This 2017, Brooks is “striding” strong with several stylish and super-performing staples that address real runners’ needs—and designs that will surely captivate fitness fanatics alike—from performance-packed details, functional and feel-good fabrics to flashy colors and pretty prints, all aimed to power up your active lifestyle! So resolve to transform yourself and get race-ready this New Year with Brooks, my fave and top-performing running brand that combines forward-thinking function with high fashion, and check out these stand-out styles that are all packed with performance and on-the-run versatility.
Get your running goals on track this New Year—and lace up in these premium, plush, and super-supportive daily trainers to run mile after mile with luxury and ease. That’s right, the Brooks Transcend 4’s let you stride sure-footedly with smooth stability AND a natural fluidity that feels absolutely divine, is incredibly cushy and comfy, and holds my foot in so perfectly as if it was personally designed just for me! The Transcend 4 features an adaptive Super DNA midsole that provides extra soft cushioning combined with Ideal Pressure Zones at the outsole that disperse impact evenly, delivering a feel-good running experience that’s luxuriously comfortable and flexible. The Transcend 4 also provides that extra support you can count on thanks to Guide Rails that guide your feet back to a more natural stride, further enhanced by a lightweight Pebax External Heel Counter that helps reduce excess heel rotation so you stay aligned and smoothly stable on your path. And Brooks has updated the Transcend 4’s with a fantastic 3D Fit Print that features a new mesh upper that provides smooth structure for a perfect fit that feels tailor made. Overall, the Transcend 4’s are superstar sneaks that offer the stability, comfort and cushioning I crave without compromising my run, allowing for a natural stride that’s perfectly tuned to my body while still receiving heel-to-toe guidance in every step.
Brooks Transcend 4 Running Shoes retail for $160.
Propel forward with steadfast energy and continuous comfort—and discover new paths to conquer in Brooks newest trailblazer. Brooks’ Caldera Trail-Running Shoes are the newest kicks on the block that are stealing the spotlight because of their stable, plush, and bouncy feel that’s combined with that feel-good flexibility, responsiveness, and all-day comfort you crave. While the Caldera Trail-Running Shoes might have a brawny look, once I lifted them I found them to be fabulously lightweight making them great day-to-day trail running shoes. The Caldera’s have a dynamic BioMoGo DNA midsole that’s comfortable and adaptable along with a rugged outsole that offers excellent traction so you stay steady even on the trickiest terrain, and they’re further enhanced with a rear foot braking lock, making emergency stops quick and easy. They also feature a double mesh upper that’s smooth, stretchy, and voluminous yet structured, including overlays that help secure the feet in place and a toe bumper, all which help deliver that flexibility, protection, and ventilation you need while striking the trails. And they have a comfy wide toe box, a cozy gusseted tongue, amazing stay-put laces that help lock you in, and even gaitor tab on the heels which comes in handy to keep dirt and debris out. Overall, the Caldera is a cushiony and energizing trail shoe that’s flexible and responsive, while also giving you that stability, sure-footed grip, and continuous comfort you desire to take on complex terrain and brave the elements.
Brooks Caldera Trail-Running Shoes retail at $140.
Aim to stride strong and with style in these sleek shorts that offer the ultimate in comfort and smart performance, making them the perfect wardrobe staple for workouts to weekends. Brooks Fremont Running Shorts look AND feel good! They feature a silky-soft and lightweight Drilayer polyester fabric that’s moveable, quick-drying, and durable—and are augmented with awesome perforated panels in key zones (the upper-backside and other unmentionables) which amp the airflow and manage moisture so you stay comfy, cool and dry as you turn up the heat. They also feature an adjustable drawstring waistband and a breathable built-in liner paired with a long 9” inseam and a generous cut, delivering a secure fit and full coverage for stretches and big strides while also offering a sleek and polished look for post-workout jaunts. Plus, they have deep hand pockets and a moisture-proof front-zip pocket that comes convenient for the can’t-live-without cell or handy ID card. The Fremont Running Shorts are highly-stylized with perfect performance details which I love because they can easily transition from a run-ready short that’s super-performing to a wearable style that feels oh-so-good for chilling or running errands.
The Men’s Fremont Running Shorts retail for $65.
Take your running regimen to new heights with this crazy-comfortable and breezy shirt that’s sure to become your go-to tee when the warm weather hits. Brooks Ghost Short Sleeve Running Shirt is truly a “cool” running tee in both fashion and function—it features an ultra-light yet durable Drilayer tech fabric which feels luxuriously soft against the skin, is incredibly quick-drying, and lets you dash with an airy ease of movement. It also has a comfy crew neck paired with a lean fit to give you just enough room to move freely without dragging you down so you can powerfully push on to go the distance. Plus, Brooks not only packed this tee with performance, but also with style thanks to its cool color contrast and front print design. The Men’s Ghost Short Sleeve Running Shirt deserves all the rave because it will boost your run—and beat the heat—thanks to its flattering design and smooth fabric that lets you enjoy comfortable, chafe-free runs while staying cool and dry every step of the way!
The Men’s Ghost Short Sleeve Running Shirt retails at $45-$50.
Suit up in these sleek and super-flattering tights that will help you move powerfully, effortlessly, and gracefully. Brooks Women’s Greenlight Running Tights are your go-to tights to positively “run happy” because they will power up your pace and elevate your fashion quotient thanks to their fierce fabric, feel-good design details, and pretty print! These Greenlight Running Tights are made from a dreamy DriLayer HorsePower fabric that feels smooth against the skin, is stretchy and strong, and is super-supportive enough to hold all your curves and handle your every move so you can run, lunge, jump, and play hard comfortably and freely. I LOVE its soft-but-structured tech fabric and the fact that they feature a flat wide waistband that’s slimming and stays-put, along with two internal pockets, one that’s cleverly waterproof to keep your car key safe and another that has a mesh interior with a spirited “Run Happy” inscription in it. These on-trend tights also have a beautiful Black Ikat Jacquard print and super-cute ruching at the bottom side hems which give it a fun feminine flair so you look stylish every step of the way…after all, who says you can’t be runway and run-ready all at once!
The Women’s Greenlight Running Tights retail from $80-$85.
Resolve to look pretty and polished this 2017 like a true pace-setter in this on-trend and technical tank that will keep up with your busy lifestyle—and seamlessly transition from running, strength-training, and spinning to Saturday gatherings with family and friends. Brooks Women’s Fremont Running Tank is a beautiful and highly breathable top that’s crafted with performance and style in mind, featuring a lovely loose fit that lets you move freely, along with darling details like double-straps, a V-neck, and a pretty pleated back all which give this tank a feminine touch which I absolutely adore! Plus, it’s made using Drilayer fabric that feels silky-soft, light as air, and fabulously stretchy, and it’s designed with ventilated panels and a pleated mesh back to keep you continuously cool where it counts the most so you can always count on this top to keep you beautifully breezy when the sun shines. Overall, the Fremont Running Tank is a sweet and versatile style that makes you look good both from the front and from behind—and provides a comfortable aerated feel so you can play hard while feeling oh-so-cool!
The Women’s Fremont Running Tank retails for $50
Slip on these uber-chic crops that fit like a glove and look fashionably fierce, so you can run the world like a true “fastinista.” Brooks Women’s Ghost Crop Running Tights are sleek and sexy fitted tights that feature a curve-hugging design that’s flattering and a dreamy Drilayer fabric that feels feather-light and incredibly smooth like second skin. And believe me, this fabric feels phenomenal—it’s scrumptiously-soft against the skin, awesomely manages moisture so you stay cool and dry, and it offers a fabulous four-way stretch-ability that moves with you. Plus, they have a cozy wide waistband that hugs you right in and tapered legs so you can move with confidence without worry of them rolling down or moving out of place. And Brooks has subtly-but-smartly placed two hidden pockets in the waistband so you can store small essentials and go hands-free (yes!). Brooks Ghost Crop Running Tights are high on style and super-performance so you can effortlessly go from running to running errands looking perfectly poised!
The Women’s Ghost Crop Running Tights retail for $120.
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