The Beach, leopard print and the perfect shoe from Nike

Slowly but surely I’m finding my way back into a workout cycle. It’s been tough. For those of you that read FFG you’ll know how often the site is updated and I’m sure you’ll appreciate that time for working out has pretty much dwindled to non-existent in the past 18 months. That’s all changing with 2014, and I’m trying to extend it further than just New Year wishful thinking. I’m currently in sunny Southern California and I have to tell you it’s damn near impossible to get outside and not want to workout. Everywhere you turn people are running, biking, rollerblading or surfing. This is a part of the world where the weather lends itself to perfect fitness conditions. Of course I knew this ahead of the trip and packed some trainers I’ve been dying to try from Nike. 

In all honesty, I had heard before that these Nike Free 5.0 trainers were a whole new experience when it came to working out. But you know what? I’ve heard that line a thousand times. I’ve been told to try this trainer or that trainer and I’ll discover that my running is better, my cross training is more efficient and my general comfort level is forever transformed. I don’t go for the hoopla so this was all lost on me.

However, Nike actually initially won my heart with the Nike Free 5.0 trainers simply by producing a beautiful product. Any fan of FFG will know I’m a sucker for a leopard print. My closet is overflowing and, as trainers are back in styled for casual day to day wear, these beauties filled a casual void in my wardrobe with style and grace. Now, it wasn’t until yesterday that I actually pounded the streets of Santa Monica with these beauties. I woke up to the most beautiful day, laced up the Nike Free 5.0s and made my way to the beach. 

I know everyone is different with their workouts and what trainer is right for them. It not only comes down to style, but also comes down to what you are doing and what kind of support you need for that activity. Well, ladies and gentlemen, let me be the first to tell you that if you are running out there for your day to day workout, invest in a pair of Nike 5.0 trainers. I’m not claiming it will completely transform your life, but I did notice a huge difference in how light my feet felt in the air as a ran from Santa Monica Pier to Venice Beach. I actually ended up tweeting a picture of the shoes and had a few dozen emails from followers asking where they could score a pair. So, here’s the link. Go forth, purchase and fly stylishly and comfortably down the road to get yourself in shape for the great summer ahead.  {Nike 5.0 Shield Trainers}


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