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April is here and with it a new STYLE OF SPORT Calendar! Instead of featuring just a single topic as we have been doing (i.e. bikes, sneakers or sunglasses), we are putting it all together with a mix of our favorite sporty things. Everyday there is a hot new must have, must do, must try piece of gear, apparel, workout, sport and more being featured for you to check out.
APR.30: RIME. Located in Brooklyn and now on the upper east side of Manhattan, is the very mod sneaker store RIME. A sneakerhead’s dream, the shop carries only the most coveted and limited editions of Nike, Adidas, Puma, Supra, Vans and more, in addition to other accessories and apparel. Love the wedge sneaker? They stock virtually every one!
APR.29: ADIDAS NEO LOGO WINDBREAKER. From Selena Gomez and the Adidas Neo line is this bright, lightweight and shiny nylon windbreaker. The jacket has cropped sleeves, kangaroo pockets and a roomy hood. It’s a perfect jacket for the still chilly days of spring training or anywhere you need a sporty extra layer!
APR.28: EXPRESS COTTON STRIPED TUXEDO SHORTS. These short tuxedo shorts are chic enough for the city and a great sporty look for all your weekend activities. More colors available in store.
APR.27: GLAMOURPUSS GAUGIN STRIPE TOP. Rash Guard? Chic sporty striped top? We say both! This stretchy luxe boat neck shirt, rated at SPF 50+, is perfect on the surfboard or anyplace else you want to wear it!
APR.26: TORY BURCH PIERSON MINI BEACH TOTE. Made of natural and bright dipped canvas, with leather straps and lots of extra pockets, this roomy little tote is the perfect bag whether you’re seaside or staying in town.
APR.25: THE FHITTING ROOM. Recently opened in Manhattan’s Upper East Side is The Fhitting Room, a beautifully designed boutique fitness studio that packs a lot of workout into a small space. The classes utilize rowers, free weights, kettlebells, suspension trainers, plyo boxes, medicine balls and more in what they call a FHIX (Functional High Intensity Mix) of exercise moves. Each class is unique but always delivers their signature five essential building blocks for optimal results: (1) functional movements (2) strength training (3) high intensity intervals (4) total body focus (5) highly varied exercises. Following the trend of a la carte fitness, this is a great workout to add to your fitness platter!
APR.24: BAGGU SURF SLING. Carry your surfboard with style and ease with this brightly trimmed heavyweight canvas surfboard sling. Designed with their Brooklyn neighbors, the ultra hip Pilgrim Surf + Supply, the sling is perfect for toting other oversized beach toys and accessories as well!
APR.23: FINIS ZOOMERS. Zoomers Gold Swim Fins are the latest and most advanced version of their popular training fins, offering improved comfort and performance. Swim Fins are used for swim training to boost cardiovascular conditioning and accelerate speed during workouts. By adding resistance to your kick, leg muscles get stronger, ultimately resulting in faster and longer swims without the fins. A must have training tool for both competitive and recreational swimmers alike.
APR.22: SUPERDRY LITE JOGGERS. These cozy lightweight sweats from Superdry feature a drawstring waist, side and back pockets, wide elasticated ankle cuffs, and an embroidered Superdry logo. They’re perfect for going to and from the gym or just chillin’ round the house.
APR.21:MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA MM6 NEON LEATHER HI-TOPS. Fashion collides with sport in these crazy fun neon hi-tops from the house of Margiela!
APR.20: FUJI INSTAX MINI 8 INSTANT CAMERA. The fun of instant photos has returned with Fujifilm Instax cameras! The ultra hip retro styling and easy operation make this a fun accessory for parties, sporting events and anywhere else you might enjoy the instant gratification of high quality, credit card sized, instant color photos ready in minutes. Available in 5 cool colors too.
APR.18: GOLA QUOTA MELLY.Love these flowered canvas sneakers with their bright yellow laces and Gola insignia!
APR.17: FRENDS HEADPHONES “TAYLOR GOLD”. Founded in 2006 by a group of some of the most recognized professional snowboarders, including Keir Dillon, Mason Aguirre, Danny Davis, Scotty Lago, Jack Mitrani, Luke Mitrani and Kevin Pearce, Frends Headphones were designed to be as style conscious as the rest of their snowboarding gear, while still offering superior sound quality. The “Taylor Gold” features a cushy headset made of white lambskin and supersoft synthetic leather, finished with gold, silver or rose hardware. These are statement headphones that will get attention!
APR.16: TOPO DESIGNS ROVER PACK. Based in Colorado, Topo Designs is an authentic American sport brand that makes some pretty darn cute backpacks for us big city folk too. Not too big and not too small, this knapsack features a rugged base for durability and a lightweight, water-resistant cloth upper. Two exterior zipper pockets give quick access to smaller items and an inner laptop sleeve keeps computers secure. Available in three brightly colored duotone combos, the Rover is pretty irresistible!
APR.15: LULULEMON SCUBA HOODIE STRETCH. This body skimming, high scuba collar zip hoodie is one of the coziest you can find and is now available in three variations of this season’s hot stripes. Ribbing in the waistband, cuffs and under the arms provide additional stretch and thumbholes ensure a good fit. This hoodie will keep you warm and comfy going to and from, and at all your sporty destinations.
APR.14: RAY-BAN ORIGINAL AVIATOR WITH FLASH LENSES. Just in time for summer comes this bright and funky take on the aviator classic, available in a hot selection of colors, with either mirror and gradiated lenses.
APR.13: PUMA YUKATA LITE SANDAL. Pre-practice, post-match, or just running around, the Yutaka Lite, made of a lightweight injection molded EVA features a neoprene heel for a comfortable wear-it-up-or-flip-it-down fit. It also doubles as a pool or beach shoe with drainage holes for water flow through.
APR.12: PATAGONIA BOARD SKIRTIE. This lightweight, colorful and quick-drying board skirt is the perfect way to add a little surfer style to your summer look whether you’re hangin’ 10 or just hangin out!
APR.11: “MY FOOT IS TOO BIG TO FIT IN THE GLASS SLIPPER”. If you have been patiently waiting for a follow up to “Big Girl In The Middle”, 15 years later a new book by Gabrielle Reece is finally here! Filled with personal stories, wise insights, and concrete takeaways on topics ranging from relationship issues to aging gracefully to eating smart, “My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper” is an honest and funny user’s guide to what it takes to live happily ever after.
APR.10: NTC / SERENA WILLIAMS CORE POWER. Train with tennis star Serena Williams on the Nike Training Club app, which has just debuted her Core Power workout. Serena William’s Core Power is a 15 minute routine featuring the core strengthening moves that have helped her stay at the top of women’s tennis for more than a decade. In addition to Serena’s Core Power, NTC will be launching workouts throughout the spring with other pro athletes like Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas, surfer Lakey Peterson and track & field star Carmelita Jeter. Each workout is 15 minutes and targets a specific body part.
APR.9: FEETURES! ELITE. The Elite are Feetures! most technically advanced sock, and are now available in a rainbow of technicolors. The No Show Tab sits below the ankle, but higher front and back tabs protect against chafing and keep the sock from sliding in the shoe. With the Sock-Lock™ support system, the fit is like a second skin. Available in Ultra Light and Light Cushion, these are my absolute favorite running socks!
APR.8: BEST MADE BELGIAN DART SET. Best Made Company makes the most perfectly quintessential everything and this handmade Belgian Dart Set is just one classic example from their selection of beautifully crafted home goods and other accessories.
APR.7: NIKE DRI-FIT TOUCH BREEZE. Like your favorite tanks and tees, this featherweight Nike running top has that sheer gauzy style, but is made from Dri-FIT fabric that wicks sweat away for ultimate comfort and performance. It comes in a wide array of bright colors, with a rib scoop neck, large armholes and racerback for style and enhanced range of motion.
APR.6: QUICKBLADE PING PONG PADDLES. From the maker of the fastest and lightest SUP and Outrigger paddles, QuickBlade, comes a whole new kind of paddle. These carbon fiber ping pong paddles are particuarly cool because in an effort to be eco-friendly and resourceful, QUICKBLADE has made these limited edition ping pong paddles from shaft cut-offs and older paddle blades that were damaged and replaced. Now you can have fun off the water too with these QUICKBLADE land paddles!
APR.5: KIRSCH BAR. 100 calories, low sugar and gluten free, with 7 grams of slowly digesting casein and egg white protein, make this KirschBar the perfect little pre or post workout snack. Created by renowned celebrity and supermodel trainer David Kirsch, who most recently whipped Kate Upton into kickass shape for the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, this chocolate coated crispy almond bar is what he calls his secret weapon in the snack arsenal! Click HERE to read more about David and Kate’s workouts.
APR.4: TYR REMIX CUSTOM. Not only do these slick techno swim goggles come with interchangeable lenses for varying light conditions, they are fully customizable too! Frame, lense, nosebridge, straps… you choose your colors for all. Besides great style, the comfortable silicone gaskets, wide peripheral lenses, anti-fog coating and UV protection, make for a great swimming experience. 2 Sets of Lenses and gaskets included!
APR.3: HERSCHEL HIP PACK. Never did we imagine a fanny pack would be featured on STYLE OF SPORT, but leave it to Herschel Supply Co, makers of the cutest brightly colored and earthtone canvas backpacks, messenger bags, duffels, totes and more, to create what they call a “Hip Pack” we couldn’t resist!
APR.2: SEAVEES FOR GAP. To celebrate the July 1969 founding of the Gap, Santa Barbara-based shoe company SeaVees has just introduced the special limited edition 07/69 sneaker for the Gap. A cross between Supergas and Keds, these casual faded canvas sneakers are inspired by the California beach and surf culture for which SeaVess is known and pay homage to the Gap’s original San Francisco storefront.
APR.1: DVF LOVES ROXY. Just in stores is DVF LOVES ROXY, a capsule collection of swimwear that brings together Diane Von Furtstenberg and Roxy. DVF’s graphic prints go surfing in this chic collection of swimsuits, beach cover-ups, boardshorts and rashguards, designed for that sporty woman with sophisticated style. Click HERE to see the collection.