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.


Shopping Blitz Will Be Vending at Mysteryland Music Festival


Will you be attending the Mysteryland USA music festival this Memorial Day weekend? If so, stop by our vending station at the festival! At the Shopping Blitz merchandise booth, you can shop for some of the same styles of shoes and clothes you can buy online.

This year, the Mysteryland music festival will be held Memorial Day weekend, from May 22nd to the 25th. Though the festival has been running since 1993, it made its U.S. debut last year. After experiencing great success, the festival is returning to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in New York, which is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from New York City. The Bethel Woods Center is where the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival took place.

As Mysteryland has been active since 1993, it’s the longest running electronic music, culture and arts festival in the world, and we are really excited to be a part of it. In addition to the U.S., other events have been held in the Netherlands and Chile. Regardless of the location, the festival draws great electronic artists and electronic music fans from all over the world. This year’s performers include many internationally renowned and awesome up-and-coming artists.  You can expect to enjoy performances from Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Josh Wink, A-Trak, GTA, Tropkillaz, Diplo, and many more.

If you attended the U.S. debut festival last year, then you can expect this year’s festival to be bigger than ever. This year, Mysteryland USA will provide an even more enchanting festival experience, with improved campgrounds, larger capacity and more camping options, and more music, to bring you the ultimate 3-day festival experience.

Between enjoying your favorite performers, be sure to stop by our vending booth! We’ll have tons of great clothing, shoes and accessories that are perfectly fit for the festival.

Cool Job Series: The Umpire


In honor of the Major League Baseball season beginning last week, we are recognizing the umpire for this month’s #CoolJob Series. Umpires are responsible for officiating the game, enforcing and interrupting the rules, making judgement calls on plays, and taking care of any disciplinary actions.

In Major League Baseball, there are at least four umpires in a game, with one at each base. In playoff games, there can be as many as six umpires, with the addition umpires at the fair-foul line and in the outfield. The umpires have the official authority over the game. At Shopping Blitz, you can shop for the best clothes online that are fit for an umpire.

Adidas Sport Performance Ultimate Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Adidas Sport Performance Ultimate Short Sleeve T-Shirt

For games played hot and humid conditions, umpires need clothing with extreme comfort. This training shirt from Adidas Sport Performance is extremely lightweight, breathable and comfortable. It features the innovative Climalite fabric technology, which is designed to wick away sweat and moisture from your body, keeping your cool and dry.

With this T-shirt, umpires can withstand the hot conditions for the entire game, even those that extend past the traditional nine innings. Retails for $29.09.

Adidas Sport Performance Climacore Hoodie Shirt

Adidas Sport Performance Climacore Hoodie Shirt

Similar to the training T-shirt, this Climacore Hoodie Shirt from Adidas Sport Performance will keep you comfortable and dry to the core in all kinds of conditions. The hoodie is exceptionally lightweight and flexible, and also features the sweat-wicking fabric to repel sweat, water and moisture from your body.

This hoodie shirt will keep you cool and dry all game long. Retails for $41.37.

Adidas Sport Performance Supernova Riot 6 Sneakers

Adidas Sport Performance Supernova Riot 6 Sneakers

These athletic shoes from Adidas Sport Performance will keep umpires’ feet comfortable throughout the entire game, as they follow every single play. These shoes feature an air mesh upper to keep your feet comfortable for hours, while the synthetic overlays provide optimum midfoot and heel support. The adaptive traxion outsole delivers maximum traction on both hard and soft surfaces, and the continental rubber compound provides perfect grip in wet conditions.

The padded collar adds extra comfort. Retails for $109.95.


Spring Break Essentials


Your much anticipated Spring Break trip is finally here! Before you embark on your much needed beach vacation, make sure you aren’t leaving any of these Spring Break essentials behind.

Spring Break Essentials for Men

Columbia Silver Ridge Ball II Cap

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Since you’ll be spending hours in the sun, this fitted cap from Columbia is necessary to shield your eyes and protect your scalp from the sun. The hat is extremely comfortable and breathable and features Omni-Shade sun protection. It’s also stain and water repellent, so you can even wear it in the water. This cap is available in a variety of colors, including tan, navy, black, red, and blue.

adidas Originals Toronto Sunglasses

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Guard your eyes from the sun in style with these sunglasses from adidas Originals. Whether your vacation will consist of extreme watersports or relaxing on the beach, or a mix of the two, these sunglasses will deliver the comfort and protection you need. The sunglasses feature flex temples and a soft saddle bridge for added comfort.

Helly Hansen Carlshot Trunk Swim Shorts

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These Helly Hanson swim trunks are a very popular swimwear option for a reason. Their exceptional breathability and comfort, combined with their quick-drying properties, make them a top bathing suit for men. These swim trunks also feature a contrast drawstring, so you can get the perfect, snug fit you need for being out in the water.

Clarks Un.Bryman Sun Sandals

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The Clarks Un.Bryman Sun Sandals are the ideal shoes for beach goers and spring breakers. Available in black or brown, these sandals contain riptake fastenings to give you a secure fit, as well as a loop fastening system so you can easily loosen and tighten them. The mesh panels and perforated leather lining provides extreme breathability, while the long-term cushioning offers unmatched comfort.

Spring Break Essentials for Women

Tommy Bahama Two Tone Crochet Raffia Hat

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You can’t hit the beach without this cute and protective sun hat from Tommy Bahama. This hat will provide shade for your eyes, as well as protect your scalp from the sun’s strong UV rays. The hat features a cotton sweatband to keep your head dry and comfortable all day long.

Roberto Cavalli Eyewear RC671S Metal Sunglasses

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These oversize metal sunglasses from Roberto Cavalli Eyewear feature stylish animal detailing on the temple and the emblematic RC logo in metal. The sunglasses feature gradient tinted lenses, which are tints that start off darker in color at the top of the lens and gradually lighten towards the bottom. Gradient tints are great for fashion and for reading on the beach on the sunniest of days.

Miraclesuit Net Work Mystify Swimsuit

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Be the most stunning woman on the beach in this Miraclesuit swimsuit. Miraclesuit is the #1 slimming swimwear brand, and it makes its swimsuit with Miratex, a material that makes you look 10 pounds lighter. This particular swimsuit from Miraclesuit features sheer mesh sides and a ruched, draped front for a bathing suit that’s sexy and chic.

New Balance Revive Thong Sandals

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The New Balance Revive Thong Sandals deliver the most perfect combination of style and comfort. These sandals feature an ultra-soft footbed, cushioned midsole and durable rubber outsole for everlasting comfort and support. The shoe’s Walking Strike Path outsole technology is designed to help stabilize your foot, making them the best sandals for walking on uneven sand.

Visit to shop for clothes, accessories and shoes for Spring Break online.