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100 Gifts for Athletes

From Aerodynamic Athlete Shoes to High Performance Compression Tights

— December 8, 2018 — Lifestyle
If you are buying for a performance-driven individual in your life, these gifts for athletes will give you a good idea of what is out there. The list includes some sports-inspired apparel that is not necessarily ultra-functional but can serve as a sleek and comfortable piece for the everyday wardrobe. An example of this would be clothsurgeon's 'Past Present' casualwear collection which was launched in conjunction with the 2018 World Cup.

Other products, however, prove to be worthwhile gifts for athletes as they are focused on optimizing performance, training and enhancing recovery rates — from 2XU's high-end compression wear to athletic ability-measuring wearables like the Konnect Speed.

While most products in this list are kept pretty general and can be adapted to hiking, running and the like, some are more sport-specific like 'P-rouette' — a pair of pain-reducing, 3D-printed ballet shoes.
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Wireless Waterproof Earphones
Wireless Waterproof Earphones
Sony Revealed WF-SP900 Headphones at IFA This Year
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98
Customizable Performance Bicycles
Customizable Performance Bicycles
Trek's Project One Icon Lets Users Personalize Their Next Bike
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97
Athlete-Inspired Unisex Sportswear
Athlete-Inspired Unisex Sportswear
Victoria Beckham's New Reebok Collection Draws a 90s Influence
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96
Functional Athlete Cookies
Functional Athlete Cookies
The Fuel10K Oat Cookies Contain Just Two Grams of Sugar Each
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95
Ornamental Tennis Rackets
Ornamental Tennis Rackets
Goldgenie's 24K Gold Champions Racket is a Lavish Trophy for Tennis Fans
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94
Celebratory Athlete Sneaker Packs
Celebratory Athlete Sneaker Packs
Julien Pagès and Mathias Prognon Drop the Honoring KM Pack
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93
Body-Informed Sportswear
Body-Informed Sportswear
Nike Sportswear Returns for Fall 2018 With a New Tech Pack Capsule
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92
Performance-Driven Odorless T-Shirts
Performance-Driven Odorless T-Shirts
Labfresh Offers a Comfortable and Technical T-Shirt Design
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91
Athlete-Designed All-Conditions Jackets
Athlete-Designed All-Conditions Jackets
ANIFA & Michael Owen Produce a High-performance Collab
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90
Community-Supporting Performance Running Wear
Community-Supporting Performance Running Wear
The FW18 Collection by DOXA Supports Kenyan Athletes
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89
Wire-Free Heated Base Layers
Wire-Free Heated Base Layers
SKIIN's High-tech Garment Will Be a Life-Saver for Winter Sports
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88
Battery-Conserving Fabric Insulation
Battery-Conserving Fabric Insulation
PrimaLoft Harnesses NASA Technology to Preserve Batteries
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87
High Performance Mountain Gear
High Performance Mountain Gear
BLACKYAK's Designs are Developed and Tested by Mountaineers
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86
Generation-Bridging Skateboard Shoes
Generation-Bridging Skateboard Shoes
The Adidas x Krooked Collab Boasts Subdued Colors
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85
Performance-Driven Wireless Earbuds
Performance-Driven Wireless Earbuds
The Momentum True Wireless Earbuds are Tiny but Still Powerful
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84
Athlete Collaborative Sportswear
Athlete Collaborative Sportswear
Lebron James Infuses His Lifestyle in a Range with John Elliott
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83
World Champion-Approved Surfboards
World Champion-Approved Surfboards
The Slater Designs Surfboards are from Kelly Slater Himself
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82
AI-Enabled Running Earbuds
AI-Enabled Running Earbuds
New Soul Electronics Earbuds Use AI to Give Runners Live Tips
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81
Athlete-Honoring Skateboarding Footwear
Athlete-Honoring Skateboarding Footwear
adidas Skateboarding Releases the Campus 80s x Brian Lotti
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80
Athlete Collaborative Knit Sneakers
Athlete Collaborative Knit Sneakers
Nike Introduces The KD 11 Sneakers in Two New Colorways
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79
Female-Centric Skateboarding Sneakers
Female-Centric Skateboarding Sneakers
Adidas Launches Pastel-Colored Women’s Skateboarding Shoes
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78
Colorful Pride-Celebrating Activewear
Colorful Pride-Celebrating Activewear
Under Armour's Pride Collection is Entitled 'United We Win'
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77
Flexible Reflective Running Shoes
Flexible Reflective Running Shoes
The New Adidas Ultra Boost DNA Have a Highly Dynamic Upper
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76
Carbon Fiber-Infused Activewear
Carbon Fiber-Infused Activewear
The Iron Ocean 'CARFIBEX' Base Layer is Lightweight and Tactical
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75
Ultra-Thin Merino Wool Apparel
Ultra-Thin Merino Wool Apparel
Smartwool Combats the Colder Seasons with Socks, Jackets & Sweaters
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74
Athlete-Inspired Flexible Runners
Athlete-Inspired Flexible Runners
The New Adidas Harden Vol.2 LS Lace Have a Sleek Silhouette
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73
Veterans Day Sportswear Lines
Veterans Day Sportswear Lines
Dwayne Johnson & Underarmour's Project Rock Capsule Honors Veterans
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72
Versatile Bike Wheel Bags
Versatile Bike Wheel Bags
The ULTIX Saturn Air Features a Universal and Convenient Design
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71
Plastic-Made Soccer Jerseys
Plastic-Made Soccer Jerseys
adidas Introduced the Juventus Jersey Constructed from Parley Plastic
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70
Sporty Empowering Apparel
Sporty Empowering Apparel
The Serena Williams Fashion Line Honors Strength and Femininity
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69
High-Performance Travel Socks
High-Performance Travel Socks
ONEMERINOS are Multi-Functional and Aesthetically Minimalist
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68
Budget-Friendly GPS Fitness Watches
Budget-Friendly GPS Fitness Watches
The Amazfit Stratos is the Perfect Timepiece for Athletes
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67
Artsy Illustrated Soccer Jerseys
Artsy Illustrated Soccer Jerseys
Adidas Skateboarding & Brooklyn Creator Farm Connect Two Sports
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66
Cortisol-Tracking Wearables
Cortisol-Tracking Wearables
Scientists Have Developed a Way to Better Track Cortisol Through Sweat
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65
Tricolored Knit Sneakers
Tricolored Knit Sneakers
adidas' D Rose 9 Sneakers Come in a Vibrant Color Palette
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64
Performance-Driven Modern Skate Shoes
Performance-Driven Modern Skate Shoes
adidas Skateboarding's 3 MC Pack Boasts Aesthetic & Function
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63
Durable GEL-Tech Runners
Durable GEL-Tech Runners
ASICS' GEL-Quantum 360 4 is Cushioned in 360 Degrees and Spring-Loaded
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62
Professional-Grade Foam Rollers
Professional-Grade Foam Rollers
Tom Brady's TB12 VYPER 2.0 was Developed with Hyperice's Tech
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61
Cereal-Inspired Performance Shoes
Cereal-Inspired Performance Shoes
The Nike Lebron 15 Shoes are Multi-Colored and Texture-Rich
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60
Professional Athlete Audio Equipment
Professional Athlete Audio Equipment
The Murel Venom Headphones Have a 400-Foot Bluetooth Range
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59
Adaptive Heat-Formed Shoes
Adaptive Heat-Formed Shoes
The Tecnica Plasma Thermoform Hiking Shoes Fit Your Feet Perfectly
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58
Football Athlete Denim Collections
Football Athlete Denim Collections
The CR7 Type-C Jean Collection Features Modern, Hip Styles
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57
Deconstructed Athletic Wear Collections
Deconstructed Athletic Wear Collections
Kim Jones Mixes Inspirations for His Nike Collaboration
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56
Football-Inspired Casualwear
Football-Inspired Casualwear
clothsurgeon's Past Present FC Collection is World Cup-Influenced
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55
Digitally Created Cleats
Digitally Created Cleats
adidas' AM4MN Cleats Deliver the Fastest Football Shoe Technology
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54
Chic Upcycled Swimwear Lines
Chic Upcycled Swimwear Lines
Davy J is a Sustainable Swimwear Brand That Boasts Style & Comfort
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53
Backpack-Integrated Jackets
Backpack-Integrated Jackets
The North Face and Junya Watanabe Made a Backpack and Jacket Hybrid
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52
Whimsically Illustrated Compression Socks
Whimsically Illustrated Compression Socks
POWWFUL's Power Socks are Graphic-Heavy and Empowering
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51
Outdoorsy Casual Clothing Lines
Outdoorsy Casual Clothing Lines
The North Face's Urban Exploration Line Combines Style & Function
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50
Artistic Primeknit Shoe Collaborations
Artistic Primeknit Shoe Collaborations
Daniel Arsham Works with Adidas on the Futurecraft 4D
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49
Inclusive Online Fashion Campaigns
Inclusive Online Fashion Campaigns
ASOS Goes a Step Further in Celebrating Diverse Body Types
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48
Basketball Athlete-Backed Sneakers
Basketball Athlete-Backed Sneakers
Nike Channels Print Design and Color Pop in New LeBron 'Safari'
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47
Handsfree Athlete Dog Leads
Handsfree Athlete Dog Leads
The Ruffwear Trail Runner System Keeps Fido by Your Side
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46
Cozy Wellness-Promoting Blankets
Cozy Wellness-Promoting Blankets
Yaasa Studios' Functional Blanket Proves to Be Health Beneficial
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45
Performance-Driven Cloud Sneakers
Performance-Driven Cloud Sneakers
The Cloudace Running Shoe Prioritizes Comfort and Support
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44
Ultra-Technical Winter Sportswear
Ultra-Technical Winter Sportswear
adidas Snowboarding Debuts Its Sleek & Functional Winter 18 Line
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43
Basketball Athlete Fashion Capsules
Basketball Athlete Fashion Capsules
James Harden Inspires the New Y-3 Clothing Line
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42
Odor-Resistant Adventure Shirts
Odor-Resistant Adventure Shirts
The Proof 72 Hour Merino Tee Blends Durability and Comfort
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41
Adaptable Performance Menswear
Adaptable Performance Menswear
'Hill City' is the First New Brand from Gap Inc. in Over a Decade
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40
Athletic Ability-Measuring Wearables
Athletic Ability-Measuring Wearables
Konect Speed Helps Coaches Track Player Performance Metrics
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39
Elegantly Functional Snowboard Wear
Elegantly Functional Snowboard Wear
Burton x Carhartt WIP Men's Snowboard Gear is Technical & Chic
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38
Greyscale Sports Collections
Greyscale Sports Collections
adidas and Numbers Edition's Skateboarding Apparel is Sleek & Low-Key
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37
Metallic Outerwear Collaborations
Metallic Outerwear Collaborations
The North Face and Supreme Dropped a Shiny New Line
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36
Branded Athletic Wear Headphones
Branded Athletic Wear Headphones
The Conceptual Nike 'Facet' Headphones are Chromatic
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35
Playful Cycling Apparel
Playful Cycling Apparel
The Victory Chimp Kit Collection Features Banana Positioning Technology
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34
Soccer-Focused Wearables
Soccer-Focused Wearables
The Playr Wearable Reflects the Strength & Performance the Device Offers
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33
Athlete-Inspired Designer Sportswear
Athlete-Inspired Designer Sportswear
Virgil Abloh & Nike Collaborate on a Line for Serena Williams
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32
Performance-Driven Packable Rain Jackets
Performance-Driven Packable Rain Jackets
adidas Originals Boasts a Sleek and Technical Urban Piece
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Cushioned Lightweight Sneakers
Cushioned Lightweight Sneakers
'On' Introduced Performance-Driven Cloud X Sneakers
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80s-Styled High Performance Anoraks
80s-Styled High Performance Anoraks
The GmbH x Helly Hansen Collab Offers Sleek Waterproof Jackets
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Antimicrobial Activewear Bras
Antimicrobial Activewear Bras
Ruby Ribbon's Sport Demiette Offers Comfortable, Wire-Free Support
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Celebrity-Endorsed Empowering Activewear
Celebrity-Endorsed Empowering Activewear
IVY PARK by Beyonce Encourages You to Be Active in Style
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Aerodynamic Athlete Shoes
Aerodynamic Athlete Shoes
The Conceptual Adidas ONE/1 Offers an Ultra-Close Fit
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3D-Printed Ballet Slippers
3D-Printed Ballet Slippers
'P-rouette' Features a Pain-Reducing Design for Dancers
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Nature-Inspired Rowing Machines
Nature-Inspired Rowing Machines
The Skillrow Rowing Machine is Intense Yet Easy on the Back
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Futuristic Technical Clothing Pieces
Futuristic Technical Clothing Pieces
Oakley by Samuel Ross' AW 2018 Line Fuses Performance & Style
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Futuristic Athlete Underwear
Futuristic Athlete Underwear
The Odlo Futureskin Underwear was Developed with Zaha Hadid Design
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22
Cyclist-Inspired Clothing Collections
Cyclist-Inspired Clothing Collections
Pyer Moss and Hennessy Collaborate on a Cyclist Fashion Line
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21
Stylish Everyday Trainers
Stylish Everyday Trainers
LANE EIGHT's Trainer AD 1 is Performance-Driven & Aesthetically Pleasing
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Humane Exercise Campaigns
Humane Exercise Campaigns
Reebok Taps into Gal Gadot for Its 'Be More Human' Campaign
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Size-Inclusive Activewear
Size-Inclusive Activewear
Khloe Kardashian's Good American is Now Venturing into Activewear
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18
Fast Food-Themed Soccer Cleats
Fast Food-Themed Soccer Cleats
Theheymann Studios' Mcdonald's-Inspired Custom Cleats are a Tribute
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17
Functional Men's Capsules
Functional Men's Capsules
The Newest Arc’teryx Veilance Series is Stylish and Functional
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Vintage-Inspired Athletic Wear
Vintage-Inspired Athletic Wear
P.E Nation Launches Its First Ever Menswear Collection
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Blueish Chic Athletic Clothes
Blueish Chic Athletic Clothes
KCA-LAB Connects Comfort and Agility with Fashion-Forward Design
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14
Old School Alpine Fashion
Old School Alpine Fashion
Colmar's Heritage Capsule is Done in a Collaboration with Shayne Oliver
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13
Refined High-Performance Apparel
Refined High-Performance Apparel
The Arc'teryx Veilance Collection Boasts a Subdued Color Palette
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12
Ultra-Versatile Activewear Collections
Ultra-Versatile Activewear Collections
KITH's Women's Activewear is Chic and Performance-Driven
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11
Performance-Driven Duffel Bags
Performance-Driven Duffel Bags
The Sidekick is a Functional Gym Bag That is Aesthetically Friendly
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10
Undulating Athlete Muscle Rollers
Undulating Athlete Muscle Rollers
The Rumbleroller Deep-Tissue Massage Roller Accelerates Recovery
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9
High Performance Compression Tights
High Performance Compression Tights
2 XU Provides Superior Support and Faster Recovery Rates
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8
Adventure-Focused Personalized Jackets
Adventure-Focused Personalized Jackets
The North Face Japan Takes Its Slogan to New Heights
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Handsfree Athlete Shoe Lights
Handsfree Athlete Shoe Lights
The Night Tech Gear Night Runner Lights Affix onto Footwear
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6
Warm Weather Workout Gear
Warm Weather Workout Gear
Nike's Gyakusou Performance Line is Ideal for Challenging Weather
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5
Illuminated Athlete Indicators
Illuminated Athlete Indicators
The 'SeniTurn' Indicator Keeps Everyone Informed of Your Next Move
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4
Performance-Enhancing Massage Balls
Performance-Enhancing Massage Balls
The MyoStorm 'METEOR' Alleviates Pain and Aids with Recovery
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3
Updated Performance Windbreakers
Updated Performance Windbreakers
NikeLab's Spring 2018 Line Combines Performance and Fashion
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2
Highly Technical Fashion Lookbooks
Highly Technical Fashion Lookbooks
White Rock's Spring/Summer 2018 Line is Stylishly Utilitarian
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Barefoot Trail Running Shoes
Barefoot Trail Running Shoes
The Vivobarefoot Magna Trail Shoe Has a No-Sew Design
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