Gear for Your Goal: Yoga

Yoga Gear
Whether you’re about to take your very first yoga class or you’ve vowed to perfect your headstands this year, chances are you’ll want workout clothes just for your class. But where to start?

The Pants
When it comes to yoga, it really all begins with the perfect pair of pants. And while we all may have a pair of yoga-style pants in our closet already, for class, you may need to trade up to well-made pants in breathable materials you can move in. Whether you prefer traditional yoga pants, leggings, knickers, capris or shorts, you can’t go wrong with Prana. Another great option is Patagonia Serenity Pants  – this cotton-spandex knit will hold its shape and the pants come in a range of lengths to ensure the best fit.

Get Ready to Pose
Yoga tanks and tops are comfortable, figure-flattering and will move with you through your sun salutations. Plus, with so many options to choose from, you’ll find they become your go-tos for other workouts too. You’ll likely also find yourself working them into your lounge-looks too: from shirring to asymmetrical angles, yoga tops have never been more stylish. These are few tops we’re coveting for our next vinyasa class:

• The details on this Prana Ariel Tank take the classic top to the next level
• Breathable merino with a touch of LYCRA® make the Icebreaker Sublime Tank an option for yoga and other workouts too
• Who doesn’t love a great wrap? The Patagonia Glorya Wrap and the Ojai Clothing Yoga Wrap will keep you warm before and after class, but you’ll probably keep these on for the rest of the day if you can!

Check out one of our favorite looks for class and for more yoga clothes, mats and accessories, shop on:

Gear For Your Goal: Running Resolutions

Running Gear for Your Goal

With the new year here, many of us are (or plan on) hitting the gym, getting back on our treadmills and reconnecting with our favorite walking or running pals. Often times the first step is deciding on your exercise of choice. At ShoeBuy, we have a lot of walkers and runners (many running to catch their train to or from the office), but many do it for fun or fitness, too. Here are some ideas to get you ready to hit the pavement and excited for your next work out!

Hitting Your Stride
When it comes to walking and running, no gear is more important than your sneakers. The right pair will ensure you’re supported and keep you ready to take another lap on your favorite route or add a few more sprints to your routine.

Walking Sneakers 
Breathability and support are the keys to a great walking shoe, you’ll find that and more in some of our top picks for your walking workout:

With the comfort of Asics GEL-EXALT 2, you’ll get the support you need plus the reflectivity of this model means you can head for an early morning or early evening walk with enhanced visibility. For some walkers, a lightweight shoe is a must. We like the Ryka Sky Walk for its supportive design and great traction.

Running Sneakers
saucony For runners, fit is essential, but everyone has personal preferences and the options are endless. We’re really liking the shift towards more cushioning and there are lots of great styles to choose from.

        • The Saucony Ride 7 is hard to meet – breathable outsole, POWERGRID heel to toe cushioning, and more flexibility and even lighter than its predecessor.
        • ASICS brings its best technical innovations together in the GEL-Kayano 21 for a stable, lightweight ride.
        • If you’re looking for a blend of comfort and stability, you can’t go wrong with Brooks Ariel 12.

Beyond the Kicks
icebreaker tech top If you’re serious about your training, it might be time to refresh your workout clothes too. We pulled a few of our favorites for the winter season, since we know some of you die-hards still get out there even when it’s chillier.

Ready to get moving? If you need more inspiration, browse our running shoes and clothing collection online.