Fantasy Fitness Fashion: Nike Leggings - Flecks of Lex

Box1

Box1
Featured Product

Box2

Box2
Latest Race Recap

Box3

Box3
Recipes

Fantasy Fitness Fashion: Nike Leggings

Now that I'm starting to slim down again, I've started getting into leggings. Unfortunately, leggings just seem absurdly overpriced with most brands. I don't get it! Nevertheless, just because I'm not ballin' doesn't mean I can't dream, right?

Earlier this week, I was scrolling through my bloglovin' feed, and came across this killer upper body workout from Nicole over at Pumps and Iron. Now, I acknowledge that I should've just paid attention to the workout (and probably should've actually attempted the workout), but I can't deny that I didn't. Instead, I became fascinated by the leggings she was wearing, and thus, down the rabbit hole I went...




(Climbing onto soapbox...) I very, very rarely buy Nike brand anything, I must admit. I've been this way since the 90s, when Nike was constantly in the news for their sweatshops and other poor labor practices. I always felt icky about it, though my attitude has changed quite a bit over the last two decades. I did end up buying a nice zip-up hoodie from them back in December of this year, because I do believe that they are putting a lot of work into correcting these practices, and have really turned the company around. The reality, though, is that they're still way too expensive for my taste. There's a Nike outlet at a nearby mall, and sometimes I will find something reasonably priced, but it's not terribly common. ::Sigh:: I guess I'll just have to stick to fantasizing about their badass active wear. (Climbing back down to solid ground...)

I absolutely LOVE these leggings:

Nike Legend 2.0 Tight Print Leggings, $75 on nike.com
(Source)

They're so fun! Plus, the darkest part of the print is in the butt and thighs, so I wouldn't look like I was part of a Magic Eye book where the hidden image is a gigantic rear end. Fun! I'm still nervous about wearing funky prints on the bottom since I've got a big butt and I cannot lie, but my shrinking waistline has made me less self-conscious about it.

While I love full-length leggings, I'm also digging on some of the cropped leggings. These yellow, cropped, compression leggings are pretty cool. I like compression leggings because they seem to hold things in place better, and I don't usually have to deal with pulling them up every five seconds, or Drooping Legging Crotch Syndrome.

I also really like these, which I've actually seen in stores:

Nike Pro Printed Hyperwarm 2, $65 on nike.com
(Source)

I never had the courage to try them on before, but I just might have to the next time I'm in a store that carries them, you know, for science.

Have you ever tried Nike leggings? Which brand makes your favorite leggings? Do you like prints or solid colors?

No comments

Back to Top