A few years ago you only wore yoga pants when doing yoga. Then, something happened.
We’re not sure what happened, but one day it was okay to wear yoga pants when going to the store, dropping the kids off at school, and most other non-yoga activities.
With the interest in fashion apparel increasing in the recent years, many companies have sprung up overnight offering the latest looks in athletic wear. Many stars even have their own athletic clothing lines; think Kate Hudson.
A lot of fashion apparel can be purchased rather cheaply from big box stores and is advertised to be worn during fitness and running activities. However, the main differences between fashion apparel and running tech wear (that is made specifically for running) is performance.
Do you just want to look good, or look good and perform your best?
You wouldn’t take your Buick out to the drag strip because it wasn’t made for racing. In the same way, you shouldn’t wear cheap fashion apparel that was only made to look good for your training or races as it won’t offer the performance that is required to be successful. That is what tech wear was made for.
Most fashion apparel is made of a basic stretch material. However, this material is old news in the running world as top running brands like New Balance, Tasc, and SmartWool have their own sophisticated wicking technologies that not only keep you dry (some even at the molecular level) but also odor free. They are flat seamed to reduce chaffing and also protect you from harmful UV rays, and the wind.
Before you are tempted to buy that clearance fashioned apparel at Kohl’s remember that you are getting what you are paying for, and consider the benefits that true quality running tech wear gives. You will be amazed at the extreme levels of comfort, performance, and quality offered by running tech wear even after one race or workout!
Don’t just look good, look good and perform your best! Complete Runners offers the most innovative tech wear in the Flint area, so stop by if you want to experience the comfort, performance, and quality for yourself.