Photos by Eric Black

Photos by Eric Black

I’ve always been pseudo-athletic; meaning, I would workout, run and play sports, but only on a very recreational level — albeit somewhat above average (insert casual chuckle and wink). But up until a couple years ago, you wouldn’t catch me wearing fitness gear outside of these activities — or a lazy Sunday afternoon. I just wasn’t cool enough to be on the come-up of athleisure and the options weren’t as teeming.

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But now they are, more than ever. Sports brands are constantly releasing pieces that can be worn both in the gym, at work and even for a night out. A great example are the new colorways for Reebok‘s Floatride silhouette. These running shoes are now available in all-white and all-black.

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For anyone who knows me, it’s no surprise I went with the all-whites, although it was a tough call — especially for the fall/winter season. Instead of styling them with workout wear, I decided to pair them with a couple of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe right now: my Monki raincoat and Aritzia camo pants. It’s an outfit I would rock during the day running errands and even at night for certain events.

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Aside from these shoes being versatile for many occasions, one of the features that stood out to me as soon as I slipped the Floatrides on was how comfortable they were. Cushioning without compromise, I definitely will be able to wear them day in and day out.

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