FinishLine » Under Armour http://blog.finishline.com Finish Line's Blog Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:25:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 LeBron 12 “Instinct”, Curry ClutchFit, adidas Tubular, and More on the Heat Check http://blog.finishline.com/2014/11/20/lebron-12-instinct-curry-clutchfit-adidas-tubular-and-more-on-the-heat-check/ http://blog.finishline.com/2014/11/20/lebron-12-instinct-curry-clutchfit-adidas-tubular-and-more-on-the-heat-check/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:14:21 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=35982 Nike Basketball drops the LeBron 12 Instinct, Under Armour rocks a special colorway on the Clutchfit Drive for Steph Curry, adidas goes Tubular and more on the latest episode of the Heat Check with Jacques Slade.

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Jacques Slade is Director/Producer/Host of This Week in Sneaks, a contributor to Complex Sneakers, and is a YouTube Expert with a special concentration in Sneakers. Give him a follow on TwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

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12 Days of Wish List: Day 8 with @BULL1TRC http://blog.finishline.com/2014/11/20/12-days-of-wish-list-day-8-with-bull1trc/ http://blog.finishline.com/2014/11/20/12-days-of-wish-list-day-8-with-bull1trc/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:23:20 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=35893 12Wish_Day8

If you are following Finish Line on social, you probably noticed a few familiar faces on the regular. Finish Line has teamed up with numerous taste makers so you can see how people, like you, really feel about our sneakers and apparel—no gimmicks. Each day for the next 12 days, we will be featuring a Wish List from one of these guys or girls so you can be nice and buy them something … Or just steal their ideas and put it on your own Wish List.

Christian is new the Finish Line Fam and has already been making waves by putting out premium style content that the every day guy can relate to. The Virginia Beach native has that natural cool synonymous with the area and continues to blow up on Youtube. Make sure you keep it locked as Christian has only just begun.

1. Nike AW77 Cuff Fleece Pants

Christian says: “Cozy, very cozy. I went with the AW77 pants because I can wear these things anywhere and still look fashionable.”

2. Nike Zoom Hypercross TR Training Shoes

Christian says: “I went with the new Zoom Hypercross for the comfort and the loud colorway. The Zoom units make this shoe unbelievably comfortable, and the clear sole is just an added bonus.”

3. Nike Futura Tech T-Shirt

Christian says: “Clean grey/white contrasting tee goes great with the fit. Something different than your average Nike tee.”

4. Nike Tech Fleece Windrunner Full-Zip Jacket

Christian says: “A Tech Fleece Jacket … Need I say more? Imagine having a jacket made of Tech Fleece pants, yeah.”

5. The North Face ETip Gloves

Christian says: “With my newest iPhone grab, I definitely need these for the winter. The ETip gloves are a necessity for any touch-screen phone owner.”

 

Make sure to stay locked to The Finish Line Blog for more Wish Lists. Browse all the picks here.

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The Best Sneakers Worn at Finish Line This Week http://blog.finishline.com/2014/11/15/the-best-sneakers-worn-at-finish-line-this-week-3/ http://blog.finishline.com/2014/11/15/the-best-sneakers-worn-at-finish-line-this-week-3/#comments Sat, 15 Nov 2014 14:25:16 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=35731 Yep we live it, live it — Kid Cudi

It would be a bit hypocritical for us to expect you to buy our kicks if our sneakerologists weren’t deep in the culture. Finish Line employees, from managers for store associates, all over break out heat every day, and the suits at corporate aren’t too bad themselves.

Each week we will have a round-up of what’s on our feet. Don’t hesitate to reach out to anyone on the list to find out how you can grab the kicks you see. Make sure to tag @FinishLine and use the hashtag #FNLfam with your social media sneaker stunting for a chance to be featured.

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5-Step Workout While You Cook (BONUS: Holiday Appetizer Recipe) http://blog.finishline.com/2014/11/14/5-step-workout-while-you-cook-bonus-holiday-appetizer-recipe/ http://blog.finishline.com/2014/11/14/5-step-workout-while-you-cook-bonus-holiday-appetizer-recipe/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:00:55 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=35674 The holidays are always filled with food, family, friends, and fun. Buuut it’s easy to forget about fitness, and we tend to care more about indulging in delicious goodies and less about what it is doing to our waist line. So, here I have created a fun and easy workout to do as you follow my recipe for a delicious and nutritious holiday appetizer! Once you’re finished with the app, you will have completed a full body circuit, and you’ll have yummy loaded sweet potato bites to serve up to guests or personally chow down!

5-STEP WORKOUT

1. Counter Top Push Ups

Counter Top Push Ups with @FitWithMeShelby

A Place your hands on your kitchen counter top, palms should be hanging off to reduce stress placed on your wrists. B Stand a few feet back from the counter so your body is angled toward it. C Bend your elbows and bring your chest to the surface, then back up for one push up.

Quantity: 10 pushups before Cooking Steps 1, 3, and 5 below

2. Oven Check Squats 

Oven Check Squats with @FitWithMeShelby

Oven Check Squats with @FitWithMeShelby

A Stand an arms-distance from your oven with arms in front of you and feet shoulder-width apart. B Sit your butt back into a squat until your legs make a 90-degree angle at your knees, and then stand back up. You can use the height of the oven handle to guide you.

Quantity: 10 squats before each time you open the oven

3. One Leg Balance

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Balance on one foot with the opposite leg parallel to the ground.

Quantity: 1 minute per side while you cook the sausage

4. Blender Dancer Pose

Blender Warrior Pose with @FitWithMeShelby

Blender Dancer Pose with @FitWithMeShelby

Lift your foot toward your butt, and hold it with your hand on the corresponding side. Gently kick your knee back and open your body and far as you can.

Quantity: 30 seconds on each side as you blend the salsa

5. Cool Down Step Ups

Cool Down Step Up With @FitWithMeShelby

Cool Down Step Up With @FitWithMeShelby

A Find a stool or something you can step up onto. B Place one foot up on the step. C Bring the opposite foot up, the other back down. D Repeat using the opposite foot to start.

Quantity: 2 minutes while the sweet potatoes cool down

Alright, now you have the moves. Let’s cook!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large sweet potato
  • 1 6oz Container of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Package of Chorizo sausage (*scallions make a great vegetarian alternative, slice the light green part and leave raw)
  • Salsa:
    • 1 Fresh jalapeno pepper
      • Remove all seeds for a mild salsa. The more that you keep, the hotter it will be
    • 1 Anaheim pepper, whole
    • 6-8 Fresh Tomatillos, peeled and washed
    • ½ Small white onion
    • ½ Head of garlic
    • Juice from 1 lime
    • Salt to taste

Step 1

Step 1 Cookoff with @FitWithMeShelby

Step 1 Cookoff with @FitWithMeShelby

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice your sweet potato into 1/8’ rounds.

Step 2

Step Two Cookoff with @FitWithMeShelby

Step Two Cookoff with @FitWithMeShelby

Place the round potatoes, single layer, on a baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 25 minute or until golden brown, flipping halfway through.

Step 3

Step 3 Cookoff with @FitWithMeShelby

Step 3 Cookoff with @FitWithMeShelby

Begin cooking your Chorizo on medium heat.

Step 4

Ingredients in Blender with @FitWithMeShelby

Ingredients in Blender with @FitWithMeShelby

While that cooks, Place all salsa ingredients into a blender or food processor.

STEP 5

Blend 2

Blend until ingredients are at desired salsa consistency.

STEP 6

Take sweet potatoes out to cool.

STEP 7

Top With Yogurt

Top the sweet potatoes with Greek yogurt.

STEP 8

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Next is sausage to place on top!

STEP 9

Step 9 Cookoff with @FitWithMeShelby

Step 9 Cookoff with @FitWithMeShelby

Finish with salsa, and then devour!

 

Hope ya enjoyed this workout-cookout! Take photos when you try it out, and be sure to post them using #FNLfit! Happy holidays!

P.S. – I’m all about staying cozy at home, and I love the tie-up shirt trend. To get this same look, follow these links:

Music cred: Ananda. Photo cred: Chandler Kim.

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Under Armour Micro G Clutchfit Drive “Curry” http://blog.finishline.com/2014/11/10/under-armour-micro-g-clutchfit-drive-curry/ http://blog.finishline.com/2014/11/10/under-armour-micro-g-clutchfit-drive-curry/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:53:47 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=35429 Click to view slideshow.

Unless you’ve managed to miss every NBA highlight this season, you’ve probably noticed that the Golden State Warriors are on fire right now. One of the biggest reasons for their hot start is the play of their floor general, Stephen Curry.

Widely regarded as the best shooter in the league, Steph has been torching anyone who dares to try to defend him. If you look away from his perfect shooting stroke for a second, then you’ll notice that he has Under Armour on his feet. Yes, the same Under Armour who almost landed Kevin Durant this year. That would have been a big move for them, but something is telling me that they are feeling pretty good about having one half of the “Splash Brothers” as the face of their brand right now.

The Under Armour Micro G Clutchfit Drive basketball shoes have Micro G foam in the midsole for just the right amount of cushioning as well as UA’s respected ClutchFit technology for a flexible second skin-like feel. Will they make you shoot the lights out like Stephen Curry? I can’t promise that, but I can guarantee that these are one great bang for your buck.

Check out these Under Armour Micro G Clutchfit Drive “Curry” PEs and other colorways available now at FinishLine.com.

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Air Jordan 1 High, d rose 5 Home, ClutchFit Drive “Veterans Day” and More on the Heat Check http://blog.finishline.com/2014/11/06/air-jordan-1-high-d-rose-5-home-clutchfit-drive-veterans-day-and-more-on-the-heat-check/ http://blog.finishline.com/2014/11/06/air-jordan-1-high-d-rose-5-home-clutchfit-drive-veterans-day-and-more-on-the-heat-check/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 18:13:02 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=35341 The Jordan 1 High returns in OG form, the d rose 5 goes Home, Under Armour hooks up Steph Curry with a new ClutchFit Drive, and more on the latest episode of the Heat Check with Jacques Slade.

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Jordan CP3.VIII Performance Review

d rose 5 Performance Review

Previous Heat Checks:

Jacques Slade is Director/Producer/Host of This Week in Sneaks, a contributor to Complex Sneakers, and is a YouTube Expert with a special concentration in Sneakers. Give him a follow on TwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

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The Best Sneakers Worn at Finish Line This Week http://blog.finishline.com/2014/10/31/the-best-sneakers-worn-at-finish-line-this-week/ http://blog.finishline.com/2014/10/31/the-best-sneakers-worn-at-finish-line-this-week/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:49:32 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=35101 Yep we live it, live it — Kid Cudi

It would be a bit hypocritical for us to expect you to buy our kicks if our sneakerologists weren’t deep in the culture. Finish Line employees, from managers for store associates, all over break out heat every day, and the suits at corporate aren’t too bad themselves.

Each week we will have a round-up of what’s on our feet. Don’t hesitate to reach out to anyone on the list to find out how you can grab the kicks you see. Make sure to tag @FinishLine and use the hashtag #FNLfam with your social media sneaker stunting for a chance to be featured.

#flyknits and #techfleece @teamroshe #wdywt #randomyarn #roshe #outfitfromabove

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B & B. #FNLfam #JordanFridays

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Yeezus.. #Nike #RosheRun #Mint #FB #Yeezy #FNLfam #WDYWT #WearYourKicks #Finishline #IgSneakerCommunity #DayOff

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Free 5.0 Flash Shield Pack #FNLFam #PlayInPink

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LeBron 12, Reebok Question, UA ClutchFit Drive, and More – The Heat Check http://blog.finishline.com/2014/10/30/lebron-12-reebok-question-ua-clutchfit-drive-and-more-the-heat-check/ http://blog.finishline.com/2014/10/30/lebron-12-reebok-question-ua-clutchfit-drive-and-more-the-heat-check/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:45:51 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=35097

From the LeBron 12 Heart of a Lion, to Reebok’s collaboration with Stash on the Reebok Question, the Under Armour Clutchfit Drive and more on the latest episode of the Heat Check from Finish Line.

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Previous Heat Checks:

Jacques Slade is Director/Producer/Host of This Week in Sneaks, a contributor to Complex Sneakers, and is a YouTube Expert with a special concentration in Sneakers. Give him a follow on TwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

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Men’s Fall Running Style Guide By Urban Street Runners & Pavement Runner http://blog.finishline.com/2014/10/24/mens-fall-running-style-guide-by-urban-street-runners-pavement-runner/ http://blog.finishline.com/2014/10/24/mens-fall-running-style-guide-by-urban-street-runners-pavement-runner/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:23:16 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=34718 From the adidas Springblade to the Nike Air Pegasus 31 to the Under Armour SpeedForm Apollo, here are three running looks based off around a few of our favorite shoes this season from our friends at Urban Street Runners and PavementRunner. Check it out below to see what the have to say about these pieces, and give your sprint some style this fall.

Aaron Fiallos

Twitter: @AaronFiallos

Instagram: @AaronFiallos/@UrbanStreetRunners

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[Shoe: adidas Springblade Drive, Hoodie: adidas Everyday Full-Zip, Pants: adidas Slim 3 Stripes Sweatpants]

When it comes to the clothes I wear when I run, I go for how I look and how comfortable the products are. I don’t like to have anything that restricts the natural motion of my body, or anything that weighs me down.

The Everyday Hoodie is one that I can wear not when I run, but also when going out to a casual environment. I like the colorway and the fact that it has a zipper that goes all the way down.

For the running pants, even though they looked like a tight fit, it didn’t constrict my running. They kept me warm in the cold weather, and my legs felt like they could still breath.

The adidas Springblades are something different, and I wanted to see how the blades would feel when I run. They felt great! I liked that the blades provide a resistance, so the impact of my foot hitting the ground doesn’t feel like its hurting my knees. I am now a believer in the blades.

Joe Spell

Instagram: @JSpell4/@UrbanStreetRunners

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[Shoe: Nike Air Pegasus 31, Long Sleeve: Nike Dri-FIT Touch, Tights: Nike Pro Combat Core Compression 3/4″]

One of my favorite looks for the fall season includes the Volt Nike Dri-Fit Touch Long Sleeve Hoodie with the Black Nike Pro Combat Core Compression 3/4″ Pants and the Nike Pegasus 31. The dri-FIT long sleeve is comfortable and keeps me warm during training in the cooler months and the Combat Core compression pants I love because of the comfort. Not only do they give you that free feeling while running, but they breathe well, and it’s important to feel unrestricted while training.

The Nike Pegasus 31 are currently my favorite running shoes. Whether it’s sprinting or long distance running, these are clutch in all forms of training. Theses shoes are amazingly comfortable with the Nike Zoom technology, and they provide great support for my ankles making me feel confident to push hard during my training. They also provide great traction on and off road.

This fall ensemble is an all around 10 in my book from looks to performance, I’d recommend this gear to anyone.

Brian Kelley

Twitter: @PavementRunner

Instagram: @PavementRunner

Website: PavementRunner.com 

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[Shoes: Under Armour SpeedForm Apollo, Hoodie: Under Armour Hard Work Big Logo, Shorts: Under Armour Buckwyldn]

It can get cold pretty quickly in San Francisco. Staying warm post-workout is important, and making sure that I have a hoodie or jacket in the car is essential. The Under Armour hoodie was a perfect example of something that I can keep in my car and wear after a long run. Having the huge UA logo across the chest gives you that extra boost of confidence, and the detail in the material, especially inside the hood, gives it a fashionable touch.

The Speedform Apollo shoes are super light and perfect for doing speed work and/or plyometric workouts. When you are doing box jumps or stair workouts, having a shoe that is a couple ounces lighter can help your feet move quicker and allow you to build strength in your lower body from your first set to your last.

These outfits and more available at FinishLine.com

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The Latest and Greatest On-Court Basketball Sneakers http://blog.finishline.com/2014/10/10/the-latest-and-greatest-on-court-basketball-sneakers/ http://blog.finishline.com/2014/10/10/the-latest-and-greatest-on-court-basketball-sneakers/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:47:49 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=33801 Click to view slideshow.

NBA Training Camps have kicked off, Midnight Madness is around the corner, and school leagues are close to tip-off as well. With a new season approaching, it’s only right you start doing your research to find out which kicks you’re going to be hooping in this year.

Technology continues to be king, with brands investing in supreme cushioning and comfort without sacrificing style so you can look fresh on the floor.

Need a full breakdown of the top models? Hit up our Youtube channel to see reviews by experts like Nightwing and KickGenius, or enjoy our on-foot shots in the gallery above.

Choose wisely.

No matter your position or style on the court, we got you. Pick up your basketball kicks here with sizes running up all the way to 18s.

 

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