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

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY NIGEL BARKER

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 the groundbreaking athletes 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

 

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

 

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 that has a history in sports, music, and Hollywood. You don’t want to mess with a woman in a catsuit! 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

 

MUSCLE MX, BROOKLYN HEMPOLOGY, ELEMENTS BY DR. RICHARD FIRSHEIN, PLANT ALCHEMY, KOI CBD

 
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

 

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 Duke Chiropractic in Manhattan, where in addition to skeletal adjustments, they use active release therapy, along with a variety of other muscular therapies like Graston and EPAT to treat both recreational and professional athletes. I spoke with one of my doctors there, Dr. Peter Duggan, 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. Read More

 

Bandana-Rama

 

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While the bandana has always been a favorite accessory with its distinctive paisley print, it has become more popular than ever in the last few months as a face covering. This sporty collection takes its inspiration from the bandana with hoodies, bags, leggings, sneakers, t-shirts, hats, and more that pay homage to this colorful little square!

 
LEFT COLUMN: BDG WASHED BANDANA HOODIE SWEATSHIRT $59. This unisex printed hoodie features a cotton outer layer with a light poly fleece lining. Available in three colors.

ARIZONA LOVE TREKKY BANDANA-WRAPPED SANDALS $134. Teva-inspired, these comfy sandals get a fashion infusion wrapped in red bandana-print voile.

BANDANA BLANKET COMPANY CLASSIC BANDANA BACKPACK $69.99. Available in lots of bandana colors, this backpack features a heavy-duty construction, padded nylon back and bottom, and interior laptop pocket too.

WALK ON WATER BANDANA SLING CHAIR $149. Also available in all your favorite bandana colors, these sling chairs recline in three different positions for ultimate relaxation. They feature a solid wood frame and water-resistant seat that are UV coated to protect against fading. Read More

 

The Tennis Shop

 
FROM LEFT ROW 1 & 2: TORY SPORT PERFORMANCE STRIPED SLEEVELESS RUFFLE POLO WITH LUCKY IN LOVE SCALLOP SKIRT; POIVRE BLANC POLO TANK TOP AND TENNIS SKORT; TORY SPORT PERFORMANCE MERINO V-NECK SWEATER WITH INPHORM PLEATED TENNIS SKIRT; ROW 3: POIVRE BLANC TENNIS DRESS; INPHORM ASYMMETRICAL TENNIS DRESS; TORY SPORT V-NECK TENNIS DRESS

 

Mason’s Tennis has been a part of the New York City shopping landscape since 1975 — a go-to destination for NYC’s tennis set and tourists alike. Opened by founder Mark Mason during tennis’s heyday, when players like Chris Evert, Bjorn Borg, Guillermo Vilas, John McEnroe, and Vitas Gerulaitas ruled the courts — and brands like Fila, Tacchini, and Ellesse made tennis style as big a part of the game as the matches themselves.

Mason’s is one of those original NYC specialty stores you don’t really find anymore, small but jam-packed, like a hardware store that’s got everything you need. Here it’s tennis — racquets, apparel, shoes, and accessories. The store was originally located on 7th Ave between 57th and 58th St, and moved to its current location on 53rd between Park and Madison in 1999. Read More

 

Play It Safe: Best Sport Masks

 

 

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Lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking… these protective face masks are designed for comfort and fit, from your workout through the rest of your day.

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UA SPORTSMASK (above)

$30

 
Made with high-performance fabrics, this water-resistant, anti-microbial mask is designed for sport and all-day wear. Structured design sits up off face and lips for added comfort and breathability. Iso-Chill fabric on interior lining and ear loops feels cool to the touch. Read More

 

The Art of Sport

 

 

ABOVE, CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: MR. BRAINWASH, MUHAMMAD ALI

“LEGEND” (LIFE IS WONDERFUL); A. BORGHERESI, MONACO GRAND PRIX; KATHERINE BERNHARDT, NIKE PANTHER; CLAUDE GARACHE, ROLAND GARROS 1990

 

Surf, skate, soccer, tennis and more… bring your favorite sports home this summer with these limited edition prints, art objects, and vintage posters that represent them all. With many sporting events still on hold, you can view them on your wall 24/7 with this curated collection from GC/EDITIONS. For more information, click images.

 

 

ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION ARTIST SERIES SURFBOARDS

Created by surfer shaper Tim Bessell in conjunction with the Andy Warhol Foundation, these Andy Warhol Foundation Artist Series surfboards were produced in a limited and numbered edition of 10 or 12. Read more HERERead More

 

May The Fourth Be With You

 

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Festive for the Fourth of July in red, white, and blue… this collection has the fun summer style you’ll want to wear all season long!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: BOAST WARM-UP JACKET $140. Taking its inspiration from the tennis icons of the 1970’s, this pique tricot warm-up jacket features classic retro styling and the Boast signature embroidered Japanese maple leaf insignia.

IMPERIAL GOLF BUCKET HAT $35. Made for the links, wear this classic bucket hat anyplace you need a little sun protection with style. It’s available in lots of color variations too!

ADIDAS ALL ME BIKINI TOP $35 + SPORTY BOTTOMS $30. Dive, spike, swim… this made for summer sport bikini goes from beach volleyball to a surf session with ease.

NORSE PROJECTS BJARKI COLOR BLOCK SOCK $25. From Norse Projects’ latest drop come these cotton blend colorblocked socks, topped off with snug ribbed ankle cuffs. Read More

 

Weight for It

 

 

No weights? No problem! With gyms still closed and everyone working out at home, weights are almost impossible to find — or marked up on eBay at black market prices. But don’t let that get in the way of your workout! Everyday objects will do just fine.

I’ve been using gallon jugs of Poland Spring myself for dumbbells, which weigh 8.34 lbs. 2 cups of water weighs about 1 lb., so whether you’re curling a liter bottle (2.2 lbs) or bench pressing a 5 gallon water cooler refill jug (41.7 lbs), you really can substitute any water container for a weight (Water/Weight Calculator). Wine or champagne bottles are another option, slightly heavier because they are glass and not plastic, which on average weigh between 2-3 lbs.

Wood is another idea. A 2 x 4″ can be cut to measure at Home Depot or Lowe’s, and weighs about 1.2 lbs. per foot. Stack two pieces together to easily double that weight. Or use a brick for a 5 lb. weight. Other ideas at the hardware store are paint cans — gallon size or smaller sample cans which are more easily hand held. Paint weighs more than water, and varies depending on type between 10-15 lbs. per gallon, but you can also purchase empty paint cans at places like Walmart and simply fill with water.

Sandbags are another idea which can be found at a variety of different types of stores. Saddle bag styles from a camera or lighting supply shop can be purchased in different weights from 5-50 lbs. and have convenient handles too! Other options are food — from a can of soup which weighs about .75 lbs, to potatoes which come pre-measured in 5 lb. bags.

All these ideas are in stock and available online or in stores now. So no weights? No excuses!

 

Sport Your Pride 2020!

 

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We celebrate Pride 2020 and all the many colors

of the LGBTQ+ community with this sporty rainbow collection!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: VERSACE X PRIDE LOGO SWIMSUIT $495. Versace celebrates Pride month with a special collection that includes this swimsuit emblazoned with a rainbow colored logo. In support of the LGBTQ+ community, a portion of sales will be donated to charities that work towards inclusivity and equality.

NIKE BANDIT RISE BETRUE SUNGLASSES $169. The Nike BeTrue collection honors athletes who uplift the LGBTQIA+ community and use their voices for change. See through the BETRUE engraved on lenses.

FJALLRAVEN KANKEN RAINBOW COLLECTION BACKPACK $80. With the Kånken Rainbow Collection, Fjällräven celebrates every individual’s right to express themselves. This bestselling backpack comes in assorted colors that all feature special edition rainbow stripes.  Read More

 

As Pro Sports Return, Some Stars Say Not So Fast

 

 

United States Women’s National Team star Megan Rapinoe will be noticeably absent from the N.W.S.L. Challenge Cup when the National Women’s Soccer League resumes play later this month. Rapinoe is refusing to play on the grounds of safety, and her team, OL Reign, will be without her for the month-long tournament taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The 34-year-old soccer star is one of the biggest names in the game, having led the USWNT to victory in the 2019 Women’s World Cup. “I understand her motivations,” her coach Farid Benstiti was quoted as saying in the The New York Times, “but I am disappointed and frustrated that she will not be with us to compete in this tournament. Megan is important to the group, and we could have achieved something big if she had joined the rest of the group. She will be missed by the team and also by women’s football.”

Rapinoe isn’t the only member of the USWNT who is refusing to play, according to Yahoo Sports, but she is the only one who has been named so far. Players have voiced concerns about safety and testing protocols, isolation from their families during the required quarantine, and the risk of injury in a compressed schedule where most games will be played on artificial turf — the latter of which has been an ongoing concern for players even before the Coronavirus pandemic hit. Rapinoe tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee while training on a turf field before one of the national team’s victory tour games, and also tore the meniscus in her left knee in 2017.
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Happy Father’s Day

 

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WE’VE GOT THE COOL SPORTY SWAG

ANY DAD IS SURE TO LOVE THIS FATHER’S DAY!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: 100% LEGERE SQUARE SUNGLASSES. These performance sunglasses are ultralight and durable, made from a proprietary UltraCarbon™ material. Rimless frames and flat lenses add extra style quotient. (Click for more great gift sunglasses too!

BLUE BLUE JAPAN FLAG SOCK $19. Elevate his sock game with this signature design from Blue Blue Japan. They’re knitted with a soft cotton blend and available in multiple colors — all with the Japanese flag motif.

FAIR HARBOR JUPITER BOARD SHORT $68. These timeless boardshorts are made from the recycled polyester of 12 water bottles per pair, and infused with generous stretch for extra comfort and performance. Read More

 

Shades of Tortoise

 

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If you’re looking for performance sport sunglasses with classic understated style, you can’t go wrong with these shades of tortoise. Wayfarer, cat-eye, aviator, and more — we’ve got all your favorite styles covered from sea to ski to city streets!

 
LEFT COLUMN: 100% CAMPO $150. On the trails, beach, or bike, these sport sunglasses feature all the elements of top-shelf performance frames wrapped in retro urban styling.

TIFOSI SEEK ENLIVEN GOLF $49.95. Keep that sporty tortoise style on the links with the Tifosi Seek. Enliven™ lenses fine tune color for more definition, contrast, and color pop on the fairway and greens.

ROKA HALSEY $125. Voted Best Running Glasses by Outside Magazine, with their cool Wayfarer style you can wear these performance shades anyplace and anytime.

SUNSKI TREELINE $89.95. The award-winning performance Treeline mixes a classic aviator with the iconic glacier goggle. These extra dark polarized shades are made from super light recycled plastic and backed by a lifetime warranty.  Read More

 

Drew Brees Fumbles… Again

 

 

In October of 2018, New Orleans Saints fans cheered as their beloved quarterback Drew Brees broke Peyton Manning’s record to become the all-time leading passer in NFL history – and on a touchdown pass no less. We celebrated this accomplishment but with a more scathing view in Go Rylan Brees.

The headlines read, “Drew Brees Gives Inspiring Talk To His Kids After New NFL Record”. Except he didn’t give an inspiring talk to his kids. He gave it to his three sons as his daughter watched, held in the arms of her mother. “Hey boys, hey boys!” Brees exclaimed. “You can accomplish anything in life that you want to work for, right?” (watch here)

I was stunned when I first saw it, unable to believe how rampant sexism still was in this sensitive climate – not just in sports, but the media too. I couldn’t believe no one picked up on it or told that story. But thankfully Drew Brees’ fumble on Wednesday did not go unnoticed, when a statement he made in an interview with Yahoo Finance went viral and became headline news. Read More

 

The Healthy Crunch

 

 

For many people now working from home, the delineation between breakfast, lunch, and dinner has blurred. Wandering into the kitchen for a break or distraction — the snack break is the new coffee break. While we could lecture on the extra calories this is adding to your daily intake, we’re providing some healthy options instead. So toss those Lays, Doritos, and Triscuits and try these tasty and nutritious whole food chips and crackers!

 

SIETE GRAIN FREE TORTILLA CHIPS. Available in savory flavors like Sal y Limon, Nacho, and Ranch — you’d never know these tortilla chips are grain, gluten, and dairy-free! Siete tortilla chips are made with the mineral rich root vegetable cassava, along with a superfood blend of coconut flour and ground chia seeds, and cooked in healthy avocado and coconut oil. They’re perfect for those on a plant-based and Paleo diet — and so tasty anyone will enjoy!

FROM THE GROUND UP CAULIFLOWER STALKS. From The Ground Up makes an assortment of plant-based crunchy snacks like chips, crackers, pretzels, and these Cauliflower stalks — all made with a blend of cauliflower, whole grain rice, and cassava flour. They’re available in such flavors as Lime, Cheddar, and Sea Salt. Also available are a variety of Butternut Squash snacks. Read More

 

Summer Stripes

 

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On a bike helmet, camera, track shorts, beach umbrella, and more…

cheerful summer stripes add some fun to everything they touch!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: BELL HELMET CUSTOM 500 SE HARO $189.95. A limited-edition collaboration with Bob Haro Design on this Custom 500 SE bike helmet pays homage to the BMX legend. A quilted, contrast-stitched, plush interior is wrapped in a fiberglass composite shell, complete with retro racing stripes.

NIKE SPORTSWEAR PRINTED BODYSUIT $40. Made from soft cotton jersey, this rainbow stripe bodysuit is a playful summer look, layered up or down – especially should you want to take a quick dip!

J.CREW TIPPED V-NECK STRIPED HOODIE $79.50. Sure to become a summer favorite, this striped tunic-hoodie hybrid is crafted from durable cotton mariner cloth, and features contrast trim and side slits.

BUSINESS & PLEASURE HOLIDAY BEACH UMBRELLA $169. This chic fringed beach umbrella is lightweight but sturdy, and features a 180-degree adjustable pole hinge, UPF 50+ fade resistant canvas, and comes with matching carrier bag.
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Finding Calm

 

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Back in October we did a feature with our contributing nutrition editor Sarah Wragge on energy and how to get more of it. With the crazy busy lives we were living then — going from home life, to the gym, to work, and out at night — energy seemed a priority. While we are certainly still living crazy lives, ones that have been upended by the Coronavirus pandemic, our priorities have shifted. What we really need now are strategies to stay calm and relax. Not easy to do!

We are all super stressed out by the direct and indirect effects of this virus in ways we might not even be consciously aware. All we hear is bad news 24-7 and there seems to be no end in sight. Our baseline emotional state is one of high anxiety, which is very taxing on the immune system as well. With all this in mind we conferred with Sarah again on some tactics to chill out and relax in these unprecedented times…
 

EXERCISE

STYLE OF SPORT: Exercise is a great emotional outlet and while most of us are trying to stay fit at home while gyms are closed, it’s not like we’re getting the same benefits from our workouts. I’m doing the best I can, but my workouts just aren’t as intense on my own.

SARAH WRAGGE: With screaming kids in the background, technology glitches with Zoom workouts, and other distractions at home, you’re not getting that exercise high you normally would with the energy and support of a classroom and teacher pushing you. Our usual stress outlets have been taken away, so our exercise needs to be more harmonious and calming. Maybe your workout style shifts. It might be different now than it was before. I find I’m doing more yoga because it’s relaxing, Yin and Restorative yoga in particular, as opposed to a HIIT workout which revs me up. Figure out what type of movement is going to benefit you not just physically but emotionally — after the workout as well. Read More

 

Let’s Face It

 

 

The accessory of the moment is the face mask, and if we’re going to be wearing them for a while, we might as well look good doing it. So it’s time to trade in those blue medical masks for these florals, seersucker, gingham, toile, and other stylish options — and the proceeds from many go to great charitable causes!

Please note: these are not medical grade masks, but face coverings to help protect ourselves and others from spreading the Coronavirus.

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: JUNIE LIFE BANDANA FACE MASK $15.99. Re-usable, washable, triple-ply cotton, these bandana face masks come in lots of different colors, and have a pocket for a filter that’s included.

BIRDWELL BRITCHES BIRDIE REVERSIBLE MASK $19.95. From the iconic board short brand, these Birdwell Britches face masks are constructed with two layers of breathable SurfStretch. For each mask purchased, one will be donated to CORE, a non-profit founded by Sean Penn, working in partnership with the LA Mayor’s Office and LA Fire Department to provide free drive-through testing for high-risk individuals.

BILLIE BLOOMS $20. Made of 100% cotton, these face masks feature a pouch for optional filter insert (not included). For every mask purchased, one will be donated to someone in need in partnership with Feeding America.

CLARE V. BISOUS MASK, set of 4 $35. Each mask is made from remnant fabric and embroidered with signature CV lips patch. Clare V. is donating non-medical grade masks to frontline and essential workers. Read More

 

Fire and Iceland

 

Skogafoss Waterfall

 
When it came time for busy actress Alysia Reiner — star of such hit shows as Orange Is the New Black, Better Things, and The Deuce — to plan a family vacation last December, it was not one that included much rest. While many people choose a warm beach or tropical climate over the holidays, Alysia and her husband, fellow actor David Alan Basche, along with 11-year old daughter Livia, packed up for frigid but beautiful Iceland — in fact, it was her daughter’s idea!

Livia has always loved volcanoes. “Since she was tiny, she was slightly obsessed”, Alysia told Style of Sport. I suggested Costa Rica, but she came up with Iceland”. Perhaps volcanoes are not what first come to mind when you think of Iceland — it’s more glaciers and the famous Blue Lagoon — but actually Iceland has some the most geothermal activity in the world. There are approximately 130 volcanoes, both active and inactive. Many of them are underneath the surface of the earth and underwater, which is how those incredible hot springs were formed.
 

Skaftafell 5 hour Glacier Hike with Iceland Rovers Tour Company

 
Known as the “Land of Ice and Fire”, Iceland is a natural wonderland where the freezing forces of arctic weather are in constant battle with the explosive heat of the earth. The result is a dramatic landscape of stark contrasts — fields of moss-coated lava, plains of black sand, explosive geysers, mountainous glaciers, and of course, those blue thermal hot springs. All of which make for a very adventurous vacation. Read More

 

Mother’s Day 2020: Keep Calm & Carry On

 

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It’s a different kind of Mother’s Day this year. While we all want to stay active, one of the most important things we need to be doing right now is chilling out. Rest, relaxation, and calm are some of the biggest boosts for our immune system. With that in mind, here are the best gifts to help her do just that this Mother’s Day…

 

ROME PAYS OFF X JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT COLLECTION YOGA MAT $120. Why give a plain yoga mat, when you can give a work of art! The “Now Is the Time” yoga mat features Jean Michel Basquiat’s 1985 artwork. It’s eco-friendly and biodegradable too, printed with water-based inks on natural tree rubber and recycled bottle plastic.

THE RITUAL OF JING MAGNESIUM BATH CRYSTALS $17. These calm-inducing bath salts renew the body and soul, with the relaxing fragrance of Lavender fused with the tranquil essence of Sacred Wood. Magnesium helps to improve sleep quality to leave her feeling refreshed and energized in the morning too. Read More

 

What’s On Tonight? 12 Great Sports TV series!

 

 
There may not be any live sports to watch, but there is still great sports television streaming and on demand. Both old (The White Shadow) and new series (Peyton’s Places), from comedies (Ballers) to documentaries (The Last Dance) to dramas (Friday Night Nights) and more, here’s our guide to the top 10 sport themed TV shows you should be watching now — even if you’re not a sports fan!
 

THE LAST DANCE (above)

Now airing on ESPN and Netflix is The Last Dance, the highly anticipated documentary about Michael Jordan and the six-time champion Chicago Bulls. The 10-part series takes an in-depth look at the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty through the lens of the final championship season in 1997-98 with over 500 hours of previously unseen footage, and unprecedented interviews with former team members and management then and now.

The series focuses on Jordan — his rise as a college player and evolution into NBA superstar — along with behind-the-scene stories of Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, coach Phil Jackson, and other notable personalities that reveal the conflicts that ultimately led to the dynasty’s demise. The first four episodes of the 10 part series have already aired and are available on demand, on ESPN+ and Netflix, with two more new episodes airing this Sunday. Read More

 

Animal Kingdom

 

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While everyone has been binge-watching Netflix’s Tiger King,

the animals have been running wild for Spring!

 

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Kassia Meador: Sound Surfer

 

 

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Back in early October, I attended a press event for Kassia + Surf in NYC. The company and its namesake founder were introducing a new line of wetsuits made from recycled neoprene and salvaged tires, along with a collection of other eco-conscious surf apparel. Considered perhaps the best female longboarder ever, Kassia Meador’s graceful and effortless surfing style is legendary — cross stepping and tiptoeing up to the nose of the board, hanging out there in a crouch, or maybe topping it off with a twirl.

The press event was hosted at Mndfl, one of the new breed of meditation studios that have popped up over the last few years, and a featured part of the morning would be a sound bath meditation led by Kassia herself. If you have never experienced a sound bath, it is style of meditation that uses vibrational sound waves produced by chimes, gongs, drums, and crystal bowls as a relaxation technique. As you “bathe” in these tones, it facilitates a shift in your brainwaves to a state of deep relaxation and rest. For those who are new to meditation or have found it a challenge, a sound bath is a great place to start. Focusing on these vibrational tones can help tune out distractions to attain that deeply meditative state many of us find so elusive. Read More

 

Sporting Goods

 

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From designer sport gear to sport gear design,

the ultimate in sporting goods is very black and white.

(We hope you will ignore the extravagance and enjoy the gallery!)

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: POC ASPIRE CLARITY SUNGLASSES $220. With an updated design for 2020, the Aspire sunglasses deliver superior performance on the bike with big urban style. Developed by POC with Carl Zeiss, Clarity lenses intensify color and contrast, and are tuned specifically to different riding environments.

WILSON CUSTOM BLADE $259. The racquet of choice, from top pros to recreational players, the Wilson Blade is now customizable — along with a selection of other popular Wilson racquets — with the colors of your choice!

SAINT LAURENT X WILSON TENNIS BALLS $105. At that price, you’re not playing with tennis with them, but for the very fashionable tennis player who has it all, these Saint Laurent x Wilson tennis balls make the perfect accessory or gift. See the entire Saint Laurent Sport collection. Read More

 

Hooping It Up

 

SABRINA IONESCU

Last weekend was a big one in professional basketball. Though there were no live games, both the NBA and WNBA featured major stories. In the WNBA draft, “virtual” this year, the number one pick went to the New York Liberty who selected Sabrina Ionescu. Over on ESPN, The Last Dance, the much-anticipated documentary series on Michael Jordan and the 1990’s Chicago Bulls debuted.

Basketball fan or not, undoubtably the name Michael Jordan is familiar to you, but likely not that of Sabrina Ionescu. Here’s why it should and likely will be soon.

Star point guard at the University of Oregon, Sabrina Ionescu is the first player in NCAA Division I history – male or female – to record 2,000 career points, 1,000 career assists, and 1,000 career rebounds. She also finished her college career with a record 26 triple-doubles (that’s points, assists, and rebounds). Even more impressive is that she achieved this milestone just hours after delivering an unforgettable eulogy at Kobe Bryant’s memorial service in front of tens of thousands at the Staples Center (watch here).
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Sock It To Me!

 

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Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Gucci and more —

designers give the standard sweat sock their own playful twist! Plus the sporty favorites that are always in style!

 
LEFT COLUMN: MARC JACOBS THE SPORTS SOCK $35; SUPREME/HANES CREW SOCKS 4-PACK $20; POLO RALPH LAUREN POLO SPORT 2 TONE SOCK $19

CENTER COLUMN: BALENCIAGA LOGO TENNIS SOCKS $125; GUCCI POM POM SOCK $190; ADIDAS ORIGINALS 3-STRIPE CREW SOCK 3-PACK $19; ALEXANDER MCQUEEN STRIPE LOGO SOCKS $80

RIGHT COLUMN: Y-3 LOGO SOCKS $30; STELLA MCCARTNEY TOMORROW SOCKS $129; POLAR SKATE CO. HAPPY SAD SOCKS $9; OPENING CEREMONY AZTEC LOGO SOCK $25

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3 Simple Immune Boosting Tips!

 

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One of people’s primary questions during this Coronavirus pandemic is, “What can I do to boost my immune system?” Wondering that ourselves, we turned to our resident health and nutrition expert, Sarah Wragge, for some answers. It turns out there are a number of simple things we can be doing right now in the comfort of home — and the first place to start is with our gut.

You hear the term “gut health” all the time. Over 75% of our immune system lives in our gastrointestinal tract. Lined with about 100 trillion live microorganisms – this complex ecosystem of both beneficial and harmful bacteria promotes healthy digestion, protects the body from infection, and regulates the immune system.

“If our gut microbiome is balanced and functioning well, then our immune system is ready for action”, says Sarah. “Make your gut the priority right now.” Here are 3 simple ways: Read More

 

Mini Home Gym

 

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Working out at home with gyms closed, you need to have some training gear. Many of us don’t have a lot of extra room — nor do we want to buy big or expensive pieces of equipment during this shelter-at-home period. Here are a few multi-functional, space-saving essentials to power up any home workout!

 

ROW 1: NO KA’OI TRIANGLE LOGO MAT $212. For yoga and other floor workouts, you need an exercise mat. We love these bright ones from No Ka’Oi that come in an array of vibrant colors. With the perfect cushioned base for yoga and other floor routines, this no-slip, textured mat rolls up for easy stashing and portability.

NIKE FREE METCON 3 $120. We could all use a little inspiration, and a new pair of shoes will get you pumped for that workout! The Nike Free Metcon 3 combines flexibility with stability for support and speed from weight lifting to agility drills.

ROW 2: TANGRAM SMARTROPE ROOKIE $39.95. New from Tangram comes the Rookie – designed to be lighter, easier to use, and even more fun. LED-embedded, it displays your workout data in mid-air, and has a freely adjustable rope length for both children and adults. The Rookie syncs to your smartphone to automatically record exercise data like jump counts, calories, duration, and goal achievement. Read More

 

Tie-Dye For!

 

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Perhaps nothing cheerier for Spring than a tie-dye trend!

Dreaming of festive days to come, shop this collection — or tie-dye something yourself! It’s a fun stay-at-home project the whole family can enjoy.

Check out these TIE-DYE KITS (they’re going fast!).

 

LEFT COLUMN: OFF-WHITE TIE-DYE DENIM JACKET $895. This vibrant pink and blue jean jacket by Virgil Abloh features a cropped cut and ombre pattern for added sophistication on a wardrobe staple.

ELECTRIC & ROSE DELMAR LEGGING now $124.97. Made for performance and style, these high-waisted, soft and stretchy leggings feature moisture-wicking, quick-dry technology. Light blue mesh side panels add cool and breathable ventilation.

VANS CLASSIC SLIP-ON AURA SHIFT $59.95. Always in style and always on trend, these Vans Classic Slip-Ons feature a subtle tie-dye “Aura Shift”.

PERCEPTION JOY RIDE 12′ KAYAK $759. Looking forward to days ahead on the water, this 12-foot recreational kayak features a padded seat, easy-access storage, and “Entertainment Center” dashboard to hold accessories – even a selfie slot for your smartphone! Read More

 

The SOS Circuit Workout!

 

 

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There are a plethora of digital workouts available to stream — more than ever before with gyms closed and everyone working out at home. If the choices feel overwhelming, here is our basic old-school workout anyone can do  — and it’s free! 

The SOS Circuit Workout was designed by Ngo Okafor, the owner and founder of Iconoclast Fitness in NYC, who has transformed the physiques of such celebrities as Brooke Shields, Iman, Mariska Hargitay, and Kate Walsh, among others. He’s also the ripped guy in these pictures. 

The workout is easy to follow with tried and true moves that hit every body part. The starting position is in the inset photo. Do 15 reps of each exercise and go for 3 rounds — or just do 1 round for an express total body workout! In between each round we’ve got cardio intervals from which to choose. Hand weights are required, but other appropriately weighted objects can be substituted like wine bottles, water jugs, or elastics. Get creative! Read More

 

Sweetened with Monk Fruit

 

 

Move over stevia… there’s a new all-natural, calorie-free sweetener in town! Monk fruit, or lo han guo, is a small gourd-like melon native to parts of China and Thailand, named after the monks who first cultivated it centuries ago. The health benefits of the fruit have been well-known in Traditional Chinese Medicine for decades, but its sweet little secret is finally making it into the wellness mainstream.

Monk fruit sweetener is derived from the extract of the dried fruit, and processed into crystal form. It is 150-250 times sweeter than table sugar, due primarily to naturally occurring antioxidants known as mogrosides, which give it a cleaner and more intense sweetness, with no bitter aftertaste. Monk fruit has zero calories and carbs, and does not raise blood glucose levels — making it a good choice for diabetics and popular with the Keto community.

Sweeten your coffee, sprinkle on oatmeal, or mix into cocktails (Swoon simple syrup), monk fruit is stable at cold or hot temperatures, and can be used in baked goods too. Just be sure the monk fruit sweetener you buy has no other sugar additives, as some do.

With no known side effects, and generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the Food and Drug Administration, Monk Fruit is the new sweetener of choice for the weight-watching, health-conscious, and wellness set.

 

What a Homebody

 

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Working at home… working out at home… just because we’ve become

homebodies trying to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus doesn’t mean we have to dress like homebodies too. These easy pieces layer up and down for chic and sporty stay-at-home style!

 
LEFT COLUMN: JACQUEMUS LE CARDIGAN TORDU $410. Throw on with joggers to posh up after your workout. This two-tone pink rib-knit cardigan features an extra stylish asymmetric construction and semi-sheer panel at shoulders.

WE OVER ME BALANCE SPORTBRA $68. An optimal choice for low impact workouts like yoga or barre, the We Over Me Balance sportbra features the brand’s ultra-soft “mossed” stretch-jersey, thin V-strap construction, and cut-out back for added ventilation with style.

ALEX MILL JESSIE SWEATSHIRT $78. The classic gray sweatshirt gets a few style tweeks with raglan sleeves, a wide banded hem, and slightly longer back than front for the perfect drapey fit.

MANDUKA PRO YOGA MAT $120. Instructor’s favorite, the Manduka Pro yoga mat is lightweight, with unmatched comfort and cushioning, and comes a lifetime guarantee never to wear out! If you’re looking for a yoga mat that’s less pricey, the Gaiam Premium 2-Color Mat is the best budget mat at $29.98, according to Women’sHealth magazine. Read More

 

Staying Fit When Gyms Are Closed

 

 

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Digital fitness has exploded in the last few years with streaming workouts, fitness apps, and interactive home gym equipment. With gyms now closed in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, these at-home workouts are more popular than ever. Maintaining our health and fitness regimens is still of the utmost priority for many of us — and these digital workouts offer a multitude of options to stay in shape.

So if you can’t go to the gym, let the gym come to you. HIIT, cycling, yoga, dance, cardio, Pilates and more – take your favorite classes online in the germ-free environment of your own home. Whether it’s your regular workout or something new you’ve wanted to try, here are some of the most popular digital options.

MULTI-CLASS PLATFORMS

Fitness platforms like ClassPass, Jetsweat, and Peloton Digital offer a full range of cardio, yoga, dance, sculpt, boxing, barre classes, and more — available live or on-demand to stream on your phone, computer, or TV. With so many options for one monthly price – generally less than the cost of one boutique fitness class – these are the best bang for your buck. Just filter by workout, duration, difficulty – and press play! Read More

 

Eating Right, Right Now…

 

 
As we hunker down at home in these unprecedented times of the Coronavirus pandemic, maintaining our health and fitness regimens is still of the utmost priority for many of us — perhaps even more than ever. With gyms and boutique fitness studios closed, digital and streaming workouts are replacing our regular bootcamp, yoga, cycling, barre, and Pilates classes. More on that to come in follow-up post tomorrow, but in the meantime check out 31 Days of Digital Fitness!

Healthy eating in these days has new challenges as well. While some store shelves are cleared of dry goods and non-perishables — for those of us who regularly choose fresh foods, keeping things like meat, fish, fruits and vegetables in our diet now requires a bit more planning.

I asked our friend Erin Parekh, Holistic Health Coach and Culinary Nutrition Expert, for some easy-to-make dishes to prepare now and freeze for later. If you’re craving some comfort food in these stressful days that’s healthy too, here are six recipes for both meat and plant-based eaters (marked PB), Erin shared with me that I’m passing on to you!  Read More

 

No live sports? Watch these movies instead!

 

 

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In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, many major sporting events and entire seasons have been cancelled or suspended: March Madness (NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball tournament); the NHL, NBA, MLB and NASCAR seasons; Indian Wells (BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament); and the Players Championship and Masters Tournament. For fans who weren’t planning on attending these events, this means no televised sports either.

So while you’re hunkered down at home with nothing to watch this weekend, we thought we’d offer some alternatives. Many of the greatest movies of all time have been sport themed, and we’ve got 12 of the all-time favorite baseball, hockey, basketball, tennis, golf, and race car movies to keep you entertained! Read More

 

Mountain Lines, Everest

 

MOUNTAIN LINES, EVEREST, 2019

 

Now on view at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London is Sohei Nishino|New Works featuring a monumental new work by the artist, Mountain Lines, Everest. Drawing inspiration from 18th century Japanese mapmaking, Nishino combines photography, collage, and psychogeography to create large scale experiential prints of urban and natural landscapes. Fascinated by the geographical and historical magnitude of Everest, Nishino took on one of the world’s most challenging environments to create his latest piece.

Nishino uses photographs as geographical representation, but it is with a subjective point of view. His signature photo-collage technique pieces together thousands of images taken over the course of his travels, to construct dioramas of complex geographies which integrate human and physical landscapes. From a distance, Nishino’s maps are almost abstract. It is not until we examine them in detail that the full experience unfolds.  Read More

 

Pret-A-Sporter: Fall 2020

 

 

THE SPORTING LIFE

PRADA ~ LACOSTE ~ BURBERRY ~ EMILIO PUCCI

 

The Fall 2020 Ready-To-Wear Collections are officially a wrap and once

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

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

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Fuel Up: Our 8 Fave Nutrition Bars!

 

 
One of the topics about which I get asked all the time are bars — not where to have a drink with friends — but snack, protein, and nutrition bars. Walk into any health food, grocery, or even drugstore, and you see aisles filled with them. But how do you know which ones are actually good for you, which are filled with additives, or which are candy bars in healthy packaging?

I am a snacker. I prefer to eat smaller meals throughout the day as opposed to bigger breakfasts and lunches. A nutrition bar is usually one of those smaller meals, and I’ve found different options I like depending on the time of day, my activity level, and nutritional goals. For a meal replacement, I like a Quest bar. It’s got 20 grams of whey protein, 10 grams of fat, and 13 grams of fiber, so it’s very filling and low in net carbs. If I do want more carbs than protein, I go for a GoMacro bar, which is plant-based too. You don’t have to look very far for either of these options, which makes them very convenient on-the-go.

Nutrition bars are also a topic which our resident expert, holistic nutritionist and wellness coach Sarah Wragge, gets asked about too. Prefacing her list of favorites with the statement, “Snacking is not my preferred choice of nutrition – it’s about eating meals that are balanced in protein, fat, and fiber, so you’re not hungry every couple hours” — did acquiesce that a nutrition bar can be a good option in a pinch. She looks for one that’s organic, plant-based, and additive-free.

Below is a combined list of our favorite nutrition bars!  Read More

 

Mint Condition

 

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Minty fresh is the flavor for spring —

and this cool green hue is popping up everywhere!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: LE SPECS X ADAM SELMAN LUXX SUNGLASSES $147. Square aviators meet wraparounds in Adam Selman’s fashion take on a sport inspired sunshield for Le Specs. Metal frames, slightly tinted lens, and small triangular lenses on the sides add to the look.

PENFIELD VASSAN MINT JACKET $190. A perfect spring jacket for hikes in the country or weekends in the city, this versatile cotton blend parka features functional style details like four secure front pockets, studded storm flap, and hiking drawcords at hood with branded leather cinches.

NOTABAG CONVERTIBLE $28. Both a tote bag and a backpack, the Notabag transforms with a single pull on the straps. Inside is a pocket for wallet, keys, and other small essentials. Bag folds into that pocket to become hand-sized pouch when not in use. Read More

 

The O-Seat

 

 

Spice up your workout this Valentine’s Day! Spin class got a whole lot more exciting with the O-Seat – a portable vibrating bike seat from the cheeky porn company CamSoda. Compatible with any indoor or outdoor bike, the O-Seat looks just like your typical gel seat cover. Hidden discreetly within, however, is a pouch for the companion Lovense Lush vibrator, which is a controlled via an app on your phone.

We always knew sex was a workout. Now you can really count it as one!

 

My Sporty Valentine

 

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Working out, going out… make every day Valentine’s Day with this red hot collection of sport gear, apparel, and accessories! Great gifts that go from the gym to the street, and down the slopes — with style and performance to match.

 
THE MIGHTY COMPANY FERRARA STRIPED LEATHER BIKER JACKET $850. Inspired by vintage ’70s racer styles, The Mighty Company’s Ferrara biker jacket is crafted from supple red and white leather, and features classic details like a snap-fastening collar and zipped cuffs. The jacket comes with matching skirt too!

BURTON DEEP THINKER SNOWBOARD $579.95. Featuring playful Keith Haring graphics, the Burton Deep Thinker requires no thought at all. It offers float and control on powder days, blended with snap and power for carving up the groomers, banked slaloms, and halfpipe runs.

ADIDAS ORIGINALS RED DENIM BUCKET HAT now $20. It’s old school style revived with this ’90s-inspired denim bucket hat from adidas Originals. Soft construction and sun faded, it features a flat crown with a seamed brim and trefoil logo on front.

OFF-WHITE RED QUOTE BACKPACK $585. Virgil Abloh’s take on the classic canvas backpack features double zippered compartments on front with signature label and lettering; twin adjustable padded logo webbing shoulder straps; and two-way zip closure featuring logo-engraved O-ring pull-tabs.  Read More

 

Heavy Metals

 

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Gold, silver, bronze… get your shine on this winter in these metallics and shimmer all the way from the gym to the pool to the slopes!

FROM LEFT, COLUMN 1: SUSHI PAGODA GOLD FOIL SKATEBOARD $49.95. Hang it for show or hit the streets, this gold foil skateboard is style on wheels. NIKELAB AIR FORCE 1 $150. The iconic Air Force 1 gets its shine on in gold, silver, and rose gold too. NIXON UNIT SS $250. With all the essentials in its multi-panel LCD display — time, date, chronograph, alarm, countdown timer, and thermometer — the Nixon Unit SS is as rugged as it is stylish.

COLUMN 2: OAKLEY FALL LINE SNOW GOGGLES $190. The latest addition to Oakley’s cylindrical style, rimless goggles, the Fall Line XM features Oakley’s Prizm™ lenses, precisely tuned to maximize contrast, and enhance colors and visibility in a variety of conditions. STATEBAGS KANE BACKPACK $85. Glam up your backpack style with the gold Kane from Statebags. Stash your laptop, workout clothes, and other daily essentials with multi-compartments to organize it all.  Read More

 

A Little R&R

 
 
FOUR OF THE TOP SPORT PERFORMANCE & RECOVERY THERAPIES:
CRYOTHERAPY, ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE, GRASTON, ACUPUNCTURE

 

There is nothing worse for an athlete than being sidelined with an injury – many of which are not a result of trauma, but chronic overuse (believe me, I know!). With a little R&R — Relax and Recover — many of these injuries can be prevented and treated through a wide range of different therapy techniques. Here is our guide to 9 of the most popular and effective sport performance and recovery therapies — some old and some new. And as an added benefit, many are equally popular as wellness treatments for relaxation and overall wellbeing too.

CRYOTHERAPY

We first wrote about cryotherapy in 2015, when your intrepid editor decided to venture into a -238 degree chamber – yes, you heard right — before it became as widely popular as it is today. Cryotherapy was on our radar as a cutting-edge sports recovery tool, popular among top professional athletes, many of whom had their own cryochambers at home. Now cryotherapy studios can be found in everywhere and booking a session as easy as signing up for your favorite workout.  Read More

 

Winter Layers: Your 10 Must-Haves!

 

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Walking the dog, a jog in the park, or hitting the slopes… here are the stylish essentials for all your winter sports — and just hanging by the fireplace too!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: STIO PINION DOWN PULLOVER $259. Stuffed with responsibly sourced, 800-fill HyperDRY down, this hooded down pullover for men and women is a perfect multi-sport piece, worn on its own or as an insulating layer.

SNOW PEAK RECYCLED DOWN STOLE now $101.50. With the warmth and style for which Japanese outdoor brand Snow Peak is known, this recycled down stole fits snugly around the neck without excess length, and features a handy little snap pocket too!

KHAITE ROMME ARGYLE CASHMERE SWEATER $1380. Knitted with a geometric argyle motif, this loose fitting, soft-spun cashmere sweater is perfect apres-ski – and a stylish look for any winter activity!

100% GLENDALE PERFORMANCE SUNGLASSES $185. These over-sized sport shield sunglasses blend cool style with technical performance on the road, trail, or snow. Impact and scratch-resistant, they feature a wide, cylindrical, and lightweight polycarbonate lens for increased peripheral view and protection. Shown here in a contrast-enhancing yellow, interchangeable lenses offer 100% UV protection, and ultra-grip rubber nose pads and tips provide a secure fit.  Read More

 

HIIT IT!

 

ROWGATTA

One of the new entries in the ever-expanding fitness landscape of New York City is Rowgatta – a combination rowing and strength training class. You might call it Barry’s Bootcamp meets rowing — and it fits right in with the popular HIIT style workouts that combine cardio intervals on a treadmill, heavy bag, or rower, with resistance training that’s centered around a custom designed step bench.

At Rowgatta, it’s a CrossFit reminiscent “FITBENCH” — complete with dumbbells, kettlebells, a slam ball, and resistance bands. Like Barry’s, Orange Theory, Rumble, and others in this category, Rowgatta features a night-club inspired design, colored mood lighting, and a pumping sound system. If you’re a fan of the formula, and prefer rowing over boxing or running, Rowgatta is for you!

Barry’s Bootcamp opened in 1998 and popularized High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in a group setting. HIIT style classes are a fun, efficient, and effective way to get in shape — offering maximal results in minimal time. You get all the benefits of cardio and strength training in one 50-minute class. High Intensity Interval Training also generates a physiological reaction known as EPOC – Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption – and these total body workouts are proven to offer continual calorie and fat burning up to 36 hours after the workout is done.

What started with Barry’s Bootcamp and the treadmill, has taken off and launched the opening of a host of other HIIT studios across the country. Boxing workouts like Rumble and GRIT BXNG have added or replaced the treadmill with heavy bags (water-filled, rubber boxing bags). LIT Method and now Rowgatta, have added rowing into the mix. No matter your cardio preference, there is a HIIT class for you. Here’s our guide to the most popular:  Read More

 

Get The Blues!

 

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Get the Pantone Classic Blues to be exact! It’s the official color of 2020. Though we’ve taking a little liberty with the hues, we’re starting the year right on trend with this sporty collection of blues.

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: BLIZZARD RUSTLER 10 SKIS $699.95. Part of Blizzard’s freeride collection, the Rustler 10 Ski is a powerful all mountain ski that can just as easily float pow turns as it can carve up the hardpack. The 102 millimeter waist gives it the versatility to charge on trail and navigate soft snow, while the rockered tip and tail add a floaty, nimble feel.

MYKITA X MARTIN MARGIELLA SINGLASSES $595. Sport-shield inspired with high-fashion style, these wrap blue sunglasses are ready for action any place and any time!

ERES LES ESSENTIELS ASIA SWIMSUIT $340. Sexy and sporty, this classic one-piece swimsuit is made from a silky matte fabric, and detailed with seamed panels at the waist, a scoop neckline, and high-cut thigh.

KORAL LUSTROUS HIGH RISE LEGGING $88. These sleek and shimmering leggings feature a high-rise waistband and body sculpting fit. Aptly named lustrous, they are crafted from Koral’s signature Infinity fabric for a fab look in and out of the gym! Read More

 

The Plant-Based Diet Takeover

 

NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS FAST FOOD

 
I’ve got friends and family who have been vegan for years. The easiest way to understand vegan, one of them told me, is you don’t eat anything with a face. So in addition to the obvious meat, fish, and chicken — that means no dairy, eggs, and any other products that contain them. Veggie burgers, Tofurky, and soy cheese have been the basic go-to substitutions, available in a limited selection, and tailored primarily to a vegan taste palate. But all that has changed…

Go into any coffee shop or supermarket nowadays and you find menus and aisles of plant-based milks like almond, coconut, and oat — and freezer sections filled with delicious plant-based meat alternatives like Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger. Designed to taste and smell exactly like a hamburger, and engineered with the multi-faceted texture of one — these new savory “veggie” burgers are featured prominently on the menu at major fast food chains like Burger King and McDonalds – along with Beyond Sausage sandwiches at Dunkin’ Donuts and Beyond Fried Chicken at KFC. Plant-based eating has gone mainstream — and Hollywood. It was a veggies only dinner last Sunday at the Golden Globes Awards.

A recent article in the New Yorker quoted some powerful statistics on the environmental impact of eating meat. In a nutshell, agriculture consumes more freshwater than any other human activity, and nearly one-third of that water is devoted to raising livestock. One-third of the world’s arable land is used to grow feed for livestock, and cattle are responsible for 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions from the methane they produce in digestion. That’s as much each year as from all cars, trucks, airplanes, and ships combined! (NYT)
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Great Performances: The Best of 2019

 

 

From Team USA’s Women’s World Cup Win to the Washington Nationals’ first World Series Championship to record shattering times in both the Men’s and Women’s Marathon… 2019 was filled with many an epic sport moment! Here are the 12 pinnacles of the year that had everyone talking… including you!

Team USA wins the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup!

Defending their 2015 title, Team USA won their fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup on July 7th in Paris, defeating the Netherlands 2-0. Scoreless at the half, Team USA took the lead on a penalty kick by Megan Rapinoe at the 62-minute mark, followed up by a second goal by midfielder Rose Lavelle just before the 69-minute mark.

The tournament generated as much attention for the quality of play as the inequality of pay. Despite the US women being ranked number 1 in the world, the US men’s team, currently ranked 30th, earns more when they lose than the women do when they win (Vox Media). In response to this pay disparity, 28 members of the women’s national team sued the US Soccer Federation for gender discrimination on March 8 to coincide with International Women’s Day. Crowds could be heard chanting “Equal Pay” throughout the tournament during the games in which the US played.  Read More

 

Holiday Getaway: Stash & Go!

 

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Getting away for some fun in the sun?

From the plane, to the gym, to the pool, and lunch – we’ve got the easy transition pieces you need this holiday. Stylish and sporty, all are super lightweight, packable, and perfect to mix and match!

 

SHINING SEA THE JENN BOMBER $350. Throw it over a wet bathing suit and head to lunch, or wear with jeans at dinner – this chic terry bomber goes anywhere you want! The Jenn Bomber is versatile with a modern edge, and a gold ring zipper adds elevated style.

PATAGONIA BLACK HOLE GEAR TOTE $99. The rugged Black Hole series of bags just got even better, now made with only 100% recycled polyester ripstop. Water-repellent and abrasion-resistant, this oversized tote can transition from carry-on to beach bag with tons of room to stash your stuff. Reinforced daisy chains let you lash extra gear to the exterior too.

THE UPSIDE LEA V-NECK PERFORATED JERSEY TANK TOP $80. Made for the gym, this cool sporty tank looks great all day with its deep V-neckline, striped-jersey trims, and logo-printed racer back. Perforated technical jersey in a trapeze silhouette ensures maximum breathability and comfort in those sunny climates. Read More

 

Eye Candy: The SOS Gift Book Guide!

 

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Our favorite coffee table books of the year make the perfect gift too — featuring every sport from surfing to climbing, football to golf, skateboarding to skiing, and more. And for the sneakerhead, there’s the ultimate guide!

 

ROW 1:

1000 SNEAKERS: A GUIDE TO THE WORLDS GREATEST KICKS,

FROM SPORT TO STREET

by Mathieu Le Maux

The popularity of the sneaker has become a cultural phenomenon with a huge international audience clamoring for the latest drop. This encyclopedic book features 1000 full-color images of the sneakers that have most influenced the global sneaker culture — a visual history of the world’s most coveted and popular kicks. From early Keds and Converse All Stars, to Air Jordan and Air Force 1, to Royal Master Pro-Keds and Sk8 High Vans — throwbacks and new shoes alike — every major sneaker is covered, as well as the athletes and celebrities who made the shoes famous. 1000 Sneakers features detailed reference sections for collectors, histories of leading brands and designers, and anecdotes from the worlds of sports, fashion, and hip-hop. It’s the perfect gift for sports, design, and street fashion enthusiasts alike. $19.59 on Amazon
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The 2019 SOS Gift Guides Go Wild!

 

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The SOS GIFT GUIDES continue…

We kept it cool, now we heat it up with some unexpected sport gifts

for your favorite fun-loving athlete!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ANDY WARHOL MARILYN SURFBOARD $8400. Produced in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation and famed surfboard designer Tim Bessell, these limited edition surfboards feature a selection of Warhol’s most iconic works. Though most editions are sold out, Marilyn Monroe and a selection of others are available at GC/EDITIONS, along with Andy Warhol skatedecks too!

SPALDING GLOW IN THE DARK BASKETBALL $19.99. Neon yellow by day, glow in the dark by night… it’s game on anytime for that die-hard hoopster!

DEMERBOX OUTDOOR SPEAKER $299. Virtually indestructible, the Demerbox is the ultimate outdoor Bluetooth speaker. Waterproof and crushproof, this dual speaker features loud, clear, professional-grade sound. It’s easily portable with extra storage space inside. Available in fun colors, with 40 hours of battery life and a built-in USB charger, take this party to go anywhere!  Read More

 

The 2019 SOS Gift Guides Stay Cool!

 

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We’re just getting started with the coolest gifts 

your special sporty someone is sure to love! 

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: RENOUN Z90 SKIS $1099. Renoun skis are unlike any other on the slopes. Utilizing a Hyper Damping Technology™, the flex of the ski adjusts to changing terrain and conditions – stiffer on the hardpack, softer on fresh snow. The Z-90 has the shape of a traditional carver, but it’s wide enough underfoot to power through crud and float in powder. 

CASIO G-SHOCK FULL METAL 5000 $500. This all-metal 35th Anniversary Limited Edition is inspired by the first G-SHOCK model, the DW5000C, and features the iconic vintage G-SHOCK case design. It has been updated with a super illuminator LED backlight, solar battery to keep it charged, and wireless Bluetooth linking. 

SHIMANO IC5 INDOOR CYCLING SHOES $125. For your favorite spinner, these are the must have indoor cycling shoes! Shimano – industry leaders in components, shoes, and pedals – has just released this new indoor performance cycling shoe, designed specifically for women. They feature the micro-adjusting Boa system for precision fit and comfort, and studio compatible SPD cleat.  Read More

 

5 Simple Fixes!

 

 
My edited food journal above may look overwhelming, but the changes come down to a few basic concepts. Back in July we launched a contest offering 2 lucky readers the chance to win a diet makeover by Sarah Wragge, our contributing nutrition editor, with just 5 Simple Fixes. Yes, there are the obvious splurges like pizza, ice cream, and cookies, but lurking in many of our diets are extra hidden calories of which we are completely unaware. I found that out firsthand when I asked Sarah to take a look at my diet.

Thinking I ate pretty clean and expecting a pat on the back, instead I got, “OMG… you eat so much sugar!” Unbeknownst to me, what I thought was my healthy fruit and rice cake snacking was like sugar dosing and carbo loading all day. With some simple substitutions like adding more healthy fats such as avocado and nuts; swapping dairy for plant based alternatives like almond milk and coconut yogurt; and replacing my fruit dessert with dark chocolate (yes!), those abs I work so hard for started to pop — and with no feeling of deprivation because I was eating satiating and nutritious foods.

Our 5 Simple Fixes contest winners, Suzanne Donaldson and Mike Loftus, learned some of the same lessons and few more of their own — along with some easy fixes to attain their fitness and nutrition goals. Our contest should probably have been called “1 Simple Fix” because the leading culprit for all 3 of us was hidden sugar.

We all want to look good and feel good. We want those workouts to show on our bodies. For those of you who entered the contest but didn’t win, we wanted to share a sample 3 days of our diets, with the changes Sarah made. Many of you might have similar habits, and we hope seeing our mistakes and the easy fixes can help you achieve your fitness and nutrition goals too.  Read More

 

Sole Survivors

 

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Show your feet some love after a tough workout and slide into a pair of these plush slip-ons. They’re perfect to and from the gym, as a recovery shoe, or even as a trainer (see which ones!) With ultra-comfort and all-day style, you may never want to take them off.

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: SALOMON RX SLIDE 4.0 now $48.75LIghtweight and stretchy, these mesh slip-ons feature a snug and supportive fit in a heelless design.

NIKE EPIC PHANTOM REACT FLYKNIT ICON CLASH $150. Yes, these laceless slip-ons are running shoes. With a sock-like fit, the Nike Epic Phantom React Flyknit Icon Clash features soft yet responsive cushioning that’s perfect for any active-ity!

OOFOS 00mg LOW SHOE $139.95. Inside the cushy OOmg sole is revolutionary OOfoam™ that absorbs 37% more impact than traditional footwear foam. Reduce stress on feet and joints in a these recovery sneakers designed for all-day comfort and style.

HOKA ONE ONE ORA RECOVERY SHOE $80. Whether you’re recovering from a long run, spin class, or HIIT workout, these breathable, super-cushioned slip-ons will make your day. They’re great for travel too as they fold down and stash into carry-on.

SKECHERS SOLAR FUSE $72. With Air Cooled Memory Foam, a soft flat-knit upper, and ultra-flex midsole… walk, train, recover all day in sleek and sporty comfort.

NEW BALANCE SPORT SLIP 900 $99.99. Slip into this sport slide that features the same plush Fresh Foam cushioning as your favorite New Balance running shoes. A removable EVA footbed adds another layer of cushioned comfort.

 

The Greenhouse Effect

 

VFILES X FILA

VFILES and FILA have teamed up on a tennis-inspired collection for men and women – fusing the distinctive sport and fashion elements of both brands. The collaboration is the latest from Greenhouse, a new incubator from Foot Locker, with a consumer focus is on cool — not mass sales. Through the Greenhouse app, consumers get exclusive access to limited edition sneakers and apparel created by artists and designers such as Dao Yi Chow of Public School, vintage recycler Nicole Mclaughlin, Parisian-based brand Paperboy, and the latest — VFILES.

VFILES is an experience-based social networking platform that connects and empowers the creative global youth community. Asked how VFILES stays on the leading edge of this capricious culture, Julie Ann Quay, Founder & CEO, replies, “Be welcoming and kind, with your eyes open, and ears ready to listen. At VFILES we believe in three global languages: Fashion, Music and Sport. All three worlds connect in our collaboration with the FILA team, our two brands coming together to push creative boundaries, on and off the court.”
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Puffer Noir

 

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For those who want the warmth of a mountain parka, 

with a vibe for town, these toasty black puffers go from the slopes

to the street with a look that’s cool in any locale.

 

ROW 1: THE NORTH FACE MEN’S 7SE HIMALAYAN PARKA GORE-TEX $649. Based on the design the Men’s Himalayan Parka, with expedition level warmth for the most frigid locations, the 800-fill down 7SE Himalayan Parka is one of the warmest jackets out there — with lightweight, breathable Gore-Tex Infinium™ protection. It features removable 7 Summits Velcro patches on right chest and left sleeve, and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

MONCLER BANDAMA $1240. This shiny black Moncler Bandama is a down-quilted short jacket with a warm high funnel collar. What zips up must zip down, and it does into a wide lapel. Those same die-cast zippers are on sleeves for an extra style detail.

MARMOT WEST RIB PARKA $600. For both men and women, the award-winning, 800-fill goose down West Rib Parka provides superior warmth and wind protection for summit-level adventures. Insulated with the innovative 3D WarmCube™ construction of overlapping square baffles (check it out), heat is trapped in the surrounding channels so you stay warm no matter the conditions. Jacket packs into included stuff sack for easy transport and space-saving storage. Read More

 

Are These Beers Your New Sport Drink?

 

10 POPULAR NON-ALCOHOLIC BEERS

 
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 are talking non-alcoholic beer here…

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

 

Orange Crush

 

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Halloween is just an excuse to celebrate our favorite fall color!

From bikes to sneakers, sunglasses to kayaks, and more —

brighten every day with a splash of orange.

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: NIKE ZOOM PEGASUS TURBO 2 $180. Featuring a featherlight upper and the energy returning Nike ZoomX midsole, the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 brings speed and responsiveness to your long distance training. The angled heel optimizes initial touchdown for a smooth transition.

ALEXANDER WANG CHYNATOWN PULLOVER $550. From the sporty Chynatown capsule collection, this unisex ribbed chenille sweater features an oversized fit for a stylishly cozy fall look. Pair with matching beanie!

YUBA SWEET CURRY CARGO BIKE $2199. We love a cargo bike! Run all your errands, big or small, on this pedal-powered cargo dream. The Sweet Curry boasts a light aluminum frame, extra-low rear rack, and nimble steering — for a smooth, easy ride even when you’re loaded to the max. Also check out the electric model Yuba Spicy CurryRead More

 

Longines Global Champions Tour

 

THE NEW YORK CITY STOP OF THE LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR

 
Last month, on a perfect fall Friday in New York, I hopped on the ferry to Governors Island for the inaugural Big Apple stop of the Longines Global Champions Tour. It was a short walk to the grounds, where a showjumping ring had been constructed, situated in front of breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan skyline.

Along for the ride happened to be Bruce Springsteen. His daughter, Jessica Springsteen (above), is one of the top riders in the sport. Like the rest of us, he was en route to watch her and many more of world’s best show jumpers compete. Read More

 

Get in Gear for World Swim Day!

 

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CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ARENA ELITE PADDLE $19.95; FINIS ALIGNMENT KICKBOARD $19,95; SPORTI PULL BUOY $7.95; ARENA POWERFIN PRO $49.95; ROKA XI $27; SPEEDO BULLETHEAD SWIM SNORKEL $29.95; TYR RACER-X GOGGLES $29.99
 

Happy World Swim Day! This international holiday encourages people around the world to be more active through swimming. I certainly have been this fall, as I recover from a stress fracture in my foot! Swimming, however, is a regular part of my fitness routine. It’s the original total body workout – both cardio and strength building – with no impact on bones and joints. Plus, if you’re a gear junkie, there are all sorts of fun training tools to improve your form and conditioning – and break up the monotony of just swimming back and forth!

Fins, hand paddles, snorkels, and more! We spoke to Dan Daly, C.S.C.S, former all-American swimmer, senior Equinox Tier X trainer and founder of EQX H20, about how different pieces of equipment can benefit any level of swimmer. A special thank you to Arena for swagging me out with it all – along with an incredible collection of swimsuits!  Read More

 

Daniel Arsham: Sport Relics

 

BRONZE ERODED BASKETBALL, 2019

Daniel Arsham’s newest “relic”, Bronze Eroded Basketball, was released last week in a limited edition of 99. Arsham is one of the most prominent and influential contemporary artists, with a cult-like following whose new work garners a buzz similar to a hot sneaker drop — and from a similar demographic. Like all of this artist’s work, this cast bronze sculpture of a regulation size basketball sold out within minutes of its release. Read More

 

Sport The Pink

 

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This sporty collection and featured brands are doing their part to give

breast cancer the pink slip by raising funds, increasing awareness, and educating

on prevention. Let’s do ours by shopping pink this month!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: K2 WOMEN’S 115C ALLIANCE $699.95. K2 has been a proud partner of BCRF since 2002, and has donated well over $1 million to date. Highlighted here from the new Mindbender series is the Women’s 115C Alliance, a lightweight big mountain ski that’s fat and floaty for deep powder days, but with enough camber for the hardpack (what’s camber?).

VANS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS SLIP-ON $65. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Vans has released a collection of shoes and apparel to benefit CoppaFeel! — a UK-based organization dedicated to educating youth on early detection.

RALPH LAUREN PINK PONY JERSEY RUGBY SHIRT $188. Launched in 2000, the Pink Pony Campaign is Ralph Lauren Corporation’s global initiative in the fight against cancer — supporting programs to help guide patients from screening and diagnosis, to treatment and recovery. Read More

 

Get More Energy Now!

 

 

Everybody wants more energy — and we want it all day! In the insanely busy lives most of us live, balancing the demands of work and home, we go at full speed from the moment we wake up until we go to sleep. We need that energy sustained for our workouts, jobs, kids, and spouse — not just for the body, but also the mind. Whether you’re a busy exec or stay-at-home mom, our physical and psychological demands don’t discriminate.

64% of us start the day with a cup coffee, and the average American drinks about 3-4 cups per day. One cup of coffee is the morning is fine, but drinking too much coffee can have adverse effects, and leave us feeling more exhausted. When we feel tired, our brains do too. Not only is cognitive function impaired, but our emotional stability as well. We’ve all been known to “lose it” when we’re wiped out. The goal is to avoid the highs and the lows.

Since fatigue is not an option, we asked our resident nutrition and wellness guru, Sarah Wragge, for some tips and tricks to have more energy now. The good news is you don’t have to give up that morning brew!  Read More

 

Pret-A-Sporter: Spring 2020

 

 

PALM ANGELS ~ KITH ~ RAG & BONE ~ PRABAL GURUNG

 

The Spring 2020 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. Skate, surf, climb, hike, hoops, swim,

and more… Spring 2020 has got all sports covered!

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Heritage Redux

 

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What’s old is new! Iconic and legendary heritage pieces from outdoor brands like The North Face, Mountainsmith, and Vasque are back — while others from Woolrich, Birkenstock, and Vuarnet never went out of style. Maybe you’ve even still got a few of these in your closet!

 

LEFT COLUMN: BIRKENSTOCK ARIZONA SHEARLING SANDALS $149.95. Everybody’s favorite Birkenstock since 1973, the iconic two-strap Arizona, is ready for fall — shearling lined for cozy comfort. Made from rugged suede, with adjustable vintage-metal buckles, wear ’em with socks for extra warmth and cool hippie style.

THERMOS STAINLESS STEEL INSULATED BEVERAGE BOTTLE 16oz $14.99. Inspired by the original red plaid Thermos we all know and love, this 16-ounce beverage bottle has been updated with double wall stainless steel for durability. Vacuum insulation technology keeps beverages hot for up to 18 hours and cold for up to 24 hours. Like the original, it also comes equipped with a built-in stainless steel serving cup.

VASQUE CLARION ’88 GTX $159.99. The Clarion ’88 GORE-TEX is the rebirth of a Vasque legend. Three decades after its original debut, the Clarion ’88 GTX stays true to its classic styling and timeless performance — hiking, camping, or on adventures around town.  Read More

 

The E-Fleet Band

 

FARADAY CORTLAND $2499

 

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

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

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

 

Super Coffee

 

 

Your bottled coffee drink just went from a sugar-packed milkshake to a nutritious protein drink with Super Coffee. This delicious new line of Keto-certified, organic coffee creamers and beverages add the nutritional benefits of healthy fats and protein, for all-day energy without the sugar and extra calories in other coffee drinks.

With three product lines — Super Coffee, Super Creamer, and Super Espresso — all are available in such flavors as Mocha, Hazelnut, and even a seasonal Maple Pumpkin. Naturally sweetened with the antioxidant-rich monk fruit, a 12oz. Mocha Super Coffee has 80 calories, 2g carbs, and 0g sugar — compared to a 13oz. bottled Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino with 260 calories, 47g carbs, and 42g sugar!

Coconut Oil has become one of the most popular “superfoods” — MCT Oil in particular, the healthy fat extracted from coconuts. Super Coffee adds those MCTs which are known to increase energy levels, regulate blood sugar, accelerate fat burning, and improve cognitive performance – for a sustained boost without the crash. Super Coffee also adds grass-fed and lactose-free whey protein concentrate for a creamy flavor with the benefits of 10 grams of lean protein per bottle.

Super Coffee is popping up in major grocery and pharmacy chains making it an easy grab-and-go beverage for a delicious, nutritious, and satisfying energy boost — anytime and anyplace.

 

School Colors

 

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Rugby, tennis, football, and more!

It’s back to school for fall 2019 as fashion takes its inspiration

from collegiate sports, and reimagines for a whole new look in this collection.

We throw a few vintage classics in the mix!

 

LEFT COLUMN: ROWING BLAZERS VINTAGE CREW $250. Celebrating the sporting life with new and vintage crew blazers, rugby shirts, polos and more, Rowing Blazers has the ultimate collection of all for both men and women! Shown here is a vintage 1950’s women’s rowing blazer from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

GREENLINES BIARRITZ STRIPES BOARDIES $55. Montauk-based, Greenlines boardshorts are all made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and polyester — and then brushed with a soft DWR finish for ultra comfort, performance, and sustainability!

GUCCI REVERSIBLE PRINTED COTTON CARDIGAN $3200. Get on Team Gucci, whether you play tennis or not, in this oversized reversible cotton cardigan. It features an embroidered retro tennis logo motif on one side, and a multicolored floral print on the other!

LOEWE MULTICOLOR RUGBY PUZZLE MESSENGER BAG $3200. Fashion’s new it bag is the Loewe Puzzle bag — and this season’s hot style is multi-color rugby-inspired stripes. It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, for both men and women, and shown above is the messenger bag. Read More

 

A Recycled Bike with a Buzz

 

THE RE:CYCLE EDITION ON DISPLAY AT SPRING STUDIOS FOR NYFW SPRING 2020

 
Swedish brand Vélosophy makes beautiful bicycles – classically designed with a modern appeal for the urban commuter. But there is more to these bikes than meets the eye. With a One for One promise, for every Vélosophy sold, another bicycle is donated to a schoolgirl in a developing country. At the core of the Vélosophy philosophy is a commitment to making a lasting and positive impact through cycling.

That also means using recycled aluminum to produce high-quality bicycles that balance sustainability and design – and you’ll get a buzz when you find out the source of that aluminum in their latest model. In partnership with Nespresso, the RE:CYCLE Edition is manufactured from 300 recycled aluminum coffee capsules! Read More

 

OOO-M-G!

 

 

Walking around the Outdoor Retailer trade show this summer, I stumbled upon the OOFOS booth. Feet aching after miles logged on the floor, I slipped on a pair of these fat-soled sandals and took a few steps into cushioned heaven…

OOFOS sandals are designed for athletes and fitness enthusiasts as a post-workout “recovery” shoe. After a long run, HIIT class, bike race, or walking a trade show, the OOfoam™ technology combined with a bio-mechanically engineered footbed have been proven to help your feet and whole body feel better faster.

Two extensive research studies have shown that the OOFOS cushioning and anatomical design helps reduce the load on feet, ankles, and knees while walking — reducing the stress on the rest of body as well. With 37% more impact absorption than the traditional EVA foam found in athletic shoes, OOFOS provide the whole body the opportunity to relax and recover. Read More

 

Fleece’s Pieces

 

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Snap tee, full zip, sherpa, hooded, and more…

just pick your style, color, and get your fleece on.

It’s the fall must-have for all!

 

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ROW 1: OFF-WHITE ECO FAUX FUR MOTO PULLOVER $1495; COTOPAXI WOMEN’S CUBRE FULL ZIP FLEECE JACKET $150; TOPO DESIGNS MEN’S & WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN FLEECE JACKET $149.

ROW 2: THE NORTH FACE CAMPSHIRE PULLOVER HOODIE $149;L.L.BEAN WOMEN’S HI-PILE FLEECE PULLOVER $69.99;PENFIELD MATTAWA FLEECE JACKET $170

ROW 3: BURTON MEN’S & WOMENS HEARTH FLEECE PULLOVER $99.95; REESE COOPER CROPPED SHERPA FLEECE $805;PATAGONIA LIGHTWEIGHT SYNCHILLA SNAP-T FLEECE PULLOVER $119.

 

Best of The Box

 

ROW1: AEROSPACE; GRIT BXNG; GOTHAM GYM; ROW 2: PUNCH FITNESS; SHADOWBOX; OVERTHROW; ROW 3: MENDEZ; CHRUCH STREET; RUMBLE

 
Walking around New York City these days it’s not unusal to see a pair of boxing gloves draped over the shoulder of a fashionably dressed woman. Check out Instagram and you’ll see many a fashion model punching it out with her trainer in sweaty style. From the spa-like Shadowbox, to the speakeasy grungy Overthrow, to long established boxing gyms like Gleasons in Brooklyn — boxing is the hottest workout in town.

Fighters are known for their fitness and ripped physiques. Not only does boxing tone muscles and build full body strength, but it’s a major cardio workout, as anyone who has jump roped or hit the heavy bag for 3 minutes straight can attest. Just one boxing class can burn up to a thousand calories. It’s a sport that requires not just physical but mental discipline as well. Putting together a series of jab-hook-cross-upper cut combinations while bobbing and weaving requires intense focus and concentration, in addition to muscular and cardiovascular strength. Read More

 

Fall Colors

 

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Flaming reds, moss greens, burnt orange, and sunset golds…

this collection of fall essentials features the full spectrum of

the season’s hottest colors!

 

ROW 1: THE NORTH FACE WOMEN’S CRAGMONT FLEECE JACKET $149. For cool weather wanderings on the trail or around town, this sherpa fleece jacket, with its cropped fit and contrast detailing, has got cozy style and warmth to go.

GARMIN INSTINCT WATCH $299. Featuring a 3-axis compass, barometric altimeter, and multiple GPS systems, this watch is built to navigate the great outdoors with tactical precision. Military grade thermal, shock, and water resistant, it also makes a great everyday fitness watch with a heart rate monitor, activity tracker, smart phone connectivity – available in great fall colors too!

DIOR RED AND BLACK CHECKED “J’ADIOR 8” CASHMERE SWEATER $2280. No fall wardrobe is complete without some buffalo plaid, and Dior has done it up this season with sweaters, anoraks, and bags. This red and black stretch cashmere sweater features the J’ADIOR 8 jacquard logo on the back.  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

 

The 10 Buzziest Superfoods

 

 

Apple cider vinegar, turmeric, activated charcoal, kombucha, and more… you hear people buzzing about these hot wellness favorites all the time! Walk into a smoothie bar and you see matcha on the menu, pick up a magazine and some celebrity is swearing by the miracle benefits of celery juice. We asked Sarah Wragge, our contributing nutrition editor to give us the real deal on 10 of the trendiest foods — and the ones we should be eating now!

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar started getting really popular a few years ago, with everybody talking about its health and weight loss benefits. Apple cider vinegar helps control blood sugar levels that lead to cravings, and is said to work as an appetite suppressant when consumed with meals. It contains organic acids and enzymes that help speed up metabolism and can increase the rate at which body fat is burned. It also works to detoxify the body, helping our digestive systems become more efficient.

SAYS SARAH: Like all fermented foods, apple cider vinegar it is a great probiotic remedy — something everyone should be taking for a healthy gut. Know that bloated feeling? Apple cider vinegar helps increase the good bacteria living inside our digestive tract, and fight the bad bacteria which are often the cause. Personally, I’d rather you take a great probiotic – look for one with 10 billion cultures or higher, and at least 5 different bacteria strains. I like Renew Life. For some people, raw vinegar on an empty stomach (when you should be consuming it) doesn’t feel great, especially first thing in the morning.  Read More

 

CBD Sport

 

 

At this point it’s hard to imagine you haven’t heard of CBD – short for cannabidoil – projected to become a 23-billion-dollar business by 2025. This non-psychotropic extract of the cannibis plant produces a sense of calm and relaxation (for many), but without the high, and has become a cure-all consumed in oil and edible forms. Most relevant for athletes, are the CBD sport creams for both injury prevention and muscle recovery.

Now there is a line of CBD creams formulated specifically for before and after your workout – Muscle MX Activate and Muscle MX Recovery – both of which come in a handy stick form, so no greasy hands. With 250mg of CBD in each application, both also have Peppermint Oil, Arnica extract, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree Oil and lots more all natural and organic, therapeutic ingredients.

Activate, applied before your workout, provides pain relief and inflammation reduction, while stimulating blood flow and increasing circulation. Recovery is designed to help prevent and treat muscle soreness and fatigue, inflammation, and minor aches and pains. Both creams go on smooth, are fast-absorbing, and have a refreshing scent.

CBD products tend to work differently for each individual. We’ve found that ones friends swear by, may not have much of an effect on others. For this athlete however, I’ve been slathering it on before and after workouts all summer, and am passing my fave CBD sport cream – or creams – on to you.

 

Breathe In, Cash Out

 

BREATHE IN, CASH OUT AUTHOR MADELEINE HENRY

 
Breathe In, Cash Out is the debut novel by 27-year-old Madeleine Henry that offers an inside and satirical look at both the finance and yoga industry. The book tells the first-person story of a young Wall Street banking analyst, Allegra Cobb, who plans to quit her job as soon she gets her year-end bonus to pursue her real dream of becoming a full-time yoga guru.

What may seem like pursuits at the opposite end of the spectrum – yoga and banking – start to narrow when Allegra meets famed Instagram yogi, Skylar Smith, whose manipulative actions jeopardize whether Allegra will even get that bonus. Both industries get skewered, coming off equally self-absorbed and self-serving.

Ivy league grad and analyst at a top-tier bank – author Madeleine Henry’s career path has not been so different from that of her leading character. She herself went to Yale, and after to Goldman Sachs. Unlike Allegra however, her passion for yoga started after she left banking. As one can see Madeleine is a serious yogi, and with her own impressive Instagram following (@madeleinehenryyoga).  Read More

 

Second Time Around

 

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Globally about 450 million metric tons of plastic are produced every year — most of it single-use — of which 9.5 million tons are thrown into the ocean annually. Both these numbers are on the rise. It has been reported that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans by weight than fish. With sustainability and eco-consciousness a prevalent factor in consumer purchases, many popular sport brands are taking the initiative to reverse those numbers by recycling that plastic waste into new eco-innovative materials and products. A collection of few our favorites are below…

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: CONVERSE RENEW CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STARS $85. From the new Converse Renew collection, these classic Chuck Taylor All Stars are made of 100% recycled polyester from used plastic bottles – and customizable too! Touch em’, wear ’em – Converse swears you’ll never know the difference.

MARINE LAYER RE-SPUN TEE $65. Absurdly soft, all the new tees in the Marine Layer Re-Spun collection are made from donated old tees — reborn by reweaving the fibers with recycled plastic bottles into their own recycled yarn. This retro-inspired ringer boasts the message in flocked collegiate-style lettering. Read More

 

Finding Balance on Land and Sea

 

 

Gina Bradley – aka Paddle Diva – and her so named stand up paddleboard school have become a Hamptons summer staple. For anyone wanting to get into into this popular sport, Paddle Diva offers lessons and guidance for paddlers of all levels. Gina herself has recently jumped into some new waters authoring, Paddle Diva: Ten Guiding Principles to Finding Balance on the Water and in Lifewith the foreword written by Gabby Reece and Laird Hamilton.

Broken down into 10 guiding principles and so titled chapters, such as Dig Deep, Enjoy the Ride, and Look Up — the book is not a how-to guide, but a translation of lessons learned on the water that apply to everyday life. Even I, an experienced paddler, had to draw upon those principles on an extremely windy and choppy day last spring with Gina on the Hudson River, where my primary goal was not to take a plunge into those murky waters. Gina and I sat down for a chat about the book post-paddle… Read More

 

Trailblazers

 

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Hit the trails in these lightweight hikers that offer the comfort of a sneaker with durability of a boot. Street stylish and trail wise, they’re ready to take on the toughest terrain… or just walking the dog in the park.

 
LEFT COLUMN: ADIDAS OUTDOOR TERREX FREE HIKER $200. Every element is designed for comfort on these boots: the adidas Boost that offers unprecedented responsive cushioning; the adidas Primeknit sock-like construction that hugs your foot; and the Continental™ Rubber outsole that offers extraordinary grip and stability with every step, even in wet conditions.

ON RUNNING CLOUDROCK WATERPROOF $229. The cushioning everybody loves in On Running sneakers hits the trail in a new waterproof hiking boot. Designed for speed, traction, and protection in tough terrain and conditions, they’re up to 35% lighter than competitors. Missiongrip™ rubber adds traction while lugs bite into trails and the Swiss-engineered FlexLock system lets laces tie traditionally or with a single pull.

DANNER BOOTS TRAIL 2650 MID $170. Available in the mid-boot shown here, and a low cut sneaker style as well, the Danner Trail 2650 series offers the lightweight stability, traction, and cushioning any trail demands. Inspired by the variety of terrain over the 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, the Trail 2650 can serve as a lightweight trainer or serious hiker no matter the distance. Read More

 

The Fletcher Family: A Life in Surf

 
 
FOUR GENERATIONS OF THE FLETCHER FAMILY
Christian, Dibi, Greyson , Herbie, Nathan, and Nathan’s baby – Lazer Zappa Fletcher 
Astrodeck, San Clemente, California, 2015
Photo: Rafael Pulido, courtesy Fletcher Family Archive

 

Now on view at Gagosian in New York is the exhibition The Fletcher Family: A Lifetime in Surf, celebrating the soon-to-be published tome of the same title by Rizzoli. The legendary surf and skate dynasty that is the Fletcher family – Herbie and wife Dibi, their sons Christian and Nathan, and grandson Greyson – has been an institution in the action sport culture for decades, with an influence that extends beyond to the worlds of fashion, music, streetwear, and art.

Spanning fifty years of epic stories, photographs, personal ephemera and memorabilia, The Fletcher Family: A Lifetime in Surf is a visual memoir of this immensely colorful “first family” of surfing. Dibi narrates each chapter, accompanied by personal anecdotes about the family from notable contributors such as artist Julien Schnabel, photographer Bruce Weber, surfers Gerry Lopez and Kelly Slater, and the son of one of Vans founders, Steve Van Doren.

 

CLOCKWISE TOP: HERBIE, MAALAEA, HAWAII, 1976. Photo: Art Brewer, courtesy Fletcher Family Archive; HERBIE AND NATHAN, 1977. Photo: Art Brewer, courtesy Fletcher Family Archive; DIBI AND HERBIE, NORTH SHORE, HAWAII, 1970. Photo: courtesy Fletcher Family Archive; HERBIE, NORTH SHORE, HAWAII, 1969. Photo: Art Brewer, courtesy Fletcher Family Archive

 

In addition to selected imagery featured in the book, Gagosian has installed artworks by Herbie Fletcher called Wrecktangles. These large sculptures have been made from the surfboards ridden — and broken — by the greatest contemporary surfers at the Banzai Pipeline in Hawaii. The board theme recurs in the Wall of Disaster series, which feature masses of skateboards mounted to the wall in anarchic accumulations. Similar to their surfboard counterparts, they form a cacophony of logos and images. Read More

 

Change Your Mind, Change Your Body

 

YOUR EDITOR FEELING THOSE SUMMER VIBES!

 
Elite athletes eat to fuel their bodies for optimal performance and inherently understand the concept that food is fuel. They generally don’t eat something just because it tastes good. They train their bodies like machines, and are not putting bad gas in the tank. Many of the rest of us, however, have gotten away from this basic concept. TV commercials tantalize with images of irresistible fat, sugar, and calorie-laden foods. We order what is most delicious on the menu. We fuel our mouths, but not our bodies.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we all had the performance driven motivation of these athletes? What if it were effortless? For those trying to lose weight, it’s generally thought to be a matter of willpower to resist those foods that have put on the pounds. But what if those foods had no appeal, because not eating them felt so much better that eating them?

I recently shifted to a Paleo diet, which includes meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, and nuts — but no dairy and no grains. That means no bread, which I would have considered impossible a few months ago. But when replaced with delicious and satiating healthy fats like nuts, avocado, and coconut, the temptation has kind of disappeared — especially when my body has leaned out using its fat stores instead of sugar for fuel. Read More

 

Stadium Goods x Sotheby’s

 

NIKE WAFFLE RACING FLAT MOON SHOE (circa 1972)… $437,500!

July 23, UPDATE: Canadian entrepreneur and investor Miles Nadal scooped up all 41 of the 41 lots, totaling 100 pairs shoes. Initially he passed on the Nike Moon Shoe, purchasing all the others for $850,000, but then grabbed the final pair for a record setting $437,500 – well above the pre-sale estimate of $160,000. The 61-year-old Nadal Nadal plans to display the entire collection at his private museum in Toronto.

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Coming off the success of its skateboard auction earlier this year, 20 Years of Supreme, Sotheby’s has partnered with another hypebeast brand in the upcoming auction, Stadium Goods: The Ultimate Sneaker Collection Online.

Stadium Goods is recognized as the world’s premier marketplace for the coveted sneakers that have become valuable collector’s items. From genre-defining collaborations with the most famous athletes, artists, and musicians, the culture of sneaker style has exploded into a worldwide phenomenon, and this first of its kind auction will feature the rarest of the rare.

The highlights (and most expensive) of the auction are considered to be the self-lacing 2016 Nike Mag Back To The Future, estimated to go for $50,000-80,000. This once-fictional sneaker worn by Marty McFly in Back To the Future Part 2 is one of only 89 pairs that were produced. From the most sought-after collection in recent years, there is the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 Friends & Family Collection, estimated at $45,000-60,000, that features five rare pairs designed by the multi-platinum rapper. Read More

 

Paddle For Pink

 

 

TEAM SOS AT THE HAMPTONS PADDLE FOR PINK

On Saturday, August 3rd, the 8th annual Hamptons Paddle for Pink took place in Sag Harbor, NY. The donations raised by paddlers in this Stand Up Paddleboard race went to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), which is dedicated to ending that diagnosis of breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF funded research has played a critical role in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survival.

The Hamptons Paddle for Pink was founded by Maria Baum — a Sag Harbor resident, mother of four, and breast cancer survivor. Maria is an investor and entrepreneur who created Tutto Il Giorno and Dopo La Spiaggia restaurants, as well as Splash Mixers, following a successful career as a derivatives trader on Wall Street. Maria discovered Stand Up Paddleboarding shortly after being diagnosed with breast cancer and found it to be a therapeutic outlet during her treatment and subsequent recovery. Read More

 

Team Sunscreen

 

At the height of the summer season, be sure to keep skin protected from those damaging rays with these all-natural and eco-friendly sunscreens made for your active and sporty lifestyle. Sprays, oils, sticks, and creams — pick your preference to keep summer sun from spoiling your summer fun!

 
FROM LEFT, COLUMN 1: BARE REPUBLIC MINERAL SPRAY SUNSCREEN. Coco-Mango, Citrus Cooler, Vanilla-Coco… these are just a few the scrumptious scents of Bare Republics Mineral Spay Suncreens. Perfect for outdoor water sports, this ultra-clean SPF 30 sunscreen spray offers a layer of zinc oxide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, enhanced with antioxidant-rich hydrators including grape, raspberry, and carrot seed oils.

SKINNIES SUNGEL. A little dab will do you — in fact, a pea size blob. Skinnies Sungel is a concentrated soft spreadable gel that easily rubs in instant UVA/UVB protection. Water-resistant up to 80 minutes.

COLUMN 2: JUICE BEAUTY SPORT SUNSCREEN. Water-resistant up to 80 minutes, this mineral zinc, SPF 30 broad spectrum sun protection is made especially for the active outdoor lifestyle. Organic coconut, aloe, and jojoba provide antioxidant-rich hydration, with vitamins C and E to feed the skin essential nutrients.

RAW ELEMENTS FACE STICK. Made from certified all-natural ingredients, Raw Elements provides SPF 30 UVA/UVB true broad spectrum protection in a performance driven sunscreen. Water resistant beyond 80 minutes, it’s packed with active antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and extracts that continue protecting your skin even after sun exposure. Read More

 

Lateral Objects

 

 

Production designer Stefan Beckman is highly sought-after by the world’s most prominent fashion brands, creating the sets and stages for such designers as Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, and Bottega Veneta – just to name a few. Of note as well are his installations for adidas at Hypefest and ComplexCon — in addition to his editorial work for such publications as Vogue Italia, W, Love, and Interview.

Stefan’s latest project is one of his own creation, a home design line called Lateral Objects, which he has launched just in time for summer with a line of vibrant and sporty beach towels. It is just the first product in a series of home objects soon to come that will include beach umbrellas, glassware, trays, candles, matches, games, and more.

We caught up with Stefan to find out about his inspiration for Lateral Objects, as well as the hot summer pop-up he has curated, Heatwave, now open at Barney’s.

STYLE OF SPORT: How did Lateral Objects come to be?

STEFAN BECKMAN: I’ve always loved home design — furniture and accessories. I used to have a store in Soho called Property, and it just seemed like a natural thing for me to do. I love to challenge myself, and a lot of times I’ll take on projects I’ve never done. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t, but at least I’ve tried. I think the idea for the line is similar. It’s a broad category. I plan to do furniture and accessories, but if there is something interesting and inspiring to me, I can just do it.  Read More

 

Independence Play

 

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Patriotic for the Fourth of July, and with great everyday style…

here are our red, white, and blue favorites you’ll be sporting all summer long!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT:MARYSIA SAGPONACK GINGHAM TWIST-FRONT BIKINI TOP $183 + BIKINI BRIEFS $160. Pale blue, dark blue and red gingham imbues this retro style bikini with a nostalgic mood.

RASTACLAT x CHAMPION BRACELET $17.95. For just a hit of red, white, and blue — it comes in all three — this braided shoelace bracelet from Rastaclat and Champion does it with a sporty twist.

PUMA CALI RWB $80. July 4th ready, but cool all summer long, the updated classic white Puma Cali features bright color accents on its new stacked sole.

US WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SOCCER JERSEY $194.95. Keep the celebration of the US Women’s National Soccer Team 2019 World Cup championship going with an official replication of your favorite player’s jersey – or customize with your own name!

PERFECT MOMENT CONTRAST PRINT LEGGINGS $110. Designed with fashion, form, and function in mind, these Perfect Moment leggings are crafted from supportive stretch fabric, topped with a comfortable high-rise waistband, and printed with red and white chevron stripes for all day style this 4th!  Read More

 

Home Run Jersey

 

 

BABE RUTH NEW YORK YANKEES ROAD JERSEY c.1928-30.

Babe Ruth is still breaking records. A New York Yankees jersey worn by the baseball legend sold at auction last Saturday for a record-breaking $5.64 million, making it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever. Hunt Auctions partnered with Babe Ruth’s family, along with select additions from other collections, to offer the largest assemblage of over 400 personal items and artifacts ever auctioned.

The previous record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia sold was set by another Babe Ruth jersey from 1920, which went for $4,415,658. What made this jersey so special and rare was the fact it was the only time in franchise history when “Yankees” appeared on the front of a road uniform.
 


 
“The legacy and significance of Babe Ruth to the game of baseball and American popular culture is unmatched by any other figure in the history of this country,” president of Hunt Auctions David Hunt said in a statement. “While the record-setting prices attained today are certainly astonishing I am not surprised at all given the incredible materials and the mythical status the Babe holds in the history of this country.”

 

Fun in the Sun

 

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The beach cruiser, flip flops, board shorts, and more…

Summer 2019 is officially in session, and we’ve got all your essentials right here!

 
ROW 1: BENNO UPRIGHT LADIES 7D CRUISER $499. A cruiser bike with style for miles, the Benno Upright 7 Speed is your summer ride along the beach or round the hood! RAW ELEMENTS LIP PACK $15. Pink Lip Shimmer 30+, Lip Rescue 30+, Herbal Rescue Lip Balm – keep summer lips lusciously protected with this Raw Elements 3 pack of favorites.

ROW 2:BIRDWELL BEACH BRITCHES $79. These original board shorts are a summer classic, and now come in vast assortment of styles and colors for guys and girls. WFAN WEARABLE FAN $35. Keep cool anytime with this wearable fan. It sits comfortably around your neck, and with 3 speeds, provides a constant cooling breeze on the hottest of days. EEGO FLIP FLOPS $30. They may look like regular flip flops, but Eego flip flops are anatomically designed with a patented arch and heel for all day comfort and support – plus they come in a range of fun summer colors! Read More

 

Haute Boat Totes

 

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Ruggedly designed to carry all your daily essentials – gym, seaside, or office related – these 12 totes go from beach to town with chic functional style anywhere you sport them! 

ROW 1: OFF-WHITE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH CANVAS TOTE BAG now $639; BARNEY’S NEW YORK FRAYED TOTE BAG $175; L.L.BEAN LARGE BOAT & TOTE $34.95; ROW 2: FILSON LARGE GRAB N’ GO TOTE $150; COMMES DES GARCONS LARGE POLY TOTE now $99PUEBCO LARGE LABOUR TOTE BAG $45; ROW 3: RUE DE VERNEUIL CALDER COTTON CANVAS TOTE BAG $275; BANANA REPUBLIC LARGE TOTE BAG $59.50; HENDER SCHEME FUNCTIONAL TOTE BAG $405; ROW 4: ORLEBAR BROWN HOADLY CANVAS TOTE $295OPENING CEREMONY CHINATOWN TOTE now $31; BROOKS BROTHER CANVAS LEATHER TRIMMED TOTE BAG now $118.80

 

Sport Rx for Work & Play

 

 

Top rated sport eyewear brand and one of our favorites, Roka, recently launched their Rx line offering the same performance features and style in prescription frames as their sunglasses. Picking up on the Warby Parker model, now you can order up to four pairs of frames with