Fila Herringbone Leggings Alter The Conversation

Fila addresses the long-standing debate over leggings rages on. Are they pants? Are they Not? Can I wear them every day?

Though I long-ago decided I was squarely on the side of “I’ll wear these comfy stretchy things whenever and wherever I darn well please,” I’ve never been totally stoked on wearing them on the trail, and particularly not on overnight trips. They hold sweat and smell, they’re prone to snagging and ripping when subjected to rugged terrain, and they offer little to no protection from wind or rain.

But they were also my only full-length active pants that were even remotely appropriate for hiking. I have pants for winter conditions, ski pants, long johns, and…shorts. Women’s hiking pants tend to be baggy and unflattering (though companies like Prana and Stio have some great, stylish options), and as a rule, I don’t love wearing super futuristic gear on something as low-key as a day hike or an overnighter.

Then I got my hands on a pair of Fila Herringbone Leggings which somehow capitalize on everything that’s awesome about leggings—they’re reliably breathable, stretchy and super-comfortable, and built to really move with you—while remedying everything that makes spandex more at home at a yoga class or on a run than on an epic hike.

Made of a lightweight, durable, quick-drying, and breathable fabric, the Fila Herringbone is much more at home in the backcountry than my Lululemons. They’re cut like a legging with just a little extra room—so, tapered at the ankle, slim through the leg, and rising to just below my bellybutton, but without the total body-hugging suction of a good pair of spandex. Thoughtful design including articulated knees and tons of secure pocket space means they don’t sacrifice movement or function for a trim fit. The minimalism extends to the waistband, which lays flat and holds snug without any buttons, zippers, buckles, or unnecessary bulk, meaning they’re a great match for hip-belts and harnesses. However, the fixed waistband did have me doing a little dance to get them on and off.

Most importantly, the price tag—only $46 on Shopping Blitz. isn’t going to leave you broke, particularly in comparison to gear by other brands. Perhaps less important, they’re super flattering. I wouldn’t necessarily wear them to work, but the versatile deep purple and black are a far cry from your standard safari-pant khaki, and I’d wear ’em around town—cuffed with sandals, at the climbing gym, just about wherever—without hesitation.

 

Get Ready for Spring at Shopping Blitz

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While many areas of the country are still experiencing cold and snowy weather, the sunshine and warmth of spring aren’t too far away. No matter how you plan to enjoy of the upcoming warm weather— whether it be through hiking, golfing or utilizing the outdoor patio— get ready for the season with new spring gear from Shopping Blitz. Visit ShoppingBlitz.com to shop for spring clothes and shoes online, and check out our featured products below!

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Men’s Columbia Royce Peak Shorts

Men's Columbia Royce Peak Shorts

The Royce Peak Shorts from Columbia are ideal for almost any occasion— from everyday causal wear to embarking on outdoor adventures. These shorts offer the best in UPF sun protection, UPF 50, as well as Columbia’s innovative Omni-Shield advanced repellency technology that repels moisture and prevents stains. More great perks include the shorts’ breathable, comfortable feel, and zipper and hook-and-loop pockets for convenient and secure storage. Retails for $50.00.

Women’s Columbia PFG Freezer III Dress

Women's Columbia PFG Freezer III Dress

Enjoy the outdoors with style, functionality and comfort. The PFG Freezer III Dress from Columbia infuses the best technology from Columbia with a flattering, active fit to bring you the ultimate dress for springtime. This dress features Columbia’s Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection and Omni-Freeze cooling and wicking fabric to keep you comfortable and protected in the hot sun. Retails for $50.00.

Fila

Men’s Fila Heathered Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt

Men's Fila Heathered Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt

Available in a wide range of colors, the Fila Heathered Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt is the must-have tee of the season. Suitable for any causal or outdoor activity, this t-shirt features a moisture-wicking, quick-drying fabric to wick water and sweat away from your body, keeping you warm, dry and comfortable whether you’re indoors or out. As for style, the curved hem and drop tail design offers an authentic silhouette. Retails for $36.99.

Women’s Fila Side Piped Tight Capri Pants

Women's Fila Side Piped Tight Capri Pants

Athleisure at its finest. Available in a variety of color variations, this performance capri pant combines the finest materials, most functional features and most stylish designs to give you a fashionable and breathable workout pant that won’t constrict your movements. The Fila Side Piped Tight Capri Pant wicks away moisture and provides a comfortable, stretchy fit with an elastic waist and piped detail in contrasting color down the leg for added style. Retails for $45.70.

Spring Step

 Men’s Spring Step Carhop Oxfords

 Men's Spring Step Carhop Oxfords

The Men’s Spring Step Carhop Oxford is as stylish as it is comfortable. It’s naturally soft, lightweight and breathable material, combined with its timeless yet alluring European design, makes it the ultimate shoe for spring. This shoe is perfect for the office and everyday casual wear. It offers natural shock absorption and can accommodate a custom orthotic. Retails for $84.00.

Women’s Spring Step Sky Sandals

 Women's Spring Step Sky Sandals

If you’re looking for a high quality, fashionable and comfortable spring sandal, then you’ve found your match. The Women’s Spring Step Sky Sandals offer an elegant and classic design, featuring the finest European leather. Whether you’re working at the office, running errands, or grabbing lunch with the girls, these will be your go-to sandals come spring. Retails for $95.00.

Spring is just around the corner! Gear up for the season by visiting ShoppingBlitz.com.

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

Columbia

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.

Top Running Shoes of the Season

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With the beautiful, warm weather finally upon us, it’s time to get off the treadmill and enjoy a nice long run outdoors. Whether you enjoy running on backcountry trails or through city streets, protect your feet with one of the season’s top running shoes from Shopping Blitz, where you can buy the best running shoes and clothes online.

Men’s Fila Turbo Fuel Energized Sneakers

Men's Fila Turbo Fuel Energized Sneakers

Fila’s Turbo Fuel Energized Sneakers are great for running on many types of trails. This running sneaker is extremely lightweight, comfortable and flexible, so your feet will be happy and secure during the longest runs. The running shoe features 2-piece midsoles with a full-length energized rubber, flex grooves for flexibility, and lightweight synthetic overlays. The mesh accents on the side and cushioned collar provide additional breathability and support for your feet during your run.

Women’s New Balance 880V3 Running Sneakers

Women's New Balance 880V3 Running Sneakers

This women’s running shoe from New Balance provides excellent performance on both dirt and pavement. The N-durance rubber compound delivers maximum outsole durability, while the ABZORB cushioning in the midfoot provides extreme shock absorption. The shoe also contains a T-beam, which is a lightweight and flexible TPU shank engineered to provide optimum torsional stability and arch support through a unique center beam design. And, that’s not all. The mono-mesh material and blown rubber outsole provide extra breathability and comfort.

Men’s Salomon X-Tour Running Sneakers

Men's Salomon X-Tour Running Sneakers

The Salomon X-Tour Running Sneaker is an agile CityTrail shoe designed to be your first step toward a more exhilarating urban run. This running sneaker has everything you’d expect from a Salomon running shoe and so much more. In addition to the dynamic cushioning, non-marking Contragrip, injected EVA and lightweight muscle, this shoe features Sensifit technology, which works to cradle the foot and provide a precise and secure fit.  The EVA footbed delivers supreme cushioning and anatomically designed support, while the OS Tendon technology provides better rolling and soft rebound.

Women’s Salomon X-Scream Running Sneakers

Women's Salomon X-Scream Running Sneakers

Similar to the X-Tour Running Shoe, the Salomon’s X-Scream Running Sneaker is an agile CityTrail shoe that injects mountain spirit into running in an urban landscape. This shoe has tons of great features, including dynamic cushioning, non-marking Contagrip, light weight muscle, molded EVA, EVA shaped footbed, and protective TPU toe cap. It also features a tongue cover, which delivers tongue protection from mud and debris getting inside the shoe, as well as a lace pocket that provides easy storage for the Quick Fit lacing system. The Sensifit technology cradles the foot while delivering a precise and secure fit, and the Sensiflex technology supports natural foot expansion and forefoot flex while still maintaining support.

Visit us online at www.ShoppingBlitz.com to get these featured running shoes.

Top Ten Gifts for the Kid’s Under $100

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1. Bula Grind Top Shirt
2. Bolle Amp Ski Goggles
3. Jibbitz Mike Face Shoe Charm
4. Superga Lame Sneakers
5. Columbia Chippewa Mitten Gloves
6. Life is Good Snowman Sleep Pants
7. Fila Breakaway Lace-Up Sneakers
8. Stance Kid Creature Socks
9. Kickers Zesnow Waterproof Booties
10. Dr. Martens Brooklee Boots

Saved By The Bell: Back 2 School Essentials

It’s that time again, the season dreaded by children and teachers around the globe. Back to school! Those frenzied days when flip-flops and swimsuits are traded in for backpacks, loafers and binders. We feel your pain and while we’d love to hold onto summer as long as we can it’s time to plan for fall.

You Are Never To Old To Rock A Cool Backpack

My favorite consolation as a kid when school shopping was the chance to pick out a brand backpack. Each year I’d choose a different style to match my new persona. Which of course had changed drastically during the summer months. The only thing that never changed was that it had to be a JanSportThat being said I got a huge kick when I realized that JanSport was still rocking the backpack world and creating cooler and funkier designs than ever before. Because let’s face having the right backpack really can make the difference between social escalation and isolation, in other words sitting at the cool kid’s table or being regulated to no man’s land next to the bathroom.

The Right Footwear Can Make The Difference

So many kids and parents focus more on clothing and forget the importance of footwear. The right shoes can help a kid make the soccer team, strut their stuff in the hallways and often garner the confidence to create lasting friendships. My go-to choice for versatile footwear are styles that can be dressy, sporty and casual. New trends this year include hi-top sneakers and tall lace-up boots. And don’t forget to include feel-good accessories like funky socks and killer headphones for listening to your ready-made back to school playlists.

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From Top Right:  1. Fila Hi Triple Sneakers  2. JanSport Superbreak Backpacks  3. Diadora Beanie 4. Dingo 9″ Boots 5. The House of Marley Rise Up Over-Ear Headphones

6. JanSport Tulare Backpacks  7. Stance Blondie Socks 8. Stance Screaming Hand Socks  9. Capezio New York Arglye Thigh Hi Socks