The Best Running-Inspired Gear From Heron Preston, Nike, and Rhude
After nearly two months on lockdown, it’s time to give your sweats a rest. Thankfully, retro running style is having a moment, and new, updated styles have on-trend details like color-blocking, camo, tie-dye, and high-tech materials. From tracksuits that provide more structure and comfort to classic crew socks, running sneakers, and accessories, there’s a range of options for active and cozy lifestyles alike.
Tracksuits & Separates
The star of jogging style is undoubtedly the tracksuit. As Complex wrote in 2015, “There’s no question that the tracksuit is a cultural icon in its own right. From the TMZ-era Juicy Couture velours to the OG tracksuits personified by adidas’ three stripes, it’s an item that’s not just adapted through the decades, but it also embodies sportswear’s integration into fashion—well before ‘cozy boy’ and ‘athleisure’ hit the menswear lexicon.”
Our favorite streetwear brands execute the evolved tracksuit silhouette to perfection, by combining the retro aesthetic with modern cuts. There are slim fits with tapered cuffs, retro details like color-blocked primary hues, and full-length snaps. Logo details are subtle enough to represent, while sturdy cotton and rip-stop materials offer a satisfying swish with each step.
The key to nailing the jogging aesthetic is to finish your look with a pair of running or retro running sneakers. For undeniable comfort, try a classic Nike Air Max shoe. For the latest technology, seek out EVA soles and knit uppers. Then, select a silhouette to balance your look.
Round out the retro aesthetic with a classic crew sock, and choose a style that hits anywhere from the upper ankle to the mid calf. For added style, hike up your tapered pants to show the socks or even tuck your joggers into them.
If you plan on leaving the house, consider gearing up with some running-adjacent accessories. Throw on a lanyard (to hold your keys and ID), add a retro sweatband, or wear a digital watch (to time your run or Mario Kart game). If nothing else, stay hydrated with a water bottle from one of your favorite streetwear designers.
The classic style and utility of retro jogging gear can inspire anyone to get into a champion’s mindset. Whether you’ve been getting in shape with constant runs and Instagram Live workouts or your exercise is walking from the couch to the fridge, these tracksuits, running sneakers, and accessories are here to keep you fresh.
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