Gone were the days that sports and fashion were two worlds apart–that “designer” and “leggings” can’t go alongside each other. Either fashion is continuously evolving through time or it is the annual glut of New Year’s resolutions to hit the gym on a regular basis. Because this month you can see more runners dressed in sporty leggings, cool sweatshirts and brightly coloured trainers almost everywhere. Be it on a daily run or in the line for morning coffee, they are rocking this athleisure trend like a real champion.
One of the basic reasons for the massive popularity of the athleisure boom nowadays is it does fill a gap in the market place, where gear that was functional wasn’t particularly stylish or clothing that is trendy but not entirely useful. This relaxed standard of clothing has been largely driven mostly by millennials.
Apart from using running tights as fashion statement, there are also some obvious benefits that comes with it. Leg warmers keeps you thermally balanced and can pull double duty by protecting the skin on your legs from the piercing sun or the whipping wind, adding an extra layer on your legs won’t hurt. Especially for avid runners who hit the pavement regardless of the weather, running tights are the ideal way to protect the skin without compromising the workout gear.
Not only that, running tights are not exclusive for women’s use only, it can also be worn by men. Since the late 19th century, soldiers of various nations often wore leggings to protect their lower leg and to provide a measure of ankle support. Until today, these leggings gives the same amount of support, protection and coverage needed, may it be for men or women.
That’s why right on this page we round up your choices of 12 running tights that gives your legs a warm huggable wrap.
Puma Clash Tight – RM219.00
- dryCELL designation for moisture-wicking properties
- Waistband made with power mesh for flattering fit and stomach support
- Internal storage pocket to hold your keys, plus diagonal colorblocking and a graphic print throughout
- Elastic closure with stylish design
- dryCELL technology to keep you cool and dry during exercise
- Strategically placed mesh inserts for improved air circulation at critical heat zones
- Articulated knees for flexibility and freedom of movement
- Flat lock stitching for less friction and higher comfort
- Reflective logo for enhanced visibility in low light conditions
- Sweat-wicking Luxtreme® fabric is four-way stretch, cool to the touch and fits like a second skin for low friction performance
- Full on Luxtreme fabric back panel for extra coverage
- Added Lycra for stretch and shape retention
- Mesh panels at the back of the knees for added ventilation
- Chafe-resistant flat seams with signature pockets in the waistband
“Flatters our figure with great fit and shape retention. The tightness though won’t let us chaffing at our knees”
- Full-On Luxtreme fabric’s interlock construction offers great support and coverage with a smooth feel
- Lightweight, sweat-wicking and quick drying mesh fabric panel at the back of the knees
- Added Lycra fibre ensures better shape retention and long-lasting comfort
- Reflective details help keep you on the radar
- Side pockets on each thigh with two small front slip pockets on each side of the hips and two slip pockets at the back with centred ruching
“The fit is perfect, tight but very flexible as we bend! Mesh panels at the back helps a lot for breathability.”
- Sweat-wicking four-way stretch Full-On® Luxtreme fabric
- Added LYCRA® fibre for great shape retention
- High rise with hugged sensation that supports your powerhouse muscle
- Compressive waistband helps pants stay in place
- Secure pockets on the waistband and back to store your essentials
“These bottoms provide us a locked-and-loaded support through a compressive waistband which holds everything in place.”
- Mid-calf length that will make a versatile addition to your workout wardrobe
- High yoga waistband that will stay firmly put, even in inverted poses
- Soft flatlock seams that are gentle on the skin
- Pocket in the side seam will keep your stuff safe
- Geo floral prints on the side legs are flattered by feminine crossed bindings on the ankles
“The material is soft to touch, feels like a second skin and delivers the coverage we want.”