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STYLING

ON THE RUN WITH NIKE

By Steven Potter, 31 January 2019

Does the thought of going for a run have you breathless and sweaty before you've even left the house? Don't worry – we've got the slick fits to have you pounding the pavements with ease (and style). To show you how it's done, we enlisted two major running fans: gal-dem editor and model Simran Randhawa, plus filmmaker-journalist Fenn O’Meally. The duo got kitted out in Nike’s hottest new activewear for their workouts and (very kindly) took a few minutes between sprints to shed some light on what running means to them.
A picture of a woman wearing a Nike Running top and bum bag. Available at ASOS.

The power of a monochrome co-ord in your day-to-day line-up is undeniable, so why not channel that matchy-matchy energy into your sportswear, too? Simran’s coordinated ‘fit uses Nike’s sci-fi-sounding Dri-FIT technology, which draws perspiration away from the skin. Now, if you’re taking steps to get active, you may as well celebrate it. Check out that neon bum bag in a phone-friendly size, ideal for spamming everyone’s feed with scenic mid-run views.
A picture of a pair of black Nike Epic React running trainers. Available on ASOS.

Nike knows trainers, like, really. These Epic React kicks are designed to give you fresh-out-the-box comfort, even after 300 miles. That’s down to the sole's React foam that cushions each impact like a cloud. With looks this slick and comfy-AF tech, you can be forgiven for adopting them into your downtime look, too. Peep the colourful accents, ready and waiting to match your low-key brunch getup.
A picture of a woman wearing a Nike T-shirt and long-sleeve top. Available at ASOS.

But what to wear if your only chance to squeeze in a run comes in the evening? Well, there’s a look for that. Here, Fenn stretches it out for a twilight sesh, layering up in Nike’s Tailwind top. Taking styling inspiration from old-school varsity jackets, she adds a long-sleeved tee underneath. With breathable mesh panels up top and Dri-FIT tech in the shorts, comfort is key. And there's some high side splits for HIIT sprints – if that’s your thing.
A picture of a woman wearing a Nike Running top and bum bag. Available at ASOS.

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If you are pavement-pounding after dark, make like Fenn and brighten up your ‘fit with this gold running top. Team it with a neon bum bag with reflective details and – ta-da – that’s two of 2019's biggest colour stories nailed in one look. For sportswear with added spice, all Nike running gear features shiny details and, of course, the iconic Swoosh. Practicality, but make it fashion.

We caught up with Simran and Fenn about their reasons to move:


How did you get into running?

Fenn: ‘Well, there isn’t much choice when your entire family live and breathe sport – but I’m also lucky to have the energy, mentality and love for it. It gives me headspace.’

Simran: ‘I started really early in primary school. We had the best netball teacher who was so enthusiastic and encouraging. I think it started there because she really emphasised how fun sport can be and how good it can make you feel.’


How does it make you feel?

Fenn: ‘Like nothing else. Powerful. It’s my release. It’s the one thing I can rely on to pick me up and put things into perspective. As a creative, it’s essential, all my ideas materialise when I run.’

Simran: ‘As I’ve gotten older, I’ve really noticed how important sports and staying active is for my mental health. Running is kinda like a practice in mindfulness because I can zone out and just focus on the movement of my feet – I think it’s the same for all activities I do because it enables me to unplug for an hour or so. If my body feels challenged, my mind feels good.’

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