Kushyfoot: a Sporty Girl’s Solution to Overworked Feet

“We’re always designing unique products to assure that Kushyfoot comfort is available for every shoe, leg wear and fashion need. We think our fans and new enthusiasts of the brand will agree we’ve come up with innovative styles that are very much on-trend. Smart leg wear options, with all the benefits of of Kushyfoot technology, are debuting and will be available along with our best-selling classics.”  — Mitch Brown, Kushyfoot President (on the company’s Fall-Winter 2014-2015 line)

Kushyfoot Socks

If you’ve been following this blog over the past several months, you’ve probably noticed that I’m in the process of integrating yoga into my regular exercise routine. In fact, this goal ranks Numero Uno on my New Year’s Resolution list. And, while becoming a dedicated yogi isn’t exactly an overnight transformation, looking suitably “sporty chic” on my yoga mat does ease the process along.

That’s why I swear by Kushyfoot brand. I first discovered this line of footwear about a month ago, and since then, no yoga session — or workout, in general, for that matter — has felt complete without these socks.  They’re functional, breathable, non-restrictive and — yes! — fashionable,  which are the primary selling-points I look for in active wear.  Plus, my 10 little toes appreciate all that cozy comfort!

Kushyfoot offers more than just socks, though. Fitness fanatics and fashionistas alike can confidently rock figure-friendly shaping tights, snuggle up in leopard-print velour slippers, and add pizzazz to any outfit with Flats-to-Go®.

Not only are these products essential additions to any trendy athlete’s wardrobe, they’re also uber affordable. You’ll never pay a cent over $30, and most items cash in at $9.99! Sold yet? Uh huh.

But, while I definitely encourage you to peruse the website’s wide selection of must-have “leg candy,” for the purposes of this blog post, I’ll just focus on Kushyfoot socks.

Because. I. Love. Them.

And, let’s be clear: these ain’t your grandma’s mismatched pair of old, smelly Haines.  

Kushyfoot sells several distinct sock styles, and my feet give them all “10 Toes-Up!” But don’t just take my word alone. Go on, click the following links and have a closer look…

  • Foot Covers: $11.97 — 3 pairs OR $23.97 — 6 pairs; Available in various stylish patterns (e.g. pinstripe, polka dot) and materials (e.g. cotton, lace)

Kushyfoot Foot Covers

  • Yoga Socks: $17.97 — 3 pairs; Features a snug fit, open-toe ventilation and no-slip sole grip, ideal for balance and stability exercises

  • Athletic Socks: $23.97 — 9 pairs; Designed with built-in padding for maximum cushion and support, during both workouts and daily life

Kushyfoot Athletic Socks

Soooo, thinking you should snag some for yourself right about now???

Hmm…I like the way you think!

*Special thanks to Lipton Publicity and, of course, Kushyfoot for sharing these products with me.*

How Dressing Like You Work Out Can Motivate You to Really Work Out

In an effort to fend off a recent writer’s block attack, I asked my sister for some blog post suggestions today, and she immediately quipped: “Your blog’s about fitness, right? You know, I could use a new fitness wardrobe. If I had more exercise clothes, I’d probably exercise all the time. Hey…write about that!”

(Can you tell she works in fashion? No matter the conversation topic, that girl will find any excuse to mention clothes!)

But her idea, nonetheless, struck me as thought-provoking. Does the way people dress impact their level of physical exertion? Just like slipping into a “little black dress” and strappy heels often helps you exude confidence on date night, can Nike gym shorts and a tank with some #Fitspo phrase screen-printed across the chest put you in the mood to sweat? Is getting in shape as simple as getting your “shopper girl” on at Victoria’s Secret?

I took to Google in pursuit of some evidence to support my sister’s theory…

And turns out, it’s entirely plausible.

Women’s Health Magazine published an article on this topic back in 2013 (yeah whatever, so I’m a year behind the curve!), citing a “psychological phenomenon called ‘enclothed cognition,’ which suggests that the clothing a person wears can trigger mental changes that positively affect their performance.”

Basically, the overarching idea is this: if you throw on activewear, you’re more likely to engage in something active. Lacing up sneakers might get you in the jogging mindset. A comfy pair of yoga pants might prompt you to unearth that mat from your closet depths. Even a sports bra might make you feel…well, sporty.

You get the picture.

Look the part. Act the part.

So, why let professional athletes with their Under Armour endorsements or celebs with their fancy-schmancy Lululemon labels have all the fun?! Snag some workout gear-inspired fitspiration for yourself. A few staple items added to your wardrobe may be the kicker that moves you beyond imagining a healthier, stronger, leaner, [insert goal] physique toward actually making it happen.

And there’s no reason to spend a small fortune either. Check out my top 5 picks for athletic apparel on a budget:

  • Fabletics – For all you online shopping fans, this site features designer-quality activewear for an average price of $25-$30.
  • Target – The bulls-eye is trendier than Sears and cheaper than Saks (uhh…duh!), so stock up on activewear starting at $10.
  • H&M – Sweden has answered our call for affordable cutting-edge fashion, and their activewear ranges from under $10-$50.
  • Nordstrom Rack – Those with pricier taste can find name brand activewear (e.g. Nike, The North Face, Zella) starting at $30.
  • Forever 21 – This store is known for low-cost-hot-ticket items, and the activewear doesn’t disappoint with a tag of $10-$20.

Further proof that attitude is all in the outfit…just look at my sista go!

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