So…the product review I am bringing you today definitely falls into the category of things I might not have normally purchased, but ended up loving and now would purchase.
Enter silver sparkly running shoes:
These shoes (HKNB 1600s – MSRP $99.00) are part of the Heidi Klum for New Balance line of workout gear. The theme for this line is to combine high quality with fashion. The above shoe is a perfect example of this. Although the style is feminine and attractive, this is a competitive running shoe, weighing in at less than 5 ounces. The 1600 model is known for providing enough protection for longer runs, but is also ideal for speed work given its smooth ride, lightness, and general comfort. So, you get a respected and high quality shoe with a bit of flirty style. Win-win.
I feel like Cinderella. Only I don’t think she can do this with her feet. Can you?
I’m not going to lie. I was a bit skeptical when I put these on. They are so light (and have minimal cushioning), I wondered if they would be enough “shoe” for me.
When I first started running in them, there was an adjustment. These only have an 8mm heel to toe drop, and I noticed that immediately. As I progressed into my run, however, I appreciated how easily these shoes made it for me to run on my mid foot (something I have been doing to prevent injury since drinking the Chi Running Kool-Aid over a year ago).
I loved how I could almost grab the ground with my foot since there is not a lot of build up in the sole. Best of all, these babies are so light. The typical shoes I wear weigh in at over 8 ounces, so these sparkly shoes are about 4 ounces lighter. You wouldn’t think that would make a huge difference but for someone who runs a lot, I could definitely tell.
So, let me ask you this. How important is the “look” of your running gear to you? Are you someone who likes to stay fit while looking good? Truth be told, I am not super caught up in how I look when I run (except for wanting my form to be decent), but I am the first person to appreciate a cute running skirt or fresh pair of fun, yet functional running shoes. These days, and with the lines like HKNB, it’s easy to intersect style with practicality and quality and to make every side your good side!
Check out my HKNB Board on Pinterest
Do you care how you look when you run? Not especially.
What’s your favorite piece of fashionable running gear? I still love this cute cheetah running skirt I have. And I do love my new sparkly shoes. They just might look good together!
Do you ever buy special outfits for races? I have been known to do this. I like something fun to wear on race day.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Heidi Klum for New Balance through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Heidi Klum for New Balance, all opinions are my own.