Friday, April 27, 2012


Outdoor Retailer/SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

K SWISS wants to get you fit while looking fabulous...we think, after we previewed a few of the key items from the fitness/training/running lines...and new running shoes too.


 Wide straps ensure that a sports bra does its job in place....

Methyl Blue-wide strap, racerback knit sports bra with contrast piping, poly/spandex

Stretchy, moisture wicking (K Wick Dri), woven in SPF 15-50+  ---the K Swiss performance separates have function fashion perfectly made-with nice touches like ventilating mesh panes where we need it...smooth hand feel...and chafe free construction.

Racerback Shell Tank poly/spandex (*5-keeps the shape)...fitted knit with contrast piping, is flattering and fits, 
in methyl blue/black 

wide strap tank-nice breathable stretch mesh back and side panels ventilates---neat looking graphics

Running skirts-in new lengths...

Retro Hem Skirt™ with built in spandex knit short Methyl Blue + Sulpher Yellow

Cap Sleeve Tee™ keeps sun at bay, fitted knit with breathable stretch mesh panel at center back and under the arms

what we like to run in year round---Cali Capri -17 inch inseam on "S" peer stretch knit, stretch ventilating mesh at back waist

Pacific Pant-fitted with fuller leg for easy movement, power stretch knit

1st Place Full Zip™ -long sleeve, fitted front zip jacket with stitching details and side pockets. poly/spandex---has a retro flavor...and flattering curves too.
seams curved -feminine!

methyl blue print for Racerback Shell Tank-fitted with contrast taping

We remember the 80's ha ha-when K Swiss really ruled the tennis apparel market---and still serves up plenty of cute and functional tennis dresses.

Wide Strap Dress-fitted knit dress with breathable stretch mesh panels at center back and side panels-poly/spandex- built in bra with 2 layers of quick dry fabric at front, brushed elastic and breathable mesh.

Nice-Tri WInd Jacket-men's-old school emblem, fun graphics...$80

Men's apparel and kickers as equally, thoughtfully designed and constructed.

Sideline Anorak™ poly/taffeta , lined with 100% cotton jersey , front kangaroo pocket, elastic waist, a staple-here in slate/black

Performance crew -moisture wicking

K SWISS has a lot of proprietary know how ----all belonging to the Blade-Max™ collection...with various versions for a more stable shoe-or lightweight, neutral versions...all with Guideglide™ dual density construction that's cushioning, and Superfoam™ heel crash pad and footbed
Blade-Max Endure-maximum cushion training shoe, supportive and super breathable Flow Cool System™ upper

synthetic leather mesh upper-Blade-Max Endure™

Blade-Max Trail-seam free and water resistance-with Rock Block Protection Plate™ for bump protection on the trail 

Blade-Light™ Run in new colors. Lightweight synthetic leather uppers, one air mesh for comfort...

Blade-Light Jetsetter™  for women-leather/mesh upper
VERTICAL TUBES CALI-MARI™ -is more of a barefoot style kicker-with a zero-heel lift running experience-with removable sock liner for a massage like stride... (14mm drop from heel to forefoot=low profile)--- but still with shock absorption via Vertical Tubes ™ Technology- a unique design that uses individual vertical pods to provide maximum shock absorption.

TUBES™ RUN 100, stable, flexible. comfortable open mesh upper- and very cool looking

Transition times for triathletes---just go 12.8 seconds faster (T2-we guess)---with the Kwicky QT2™-a light weight trainer/racer-with slide in, easy on off, water resistance but breathable mesh and Seamfree™ technology heat welded seamless upper...with dynamic TPU arch support and 3D medial posting for enhanced stability.

Blade-Light Technology™ cushioning and side drain

Aosta ii® heel outsole and DURAPLUSH™ forefoot outsole