Fitness gear worthy of the runway

Strut on the treadmill in style this New York Fashion Week (and beyond).

Any athlete knows that good gear doesn’t stop with the clothes on your back. But the style-savvy amongst us also want a blend: function and fashion. And while athleisure is certainly closing the gap between having to choose between the two, the best fitness accessories are getting a style upgrade as well.

So, if the runway were a treadmill instead of a catwalk, we’re guessing models would consider these six add-ons to any exercise ensemble.

tory sport neoprene messenger, $275

Water-resistant with a leather trim, this neoprene beauty from Tory Burch’s new athletic line was made for your workout—it’s got card slots, bottom straps for a yoga mat, and exterior pockets for water bottles. For a touch of style, there’s a (removable) tassel.
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s’well metallic water bottles, $35

Add serious flair to your hydration with new metallic shades—a major fashion trend—of these beloved bottles. These mini coolers (they'll keep your beverage chilled for 24 hours) have answers for all your water woes. The mouth is big enough to drop in ice cubes (but small enough so you don't spill sipping), they're made from BPA- and toxic-free materials, and they leave the sweat to you: A double wall of insulation means condensation won't soak through your gym bag.
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hickies no-tie shoelaces, $15

Constructed from memory-fit performance elastomer, each pair expands and contracts with every step your foot takes. You can even lace ‘em up according to your activity: regular, tight, or loose—or get a custom fit that’ll match each part of your foot. *Also available at select Equinox Shops.
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violet love headbands, $17

With luxe and durable fabrics, unique prints, and bright colors, Violet Love headbands (find more than 100 to choose from) will pair perfectly with any kind of workout—whether you’re surfing, playing tennis, or simply logging miles on the treadmill. Don’t be fooled by the fun, flirty décor either: Absorbent, stretchy, and super-wicking, they’ll stand up to even the sweatiest of workouts.
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shashi cool feet socks, $16

The exercise sock was once oft forgotten—lost in the laundry or overlooked and thrown on as a necessity. But then comes Shashi’s Cool Feet Socks. With a grip bottom for stability and traction and thin fabric along your toes, those bulky and uncomfortable socks are a problem of the past. The socks come in split toe and regular toe, too, accommodating different types of studio classes from barre to yoga.
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m.z. wallace metro backpack, $245

Bring the backpack back with this quilted and cool option that just happens to be ideal for the gym. Made with durable fabric, and enough room and compartments to store your essentials (pockets, too), it’s sleek enough to go with you from the locker room to the sidewalk and every stop along the way. The best part: two spots for water bottles on either side. *Also available in select Equinox Shops.
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