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The Armoire Assistant: Staying Light for Your Next Flight

Your next training shoe, the New Balance 890 v7, is ready for takeoff!

Lucky number 7 has a whole new meaning with the latest release of the New Balance 890 trainer! Promising the same lightweight feel in every stride while still providing a responsive midsole, their latest version is the ideal option for our weekly speed workouts and for a faster look during your next workout.

Its minimal design in the upper will help you stay light on your feet, while the gussetted tongue will secure your foot so you aren’t fussing over fit on the go. Count on the New Balance 890 v7 to master both the arts of cushioning and responsiveness in the midsole.

Now, how to do these fresh kicks justice from the ground up…step up, Armoire Assistant!

Ready, set…

Asics Men’s Split Short (Limelight)
Asics Men’s Seamless Long-sleeve Texture Top (Camo Green)

Hotter days are upon us, folks, but we all know that those early morning hours promise cooler breezes and a need for some coverage. When you’re edging up to the start line for your next half marathon or just getting in a fast few miles before hitting the books, we recommend you bare all in the bottoms department and layer up up top.

Asics has re-focused their apparel to focus on functionality, which is where this sleek Long-sleeve Seamless Textured Top comes in. With its seamless construction in those high-chafe areas, you’ll be able to move around freely without worrying about those extra seams.

…GO with the flow.

On Men’s Running Pant (Shadow)
New Balance Men’s Ice 2.0 Short-sleeve Top (Black)
Nike Men’s Nathan Bell Jacket (Grey/Black)

That fast pace doesn’t fall off once you leave the track! When you’re hurrying to your next appointment, we’ve got you covered with an equally fast look. On’s Running Pant is designed to keep up with you every season with its lightweight, moisture wicking interior and water-resistant layer above the knee, should you still be fighting off those sweat lines.

Our favorite feature is the mesh panelling at the knee, which makes for easy movement from sitting to standing. We’ve overhead our guests refer to this as their new “plane pant,” as it’s super comfortable, but also fitted and functional for your next workout.

Nike’s newest artist collaboration on the men’s side features Los Angeles-based artist Nathan Bell, who draws inspiration from music, pop culture, vintage graphics, and common stereotypes of the running community. This decorative take on a fashion forward silhouette has a little whimsy to it, with “RUN TO A MAGICAL PLACE” and “COLD AIR WARM LUNGS,” printed on. The crepe-type fabrication helps this piece serve as a nice windbreaker.

Since this look features many shades of grey, breaking it up with one of New Balance’s basics is a good idea. Their Ice 2.0 Tee continues to keep your torso cool while adding a dark color in between the lighter shades. With its subtle perforated exterior, neon bungie clasp in the back to keep your earbuds in place on the go and an athletic cut to fit nicely under any additional layer. But, be sure to take out those earbuds when you’re off catching up with friends (or the infamous Armoire Assistant)…

Fashionable & Fast,

Your Armoire Assistant

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