Cyborg Cardio: Fitness fashion meets the future
“Late twentieth-century machines have made thoroughly ambiguous the difference between natural and artificial, mind and body, and many other distinctions that used to apply to organisms and machines.” ―Donna J. Haraway, "Simians Cyborgs and Women"
The future of fitness fashion is here with high-performance pieces that take you beyond your cardio threshold, beyond your idea of personal strength, to the place where woman meets (elliptical) machine.
Using modern metallic details and electricity motifs, these looks also address the black hole of black in your fitness wardrobe.
Ready to meet your fitness fashion future? View the trend's most out-of-this-world pieces now... —Jamie McKillop and Melisse Gelula
Splits 59 Ginger 3/4 Length Legging ($96, pictured) are inspired by the metallic trend, while the cool panels on the Under Armour Studio Lux Noir Moto Legging ($108) place them aboard a flight to the fashion space-age.
The compression of the Zoot Performance CompressRx Thermo Tight ($110), with a computer-grid pattern, and the Dri-Fit Nike Pro Printed Tight ($90), with a skeleton print, lend stellar performance and fashion features.
Conquer the elements (or just fitness-fashion familiarity) in these croc-patterned Aiko Duff Lacquered Leggings ($195, pictured).
Pair them with a jacket that can carry the theme, like Under Armour Printed Coldgear 1/4 Zip ($65) or Nike Element Shield Max Running Jacket ($250), both of which are designed to help you prevail over almost any weather conditions.
The Electric Yoga Ultra-Light Bag ($58, pictured), holds all of your gym necessities.
Zoot Ultra Therm Run Gloves ($25) make your outdoor workouts frostbite-free.
Nike FuelBand ($150) is a data-geek's necessity for tracking your output.
Sweaty Band Viva Diva Super Skinny Headband ($16) keeps workout hair in a reasonable orbit.
And ToeSox Half Toe With Grip Sock ($15) are ideal for tricked-out Pilates classes and fusion workouts.