Buying Workout Clothes?

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Buying Workout Clothes?
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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 8:35am

Where do you usually buy your workout clothes? What do you wear to work out? Do you have to try them on?

I've been buying clothes at the aerobics conference I go to every year but didn't go this time. I'm so bored with what I have! For some reason, at DCAC, I don't bat an eye at what I spend and fork over $60 for little cami tops but now that I'm looking online, the prices are getting to me. I don't want $60 tops and capris! At least, not if it's mostly about fashion. I normally wear a workout tank, dressy-ish and tights but also like my capri parachute pants. I think they're Kos.











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Registered: 07-09-2008
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 11:04am

I buy all black bottoms - shorts, bike shorts, capris, and leggings.

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 4:14pm
I've been mail ordering New Balance because I can't find shoes in wide, in the styles I want. Have you ever tried www.NBwebexpress? I like it and order from them mostly. I did find a pair of Ryka's that fit well at DCAC but I'd never order a pair of shoes that weren't in wide. NBWebexpress always has sales, free shipping if you spend over $95, not hard unfortunately.










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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 3:51am

I've been noticing that a lot of the stuff I bought at DCAC in previous years is looking out-of-date and/or ratty. The parachutey capris were really in for a few years at DCAC but now I feel like I look dated in them.

I'm lazy, so lately I've been buying all my workout clothes at Target, specifically leggings and shorts from their activewear department.

I wear regular tee shirts and tanks on top -- by "regular" I mean I didn't buy them for the express purpose of working out in, they are the same tops I wear for casual wear.

I buy my sports bras online wherever I can find "my" bra cheapest at that particular time. I buy fancy running socks from the running store where I bought my running shoes, the rest are also from Target. Sneakers other than running shoes come from DSW, along with most of my other shoes.

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Registered: 07-09-2008
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 8:33am

I don't know if my feet are changing, or what, but I used to buy men's newbalance.

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Registered: 07-09-2008
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 8:36am

I love target!

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 9:31am

I've noticed some of my old tops are too short. I thought they'd shrunk (since I know I didn't get taller) but someone said it's the change in the style over the years. No one ever wore those parachute pants at my gym, even when they were popular so it's not a big deal now that they're not. The standard dress at my gym is t shirt/shorts. I guess it's like you with wearing just every day clothes, t shirt or tanks. I like the parachute pants on days when I don't want to wear tight fitting clothes.

I'm not picky about sports bras and have a few from Costco, Champion--two pack for less than $20 I think. They're spaghetti strap bras which I like. I just need to go shopping.











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Registered: 03-20-2003
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 9:32am
From what I've heard/read, our feet spread with age so they don't change in volume but it all gets flatter and wider. I guess it makes sense. I find that the shoe model makes a big difference. My latest pair of NB were too short.










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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 09-05-2010 - 12:23pm
But foot size also changes with your weight. When I lost weight, I went from being a small 7 to a solid 6.5.
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Registered: 01-29-2010
Mon, 09-06-2010 - 11:38pm
That is suppose to be the fun part of going to the Gym getting cute work out clothes.
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Registered: 03-20-2003
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 7:06am
Interesting. That's never happened to me but it makes sense that it would.










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