I’m so excited to finally share my involvement in this campaign with you!!
Finish Line graciously asked if I would like to try out part of Saucony’s newest Winter running line. Of course I said yes, and was thrilled to be given the opportunity, and as a disclaimer, yes I was compensated. I, along with a handful of other fabulous bloggers, was also given the chance to provide Finish Line with photos of us wearing the clothes and shoes, and had free creative reign on how we wanted to do this. Because I knew I’d have a hard time getting Adam to shoot exactly what I was hoping for, I turned to a good friend from high school back home who is a fantastic photographer, Madi Flournoy. So, one day back in December, Madi and I ventured out to one of my favorite hidden gems in Nashville to shoot a photos. We brainstormed back and forth on the best way to display the product, and what would work best, and I LOVE how they turned out! I think we captured some great photos of some super cute running clothes and shoes!
You’ve probably seen me rave on Instagram about these pieces, and I am still raving about them. The entire outfit has become something I wear regularly to the gym, and I’m beyond impressed with the shoes. I’d never worn Saucony running shoes before, so it’s safe to say they’ve gained a new fan!
I tried my best to act like I knew how to model, but let’s be honest, I am not a natural! Ha! I tried guys, I tried.
Ok so, we started with the Dash Hoody, and the Bullet Capri. This hoody and capri are so comfortable, and I was smitten with the skimming detail on the side of the capris! It adds the perfect touch of “girly.” To go with this outfit, the first shoe I tried was the Triumph ISO.
The Triumph was MADE FOR ME. Oh my goodness. It’s like peanut butter and jelly. Salt and pepper. Hot chocolate and marshmallows. This shoe was for sure my favorite of the three, and I even wore it travelling all weekend at the WDW Marathon. It’s a neutral shoe, very lightweight, has extreme cushioning, and uses ISOFIT to help mold to your foot. Basically it’s a neutral runner’s dream shoe. I absolutely love the way this shoe feels, and I’ve been wearing it constantly to the gym, and to run errands. It almost feels like a minimalist shoe, but with enough support and cushion to actually not fall in that category.
The Bullet Capri is the bomb.com. For reals. I had been wanting a pair of capris with pockets, and these hit the spot! I feel like they are very flattering, thick enough for me to feel secure, and again, the little details on the side are so cute. There is a zip pocket on the back waistband, and on both hips there are two open stretch pockets – perfect for stashing headphones!
Next, I tried the Ride 7.
How cute is the neon yellow with the purple? The Ride is also a neutral shoe, but it’s built quite a built sturdier than the Triumph. It’s also very comfortable, though stiffer. It’s definitely a shoe I would consider running long distances, because I tend to prefer long races in shoes that are a little more butch, if that makes sense.
The Ride features Powergrid technology, and Injection Blown Rubber. From Saucony, “Powergrid provides 20% more cushioning than standard midsoles.”
Ok now finally the Dash Hoody. It’s slim fitting, thin but warm, has monkey holes, and a side zipper by the hoody on the shoulder. I love the look that this hoody has, and appreciate the slightly longer fit, as well as the longer fit of the sleeves on the hands. There’s also a zip packet on the lower side, perfect for quickly stashing your phone or id! The two-tone grey helps give it the appearance of a casual sweatshirt, and I think it could be flattering on just about anyone! It’s by far my new favorite running top! Oh! And I almost forgot. On the back of the hood is a hole for your ponytail! They literally thought of everything.
Next, the Bullet Short.
I don’t typically wear short spandex shorts when I run, but when I do, they have to be two things: 1. long enough to not make me feel like a hootchy mama, and 2. tight enough to not ride up gradually as I run. These shorts accomplish both! Success!
They also have the same skimming detail as the capri. They were comfortable, thick enough to feel flattering, and they fit securely. The last thing you want on a run is your shorts riding up where they shouldn’t, and these feel plenty tight on the leg!
The third shoe is the Guide 8.
The Guide is, what it sounds like, a guidance shoe. It’s got enough stability built in for a mild pronator, and features Saucony’s Powergrid technology, and Injection Blown Rubber for added durability, similar to the Ride.
It’s comfortable, but probably not a shoe I would run in regularly, but that’s just me!
Lastly, the Velocity Short Sleeve.
This top is your basic short sleeve top, but what impressed me most was the fit. It’s a size small, and I love love loved that it was still loose enough to be flattering, and isn’t overly tight. I can’t stand when running tops fit like a size smaller than they should, and they end up riding up when I run. Thankfully, I think Saucony hit the nail on the head with the fit of this shirt. It’s like the perfect crew-neck short sleeve top. It’s moisture wicking, and feels like a go-to layering piece.
Basically, I have been secretly crushing on Saucony since I got the product in December, and I’m so glad I could finally share it with all of you! Every piece felt like it was made with high quality, durable materials, and I would definitely recommend the full outfit!
Have you worn Saucony shoes before? What about their clothes? Which part of the outfit do you like the best? Which shoes would you like to try?