Nike x Undercover Gyakusou Holiday 2014 Collection

Runners are rarely known for their sense of style. A look around at my most recent race yielded a sea of mismatched neon and unflattering silhouettes. Perhaps thats what makes this collaboration between Nike and Jun Takahashi so refreshing. Its clean lines and understated palette give the collection a more sophisticated vibe, while taking into consideration the function and comfort that is so vital to workout gear. My particular favorite is the Men's Utility Long Tights, which eliminate the need for the popular shorts-over-tights combo. 

"Among these critical insights was Takahashi’s desire to run wearing a single bottom layer, instead of in shorts over tights. But he didn’t feel comfortable simply eliminating shorts because he needed pockets to carry his house keys, train pass and small change... A looser fit on top incorporates pockets for the aforementioned essentials and recalls classic sport shorts, while the integrated full-leg coverage of tights provides necessary warmth."

Dear Nike, can we hope for a women's version of these tights as well?

The collection hits NikeLab destinations worldwide and nike.com/nikelab on October 23. To learn more about the collection visit nike.com.

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