Top Sportswear Brands

Whether you enjoy hiking and mountain climbing, surfing and snowboarding, or running and playing football, the world’s top brands of sportswear have something for every athlete and adventurer. Check out our top sportswear brands from Shopping Blitz:

Adidas

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Since the brand’s humble beginnings, adidas has become synonymous with sports shoes and clothes

and is one of the world’s top sportswear brands. Founded in Germany by Adi Dassler, the brand has made it their mission to create the best sports gear on the market for over 60 years. After developing the light trekking shoe for Reinhold Messner’s Mount Everest expedition in 1978, adidas made it their goal to expand their offering to elite outdoor athletes. Today adidas makes comfortable, flexible, stylish and top quality sports clothing, shoes and accessories for professional and amateur athletes and adventurers alike.

Columbia Sportswear

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Columbia Sportswear was founded in 1938 by a band of climbers and surfers who enjoys the outdoors just as much as you do. For more than 70 years, Columbia Sportswear has been creating the best outdoor gear for adventurers of all ages. The brand lives up to their mission statement, which is to “Design and deliver authentic, outdoor, high-value products for active consumers of all ages.” Wherever your excursions take you, Columbia’s sportswear and outdoor gear will keep you comfortable and protected all day long.

Under Armour

Under Armour

Under Armour was founded in 1996 by former University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank, who wanted to improve the moisture-resistance of the undershirts he and his teammates were wearing. As the originator of performance apparel and gear, Under Armour products are designed to keep you comfortable, dry and light throughout the duration of a game, practice or workout. The brand’s HeatGear® keeps you cool when it’s hot, ColdGear® keeps you warm when it’s cold, and AllSeasonGear® is for when you’re caught in between the extremes.

Fila

Fila

Fila was founded in 1911 and has become one of the world’s largest sportswear manufacturers. Founded in Italy by the Fila brothers, the brand originally started out making clothes for people in the Italian Alps, but has grown to manufacture some of the best sportswear for professional athletes and your everyday consumer. The brand has become associated with performance and sophistication, as their apparel and gear are worn by both world renowned athletes and the fashion conscious.

Best Brands of Sunglasses

If you’re on the hunt for a new pair of top quality sunglasses, consider one of these great sunglasses brands, found at Shopping Blitz:

Carve

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Established in 1998, Carve is an Australian based and owned company whose mission is to provide quality sunglasses that won’t break the bank. The brand has embedded itself into a wide array of sporting and lifestyle markets and has a large presence in local and international marketplaces. Carve has also built a strong team to complement its wide range of eyewear and has a team of 50+ covering everything from surfing, snowboarding and kiteboarding to FMX, MX, MTB, golf, DJ’s and musicians.

Native 

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Native offers a large selection of performance eyewear, made for lives that are too amazing to be seen through an ordinary lens. Their active eyewear and sunglasses cater to outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers and athletes. The brand’s technology advanced sunglasses and polarized eyewear feature interchangeable lenses that are lightweight and provide protection from external elements. Native’s Polarized Crystal Carbonate® lenses are designed to remove glare and offer enhanced contrast and depth perception. Their lenses also block 100% of UV A & B rays and deliver optimum ventilation.

Roberto Cavalli Eyewear

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Robert Cavalli is an Italian fashion designer known for his luxurious designs featuring exotic prints. His brand is synonymous with joy and optimism, glamour and success, and luxury and beauty, and his eyewear is no exception.  Cavalli creates a wide range of high-end fashion sunglasses featuring unique, bold and feminine designs, so you can take on the sun in style.

Kenneth Cole New York

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Kenneth Cole New York is a brand that represents the metropolitan lifestyle. It started out as a footwear brand but has grown into a full lifestyle brand available in over 70 countries worldwide. Today, Kenneth Cole New York is well-known not only for its clothing and footwear, but also for its top quality eyewear and fashion sunglasses for men and women.

Adidas Originals

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A leader in sports attire, footwear and accessories, adidas is the second largest sportswear brand in the world, catering to professional and amateur athletes and adventurers. The adidas Originals collection features sports fashion styles with a retro, old school feel. The Originals collection brings you performance sunglasses that are extremely durable and flexible, making them suitable for extreme sports, everyday wear and everything in between.

To shop for sunglasses and clothes online from these top brands, visit us online at ShoppingBlitz.com!

Get Outside & Play: Early Spring Hiking

You may call us crazy but we can smell spring in the air. It’s in the small moments of sunshine and warmer breezes. We believe in thinking positive and calling forth what we want. And we want to get outside and play. So in that vein we present our Get Outside & Play series. To kick it off we will start with our personal favorite spring activity; hiking. Hiking, which is fundamentally walking in nature, is an activity that can be enjoyed all year round. All that’s needed is a sense of adventure and the right equipment.

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via Tim Mattila Photography

Late winter and early spring hiking calls for sturdy footwear and grand discoveries. The earth is waking up again and their is magic in the air. Navigating the mud and lingering snow is a job for proven hiking boots. Our current favorite is the  Terrex Fast R Mid GTX Boots  by adidas. Built with the kind of stability and support needed to ascend a trail at high-speeds. The waterproof and lightweight boot provides said stability and support in spades with Formation technology and Traxion outsoles. Easy to pack and durable, the Terrex collection is the boot you want on your feet coming down the trail.

Despite its draw, hiking at this time of year comes with its pitfalls. Snow, rain, mud, blow downs and worn out roads all pose obstructions. However, the good news is that with each coming eek conditions will begin to improve. In the meantime, their is no reason to miss out on the fun. For clothes layering is the still the name of the game. Weather conditions may start out warm but temperatures drop quickly as the sun goes down. Base layers and wind-proof gear is important protection against the elements.

adidas Sport Performance Terrex Windstopper Fast Jacket

adidas Sport Performance Terrex Windstopper Fast Jacket

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Bula Christina Base Layer Pants

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Columbia Base Layer Midweight L/S Top Shirt

 

 

 

 

 

Stay Warm with Shopping Blitz

Stay Warm: Shopping Blitz Style

Agenda NYC Post-Show Wrap Up

Agenda-NYCShopping Blitz made its debut appearance at the 2013 Agenda NYC.  Agenda is an LA-based trade show that showcases the best of the best in the streetwear and alternative sports industries. The marriage of these two segments is an exciting group of hybrids brands that often surpass the originators. Located in a chic warehouse in SOHO’s fashion district, the show carried a coolness vibe that didn’t take itself to seriously, a tough feat in an image driven industry.mural-agenda

Agenda was home to a different kind of trade show attendee. Suits and ties were traded in for graphic tees and flat brim hats. Instead of execs with briefcases and laptops, it was veterans of the biz with skateboards and tablets. The kind of company where the owner looks no different than that of their employees. In other words, our kind of place.

Agenda-StanceWe went to support some of our established brands like Sanuk, Stance, Praxis and Marley to see what they had in store and broaden our own horizons. They continued to rock with new stylings and hot innovations. Highlights included Sanuk’s new Instaplay, an alternative to their popular yoga mat flip-flops. The new footbed is meant to energize feet and comes with the added bonus of being waterproof.

Big Boys like Fila, adidas and Reebok were in attendance, as well as industry standards like Skull Candy, Converse, Starter, Vans, RVCA, Stussy, DC Shoes and Burton. All offered up amazing offers as per usual. Spotted were the ever popular high-top sneaker that has moved from athletic to fashion in a relatively short span of time. Neon colors, tech-friendly clothing, active apparel and an overall vibe of NOW reigned supreme.

weeman-AgendaOne of the best aspects of the show were all the smaller upstart companies that are still young enough to think outside the box and create exciting originals. Personal standouts included Ames Bros., whose t-shirts and award-winning designs have landed them clients such as Pearl Jam, Jack Black, John Mayer, Keith Urban and The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons. HoodieBuddie, sweatshirts that include a 3.5mm headphone jack inside theirpockets for use with phones, mp3 players, etc.  As well as, brands like Kidrobot, makers of killer limited edition art toys, signature apparel and pop culture accessories and Grenade who have begun to expand beyond their glove offerings.

Shopping Blitz is excited to move into the world of streetwear and look forward as always to bring our Blitzers the latest and greatest. Stay Tuned.

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