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Workout Gear Even the Olympians Are Wearing
Sure, the athletes will stun us with fast splits, on-point floor routines, and aerobatic dives. But the gear they wear while doing it has us swooning too. Here, 10 high-performance pieces that'll help you tap into your inner Olympian.
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 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 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 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 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 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).
Hoka One One
Hoka One One Women's Tracer
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).