Shop Now: Bright, Bold Gym Clothes You’ll Love

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Tired of wearing that ratty-t-shirt-and-black-pants ensemble when you work out? Now’s the time to spring for some new workout gear. These prints are intense, yes, but that’s the whole point—to add some kick to your workout wardrobe. Here’s to a bit—or, well, a lot—of color.

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Everyone Rejoice: Shoppist Says Sneakers Are Chic

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We have a web meeting every morning here at Philly Mag HQ, during which the editors of our eight (awesome, amazing) blogs get together to go over our lineups for the day ahead. So imagine my glee when Shoppist editor Emily Goulet told the group that she was doing a post on how sneakers are the new stilettos because tennis shoes, of all things, are suddenly the hot new accessory in fashion. I think I audibly WAHOOOOED at the news.

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Sneak Peek: This Is What the 2014 Broad Street Run Race Shirt Looks Like

The 12th Street Gym just posted a photo of the 2014 Broad Street Run race shirt, which one of its employees received in the mail along with her race bib.

I have to say, I love, love, love this year’s design. The fonts are great, the illustration is great, and it keeps with the vintage feel of the throwback BSR shirts I told you about yesterday.

What do you think?

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These Are the Cutest Compression Socks You Have Ever Seen

You know what a compression sock is, right? It’s a sock with graduated and strategically placed compression areas (basically, tighter or stretchier fabric) to help promote blood circulation and post-workout muscle recovery. Lots of runners swear by them, and I know a lot of people who use them.

The thing about compression socks, though, is that they tend to be more function over fashion. A typical pair looks like this—kind of, er, perfunctory. Can you say, “Booooooring”?

Since a lot of people wear these things post-workout—oftentimes with their normal, everyday clothes—it makes sense that you might want compression socks that actually look cute, too. Here are seven pairs I would be happy to wear out and about.

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