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Workout Gear Even the Olympians Are Wearing

  • Sketchers

    Skechers GoMeb Speed 3 – 2016

    If you want to run like Meb Keflezighi (um, who doesn't?), start by lacing up like him. The Olympian wore a blue, gold, and white version of these breathable knit Skechers to the Olympic Trials Marathon in February. That color scheme isn't available to the average after-work runner, but this white, black, and pink version is still fierce AF ($120; skechers.com).

  • Speedo

    Speedo Fastskin LZR Racer X

    When a suit looks this sleek, it's gotta be fast. Missy Franklin is banking on the drag-reducing compression and form-guiding seam construction to help her reach the podium in Rio, while former Olympians Jessica Hardy and Natalie Coughlin took full advantage of the suit's tech at the London 2012 Games ($489; speedousa.com).

  • Hexoskin

    Hexoskin Smart Shirt

    The Hexoskin shirt, which has been worn by pro athletes and Olympians alike, is like the Tesla of workout gear: It's sleek, optimized for ultimate performance, and tricked out with techy details. Pair it with a Hexoskin device and it'll track everything from heart rate recovery to VO2 max. Take that, plain cotton tee ($169; hexoskin.com).

  • Adidas

    Adidas Golf Climacool Star Lace Polo

    This year is the big return of golf at the Olympics, as the sport hasn't been involved in the Games since 1904. To celebrate, you can catch the U.S. team wearing gear, like this Adidas tank, that simultaneously keeps them cool and patriotic ($65; adidasgolf.com).

  • Nike

    Nike Zoom Streak 6

    The most updated version of this long-distance racing shoe features a smidge more cushioning than version 5 had, and it's designed to help you push off your toes more efficiently. Need proof it works? The top male and female finishers wore these at this year's U.S. Olympic Trials ($110; nike.com).

  • Boathouse

    Boathouse JMS EX Unisuit

    Here's one way to look legit while you glide across the water: Wear a unisuit created by the brand that made the ones U.S. rowers will wear in Rio. The lightweight, stretchy fabric is designed to move with your every stroke (starting at $69; boathouse.com).

  • Ralph Lauren

    Ralph Lauren Team USA Sports Bra

    The King of prep, Ralph Lauren, shows how loud-and-proud American style can give you fashion and support in one piece ($48; ralphlauren.com).

  • Hoka One One

    Hoka One One Women's Tracer

    The 4-millimeter heel-to-toe offset keeps your foot in a relatively neutral position, so this shoe acts like a complement to your natural stride. Hey, if they're good enough for the NAZ Elite runners to wear to the Olympic Trials, they just might work for you too ($130; hokaoneone.com

  • Nike

    Nike Wing

    These aren't your average sport sunnies. They boast fog reduction, a comfortable nose piece, and a special tint that lets red light pass through, which is said to have a calming effect on whoever's lucky enough to wear 'em. You can't get your hands on them until August 5, though, which just so happens to be when the opening ceremonies take place. Coincidence? We think not ($1,200; nikevision.com).

  • Brooks Victory Pacesetter Crew

    We're big fans of the bold, starry pattern on these socks, but the real draw here is the promise of blister-free running—you can thank the flat toe-seam that keeps friction outta there ($18; brooksrunning.com).