May Challenge: G is for Gear Queer

Sunday, May 11, 2014

FACT: I am an absolute Nike gear queer. 

There you go, I said it.

I have an obsession with buying Nike apparel, more so than clothes I should be buying to wear to work. (Geez, I need therapy, but that's another story.) 

My name is Amanda and I have a shopping addiction.

I know for a fact I am not the only athlete out there that has a preferred choice of workout apparel. Maybe you enjoy Under Armour or go with Lulu Lemon, or your obsession might be Adidas. For me it's Nike and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Thinking back to when I was a little kid, Adidas ruled the soccer world for a very long time. My Bux-Mont team rocked the North Carolina baby blue our entire career -- upgrading every few years with new uniforms. However, it was once I was at Loyola that Nike changed my world.

When it comes to Nike, I enjoy the fit, the fabric material, the comfort and their fashion-forward looks. Their fabric allows my body to breath during warm temperatures, and their cold weather gear kept me super warm this winter as I was taking my training runs outside in 30 degree temps. I feel like each and every week I am seeing new styles and items. For an avid shopper like myself, Nike's marketing team is winning me over.

Are you a Nike fan or looking to try out some Nike gear? Here is my list of favorite Nike attire. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! :)

Amanda's Nike Go-To's
Pants: Nike Women's Legend 2.0 Printed Capris - This style doesn't only come in printed, you can get them in solids as well. My favorite part of these pants is the thick waist band at the top versus a thinner band. It helps suck me in and always makes me feel tight in my core while on runs.
Sports Bra: Nike Women's Pro Core Printed Sports Bra
Tank Top: Nike Women's Signal Muscle Tank Top - this is by far theeee softest shirt I have ever worked out in. Not only is the comfort out of this world but it shows off your guns!
Tank Top: NIKE Women's Swoosh Out Tank Top - I love Nike dri-fit tanks, but their loose fit cotton tanks are my absolute favorite. It doesn't chafe my arms while running and is perfect during my gym classes.
T-Shirt: Nike Women's Metallic Signal Short Sleeve Shirt - I've never worked out in this shirt, it's more of a weekend running around shirt. I'm sure if I wore it during one of my gym classes it would be fab.
Sweatshirt: NIKE Women's Pro Hyperwarm Pullover Hoodie - This is a perfect hoodie for when temps are anywhere from the 30s to mid-50s. I wore my highlighter pink sweatshirt the entire winter and loved it for every run!! I wore my hood up on colder runs and the thumb holes in the sleeves were perfect for keeping my hands warm.
Sneaker: NIKE Women's Pro Nike Zoom Vomero+ 8 Pullover Hoodie

Click here to see all of my Nike favorites on Pinterest.


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