A gift guide full of great gifts for athletes, all so cute and high quality from New Balance!
Thank you to New Balance St. Louis for sponsoring this post. All opinions and editorial decisions are my own.
I told you guys about my awesome experience getting fitted for new cross trainers earlier this year. They remain my favorite shoes, and the leggings and top I got are also first picks in my workout rotation. Actually the fleece jacket, too. Basically I am loving all the New Balance gear I’ve gotten! I would have probably not have thought to go there for high performance workout gear before, but I have been so impressed. I get asked about what I’m wearing all the time, plus I noticed my trendiest fashionista friend (hey Dani!) wearing New Balance on our girls trip a few months ago!
I wanted to share some awesome gifts ideas from New Balance so that the lovely people in your life can be as happy as I am. They have awesome presents or stocking stuffers for everyone from the marathon runner, the gym junkie, or just the legging-lover.
First, the current line of workout clothes is cute as ever! The leggings are very high performance – the perfect amount of compression, stay up on my waist, and lots of little bells and whistles perfect for a run outside or a trip to the gym. My new balance leggings are the first I reach for when I am going on a run or a hardcore workout because they function so well. No tugging or pulling!
The tops are so comfy! I want them just to lounge around in, not necessarily even for a workout. The striped one is a favorite style-wise, but I don’t think I’d ever take off the dark grey one – it’s the perfect cozy study top.
Lastly, they have my favorite white asymmetrical fleece jacket in black now too! I raved in my earlier post…it’s still legitimately the softest thing I’ve ever felt. Oh, and pretty much all their tops have thumb holes. Perfection.
Don’t forget the guys! I love this grey pullover — they get so much use!
I’m actually asking for these socks this year. Somehow I’m always running out of socks, and good socks are so worth it!
New Balance has the best fitness accessories! Body glide, every funky gadget for massaging out sore muscles, little balls to keep your stinky shoes from smelling up the house and more!
And I’ve learned that backpacks are in again. Except simple classic ones, not the crazy kind with every single pocket known to man like I used to get in grade school!
And of course, you can’t go wrong with shoes!! They have some adorable ones for holiday right now (see the silver and gold!) and also really cute “athleisure” styles for every day wear. But my best gift idea would be a gift card so they can go get fitted themselves. New Balance provides gait analysis and measures your foot pressure points to make sure you get a shoe and insole that’s perfect for your foot. I wear my cross trainers with specialized arch support insoles pretty much every day.
If you’re in St. Louis, you have to check out one of the three local stores. The staff is so welcoming and warm, and sometimes you may even find the store owner selling homemade dog treats to give proceeds to Five Acres Animal Shelter 🙂