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Finish Line + Saucony Winter 2015

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!

For the shoes, my favorite were definitely the Triumph, followed by the Ride, then the Guide. But, not for lack of comfort!

Lucky for you, you can purchase any of these fabulous shoes at Finish Line! Be sure to check out their website, as well as follow them on social media –> Twitter, Instagram.

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?

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    Michelle @ Fit. Flexible. Fabulous.
    February 3, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Those sneaks are pretty! I’ve worn Saucony TRs for the past 8 years (not the same pair, multiple pairs, ha!) and I can’t seem to try anything else…I love them too much!

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    Jessica @Myhealthypassion.com
    February 3, 2015 at 11:14 am

    i LOVE all the colors of these shoes! I have never worn sauconys but I would try them! I didn’t know they have clothes! cute!
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    Kristin @ A Mom on the Run
    February 3, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I’ve been scared of Saucony’s because when I first started running, I ran in a pair (off the rack, not running shoes!) that gave me the worst shin splints! Not at all logical, I know!

    That top is seriously cute, I love it!! I have been looking for short, fitted shorts (similar to what is under the lululemon pacesetter skirt) and can’t find any that don’t ride up. I’ll have to check those out!
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    February 3, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Cute!-I love the shoes colors. Great photos-I need to train my bf to take photos of me in gear/running, haha.
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    February 3, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    How fun!

    I haven’t worn Saucony shoes, but my husband wears them and loves them.

    Love that hoodie. The long sleeves and the neckline are on point.
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    Molly Rose
    February 3, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I prefer Saucony’s for work! I’m in the health field and on my feet all the day long, they are by far the most comfortable! Love both pairs you are sporting. PS- the pic of you stretching your calf in the Ride 7s… awesome, your legs look awesome! Great job to the photog and the model 😉 My dream is to be able to do a post like this! Seriously!
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    Nora @ 2 Generations Running
    February 4, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Beautiful photos! You did great (I always feel super awkward ‘modeling’ too!) 🙂 I’m definitely intrigued by the first Saucony sneakers you tested, I may have to try those on next time i go shoe shopping.
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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    February 4, 2015 at 10:39 am

    These photos are gorgeous! I am so inspired to go take some pictures. You total look model to me. The gear also looks awesome. I want to try those short and capris.
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    February 4, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Love the outfit, esp the shorts.
    My Kinvara 4’s are my racing shoe. I love them. They are showing wear, so I’ll have to replace them later this year.
    Can I also say you’r hair has grown heaps, looking good.

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    Emily @ Sweet Summer Smiles
    February 6, 2015 at 8:28 am

    I am IN LOVE with the dash hoody you are wearing! It’s so cute and sporty at the same time! My very first pair of running shoes were Saucony and I loved them, they were really comfortable and I had them forever! That’s so cool that you got to try out their products! I would love to do something like that in the future!
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