1 suit!), this retro striped ski suit is waterproof, windproof, and breathable too. Other features include inside mesh goggle pocket, lift pass pocket, wrist gators, and mesh-lined arm and leg vents.

TIPSY ELVES SANTA FE WOMEN’S SHREDDER SNOW SUIT $299.95. Epic style and mountain tough, Tipsy tech means a 100% waterproof outer shell, articulated wrist and boot cuffs, integrated waist adjustment system, and a concealed waterproof storm hood. Matching goggles shown below!

CORDOVA STRIPED SKI SUIT (RED) $1090. This signature ski suit from Cordova has that classic 70’s style, slim cut with flared cuffs, side stripes, high neck collar, and over-the-boot cover for heavier snow days. Waterproof and 4-way stretch fabric is fleece lined for extra comfort and warmth. Read More

 

Don’t Slip & Slides

 

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From the car to the slopes, the campfire to the lodge, the couch to the gym… get where you need to go this winter in these puffy slip-ons — cozy for inside, rugged for outside.

LEFT COLUMN: ROSS & SNOW PUFF SCUFF $350. With a sneaker sole, real shearling wool lining, and bungee lacing system, these puff slip-ons will be your favorite go-to for checking the mail, walking the dog, or grabbing a coffee.

CHACO RAMBLE PUFF CINCH $74.95. Fireplace or campfire, the Ramble Puff Cinch slippers are made for indoors and outdoors with water resistant rip-stop nylon, soft fleece lining, and an adjustable, mid-ankle cinch in a stylish quilted design.

TEVA REEMBER $74.95. Made for all-day wear, the adventure-ready Teva ReEmber offers toasty warmth and outdoor versatility with a 100% recycled, water-repellent, ripstop upper; responsive PU footbed cushioning; and durable rubber outsole. Read More

 

Are These Beers Your New Sport Drink?

 

 
Runners take your mark, get set, go, HAVE A BEER! Turns out your favorite brew might be the best sports drink around. But before you start getting hammered after your workouts, we’re talking non-alcoholic beer here. Refreshing and delicious, these brews are perfect accompaniment chilling on the beach or hitting the slopes, and as replenishing recovery fuel too.

Beer, as post workout beverage, has been marketed as of late to fitness enthusiasts — with craft brews like Sufferfest, whose tagline is “Will Sweat for Beer”, and Samuel Adams’ Boston 26.2 Brew, targeting athletes and weekend warriors. They are still alcoholic beverages, however, and not exactly healthy. Non-alcoholic beers are changing that, and gaining in popularity as a sports performance and recovery drink — thanks in large part to one of the active ingredients, malt.

Traditionally non-alcoholic beers have paled in flavor, compared to their alcoholic counterparts. Stripping the alcohol removes that beer flavor, and adding malt is what brings it back — along with all sorts of additional health benefits. Malt extract is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Some of you will remember Ovaltine — the healthy malted milk beverage that was a staple of our childhoods — which is still widely consumed in Europe by both adults and children. Read More

 

8 Reasons to Love Winter!

 

 

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Running, skiing, out and about… the ultra warmth, protection, and style of these 8 pieces will make you love winter weather no matter the activity!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ARC’TERYX ALPHA PARKA $999. While this high-performance parka is designed for alpinists and winter climbing, its ultra lightweight, super warmth can’t be beat in the frigid climates of urban environments too. RDS-certified 850-fill goose down for warmth; mapped synthetic insulation for breathability; GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ for wind and weather protection; and a StormHood™ with no impact on peripheral vision are just few of the versatile features that make this warmest jacket you’ll want to wear anywhere this winter.

MONCLER DIFFRACTOR SUNGLASSES $585. From mountaintops to city streets, eyes need protection from winter conditions, and glacier glasses are designed for the most extreme. The chic and oversized Moncler Diffractor has ultra urban style, but is designed for the slopes, and features removable leather side shields made for mountaineering. Read More

 

31 Days of Fitness 2022!

 

 
Happy New Year and welcome to 31 Days of Fitness 2022! We are back with another action packed January of workouts, wellness, recovery, and more! Every day this month your intrepid editor will be checking out a different class, studio, app, modality, and trainer to showcase the amazing variety of workouts to get and stay in shape for the new year. Omicrom may be raging but we’re going to keep it safe with a mix of digital, studio, indoor, outdoor, and socially distant workouts. There’s no guessing where I might turn up!
 

DAY 1: POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

What a way to kick off the new year and 31 Days of Fitness 2022 than at the 119th Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year’s Day Plunge, which returned this year after the 2021 Covid hiatus. Besides the symbolic cleansing of the past year, greeting the new year with a frigid but invigorating plunge has numerous health benefits as well. A cold water plunge increases blood flow, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, reduces inflammation, releases endorphins, and elevates your mood. In fact, I feel great! While most of us revelers are out there just one day year, the Coney Island Polar Bear Club is the oldest winter bathing club in the United States, founded in 1903, and members take the plunge every Sunday November-April! Photo:Casey Steffens Read More

 

Great Performances: The SOS Champions 2021

 

ALLYSON FELIX

After the 2020 hiatus in professional sports caused by Covid, our favorite tournaments, championships, and the Olympics returned in 2021 with epic achievements by the world’s greatest athletes. Congratulations and thank you to our 2021 STYLE of SPORT Champions for the thrills and inspiration you provided this year!

A fast farewell…

In her fifth Olympic Games, her first as a mom and at the age of 35, Allyson Felix became the most decorated athlete in Olympic track and field history (7 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze) when she won her 11th medal in Tokyo in the Women’s 4×400-meter relay — surpassing Carl Lewis’s American record. The grande dame of United States track and field had said these would be her final Olympics, and she made sure her farewell would long be remembered. Read More

 

Need for Speed

 


 

For decades, the Bonneville Salt Flats has welcomed various extraordinary automobile events, among which is the World of Speed. Every year in September, amateur and professional racing teams settle on the salt for a week to pursue their speed record dreams. In LANDSPEED 2, photographer Julien Roubinet explores this iconic gathering and otherworldly destination, embedded in the American car and DIY culture.

About 12 miles long and 5 miles wide, the Bonneville Salt Flats are a 30,000 acre expanse of hard, white salt crust on the western edge of the Great Salt Lake basin in Utah. The seemingly endless expanse creates a surreal environment, the perfect surface and location to reach speeds nearing 500mph. Read More

 

The 2021 SOS Give & Get Guide!

 

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For that runner, skier, cyclist, surfer, fitness, fun, outdoor and sport loving special someone… we’ve got you covered with the best-in-class gifts they’re sure to love this holiday season!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: POC LOFT PARKA $400. The Poc Loft Parka is the ultimate skiers’ mountainside jacket providing warmth, mobility, and protection from the elements, on and off the slopes. It has an adjustable helmet-compatible hood, perforated gussets for ventilation, large mesh inner pockets, and fleece lined zip outer pockets.

CRESCENT MOON LUNA RUNNING SNOWSHOES $119.95. Built for snowy runs and winter explorations, Crescent Moon Luna running snowshoes are a fun alternative to traditional snowshoes. Built with a rocker platform that bends and rolls, they’re perfect for anyone who loves to play in the snow! Extra cushion and insulation provide comfort and warmth; simple hook-and-loop bindings make for easy on and off; and durable rubber lugs and optional ice cleats offer added traction in hardpack and icy conditions.

GIRO ARIA SPHERICAL HELMET $475. An all-in-one helmet, the Aria Spherical® has a built in goggle shield that offers performance, protection, and convenience. The VIVID lens is seamlessly integrated into the helmet, and easily slides up and down – a great option for those who wear glasses. Mips® Spherical technology aids in the reduction of rotational energy during impacts, and thermostat control let’s you manage the temperature within. Read More

 

E-asy Riders

 

 

Forget the car and driver… the electric bicyle has become the ultimate way to get around town. From luxury fashion designers like Saint Laurent, to automotive and motorcycle brands like BMW and Harley-Davison, a deluxe fleet of e-bikes has hit the streets — tailor made for the stylish commuter.

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SUPER73-S2 ELECTRIC BIKE $6500

 
The Saint Laurent SUPER73-S2 combines American motorcycle culture with the refined aesthetics of the French fashion house. Produced in collaboration with Super73, it is rugged as it is chic: crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum alloy; with a battery pack designed like a fuel tank; and a cafe racer style seat. This Saint Laurent limited edition is distinguished by its all-black matte finish and logo on the frame, tires, and seat. Other features include a rear-hub mounted 250 watt DC motor with 2000 watts of peak power; 4 levels of pedal assist; a 10-Speed Rear Derailleur; and fully adjustable air spring suspension fork to max out your ride at speeds up to 28 mph. Read More

 

Sleepwalkers

 

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Turn your sleeping bag into a snowsuit, your blanket into a poncho, your puffer into slippers with this season’s insulating convertibles! From the campsite to the sofa, you’ll be warm and cozy no matter the temps outside!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP RIGHT: ORIGINAL SELK’BAG $189. Originated in Chile, the Selk’bag is a wearable sleeping bag crafted with 100% recycled fabrics, designed to encourage adventure by creating freedom of movement, in total warmth and comfort. No matter the location, just wake up and go!

THE NORTH FACE NUPTSE MULE BOOTIE $74.95. Whether snuggled on the porch watching fresh flakes fall or moseying into town for coffee, the Nuptse Mule makes sure feet never feel the cold. The ultralight pillowy down traps in cozy-by-the-fire feels, while the grippy rubber sole keeps footing solid and foldable heel expedites slide and go!

MARMOT YOLLA BOLLY 30° SLEEPING BAG now $232.50. Wrap yourself up in this sleeping bag turned quilt. This roomy bag has 650-fill power down insulation, with Down Defender for performance in damp conditions, and a wrap around zipper to open into a quilt. The soft fabric at the inside hood provides an extra touch of comfort, while the silicone-printed back reduces slipping when on top of a pad. Tuck small items into the internal stash pocket for easy access. Read More

 

Mix & Clash!

 

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Let’s get loud! Rad graphics, bold prints, screamin’ colors… it’s all a mash-up as 90’s sport style comes roaring back – just in time for holiday shopping!

 
ROWING BLAZERS X FILA SKI JACKET $268. Rowing Blazers and Fila meet again in their latest collaboration, a continuation of ski-inspired designs launched last year. This technical ski jacket from the Fila archive features an iconic ’90s colorway, with signature Rowing Blazers zig-zag trims and lining.

GT POWER PERFORMER E-BIKE $2600. The GT Power Performer brings the style, excitement, and speed of BMX to an e-bike, for a fast, fun, and powerful ride! Pop a wheelie or go for a cruise, with hub driven pedal assist, 9 levels of speed, a bump absorbing frame, and big go-anywhere wheels, you’ve got a bike that can’t be stopped! 

VOLKL RACETIGER SL SKIS $1235 (with bindings). The Racetiger SL is the ski of choice for the aspiring slalom racer — perfect for carving up those groomers too! With a wide sidecut of 127mm at the nose, 103mm at the tail, and 68mm underfoot, this versatile ski offers stability, grip, and quick turning fun all over the mountain. Read More

 

Hermès Gets Fit

 

 
Just popped up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is HermèsFit, a luxurious style of sport experience where fashion meets fitness, open November 4th-7th. A small warehouse at 60 North 6th Street has been transformed into an Hermès gym — orange of course — complete with boxing ring, punching bags, horse motif kettlebells, and a bench press, all decked out in signature Hermès scarfs. HermèsFit lets fashion enthusiasts experience their favorite accessories with a playful fitness twist.

In addition, a full line up of fitness classes is being offered free of charge, integrating Hermès accessories into the workouts. There is Carré Yoga with Hermès scarfs, stretching sessions with Hermès belts, and kickboxing with Hermès bracelets, just to name a few! Those interested can reserve on HermèsFit.

Williamsburg is just one of the stops for HermèsFit, which started in Paris in October and will be traveling around the world to other destinations such as Tokyo, Taiwan, and Shanghai. It’s all in fabulous fun in this luxurious take on fitness, which at its heart celebrates the joy of exercise… thanks to those Hermès accessories!

 

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

 

 

‘Tis the season… for Pumpkin and Spice! Right now this cozy fall flavor can be found in all your favorite foods — healthy ones too — adding a festive touch to everyday eats and drinks. These seasonal flavors are available for a limited time only, so get ’em before they’re gone!

 
ROW 1: PROTEIN BARS: KINDBAR Caramel Almond Pumpkin Spice, PERFECT BAR Pumpkin Pie, RX BAR Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter; HALOTOP Pumpkin Pie (just 360 calories per carton!); HU Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate (certified organic & paleo with no dairy or refined sugars)

ROW 2: TRADER JOE’S PUMPKIN BUTTER; BEER: SAMUEL ADAMS Jack-O Pumpkin Ale, BLUE MOON Harvest Pumpkin Ale, SHIPYARD Pumpkinhead; STARBUCKS Pumpkin Spice

ROW 3: GREEK YOGURT (lower sugar): SIGGI’S Pumpkin & Spice, CHOBANI Pumpkin Spice; THE REPUBLIC OF TEA Pumpkin Spice; COFFEE CREAMERS: ALKAMIND ACID-KICKING COFFEE ALKALIZER Pumpkin Spice, LAIRD SUPERFOOD CREAMER Pumpkin Spice

 

The SOS Covid Report: Power Up The Vax

 

 
Back in May we did a follow up piece with Dr. Richard Firshein on our guide to the three Covid vaccines (read here). At that time, the FDA and CDC had just recommended resuming the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after a pause due to rare cases of blood clotting that occurred – in one case resulting in death. Despite vaccinations being on the decline at that time, there was a feeling of optimism as cities were reopening. It felt like things were getting back to normal just in time for summer.

Then came the Delta variant and the surge in cases among the unvaccinated. With breakthrough cases, booster shoots, and new kinds of treatments the latest topics of discussion, we wanted to check back in with Dr. Firshein for an assessment on the state of Covid and the pandemic’s evolution. Dr. Firshein is one of the leading authorities and practitioners of integrative medicine and our go-to expert for the latest medical news and information.

STYLE OF SPORT: When we last spoke, it seemed like we might be getting out of the woods with this pandemic. I’m hearing that again now. But I remember you saying about how insidious this virus is, and how it loves people who are unvaccinated because that’s where it mutates. While Covid has become the pandemic of the unvaccinated, they keep it a threat to us all. Read More

 

Pret-A-Sporter: Spring 2022 Collections

 
 
PRET-A-SPORTER!

CHRISTIAN DIOR ~ LACOSTE ~ FERRARI

 

It’s been three seasons since the Ready-To-Wear collections were presented live. We could not be more excited for the return of our semi-annual feature, PRET-A-SPORTER! From the runways of New York, London, Milan, and Paris, we present the sportiest looks for Spring 2022:

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The Orange Krate Returns!

 

THE NEW SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE

 
Hey kids — you grown-up ones too — the Orange Krate rides again! Schwinn has brought back their iconic chopper style bike, a staple of many of our childhoods, now available for a limited time. This vintage replica features the classic Sting-Ray frame, springer fork, banana seat, and high-rise handlebars. It wouldn’t be complete without the larger 20” wheel in back and a smaller 16” wheel in front – complete with those shiny aluminum fenders!

Schwinn first introduced the best-selling Sting-Ray in 1963. In the heyday of motorcycles, muscle cars, and drag racers, kids in California were customizing their bikes to look like choppers. Al Fritz, Schwinn’s director of research and development, created the Sting-Ray to replicate that style. The Sting-Ray became the bestselling bike in Schwinn’s history. Read More

 

Take It Outside

 

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Fashion hits the trail for fall 2021 inspired by the great outdoors. We bring the season’s style essentials together in this collection, and the gear to go with it!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: L.L. BEAN X TODD SNYDER. Todd Snyder has partnered with L.L.Bean again with the Upta Camp collection, putting his signature fashion spin on their heritage classics.

DECATHLON 2-SECOND WATERPROOF TENT $79 -$199. As easy to put up as it is to take down, Decathlon 2-Second tents are waterproof and wind resistant, tested under tropical rain and in 30 mph winds, for stress-free camping getaways.

NOCS PROVISIONS ZOOM TUBE 8×32 MONOCULAR TELESCOPE $75. Bring nature in for a closer look with the Nocs Provisions Monculars. Pocket sized and ready for adventure, they are rugged and water resistant in rain, fog, or snow. 4x zoom multiplier changes focus of the lens and converts for a microscopic view.

TOPO DESIGN QUICK PACK $69. Sling it over your shoulder or wear it around your waist, the rugged Topo Designs Quick Pack is big enough for your daily essentials with a padded main compartment and internal organization pocket too. Read More

 

BE BRAVE: Special Olympics x Parsons

 

33-YEAR OLD SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETE DANIEL FLETCHER IN DESIGN BY PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN STUDENT WEIJING XIAO

“As designers in this over-consumption, over-production world, we are constantly thinking if what we’re doing is meaningful. What is my clothing contributing to the rest of the world? In this circumstance, I realized you can actually do something that moves people and makes people feel confident.”

— Weijing Xiao

 

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In January of 2020, a new course was introduced into the Parsons School of Design curriculum in partnership with Special Olympics. It was initiated through a connection with Special Olympics board member and fashion model Natalia Vodianova, and offered students the opportunity to create designs for Special Olympics athletes. Taking a collaborative approach, students and athletes worked to conceptualize, design, and create figure skating uniforms. The mission was to amplify the voice of Special Olympics across the world of sport, fashion, and education, and generate new possibilities for inclusion and social justice.

Proving so successful in its first year, the course was offered again in January of 2021. For this semester, students were given the assignment to design both tennis and track & field uniforms for the athletes. Celebrated fashion photographer and Special Olympics Champion Ambassador, Nigel Barker, served as a mentor throughout the design process. Read More

 

Love All

 

 
Hey tennis fans! The Grand Slams may be done for 2021 but the spirit of US Open continues in NYC at the Wilson NY Pop Up Museum.

For more than forty years, Wilson has been at the center of New York tennis as the official ball and racquet stringer of the US Open. The pop-up pays homage to their history in the game with the exhibit: Love All: A Wilson Tennis Experience. Highlighting legendary champions like Billie Jean King, Jack Kramer, Serena Williams, and Roger Federer, their iconic racquets are on display, in addition to the new Kith x Wilson Pro Staff 97.
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La Vie En Rose… Gold!

 

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There’s gold, and then there’s rose gold! With undulating variations in hue, rose gold adds extravagance and glamour to even the sportiest of gear!

 

IMPALA QUAD SKATE MARAWA ROSE GOLD $119.95. These rose gold skates with marble wheels and a hologram finish are ready to party! Constructed with top-quality components, they can handle any street or rink in style.

MONTEC SCOPE GOGGLES $129. Hit the slopes this season in these new Scope goggles from Montec! High-style rose gold lenses are offset by a minimal cylindrical frame. Fully vented, dual-layer flat lenses prevent fogging, and lens-lock system makes swapping lenses a cinch.

CASIO G-SHOCK GMWB5000GD-4 $600. The GMWB5000GD-4 is the newest model in the G-SHOCK premium Full Metal Series, and the first to feature a rose gold ion plated finish. It comes equipped with Bluetooth Connectivity and self-adjusting time/date display.

SUPREME X THE NORTHFACE METALLIC BOREALIS BACKPACK $399. From the SS18 collaboration collection with The North Face and Supreme, this special edition of the iconic Borealis Backpack is still available on select resale sights like Stock-X and GOAT. Read More

 

Ultramarathon Man

 

 

I’ve run the NYC Marathon 3 times. 26.2 miles is a heck of a long way to run, not to mention the hundreds of miles you log training for it. At no point on any of these quests did I think to myself, ‘26.2 miles just isn’t enough… I really wish it was longer’. But in the booming sport of ultramarathons, races are 50, 100, 135 miles, and even longer. Equally as grueling as the distances are the conditions in which they are run.

Dean Karnazes is often credited with that booming popularity, and putting the sport of ultrarunning onto the map. For him, a marathon is a training run, and he usually runs one before breakfast. Karnazes completed his first ultramarathon in 1993. His first 100-miler was the famed Western States Endurance Run, a race that has become the marquis event of the sport. With just 369 spots, there are nearly 10 times the number of applicants. It’s the ultramarathon everyone wants to run, and comparable to the NYC Marathon, there is a lottery to get in. Karnazes is an 11-time 100-Mile/1 Day Silver Buckleholder in the event, which is awarded for completing the race in less than 24 hours.

In addition to other unfathomable challenges is the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon. It is run across Death Valley in the height of summer where temperatures have climbed as high as 130 degrees. Karnazes won it in 2004, in addition to five other top-10 finishes from 2000 to 2008. At the opposite end of extreme, he has run a marathon in the South Pole, with temperatures as low as -40 degrees. He has run across the United States from Disneyland to New York City in 75 days; 50 marathons in 50 states on 50 consecutive days; and, just this summer, 1000 miles across Australia. Read More

 

Surf Creatures

 

 

French illustrator Jean Jullien has teamed up with Fernand Surfboards to create a series of four hand-painted sea animal boards ready to catch some waves. An orange fish, white seal, blue whale, and grey fish… each of these playful boards bears a unique design, rendered in Jullien’s childlike yet sophisticated style.

As much artwork as surfboard, these whimsical sea creatures are guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face, be they surfers or not. Read More

 

Active Duty

 

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A bomber jacket, field watch, cargo sweats, aviator glasses…

these everyday basics take their military inspiration and add a little fashion twist for a look that’s not so standard issue.

 
LEFT COLUMN: ALPHA INDUSTRIES SMALL FLYING A LOW HAT $30; RICK OWENS DRKSHDW FLAP-POCKET DRAWSTRING TRACK PANTS $650; NILI LOTAN RAYNE COTTON HOODED SWEATSHIRT $275

CENTER COLUMN: LOEWE 56MM SQUARE AVIATOR SUNGLASSES $430; POLO RALPH LAUREN RL COTTON JERSEY TEE $68; MOUNTAINSMITH CLEAR CREEK 25 $99.95

RIGHT COLUMN: IESEL CROPPED REVERSIBLE BOMBER JACKET $535; TIMEX ARCHIVE NAVI LAND $139; CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR LUGGED $70

 

Listen Up! Our Top 10 Health & Fitness Podcasts

 

DR. ANDREW HUBERMAN (LEFT) ON THE RICH ROLL PODCAST

For the most pioneering and essential health, fitness, and wellness information, look no further than these ten podcasts. Each show presents a conversation with a curated group of the most respected and influential experts from the worlds of fitness, medicine, sports, nutrition, mindfulness, and more. They often feature leaders from other industries like entertainment, finance, and technology who bring another point of view and takeaways applicable to any mental and physical endeavor. Equally accomplished are the hosts — be they entrepreneurs, doctors, or athletes — who bring their own unique experience, qualifications, and insights to the show.

We’ve spent the last few months researching and listening to the list below. Hope you enjoy and learn as much as we have from these hosts and their guests, who often switch places, appearing as guests each on other’s podcasts!
 

THE RICH ROLL PODCAST

Rich Roll is a vegan ultra-endurance athlete, wellness evangelist, and the author of the bestselling inspirational memoir Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself. Each episode of The Rich Roll Podcast is like a masterclass in physical and spiritual growth, taught by some of the most forward-thinking and paradigm-busting minds in health, fitness, nutrition, and entertainment. Intimate, deep, and often intense, these are not interviews; they are conversations that educate, inspire, and empower you to be your best self. Read More

 

Gold Medal Goggles

 

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Low-profile, sleek, and hydrodynamic: The stealth mirrored goggles spotted on the fastest Olympic swimmers in Tokyo are…

FROM TOP: ARENA COBRA ULTRA SWIPE MIRROR GOGGLES $69.99; TYR EDGE-X RACING MIRRORED NANO GOGGLES $24.99SPEEDO FASTSKIN HYPER ELITE MIRRORED GOGGLES $75; PHELPS XCEED MIRRORED LENS SWIM GOGGLES $39.99

 

Take The Plunge

 

THE INTERNATIONAL HIGH DIVING INSTITUTE TRAINING PLATFORM; FOUNDER, ELLIE SMART AND CO-FOUNDER OWEN WEYMOUTH

 
Now open in Park City, Utah for the summer season is the International High Diving Institute (IHDI) with the United States’ first high diving training platform. The towering structure has been erected in partnership with the Utah Olympic Park, alongside the ramps where freestyle ski aerialists have trained since its construction for the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics.

The highest platform in Olympic diving is 10 meters, roughly the height of a 3-story building. In the sport of high diving, women compete from heights of 20 meters and the men, 27 meters! For professional high divers, IHDI Founder Ellie Smart and Co-Founder Owen Weymouth, this means diving from cliffs too.

There has never been anywhere in the US to train at those heights, but the platform has been designed as a place where novices can experience the sport as well. With nine take-off points ranging from 3 to 27 meters, IHDI offers programs for all levels that include the High Diving Experience. This 1.5 hour course teaches safety fundamentals like how to take off, control body position, and land, and lets beginners progress up to heights of 12.5 meters. Read More

 

The Summer of Skate

 

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Skateboarding has made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2021 games with stars like Brazil’s Leticia Bufoni, Team USA’s Nyjah Huston, and Sky Brown, Team GB’s 13-year old prodigy. Here at home, Venice Beach is the mecca of skate culture, and in this style judged and style driven sport, and we’re picking up the California vibes these skaters are putting down.

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: PALACE SKATEBOARDS X JEURGEN TELLER TOTE $150; VENICE BEACH SKATE PARK; NIKE SB X PARRA TEAM USA JERSEY; 6 TIME X GAMES GOLD MEDALIST, TEAM BRAZIL’S LETICA BUFONI; HERMES CHEETAH SKATEBOARD $6800; KURT COBAIN SUNGLASSES $10.99; TEAM USA CORY JUNEAU IN GOLDEN GOOSE CUSTOM OLYMPIC SNEAKERS; AMIRI 3 STAR TRUCKER HAT; VANS TRIPPY FLORAL SK-8 HI 38 DECON SF; PALM ANGELS MIAMI LOGO FLARED TRACKPANTS

 

Go With The Flow

 

STEVEN KOTLER

We all know what it feels like to be “in the zone”, that sense of effortless execution, be it on the tennis court, a ski run, or even working on a project. It’s total focus, clarity, and absorption in the task at hand, a challenge solved with ease, and seeing both the finish line and the steps to get there. We’ve all experienced this state that’s known as “flow”, and it’s more than a feeling. Neuroscientists have in fact discovered that flow is a physiological and recreatable state of consciousness in brain.

The term flow has recently been popularized by Steven Kotler, Executive Director of The Flow Research Collective. Kotler has spent decades researching and decoding the neurobiology of flow, and the connection between the brain and the body when humans are performing at their best. The Flow Research Collective is an organization whose mission is to understand the science behind human performance, and train individuals and organizations how to achieve more flow and optimize the benefits it provides.

The concept and term “flow” is not new. It has been around since the 1970’s, and was originally introduced by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a Hungarian-American psychologist who was the first to identify and research the phenomenon. Csikszentmihalyi coined the term in his 1990 book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience and described flow as “a state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience is so enjoyable that people will continue to do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it”. Read More

 

Boys of Summer

 

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This one’s for the guys (because we like how they look)… Surf and swim trunks inspired by summers past… Not too long and not too short… With timeless style for summer’s to come.

Row 1: BATHER SOLID SWIM TRUNKS $85; PAUL SMITH ZEBRA LOGO SWIM SHORTS $95; ORLEBAR BROWN STANDARD SWIM SHORTS $225; Row 2: RHYTHM SIDE STRIPE TRUNK $60; HARTFORD SLIM-FIT MID-LENGTH SWIM SHORTS $175; ATALAYE FREGATE SHORT LENGTH SWIM SHORTS $100; Row 3: 310 TODD SNYDER X BIRDWELL STONE-WASHED BOARD SHORTS $168; LACOSTE CLASSIC SWIM SHORT $69; POLO RALPH LAUREN TRAVELER SWIM SHORT $69.50

 

Slim Summer Sips

 

 

With Covid restrictions lifted, summer celebrations have kicked into high gear and cocktails are flowing. But as festive as they may be, many of those tasty mixed drinks are loaded with sugar and the quickest way to sabotage any training program. Generally it’s not the alcohol that’s the problem, as clear liquors like tequila, vodka, and rum have zero grams of sugar. It’s what you mix them with. The good news is with some easy substitutions you can still have your favorite cocktails and drink them too.

Here are four quick tips for any cocktail:

1. 1 tsp. of sugar only has 16 calories and 4 grams of carbs. That’s enough to sweeten any drink. If you’re having just one, and not adding other sugary liquors, that’s not such a big deal. If you are going to indulge, or following a Keto diet, healthy sugar substitutes like stevia are a great alternative. It comes in both liquid and granular form, so you can muddle it, and even make your own simple syrup. The recipe is below.

2. Fresh fruit squeezed into your drink, citrus wedges, and other seasonal fruits added for flavor are a far better choice than sugar, syrups, or even juices.

3. Presentation is key! A chilled cocktail glass, salted rim, and beautiful garnishes like fruit wedges, cucumber slices, and mint leaves add visual appeal that make any drink taste better!

4. Drink responsibly… it’s the best way to keep calories in check! Read More

 

Form Fitted

 

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Sport and fashion merge in this seasons’s sandals, sculptural molds of form and function in cool summer whites.

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LEFT COLUMN: GIVENCHY MARSHMELLOW SLIDE $375. Crafted from molded rubber, these cutout slides are sporty chic and ultra-comfy from the beach to the gym to the street.

KEEN ASTORIA WEST OPEN TOE SANDALS $100. Clearly where Balenciaga got their inspiration, the Keen Astoria is a stylishly sturdy, water-ready sandal. Heel lift adds a more athletic stance on the trail and an elevated look for town.

OOFOS OOLALA FLIP FLOPS $59.95. These recovery sandals feature a patented sole and footbed with 37% more impact absorption. Molded rubber design looks as good as it feels.

NIKE ASUNA $45. Bridging sport and fashion, the Nike Asuna Slide transitions effortlessly between worlds with its versatile style and comfort.

BIRKENSTOCK 1774 COLLECTION ARIZONA $430. The original molded footbed sandal, Birkenstocks are always in style. The 1774 Collection presents a new level of craftsmanship, uniting luxury and comfort in a sophisticated monochromatic design. Read More

 

What’s App?

 

 

Fitness apps had already become a popular way to train before the pandemic, and now there are even more workouts to choose from, right there in the palm of your hand. We’ve been demoing them all — boot camp, strength training, cycling, boxing, swimming, and more — and with gyms reopened, you can also take these workouts to go! Below are 12 of our favorite fitness apps. With free trials on all, find the app that’s right for you…

VARIIS (above)

SoulCycle, Rumble, Pure Yoga, and all the other boutique brands in the Equinox family (including all the Equinox classes) are here together on the Variis app. Whether you want to box, ride, stretch, or meditate, the most popular fitness instructors are on the app to recreate your favorite classes at home. Read More

 

Waterworld

 

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Swim fins, paddleboards, dive watches, and more… jump and cool off with these summer essentials made to get wet! It’s play all day style on land and sea.

LEFT COLUMN: BODY GLOVE RAPTOR PLUS 10’8″ INFLATABLE PADDLEBOARD PACKAGE $999. Ultra-portable, durable, and fun, you’ve got everything you need for a great day on the water in this inflatable stand up paddleboard package. Paddling on the lake, catching some waves, and even for yoga, the Body Glove Raptor Plus is an incredibly versatile and stable board for all levels. Package includes dual-action hand pump with gauge, adjustable three-piece paddle, backpack for transport and storage, cell phone dry pouch, ankle leash, and repair kit.

SPERRY FLOAT BOAT SHOE $44.95. The original boat shoe is reimagined with a ;buoyant construction that floats, and features portholes for drainage and breathability. Available in a wide variety of bright summer colors, the Float is made to play all day, on the water and off.

CENTER COLUMN: PERFECT MOMENT MESH SPORT BIKINI $175. Paddle out and drop in, this surf ready two piece is crafted with the highest quality Italian Carvico performance swim fabric, and features mesh side panels, cap sleeves, and stay in place trim. Read More

 

New Bikes on the Block

 

 

Move over Citibike, there’s a new bike in town. JOCO is a privately owned bike share service, and their distinctive orange bikes are popping up all over Manhattan. Unlike Citibike, the entire fleet of JOCO bicycles are electric assist, or e-bikes, and docking stations are located in parking garages, apartment buildings, and other private spaces. This micro-mobility brand is on a mission to merge sustainability and convenience, and “bring the joy back to your commute”.

JOCO was founded by two young entrepreneurs, coincidentally both named Jonny Cohen. The duo met at Columbia Business School, one with a focus on investment banking and real estate, and the other on transportation. Both living in NYC, they wanted to create a more efficient, enjoyable, and sustainable way to get around town. Together they have combined their skills to develop an alternate form of transportation.

“60% of trips in the US are under 5 miles. You don’t need a two-ton vehicle to travel such a short distance”, say the Jonnys. With carbon emissions at an all-time high, JOCO is addressing the transportation needs and environmental issues facing the city. JOCO launched on Earth Day in April with 30 docks, and by June they will be in 100 locations with 1,000 bikes across NYC. Their plan is to grow nationwide by creating a vast charging infrastructure network that will power the future of micro-mobility. Read More

 

On Court With Jonas Wood

 
 

FOUR TENNIS COURTS, 2021

Installation at Wood Kusaka Studios. Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Marten Elder. Courtesy Wood Kusaka Studios and Gagosian

 

Opening June 2nd at Gagosian New York is JONAS WOOD / Four Tennis Courts, four new works in the continuation of this artist’s series. In the oil and acrylic canvases on view, Wood has reworked four of his favorite drawings from a suite of twenty-four produced between 2016 and 2018, all of which depict famous international tennis tournaments.

Wood first made use of sports imagery in dynamic post-Pop portraits derived from boxing, baseball, and basketball cards. He later became interested in depicting the physical spaces associated with sports. While watching games on television, Wood developed a shorthand approach to representing courts and fields, paring complex scenes down to geometric shapes and flat, saturated colors. Each court is rendered in large scale portrait format, preserving its key characteristics, while simplifying or eliminating the players and spectators.

The courts of Abu Dhabi, London, Melbourne, and Paris this new series are all distinguished by their iconic colors and identifying signage. Wimbledon with Bball Orchid (2021) and French Open with Orchid (2021) incorporate snippets of paintings of plants and basketballs, hinting at the studio space beyond the screen. Australian Open with Red Lines (2021) and Abu Dhabi (2021) feature strategically positioned abstract elements, with bars of red and black recalling postwar Color Field painting. Read More

 

Club Attire Only

 

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From tennis looks strutting down the runway, to capsule collections with heritage and sport brands, to design your own polos… everywhere you look, it’s country club cool for summer!

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LEFT COLUMN: DAVID KOMA SS21. David Koma’s love for the game was obvious in his tennis themed Spring 2021 collection, the presentation for which was even set on a tennis court.

KULE WOMEN’S TENNIS SOCKS $28. Mix and match point with these vintage-inspired logo socks from the Kule Tennis Club collection.

J.PRESS CABLE KNIT TENNIS SWEATER $495. This classic cable knit tennis sweater is made in Scotland from 100% lambswool and trimmed in red and blue stripes for a sporty look that’s always in style.

BOAST 6 PANEL HAT $40. Available in a wide assortment of colors, the Boast cotton twill cap is a signature piece in this heritage tennis collection, embroidered with the brand’s Japanese maple leaf insignia. Read More

 

Free-Range, Grass-Fed: What Food Labels Really Mean

 

 

Cage-free, non-GMO, gluten-free… when it comes to grocery shopping these days there are so many labels stamped on a product it can be overwhelming. While all are there to tell you how healthy a product is, these labels can sometimes be misleading too. “Farm fresh”, “whole grain”, “all-natural” may sound good, but you need to look closer to know what’s really inside the packaging.

Even the health food store can be a minefield when shopping. Take eggs for example: there are a plethora of cage-free and free-range choices, but neither label means those chickens were not raised in a cage, and it can get quite complicated when you really get into each category of food.

The key, says our resident health and nutrition expert Sarah Wragge, is understanding the “sourcing” of all these foods. That’s how you know what to look for and what to avoid. On the basest level she has two non-negotiables:

Rule number 1 is a product must be Certified Organic. This goes for all food groups. Says Sarah, “When you buy something that is not organic, you are consuming pesticides, you’re consuming hormones, you’re consuming antibiotics.” The Certified 100% Organic stamp guarantees fruits, vegetables, and all the ingredients in a product have been grown or raised according to the USDA’s strict organic standards. For meat and poultry, that includes the provision that the animals must be raised exclusively on organic feed, have access to the outdoors, and cannot be given antimicrobial drugs or hormones. Read More

 

Cut & Color

 

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Surf, swim, paddle… Take the plunge this summer with these graphic and sporty swimsuits! From long sleeve to cap sleeve, bikini to tank suit, pick the cut and color to show off your form, in and out of the water!

ROW 1: THE ATTICO METALLIC SWIMSUIT $388; MEDINA SURFER TOP $210 & BOTTOM $165; AGENT PROVOCATEUR IZARO BIKINI BRIEFS $155 & TOP $180

ROW 2: CYNTHIA ROWLEY NAZARE COLORBLOCK SURFSUIT $215; STELLA MCCARTNEY BIKINI TOP $176 & DEFENDER BIKINI SHORTS $159; LISA MARIA FERNANDEZ JASMINE MAILLOT $370

 

Covid Vaccine Update: What You Need to Know Now

 

 

About two months ago, just after the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine was cleared for emergency use by the FDA, we turned to Dr. Richard Firshein for a side-by-side breakdown and comparison of the three vaccines currently available in the US, including Moderna and Pfizer (read here). Dr. Firshein is one of the leading authorities and practitioners of integrative medicine, and our go-to expert for the most cutting-edge medical news and information.

At that time, there were high hopes for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It required just one dose and could be stored at temperatures similar to any other vaccine. Unlike Pfizer and Moderna, which require two doses and subzero refrigeration, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would be far easier to distribute and get into people’s arms… the primary goal of all three.

Fast forward six weeks to April 13th when both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a pause in the Johnson & Johnson vaccinations after rare blood clotting occurred in six recipients causing serious illnesses, and in one case death. All six were women between the ages of 18 and 48, and all developed the illnesses within one to three weeks of vaccination.

10 days later following a thorough safety review, the FDA and CDC recommended resuming the Johnson & Johnson vaccinations, citing that the vaccine’s benefits outweighed its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years and older. Out of the roughly 7 million people in the United States who had received Johnson & Johnson shots at that time, the chance of these serious and life-threatening side effects was about one in a million. Read More

 

Surf Snow Skate

 
 

SANDY SHAPES SURFSKATES:

PACIFICO ~ MEDITERRANEO ~ TROPICALE

 

Surfskates are skateboards for surfing on the street. Designed to mimic the feel of a surfboard, they are longer, with a front truck design that allows the rider to carve, pump, and cut as they would on a wave… or on a snowboard.

Sandy Shapes Surfskates are actually made from snowboards… or those remnants of wood that didn’t quite become snowboards. This Italian manufacturer of beautiful one-of-a-kind wooden snowboards and splitboards has turned the scraps of wood that would have been discarded into an equally beautiful line of surfskates. In an effort to minimize waste, these excess pieces have been reimagined into something totally new.

Each skate deck is constructed from sheets of natural and colored ash and walnut, and interspersed with 6 layers of beechwood to obtain an optimal structure and flex for surfskating. There are three shapes: the Pacifico, inspired by classic surf cruisers; the Mediterraneo, a shorter surfskate for fast cutbacks and responsive turns; and the Tropicale, a swallowtail surfskate inspired by fish surfboards for those “old-school” riders.

So whether you like to surf, skate, or snowboard, these environmentally friendly surfskates are a fun and stylish way to experience the sensations of the ocean or snow while cruising city streets.

 

Just Bring Your Body

 

THE FIT FOUR:

SCOTT MATHISON; CARMEL RODRIGUEZ; JULIAN DAIGRE; RYAN TREMAINE KLARENBACH

 

Bored with your at-home workouts? Want to look like this foursome! Openfit has just launched a new program called JBYB, which stands for Just Bring Your Body, and all you need is you. No weights are required for these action-packed 30-minute workouts. This 5 day-a-week, 60-day total body conditioning program features not just one, but an elite team of four trainers. They are some of the most influential fitness personalities and ready to crank up your fitness.

Known as the “Fit Four”, each trainer brings their own specialty and expertise. There is dancer and gymnast Julian Daigre; stuntman and martial artist Ryan Tremaine Klarenbach; boot camp elite trainer Scott Mathison; and body mastery trainer Carmel Rodriguez. Together they combine the elements of the most effective bodyweight training styles like yoga, HIIT, MMA, and plyometrics in one program. Each takes a turn leading the workout, while the other three train alongside them… and us. The trainers may be elite, but they have designed the JBYB program for every fitness level.

If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than four of the most ripped and fit athletes you’ve ever seen! We had the opportunity to talk to one of them, Carmel Rodriguez, about the JBYB program and the advantages of body weight training. Carmel may be the most impressive of the four given that she’s 44 years old and the mother of two! Read More

 

Get The Blues

 

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It’s blue skies ahead for spring! A color known for its soothing vibes, we could all use these chill shades of blue right now!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ELECTRA TANDEM SUPER DELUXE $1359.99. It’s double the fun and double the style on this bicycle built for two. With its aqua and cream, step-over and step-thru wave of a frame, you’re sure to turn heads as you cruise in tandem.

SOLID SURFBOARDS PESCADOR $745-895. This versatile midlength surfboard, with its classic swallow tail, can hold the face, turn on a dime, and maintain speed down the line, whether the waves are firing or more on the mushy side.

7 DAYS ACTIVE TWO LAYER SPORTBRA $75. This racerback sportbra layers a stretchy and supportive outer, with a contrast mesh inner, for a look doubles as a playful cropped top.

POLO RALPH LAUREN FLEECE SWEATPANTS $110. Polo’s take on this off-duty staple is made from ultrasoft fleece and finished with embroidered Pony logo. Besides this summery blue, these sweats are available in lots more great colors too. Read More

 

Get Off Your Acid!

 

DR. DARYL GIOFFRE

Dr. Daryl Gioffre describes health as energy, and the energy he exudes is off the charts! A celebrated chiropractor and functional nutritionist, Dr. Gioffre is the founder of the Gioffre Chiropractic Wellness Center. He is a passionate motivational speaker, most recognized from his regular appearances on Live with Kelly And Ryan, and believes peak health and longevity come down to one simple concept… Get Off Your Acid! It is his mantra and the title of his first book, Get Off Your Acid, as well the goal behind his line of “Acid-Kicking” supplements. His follow up book, Get Off Your Sugar: Burn the Fat, Crush Your Cravings, and Go From Stress Eating to Strength Eating, recently debuted and picks up where Get Off Your Acid leaves off.

The pH balance of acidity and alkalinity in our bodies has become a popular health topic in recent months, one that we have written about in numerous posts, as well. Basically, our bodies function optimally at a blood level pH balance of 7.4 on a scale of 0 to 14, where 0 is the most acidic and 14 is the most alkaline. When the scale tips too far towards acidic it creates inflammation that causes fatigue, bloating, congestion, and a host of more serious symptoms. Dr. Gioffre, like many other health and wellness experts, believes the acidity in our bodies that comes from diet, stress, and lifestyle choices is at the heart of most chronic health issues.

Our bodies are designed to maintain a healthy pH balance but numerous factors can throw it off, most obviously what we eat, like rich, processed, and sugary foods. According to Dr. Gioffre however, stress is the primary cause of acidity and inflammation. And think of what we’ve been experiencing over the last year! “Our baseline stress level is so elevated right now”, says Dr. Gioffre, “that we are essentially marinating in our stress hormone cortisol, 24-7”. Read More

 

E-asy Riders

 

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From city streets to country roads, it’s hard to miss the parade of e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-wheels of all kinds! No matter the mode of transportation, there is an electric model zipping by. Even in the water, you’ve got electric surfboards. If you’re looking for a fun new toy or a new way to get around town, check out these e-asy riders!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ONEWHEEL PINT $950. You’ve likely seen these one wheel skateboards and wondered what they are. The Onewheel is the self-balancing board where transportation meets recreation. There are two models available: the less expensive and more nimble Pint shown above; and the $1799 XR which is geared towards traveling longer distances. You can compare models here, but for some quick stats, the Pint has a narrower stance of 27″, a max speed of 16mph, and a range of 6-8 miles. The XR has a stance of 29.5″, a max speed of 19mph, and a range of 12-18 miles. Both are smooth riding, high-performance, and crazy fun!

BACKFIRE G3 ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD $799. Backfire makes a range of both electric and non-motorized longboards. The G3 shown here is their bestselling high-performance electric skateboard. It features a super flexible bamboo and fiberglass deck; quick and smooth carving ability; and improved stability in high speed riding. It’s got a max speed of 28.5mph; a range 15-18.5 miles; and 3 speed modes, including a Turbo boost for 20% extra power during acceleration. The G2 is their more affordably priced, entry level board. It’s a great value at $499, with a max speed of 24mph and a range 11-12.5 miles. Read More

 

Tread and True

 

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It’s a sneaker flashback! No matter the season, no matter the trends…

you can’t go wrong with these tried and true canvas classics!

 
LEFT COLUMN: PRO-KEDS ROYAL LO $59.95; VANS AUTHENTIC CORE CLASSICS $49.95; PF FLYERS CENTER LO $54.95; SUPERGA 2750 COTU CLASSIC $65

RIGHT COLUMN: CONVERSE JACK PURCELL $65; TRETORN NYLITE PLUS $65; REEBOK CLUB C COAST $60; CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL-STAR $50

 

A Good Night’s Sleep

 

 

About 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems. Although not always serious, left untreated, lack of sleep can cause an array of problems for daytime function, and lead to other health issues. Physiologically, when it comes to our fitness goals, not getting enough sleep can interfere with performance and even sabotage our weight loss… regardless of whether we are exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet.

Sleep has become one of the buzziest wellness topics, amplified over the past year by the inordinate amount of stress and anxiety the pandemic has caused. More than ever, people are not sleeping well. There is even a name for it, “Coronasomnia”. Here, at the start of Sleep Awareness Week we turned to our resident health and wellness expert, Sarah Wragge, for some answers and solutions to the sleep conundrum facing so many of us.

STYLE OF SPORT: I feel like I could not be talking to you at a better time as you just had a baby a few weeks ago and are the mother of a 4-year old as well!

SARAH WRAGGE: (Laughing)… You could definitely say I’m sleep deprived!

SOS: I know you’re usually on top of your sleep game, so let’s talk about this phenomenon of sleep deprivation and how it’s affecting so many of us. Read More

 

Denim For Days

 

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On the yoga mat, a baseball cap, a pair of joggers and more, everywhere you look, it’s denim head to toe. Indigo, stonewashed, printed, patchwork, and stitched… anything goes and it all goes together for Spring 2021!

 
LEFT COLUMN: MARINE SERRE PRINTED DENIM JACKET $960. What once was jeans is now a multi-tonal, multi-panel jacket of different denim washes, printed with a repeating white crescent moon motif.

RAG & BONE MIRAMAR TROMPE ‘L’OIEL COTTON JOGGER $225. Is it a jean? Is it a sweatpant? You’ll have everyone fooled in these ultra-soft terry, denim printed joggers! Available in two shades, a dark and light wash shown here.

MARC JACOBS THE DENIM JOGGER $275. These ’70s inspired leather and denim running shoes are designed for pure style, because as the printed tongue reads,“The Marc Jacobs sports shoes are not manufactured for world champion athletes because we do not know the first thing about sports”. Read More

 

Power Brews

 

 

With the popularity of intermittent fasting, a nutritional tool that can help your body burn fat, that first cup of coffee is often the break-fast meal. For those who prefer training in the morning, while in a fasting state, fueling their workouts can be a challenge. Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts have conditioned their bodies to use fat for energy — as opposed to carbs which were once the norm — and have turned their morning brew into nutritional, fat-burning fuel.

Bulletproof coffee was one of the first fat-packed recipes to gain popularity: essentially black coffee with a scoop of grass-fed butter or ghee, and MCT or coconut oil. The added fat slows down caffeine absorption for more sustained energy. The theory is by adding fat to a cup of black coffee, you can transform it into an energy-boosting, brain-fueling, fat-burning meal. Grass-fed butter or ghee adds high-quality fats and essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids; fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K; and antioxidants. MCT Oil, which is derived from coconut oil, is said to help to increase energy levels, improve cognitive performance, regulate blood sugar, and boost fat burning. Bulletproof manufactures its own MCT oil called Brain Octane FuelRead More

 

Everyday At The Ballet

 

 

Ballet style takes center stage for spring from fashion and athleisure brands alike. Shades of pink and black, wraps and ties, body hugging and loose fit, everyday ballet blends elegance and functionality. Leotards, wrap sweaters, ballet flats, and other staples in the dancer’s kit, have long been a favorite with designers who have reimagined these pieces with their own fashion spin. Perfect for training, lounging, or out and about, here are a few of our favorites, along with some “inspired by” fitness pieces too!

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COLUMN 1 FROM LEFT: BALA BANGLES 1 LB. WEIGHTS $49; LIVE THE PROCESS CRESCENT BODY SUIT $220; ADIDAS X9000L4 RUNNING SHOES now $104; COLUMN 2: TROPIC OF C MOVEMENT MUSE TOP now $79; EBERJEY GISELE SLOUCHY SET $135; COLUMN 3: SPLITS59 ZOEY COTTON TERRY HOODIE now $74; REEBOK X VICTORIA BECKHAM STRETCH SHORTS $90; PRISM2 MINDFUL STRETCH JERSEY CROPPED TOP $59; SKIN CASHMERE BALLET FLAT SLIPPERS $98; NIKE TEMPO LUXE RUN DIVISION SHORTS $58.97; COLUMN 4: PRADA BOW LEATHER BALLET FLATS $557; GUCCI SCOOP NECK CASHMERE BLEND BODYSUIT $1300; KORAL FAVOR INFINITY TIE SPORTS BRA $80; ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY YOGA MAT $60

 

Knocking Down The Fences

 

A.J. ANDREWS

Happy International Women’s Day! On this annual celebration of women’s achievements, A.J. Andrews is the perfect athlete to highlight as a true barrier breaking woman. This Pro softball phenom made history in 2016 as the first woman to win the prestigious Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Given to the best defenders on the field, for 59 years it had only been awarded to MLB players until A.J. snagged the trophy… similar to one her infamous diving catches

An outfielder for the National Pro Fastpitch’s Akron Racers, A.J. has always been at the forefront of her sport, known for a fearlessness that no obstacle — fences or even the broken hand she played with for an entire season — can stop. The PBS film Knocking Down The Fences, gives an inside look at what drives this remarkable athlete. In it she declares, “If you hit a ball in the outfield, and it’s anywhere in my vicinity, I’m going to make sure it ends up in my glove.”
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Your SOS Guide to the 3 Covid-19 Vaccinations

 

 
Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine was just cleared for emergency use by the FDA, bringing the total to three vaccines, alongside Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech, that are now available in the US. Though the numbers might appear as if it is less effective, this Johnson & Johnson vaccine might be the one that many of us have been waiting for. Thus far we have not been given a choice between the two available vaccines and it is unclear whether that will continue to be the case with three in the mix. Dr. Anthony Fauci and the CDC all agree the best vaccine is the one available to you.

We turned to Dr. Richard Firshein of the Firshein Medical Center to guide us through the three vaccines. Dr. Firshein is one of the leading authorities and practitioners of integrative medicine, and our go-to expert for the most cutting edge medical news and information.

What are the basic differences between the three vaccines?

The three vaccines really fall into two categories: Pfizer and Moderna in one category, and Johnson & Johnson in the other. There are basic differences between the two categories. Pfizer and Moderna require 2 doses and subzero refrigeration for storage, while Johnson & Johnson requires just 1 dose and can be stored at temperatures similar to any other vaccine. Those two differences in themselves make the Johnson & Johnson vaccine far easier to distribute and get into people’s arms… the primary goal of all three. Read More

 

Against The Tides

 

BETH FRENCH

Against The Tides is the captivating story of British marathon swimmer and world record holder Beth French, and her quest to swim across the most dangerous open water crossings in the extreme challenge known as Oceans Seven. For marathon swimmers it is the ultimate test — the equivalent of climbing the Seven Summits in mountaineering — and very few people have ever completed it. Beth ups the ante with the goal to accomplish it in a single year which has never been done, even more unfathomable as she spent much of her youth in a wheelchair with a debilitating illness, unable to move.

The Oceans Seven consists of seven of the most unforgiving straits and channels around the world. There is The North Channel between Ireland and Scotland, 21 miles; The Cook Strait between New Zealand’s North and South Islands, 16 miles; The Molokai Channel between Molokai and Oahu, 27 miles; The English Channel between England and France, 21 miles; The Catalina Channel between Santa Catalina Island and Los Angeles, California, 21 miles; The Tsugaru Strait between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, 12 miles; and The Strait of Gibraltar between Spain and Morocco, 10 miles. Read More

 

Liquid Horizon

 

 

Born and raised in Kauai, surfer and photographer Daniel Fuller has spent his life in, on, and surrounded by water. He is regarded as one of surfing’s preeminent big wave riders. Fuller has become a lauded photographer as well. It is no surprise his images focus on the ocean, captured in an ethereal and mystical way. His intimate connection with the aquatic world brings a unique perspective to his photography, now published for the first time in Liquid Horizon: Meditations of the Surf and Sea. This retrospective showcases an opulent collection of abstract seascapes created from 2007-2020.

Fuller’s nocturnal images of waves and water are photographed evocatively by moonlight with slow exposures. While soulful, they exhibit a creative discipline, repeating and evolving a single idea over time. As art writer and gallerist Adam Lindemann describes in the preface, “The ocean and the shore are abstracted beyond recognition, to the point that what we see is just color; the composition is a transition from one to the other — dry land merges into the water and the image becomes a part of the liquid experience.”

Whether on a surfboard or with a camera, there are both similarities and differences in how Fuller captures a wave. We spoke to him about his process and vision, and the expression of his experience with the ocean into his art… Read More

 

Meow Mix: The Catsuit!

 

SERENA WILLIAMS AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2021

The 2021 tennis season is officially underway. The first Grand Slam tournament of the year, the Australian Open, is now in session and Serena Williams has come to play! Going for her record tying 24th Grand Slam title (with Margaret Court), she is making as big a statement with her Flo-Jo inspired, one-legged catsuit as she is with her powerful shots. But this is not the first time Serena has donned a catsuit for a major tournament. There was the controversial all black one she wore at the 2018 French Open that would have catsuits banned in the future at Roland Garros.

The catsuit has long been a symbol of female empowerment, strength, and sexuality with a history in sports, music, and Hollywood. Here is a look at some of the most iconic catsuits and the women who rocked them! Read More

 

Play for Love

 

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PLAYFUL, SPORTY, AND RED HOT…

MAKE EVERYDAY VALENTINE’S DAY!

XOXO FROM STYLE OF SPORT!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ERNEST LEOTY ILONA TWO-TONE STRETCH BODY SUIT $260. Turn up the heat in this two-tone red unitard. Moisture-wicking and form-fitting, it’s perfect for barre, dance or yoga classes. Throw on a cardigan for a sexy all-day look.

RAPTOR FIT HEART DUMBELL SET $165. Show your workout some love! Included in this colorful set of women’s dumbells are these heart shaped weights!

BURBERRY LOVE PRINT COTTON OVERSIZED HOODIE $720. It’s wraparound LOVE in this organic cotton oversized hoodie that features an exaggerated stepped hem and screen-printed Burberry love motif.

CONVERSE RED “LOVE” CHUCK 70 HI-TOP SNEAKERS $90. Your classic red Converse hi-top is “Made With Love”, embroidered in white with a heart motif. With red heart graphic under a transparent rubber sole, you’ll spread a little love with every step. Read More

 

Dance Fever

 

 
Cooped up at home? Looking for the party? Turn your living room into the club and get your workout in too! From dance cardio to ballet to hip hop, there are thousands of online dance workouts to choose from, along with some great learn how to dance classes too! We did your research for you, combing the virtual world for the best in class. Time to shake your groove thing and burn some calories too!

DANCE CARDIO

THE SCULPT SOCIETY BY MEGAN ROUP

Ranked #1 Dance Cardio & Sculpting Workout, The Sculpt Society has a wide selection of fun and easy-to-follow classes, made so by its engaging founder Megan Roup. With an athletic approach to dance based fitness, the moves are simplified for anyone at any level. Combined with TSS sculpt classes, it’s a total body cardio workout made for a lean and strong physique.

BODY BY SIMONE

Created by celebrity trainer Simone De La Rue, the BBS method combines the intensity of cardio, the power of toning, and the joy of movement for an exhilarating workout. The BBS app offers a wide range of both live and on-demand classes to keep the routine fresh, achieve results, and have you coming back for more. Read More

 

Wave Prophecy Sorayama

 

 
Famed Japanese contemporary illustrator, Hajime Sorayama, has teamed up with Mizuno to transform its iconic WAVE PROPHECY sneaker into a work of art that is the WAVE PROPHECY SORAYAMA. Sorayama is best known for the erotic machinery of his Sexy Robot series and has added his signature highly stylized, slick and shiny layer to the futuristic evolution of this running shoe.

The most distinctive element of the WAVE PROPHECY SORAYAMA is the sole, already unique its design, which showcases the intersection of Mizuno’s technology with Sorayama’s creative vision. Sorayama wanted the sneaker to inspire “floating in the air” and the resulting design gives the impression it might actually lift off and fly.
 


 

This collaboration with Sorayama and Mizuno was not their first. The two teamed up previously on the design of prosthetic running blade called the KATANAΣ, also rendered in his shiny silver, and perhaps even more so embodying his Sexy Robots.

The WAVE PROPHECY SORAYAMA will be available for early release at 2G Tokyo and 2G Osaka on January 30, and at Dover Street Market Ginza and KITH Tokyo on February 6. The shoe is priced at ¥38,500 JPY (approximately $370 USD).

 

Back In Black

 

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Elevate your athletic style and gear with this sleek and chic collection of Sport Noir, that’s got elevated performance to match!

LEFT COLUMN: ALO YOGA NADI CUTOUT SPORTS BRA $72. Don’t cover up this chic and sexy sports bra with a shirt. It’s ready for a night out (or day in) with its playful cutout design. Four-way stretch fabric has moisture-wicking and anti-odor properties, and triangle cups offer gentle support.

WHOOP STRAP 3.0. WHOOP has you covered 24-7 with all-day feedback whether you’re training, resting, or going about your day. This lightweight waterproof strap is engineered for the high-performance lifestyle, with daily personalized fitness, sleep, and recovery data delivered in real time. More than a fitness tracker, WHOOP measures and monitors your sleep and recovery based on 4 physiological markers: Heart Rate Variability (HRV), Resting Heart Rate (RHR), sleep, and respiratory rate. It then recommends a daily exertion level designed for your peak performance. Band is free, membership starts at $30/month.

KJUS VARUNA VEST $449. Apres-ski style meets on piste performance in this quilted down vest. With its modern shape, slim fit, off center zip, and high funnel neck, it doesn’t compromise on warmth and is coated with a water-repellent finish for added protection too. Read More

 

The Art of the Cleanse

 

 

Every January, after a festive month of non-stop eating and drinking, many people decide to go on a “cleanse”. It’s usually a quick fix deprivation program designed to shed those holiday pounds fast, jump start your New Year’s goals, and get you mentally back on track. No sugar, no alcohol, no carbs, no fat, no more fun. It’s short term, so people think it’s doable, and a cleanse does usually result in some initial weight loss. The problem, however, is what happens after the cleanse… or during, should you slip up.

We checked in with our resident nutrition and wellness expert, Sarah Wragge, about whether to cleanse or not to cleanse after a period of indulgence. “Most people decide to do a cleanse because they think they must do something extreme to undo what they’ve been doing,” she says. “It’s an all or nothing extremist mentality, with no room for failure, and so it’s not sustainable.”

So here you are feeling congested, bloated, and confused. The good news, says Sarah, is there are a number of things you can be doing right now to get back to your fighting form and sustain it for the long term. Cleansing doesn’t have to be extreme, and it can actually be a regular part of your daily routine. Here are some healthy ways to kick off 2021, and keep it going all year!
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The 31 Days of Fitness 2021!

 

 
Welcome to the 31 days of Fitness 2021! We’ve got an action packed month of health, fitness, nutrition, and more in store for you!

2020 was a year like no other. The coronavirus pandemic upended all of our lives, and among all the many changes were our fitness routines. With gyms closed, we were forced to bring our workouts home. The good news was the digital fitness revolution that was already booming exploded with a plethora of streaming classes, Instagram workouts, and fitness apps to keep us in shape… in fact, almost too many!

As 2020 was a year like no other, 31 days of Fitness 2021 will be like no other! Style of Sport has partnered with V1VE, a new digital media network set to debut later this year. V1VE brings together the worlds of fitness and entertainment in a curated collection of the industries’ top and new stars – athletes, celebrities, chefs, fitness, health, and wellness experts from around the world – all streaming on one digital network. Together we are here to help you navigate all the digital workouts out there. We are showcasing 31 of the best of the best, featuring a different health, fitness, and wellness superstar every day to jump start your 2021 with a massive dose of healthy inspiration! Read More

 

Great Performances: The SOS Champions of 2020

 

SARAH FULLER

While professional sports may have come to a crashing halt for much of this year with seasons cut short in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, there were still so many epic sport achievements in 2020. Women showed the boys how to play like a girl, opposing players rallied together against social injustice, and every athlete demonstrated what sports are really all about… the triumph of the human spirit against all odds. These are our picks for the top 10 sport performances of the year, and our 2020 STYLE of SPORT Champions!

Sarah Fuller plays like a girl…

#LetsMakeHistory… she said and she did! On December 12th, Sarah Fuller became the first woman to score in an NCAA Football Power Five conference game — which includes the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and ACC — with a kick in the 4th quarter delivered squarely through the uprights. With the remainder of the season canceled due to Covid-19, it was not before her history making achievement. Read More

 

You Smell Good!

 

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What better compliment is that! Radiate, intoxicate, and nourish skin inside and out with these healthy blends of fruits, florals, and botanicals.

ROW 1: TRUE BOTANICALS NOURISHING SHAMPOO $34. This antioxidant-packed, hydrating shampoo cleans and nourishes hair and scalp in a luxurious lather, with bright citrus and subtle floral notes to enchant the senses.

COSTA BRAZIL KAYA JUNGLE FIRMING BODY OIL $54. Costa Brazil blends powerful ingredients sourced from the Brazilian rainforest like mineral-rich Kaya, antioxidant-packed Cacay, and the aromatic healing properties of Breu. This intoxicating body oil features a cold-pressed Jungle Complex that is rich in omegas, Vitamin A and E for firm, radiant, and healthy-looking skin.

KEYS GALLEYON NATURALLY ANTI-BACTERIAL SPEARMINT FOAMING SOAP $19.95. Make hand-washing a sensory delight with this foaming anti-bacterial soap that soothes and cleans with a blend of natural Castile and naturally antibacterial Lakota Sioux grown Spearmint. Read More

 

Color Me 2021!

 

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And the winner is… Ultimate Gray and Illuminating yellow! Every year Pantone selects a color they feel embodies the spirit of the year ahead. For 2021, they selected two colors. Practical and sturdy meets warm and optimistic in the union of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating. The message is strength and positivity. This collection brings those colors together as well, and although our shades may vary, we see how yellow and gray go together beautifully!

LEFT COLUMN: CAROLYN ROWAN TWO TONE RIBBED CASHMERE BEANIE $195. Working both the yellow and gray, this cashmere beanie is topped with a faux fur pom for a luxuriously sporty look and feel.

TORY BURCH MERINO FAIR ISLE SWEATER $298. Cozy up in this citrus Fair Isle Sweater, a playful nod to vintage après-ski style. This chunky knit goes from the slopes to the street for a bright and cheery look on cold winter days.

THOM BROWNE 4-BAR STRIPE TRACK PANTS $650. For all day sporty style, these shades of gray Thom Brown striped sweatpants give varsity style a fashion upgrade. Read More

 

The Outdoor Life: The SOS Give & Get Guides!

 

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For the outdoor lover in the urban dweller… gloves, fleeces, slippers, and more rugged sport gear and accessories that’s at home in any locale.

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: VUARNET AIR 2011 LARGE $320. Crafted from recycled materials, eco-responsibility, bold design and high performance are the hallmarks of these statement sunglasses. Photochromic Orange Flash lenses shown here feature 100% UV Protection and adjust to changing light conditions on the slopes, sea, and trails, enhancing vision with intensified color and contrast. 

TOPO DESIGNS SHERPA JACKET $169. This ever-popular fleece jacket is a can’t miss gift for any outdoor lover, with plenty of functional style for the city too. A reversible 2-in-1 piece, it features sherpa fleece on one side, and 2-way stretch nylon with a DWR finish on the other. Front zippered patch and hand pockets are detailed with colorful contrast pulls. Available for men and women.

POLER X FREEWATERS MOD SHOW $100. These comfy puff slippers are made for all your outdoor adventures. Featuring a climate control zipper/footwarmer pocket, lightly insulated upper, and Freewaters signature outsole, take on the elements from the campsite to the street in the fun and rugged Poler Mod. Read More

 

Sleek & Shiny: The SOS Give & Get Guides!

 

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From a smart bike lock to a sterling silver dumbell cocktail mixer… for the more refined sports and fitness enthusiast, these gifts are still playful and fun.

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: VIPER BY TITLE BOXING STRIKE GLOVES $59.99. Tough engineered matte leather and carbon fiber accents on the outside combine with molded foam padding and a shock-absorbing impact-resistant core on the inside for a bag glove that can handle the punches of the most elite fighters throw.

ONIVA PORATABLE PICNIC TABLE $145. Tucked away in a sleek silver suitcase is this aluminum picnic table, with built in seating for 4! Weighing in at 23 lbs, bring it along and pop it open whenever and wherever you want to dine al fresco.

BARBOUR BY ALEXACHUNG PIPPA BRUSHED TWILL JACKET $‌295. Designer Alexa Chung’s collection for Barbour brings a contemporary edge to this classic outerwear style. Made from brushed twill, this waterproof anorak features stylishly functional accents like a large front kangaroo pocket and drawstring hood that laces up the front. Read More

 

Fun & Games: The SOS Give & Get Guides!

 

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From a folding eBike to a home putting green… for the chill and laid back, these are the sporty gifts to fit their vibe.

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: J. COLE DREAMVILLE T-SHIRT $28. Screenprinted on heavyweight cotton and finished with a banded crew neck, this Dreamville t-shirt takes its graphic inspiration from baseball teams like the Dodgers and Cardinals.

SOAR RUNNING ALL WEATHER SOCK $29. These soft, insulating running socks feature a water-resistant treatment to guard against saturation in wet and wintry conditions, with the style and comfort everyday wear.

BOAST 6 PANEL CAP $40. No, it’s a Japanese Maple leaf. This classic cotton twill baseball hat comes in a variety of colors combinations featuring the Boast logo leaf embroidered on the front and Boast lettering on the back.

BROMPTON ELECTRIC FOLDING BIKE $3499. Brompton Electric maintains the iconic style and quality craftsmanship of the Brompton folding bike, turbocharged with electric assistance. Tucked into the front wheel is an electric motor, with its battery seamlessly integrated into a compact bag which clips on and off the front of the bike. It’s made for portability, simple and easy to fold and unfold. Read More

 

Snow Glow: The SOS Give & Get Guides!

 

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There’s a frost in the air, first snows are falling, and yes… ski resorts will be opening soon! Hit the slopes in these eye-popping styles that will have heads turning on and off the mountain. And for the perfect gift for that special skier or snowboarder, look no further.

 
ROW 1: THE NORTH FACE TEAM KIT JACKET $325. The 90’s are back in high flying colors with The North Face Team Kit collection. This jacket is made with breathable DryVent™ 3L fabric to keep the elements out, and offers rider-friendly touches like a media port pocket and helmet-compatible hood.

VUARNET SKI GOGGLES $225. When light conditions change, swap lenses with ease and change up your whole look too. These Vuarnet ski goggles feature magnetic lenses and offer a wider field of vision with a curvature designed for the utmost comfort. Available in 5 color versions, they are the perfect blend of style and protection.

ROW 2: CANADA GOOSE NORTHERN GLOVE LINERS $125. Worn as a liner or on their own, these down-filled quilted gloves offer cozy warmth in an innovative design. Touchscreen-enabled finger pads keep warmth in and fleece cuffs keep chilly drafts out. Read More

 

Have Your Carbs & Eat Them Too!

 

 

Fat free, low carb, high protein… every few years a new diet trend comes along, eliminating one major food group while promoting another, touting the miracle health and weight loss results. What goes around comes around, and the cyclical nature of what to eat and what not to eat can get very confusing. The diet and nutritional trends we feature on STYLE of SPORT are a trickle-down from elite athletes and what they eat for sport performance. Carbohydrates used to be considered the go-to fuel source, but in recent years that has shifted to fat, which as it turns out is great for weight loss too. But the latest trend lets you have it all!

Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred fuel source, generally because that’s what we feed it. The body converts carbs into glucose for fuel. What it doesn’t use, it stores as glycogen. But there is a limited capacity to how much glycogen it can store, 2400 calories in fact, and after that the excess glucose is stored as fat. Carbs are easier to access for fuel than fat, and what the body will turn to first for energy. “Carbo loading” used be the norm for endurance athletes, with bowls of pasta consumed the night before a long race, and sugary gels during the race.

When carbohydrates are not available however, the body will tap into other fuel sources, namely fat. If you think of your metabolism like a fire, carbs are the kindling. But kindling burns fast, as opposed to those slow burning logs underneath which you can compare to fat. As such, many endurance athletes have discovered that fat is actually a better source of energy, and trained their bodies to be fat burners instead of sugar burners. The low-carb, high-fat Keto diet is a popular reflection of that trend. Gone are the bowls of pasta before a race, replaced the body’s own supply of fat, something many of us have handily stored in places we don’t want it.  Read More

 

What an Orangement!

 

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Tangerine, persimmon, carrot… all the flavors of orange come together in this collection, and the season’s favorite pumpkin spice too!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: SMITH X DOC SQUAD XL GOGGLES $140. A collaboration with cult favorite graphic designer Aaron Draplin, these limited edition Smith x DOC Squad XL goggles are a bold and colorful vintage reissue that feature ChromaPop™ lenses for enhanced contrast and color; Cylindrical Carbonic-x lens for clarity and impact resistance; built-in Airflow technology for active ventilation; and Fog-X for a anti-fog inner lens.

HERMES YACHTING LARGE BEACH TOWEL $465. With the chic luxury of Hermes, this terry beach towel, shown here in geranium orange, features two simple stripes top and bottom, fringe edges, and “Hermès Bain” embroidery. Large size measures 68.9 x 68.9 in. Also available in other sizes and colors.

C.P. COMPANY UNDERSIXTEEN GOGGLE BEANIE $95. This 100% merino wool, ribbed beanie has a pair of goggle lenses playfully knitted into the brim See more colors here.

GLO SKIN BEAUTY PUMPKIN ENZYME SCRUB $40. The aroma of this face scrub is as delicious as your pumpkin spice latte! A gently exfoliating enzyme scrub, it is made with antioxidant-rich pumpkin enzymes and jojoba beads to break down dead surface cells, brighten and improve skin texture. Read More

 

Gotta Get A Gaiter

 

 

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When a face mask meets a scarf, you’ve got yourself a gaiter. This protective, warm, and breathable layer is ideal for training as temperatures get colder. Those options in merino wool are great for everyday warmth too!

 

AIRBAND GAITER $14.99 (above)

Available in a fun assortment of prints and patterns, the Airband gaiter features a unique design that includes a built-in breathable membrane and protects from 99% particulates. Over the ear loops and adjustable nose wire secure gaiter on face and keep it in place.

 

UA SPORTMASK FLEECE GAITER $40

Made with high-performance UA materials, this sport specific gaiter has the airflow, warmth, and fit you need for running or training in the cold. Soft, brushed fleece outer shell has 4-way stretch for warmth and comfort. Fabric is soft and smooth with UA Iso-Chill fabric on interior lining and anti-microbial treatment to help keep mask cool and fresh. Structured design sits up off the face and lips for added comfort and breathability. Read More

 

Puff Stuff

 

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Stay warm and toasty this season from head to toe in these insulating layers. A range of modern styles and silhouettes make these pieces just as stylish too!

LEFT COLUMN: MM6 MAISON MARGIELA X THE NORTH FACE NUPTSE SCARF $650. Martin Margiela has collaborated with The North Face on the MM6|TNF collection, reinterpreting a number of iconic pieces from the Expedition Series that include the Nuptse Scarf shown above. The MM6 signature scarf takes its inspiration from the Nuptse design and technical features, and is reimagined into a shawl with 700 fill down certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS), and protected by high sheen ripstop nylon that features Durable Water Repellent (DWR). Stowable hood packs into collar. Also included in the MM6|TNF collection are Denali fleeces, jackets, and puffers.

SNOWPEAK FLEXIBLE INSULATED CARDIGAN $230. Part of the signature Snow Peak Flexible Insulated Series, the Flexible Insulated Cardigan provides versatility as a lightweight, functional piece. The thin quilting makes it easy to layer both over and under in transitional weather, with a windproof and water-repellent outer layer that insulates in colder temperatures as well. This season both the shell and filling are constructed of recycled polyester to minimize environmental impact. Read More

 

Wheee-Bike!

 

ZIPPING AROUND ON THE EEYO EBIKE

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The Gogoro Eeyo is an electric bike, or “eBike”, a mode of transportation that has become increasingly popular — even more so since the Coronavirus pandemic — as an environmentally friendly, energy efficient, and health conscious way to get around. We’ve been writing about eBikes for a while now, since their evolution from junkyard delivery bike with a big battery, to a refined breed of modern commuter bikes. Almost all the major bike companies, along with a host of other bespoke brands, now manufacture an eBike.

The eBikes we are talking about are not like a moped or motorcycle. They do not have a throttle. You have to pedal for your power, and on some bikes harder than others. Class 1 eBikes max out at 20 mph,and Class 3 at 28 mph. Class 2 models are different in that they have throttles and don’t require pedaling. That’s typically what you see the delivery guys riding and not really an eBike. When buying an eBike you want to be sure it has the power, range, and comfort you need for your ride. How long is your commute? Are there a lot of hills? Do you like to ride fast?

The advantage of these “pedal-assist” eBikes, even for the most fit and active rider, is an extra boost of power that is there when you need it… on a long commute, if you’re in a rush, or you’d prefer not to arrive sweaty at your destination. Plus, they’re a heck of a lot of fun! And for you bike geeks and design obsessed, a few of the latest models are so sleek and chic, with the battery and motor integrated into the frame, you’d hardly even know they were eBikes! Check out these 3 new models that are sure to appeal. Read More

 

Fleecy Piecy

 

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Your coziest layers from head to toe…

stay warm and toasty, indoors and out, in our favorite fleecy pieces!

 
LEFT COLUMN: L.L.BEAN WOMENS MOUNTAIN PILE FLEECE COAT $149. This extra-plush sherpa fleece coat features windproof protection, along seat warming drop tail. Two zippered pockets keep essentials handy and secure, and hands warm too.

PENFIELD WATERFORD FLEECE VEST $145. We love the entire collection of fun and functional sherpa fleeces from Penfield! Shown here is a basic black fleece and nylon vest with zip chest pocket. It’s a perfect layering piece with any look.

MONCLER HELIS FAUX SHEARLING HIKING BOOTS $880. Moncler goes inside out with these cream and brown faux shearling hiking boots, rendered in a classic silhouette with lace-up front, logo-engraved gold eyelets, and chunky rubber tread soles.

CENTER COLUMN:ROAM PRISM SLIPPERS $132. Go anywhere in these stylish faux shearling two-toned slippers that feature memory foam, custom molded footbed, breathable neoprene, and are backed in cotton fleece for added comfort and softness. Read More

 

CBD 101: The Athlete’s Guide

 

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Walk into any health food or drugstore these days and you’ll see shelves filled with CBD products. In particular, there are a multitude of CBD creams and balms targeting muscle pain and inflammation, the common symptoms of overuse or injury any athlete encounters. CBD stands for cannabidiol and is the relaxing but non-psychotropic component of the cannabis sativa (marijuana) plant. Its counterpart is THC, the component that gets you high. CBD and THC are the most well known components, but there are many more cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, all of which have different therapeutic benefits.

There are three different categories of CBD products: CBD isolate, which contains no other cannabinoids or THC; broad-spectrum CBD, which contains most cannabinoids; and full-spectrum CBD, which in addition to the full range of cannabinoids also contains THC, up to the maximum 0.3 percent allowed by law. With such a miniscule amount, there are generally none of the mind-altering effects associated with THC.

While CBD isolates and broad-spectrum are ideal for consumers who want to be sure there is no THC in their product, without the other cannabinoids, the overall therapeutic benefits of CBD are reduced. Without the THC, what is known as the “entourage effect” is reduced as well. Even with just the trace amount allowed, CBD is more effective with THC. With so many options to choose from, including all the different dosages available, how do you know which one to buy? We asked Dr. Richard Firshein of the Firshein Medical Center for some answers. Read More

 

Let’s Face It: Part 2

 

 

Updating our May feature, Let’s Face It, there are now even more styles of face masks from which to choose. It’s the season’s most fashionable, must-wear accessory. Paisley, plaids, camo, florals, seersucker, and more… with assorted options available in multi-packs too, you can have one to match every outfit! And as an added bonus, the proceeds from many go to great charitable causes.

(Please note: these are not medical grade masks)

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: MADEWELL, 3 pack $24. These cotton face masks come in packs of three with different prints and colors. Three layer construction includes filter. Madewell and J.Crew have donated 75,000 single-use masks to Montefiore Medical Center in New York.

RE/DONE UPCYCLED BANDANA MASK $20. Available in lots of colors and upcycled from found bandanas, each mask is a one-of-a-kind. With every purchase of a RE/DONE mask, five masks will be donated to front line heroes nationwide with the help of Donate PPE.

HERSCHEL SUPPLY CLASSIC FITTED MASK $14.99. Made with three breathable layers, these masks feature a soft liner with a center sleeve that fits a standard air filter. Adjustable lightweight nose bridge and side adjustment tabs with connection lock ease pressure on your ears for better fit and comfort.

ROWING BLAZERS FACE MASK $25. Rowing Blazers face masks come in an amazing array of styles, made from scraps of leftover blazer, suiting, and shirting fabric. For every mask sold, one mask is donated to the Food Bank for New York City. Read More

 

The Bike Commuter Style Guide

 

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If you’re like many these days, you are riding your bike to work, run errands, or just get around town. There are certain basics you need on the road, especially as the weather turns cooler. A rain jacket, insulated layer, sunglasses, bike helmet, and more… here are a few chic and functional essentials to ride in style!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: PATAGONIA NANO-AIR VEST $199. The versatile Patagonia Nano-Air vest is an essential layer for any sporty activity. It’s warm and stretchy, with lightweight breathable insulation to keep you warm, dry, and comfortable — on and off the bike.

LINUS PRONTO 10 BICYCLE $895. Linus bikes appeal to that sophisticated rider looking for classic style at a reasonable price. The Linus Pronto 10 is their premium commuter, and features 10 speeds with a trigger shifter, all-weather hydraulic disc brakes, premium alloy tubing — all in a sleek Matte Meteor package.

VELOCIO RECON SNAP JACKET $289. From chilly trail rides to your everyday commute, the Recon Snap Jacket has the technical features you need in a bike jacket with casual style for all-day wear. The Pertex Quantum Air shell provides wind protection, water-resistance, and mobility in an ultralight stretch weave, with Polartec insulation for breathable warmth. Available for men and women. Read More

 

Lift Off

 

 

It’s surfing without a wave, snowboarding without the powder, flying without a plane… it’s eFoiling, your new (albeit expensive) board sport! An eFoil is a motorized surfboard with a sleek hydrofoil design that lifts the board out of the water at speeds of up to 25 mph with the control of a wireless handheld remote. Lift, the family-owned, Puerto Rico based company, is the creator of the best-selling eFoil on the market — and one can be yours for a mere $12,000.

You are likely familiar with the concept of foiling as it applies to sailing, and have seen the hydrofoil race boats that have become standard design in the America’s Cup. As speed increases, wing-like foils propel the board up and you float above the surface as the blade slices through the water below. A two-hour charge lets you ride for about 90 minutes.

Described by some as a cross between a Jet Ski and a surfboard, thankfully the electric motor is silent, and eFoiling takes some athletic skill to master. I’ve been wanting to demo an e-Foil for a while, and Lift hooked me up with a lesson in Montauk, L.I. earlier this week. Kai Costanzo, owner of KaiKai sandals located at Gossman’s Dock (and other locations) was my instructor. Telling me most people don’t stand up on their first lesson, such would be my motivation!
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Funky Fall Favorites

 

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Colors, patterns, styles collide for a fashion twist on your fall favorites. Mix and match with sporty classics for a rugged country look with big street style.

 
LEFT COLUMN: THE NORTH FACE SALTY DOG BEANIE $26. Keep that noggin’ toasty with this classic docker style beanie, jersey lined for extra warmth. It features a shallow fit and heritage branding on a woven patch for added vintage style.

SACAI LAYERED COLOR BLOCK BOMBER JACKET $1170 (now 35%off). Your bomber jacket goes hunting for fall. Color-blocked and layered with army green and safety orange, it’s a be seen look this season.

MONSE FLANNEL CASCADE HOODIE $1150. Sweatshirt meets flannel shirt with this cashmere blend, asymmetric hoodie. It’s a luxe fashion spin on your basic hooded sweatshirt.

CENTER COLUMN: PATAGONIA NANO PUFF SCARF $69. Your scarf is now a windproof and water-resistant insulated layer. The Nano Puff scarf is made from lightweight, compressible PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Eco that is 100% post-consumer recycled polyester. It features a handy little zip pocket too! Read More

 

Francisco Costa Is Costa Brazil

 

 

When Francisco Costa left Calvin Klein in 2016, after 13 years as the Creative Director, it would not be another fashion house he would seek. This native of Brazil returned to his homeland and found himself deep within the rainforest of the Amazon — not on the luxury cruise he had originally planned with friends — but with an indigenous tribe called the Ywanawas. It was here by chance that his newest venture was born, Costa Brazil.

Costa Brazil is an all-natural skin care line — a blend of powerful ingredients, sourced from the Brazilian rainforest — that Costa discovered on that first trip and multiple visits since. At the core of the line are body oils that blend mineral-rich Kaya, antioxidant-packed Cacay, and the aromatic healing properties of Breu. While Costa Brazil bears Francisco’s name, it is Brazil that is at the heart of the brand, embodying the connection between beauty and nature that distinguishes the place from which he comes.

The products are an olfactory delight, the essence of which is a resin called Breu, revered for its sacred aromatherapy benefits. It was the first ingredient Costa discovered on his maiden trip to the Amazon, and became the inspiration for the line. The aroma is hard to describe. It is exotic, like a place you’ve never been but want to go… a jungle, forest, or other some natural wonderland where the scent is so fragrant it’s almost intoxicating, and makes you want to return again and again. Read More

 

So You Sage

 

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Ease into fall with this collection of sage. Beach, country, town…

functional style for any locale, wherever the season finds you.

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: MOSCOT TELENA SUNGLASSES $315. Crafted with cinnamon colored Italian acetate frames, tinted green lenses, and durable 5-barrell hinges, these chill shades bring contemporary style to any sun-soaked look.

SATISFY LIGHTWEIGHT RUNNING CAP $59. Take to the road in this technical Satisfy running cap from their LSD collection — embroidered with LONG SLOW DISTANCE on the front in applicable 60’s typography.

BOGS KICKER RAIN CHELSEA $80. You’ll be excited for rainy days in these fun little rain boots. They are made with 100% waterproof, ultra-soft, and flexible rubber that’s functional and rugged enough for the country, but stylish for city wear too! Read More

 

W.O.W! Surfing With Cynthia Rowley

 

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Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley loves to surf. She is admittedly obsessed, as most hard core surfers are. It’s a shared family passion with husband Bill, and their two daughters Kit, 20, and Gigi, 14 — spending summer and fall weekends surfing in Montauk, and vacations in such far-flung surf locales as Costa Rica, Mexico, Hong Kong, and Senegal.

Cynthia’s style on the waves is cool and graceful, with an easy flow befitting the fashion design for which she is known. She started surfing about 20 years ago, trading a big house in East Hampton for a little shack on the beach in Montauk. A friend and local surfer told her she couldn’t live in that house if she didn’t surf. He paddled her out the next day and she popped right up on the first wave. She was hooked.

I joined Cynthia and daughter Kit for a surf session last weekend in Montauk for our latest installment of W.O.W! Working Out With, having as much fun on the mushy waves of a rainy Saturday, as the perfect ones of a sunny Sunday. Kit is following in her mother’s – and father’s – footsteps with her own fashion line. The three of us chatted about their shared love of surfing and fashion — and what’s coming down the pipeline for both… Read More

 

Heal Thyself

 

 

For many fitness lovers and weekend warriors, overuse injuries often come with the territory. Luckily there are chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists to get us back in action as fast as possible. When the coronavirus pandemic hit however, those practitioners’ offices closed, and with that went the treatments and therapies on which we’ve come to rely.

Though many sport and physical therapists’ offices are now open, with Covid fears and the pandemic lingering, some people are still reluctant to go, despite the safety precautions doctors and health practitioners have taken. While we can’t replace the hands-on techniques of a great physical therapist, there are a number of things we can do ourselves to keep those nagging injuries from becoming more serious.

One of my primary sport therapists is Dr. Peter Duggan of Fuel Spine & Sport in Manhattan, where in addition to skeletal adjustments, they use active release therapy, along with a variety of other muscular therapies and modalities to treat both recreational and professional athletes. He and I spoke about what recovery therapies we can do on our own when getting into the doctor’s office is not an option or as convenient as it once was. Read More

 

10 Sleek Summer Slides

 

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Always cool and comfortable, your sport slides get a dose of chic all cleaned up in white. Add a hit of color here and there for some extra summer fun!

 

LEFT COLUMN: CHACO CHILLOS ENDORPHIN $50. Chaco has collaborated with Saucony on a co-branded recovery slide designed for ultra post-run relaxation — with all-day style to match! GUCCI MATELASSE RUBBER SLIDES $320. Gucci takes your rubber pool slide and transforms it into a chic summer sandal with a quilted geometric effect that’s finished with an embossed Double G detail. ADIDAS ADILETTE SLIDES $45. You can’t beat the original pool slide — especially in a graphic black and white! BALENCIAGA LOGO EMBOSSED POOL SLIDE $275. Minimal and chic, these white Balenciaga logo embossed slides are functional too in rubber with a comfort molded footbed and sole. MONCLER BASILE RUBBER SLIDES SANDALS $225. At the pool, lunch, and cocktails, these Moncler rubber sandals with tricolor strap go anywhere your summer takes you.

RIGHT COLUMN: KAAPA BANDA SLIDES $35. We love them in white, but these Kaapa slides are also in a full array of summer colors, and all feature the cheeky Kaapa logo. GIVENCHY 10MM LOGO EMBOSSED RUBBER SLIDES $295. Another minimal designer take, these white Givenchy pool slides feature a little hit of color with red embossed logo. LACOSTE CROCO SLIDE $39.95. Everybody loves the Lacoste crocodile, and these pool slides feature him prominently in tennis green on the wide foot strap. CHAMPION IPO SLIDES $35. These Champion slides add a chill sporty vibe to your summer style from the pool to the beach to the street. PHILIP PLEIN LOGO PRINT FLAT SLIDE $375. Designer Philip Plein always loves a sport inspiration, and here contrasts his graphic logo design in black against a simple white pool slide.

 

Lateral Objects

 

 

We featured production designer Stefan Beckman’s home furnishings line, Lateral Objects, when it launched last summer with a collection of bright and graphic beach towels. The collection has since expanded into tableware with placemats, napkins, and glasses, along with additional beach products like camp chairs and tote bags — as well as a shop in the Long Island hamlet of Bellport, NY that carries the whole line and more.

Beckman is arguably fashion’s most sought after production designer, creating the sets and stages for such designers as Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, and Bottega Veneta – in addition to his editorial work for such publications as Vogue Italia, W, Love, and Interview. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, and so much of the fashion industry on lockdown, like many New Yorkers he left the city for his summer home, and set up shop — literally — in Bellport.