Fitness Must-Haves for ‘16


No matter if 2016 is a year of continued fitness devotion or renewed commitment for you, the right gear is essential. Looking good is always a bonus, but more importantly, when choosing new workout footwear or apparel, the focus should always first be on safety and support for your body. Here, we’ve gathered the latest and greatest in running shoes and other exercise accessories to help get you one step closer to reaching those fitness goals.

Running Shoes

Brands like Asics, New Balance, and Saucony are debuting new and improved versions of their already excellent products, and are positioned to really stand out from the pack this year with bold colors and patterns. Check out the special features on these running shoes to find the pair that suits your sweat style best.

Athletic Apparel & Accessories

For Her:

Whether we’re talking sports bras or yoga mats, quality is key. Supportive and stylish exercise clothes always make a tough workout a little more fun, and can be the motivation you need to get to the gym.


For Him:

Whether you’re jogging outside or dashing between work and the gym, the key to exercising during the winter is to layer. Pair your favorite shorts and tee with a sweatshirt and compression tights to stay warm without overheating. A great, anti-microbial gym bag with special pockets for your sneakers, water bottle, and yoga mat will help to keep things organized (and from getting moldy!) – pack it the night before to make the next day’s workout a no-brainer.


’16 is your year – we can feel it! What are your fitness goals? Let us know in the comments below!

And remember…


Gear For Your Goal: Getting to the Gym

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Are you still feeling as motivated to achieve that New Year’s Resolution as when you started out? Whether you’re feeling great or looking for a little inspiration, gym gear can be just the right pick me up. While you may have workout pants and tanks in your arsenal, a great bag might be the refresh your workout needs to stay on track. After all, who doesn’t want peace of mind that you’ve got all your essentials every time you get to the locker room AND and that you’ve got great style when you do.

Getting you to the gym!

A gym bag doesn’t need to look like a piece of luggage, but it should fit a change of clothes, some essential toiletries and your workout kicks. Remember, if you feel good when you’re heading out the door, chances are, you’re even more likely to peel yourself away from everything else on your to-do list (and yes, we count binge-watching TV shows as items on to-do lists).

  1. Look for bags with pockets to keep things organized like this style from Baggallini, which will give you lots of different ways to pack and features vinyl pouch for wet clothes too.
  2. You may also want a bag with compartments to keep your shoes separate from your clothes and other gear, like these from Puma and Haiku.
  3. Many bags also feature options for carrying your yoga mat like this duffel from Sherpani, so now you’ll just need one bag no matter what your workout plans are.
  4. Ever thought of using a diaper bag as a gym bag? Diaper bags are notorious for multiple compartments and extreme organization so they make great gym bags! This bag from Ju-Ju-Bee is a ShoeBuyer fave.

1. baggalini 2. puma2haiku
3. sherpani14. jujube

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