Friday Favorites: APL The Fashionable, Lightweight Running Shoe
Irritation, Stress fractures, and even nerve damage can all be caused by wearing the wrong shoes for your feet, especially during fitness activities. Because we are already putting stress on our bodies during our fitness time, we need to support our bodies in other ways. My current APL shoes give me support, comfort, and style while running or just running around.
Through trial and error, I have learned that going up a size in my fitness shoes keep my feet happy during activities.
APL, Athletic Propulsion Labs®, is a Los Angeles based brand curated by two athletic brothers who wanted to create a lightweight shoe with function and style being parallel in importance.
From slides to sneakers, you can select a shoe based on training, running, or basketball with each shoe geared towards keeping your foot in a positive position and natural motion.
After trying out the Women’s Streamline and Women’s TechLoom Tracer, I see why these shoes are held in stores like Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter. These running shoes are extremely light, sleek, and have great ankle support with its form fitting neoprene tongue. I highly suggest to go a half size up due to the unadjustable elastic laces, to give yourself a healthy amount of room and comfort.
APL footwear is definitely an investment piece worth your time and the experience if you are looking for a comfortable, lightweight shoe for leisure, or fitness.