The Hot New Shoe You’ve Been Seeing at the All Over Instagram

The Hot New Shoe You’ve Been Seeing at the  All Over Instagram 

Footwear, Instagram, igirlythings

Activewear has been getting more and more fashion-forward — and sneakers have followed suit. While many of us used to hit the gym in an old college t-shirt, beat-up shoes, and a pair of baggy shorts, it’s now a rarity to see someone in anything other than runway-ready athletic styles. But do these trend-focused pieces hold up for exercise?

Fit and Feel

  • Super soft, cushioned, and comfortable
  • In my experience, they had to be broken in a little
  • Sock-like upper that you slide into, with a snug, secure fit (you should still wear socks, though)
  • Upper feels like a wetsuit — it’s neoprene
  • Laces don’t make a huge difference in how snug they fit
  • They run small — I’m a 5.5 in Adidas, 5.5 to 6 in most Nikes, and these were snug at a 6. Nordstrom recommends ordering a size up; I’d recommend ordering a half-size up.
  • They’re so snug that after a while, they press down (and indent) the top of my feet. This is after hours of wear.

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Specs

  • “8mm drop from the heel to the forefoot” (meaning, there’s 8 mm more cushion in the heel than there is in the toe area). Moderate to minimalist shoes have anywhere between a 4 and 10 mm drop.
  • 4-way stretch upper
  • “Proprietary Athletic Propulsion Labs Propelium midsole/outsole” — less rubber, less weight
  • 7.9 ounces: very light, but not featherweight

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