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These $44 Nikes Are The Best Cheap Workout Sneakers–Ever

Last week my doctor told me I need to start exercising. Instead of whining and complaining, I took this as an opportunity to treat myself. If I was going to be torturing myself running for 30-40 minutes every day, might as well get the joy of buying cute workout gear, right? My first purchase was a pair of Nike Revolution 2 sneakers ($44) and after just one week I'm in love. No, honestly--they're so amazing, I bought two additional pairs! Now before you judge me for spending a fortune, here's the really amazing news. These sneakers are less than $50! Yes, for real. Insanely comfortable and lightweight Nike sneakers for just $44! Price aside, these are seriously legit running sneakers. My feet are not at all sore after 2 miles on the treadmill and they look amazing on your feet. Don't just take my word for it, though. Google around the Web and you won't be able to find these sneakers rated below 4 stars anywhere. They're just that good. And the price! SHOP THE NIKE REVOLUTION 2 SNEAKERS NOW! PS: If you don't love the color combo above, no worries. These kicks come in TONS of other colors. Be sure to check out Loeffler Randall's fall sale and The Outnet's cute makeup bags.

I Don’t Believe In Expensive Workout Gear: How I Get Nike For $33 & More Great Finds

I don't believe in expensive workout gear. Sure, it would be nice to ball out on some Lululemon like Kimmy K, but even so, I just don't think it makes sense to spend a ton on things that get sweaty and gross. Now that I actually (kinda, sorta) enjoy working out, I made it my mission to learn everything there is to know about cheap exercise gear. It's easy to waltz into a Target or Walmart and buy whatever is on the racks--but that's not how you're going to find items that don't wear out after one spin class. You need to look for the right signs, like sports bras with a compression fit or moisture-wicking leggings. The brands I've found that do this best are Express, C9 By Champion and Forever 21. I have yet to try Old Navy activewear, but it looks promising. If you must to splurge on some fancy workout gear, the item you should do it on is sneakers, for sure. Even though you are supposed to replace them every 200 miles or so (yes, really), it is worth it to go for the pair that might be more expensive, but will prevent injuries. Medical bills > $100 kicks! However, there is a way around this and that is shopping on sites like 6PM and Kohl's. They sell marked down Nike clothes and shoes, with some sneakers going for half the price! So, now that you know some more about navigating the world of cheap workout gear, click the slideshow to shop our picks of sports bras, tanks, leggings, sneakers, sweatshirts and socks. Let us know in the comments below what your go-to workout gear brand is! Don't forget to check out: Aldo's 50% off sale, trench coats for spring and the best hair removal products  

Kate Hudson’s New Workout Line Is For ‘Women Of All Shapes And Sizes’

Did Kate Hudson’s stint as Miss July in Glee make you wish you had her killer bod? Well now you can (or at least you can try) with her new line of fun and affordable gym gear, Fabletics. Soon to be available October 1st on Fabletics.com, the line is designed for the money-conscious shopper that likes to work out in style. As part of her collaboration with the JustFab brand, Hudson tells People that she’s most excited about the line being available to everyone. Even though it was hard for her to design pieces for all body types, she says, “The whole Fabletics team shares this great sense of pride and accomplishment in the fact that we can create pieces and outfits that women of all shapes and sizes can feel great wearing.” Who knew that Hudson could sell workout gear and life coaching all in one? And here’s an even bigger bonus: you can become a VIP member and get a full outfit for just $49.95. Just take a short quiz to sign up, and then you're ready to shop. For more celebrity news, check out Mariah’s O.P.I. holiday polish, celebrity Instagrams from Labor Day Weekend, Christian Siriano’s new beauty line [Photo Credit: Splash News]

Nike And Champion Introduce Shapewear-Inspired Workout Pants: Because Everyone Wants To Look Hot Mid-Workout

From Left: the updated Nike Legend pants, and Champion's Absolute Workout Pants While slimming pants and leggings have already been popularized by brands like Lisse and Skineez, only recently have major athletic brands jumped on the shapewear bandwagon. Last week, I got a sneak peek of the "Nike Legend Pants" at the Nike Women's Press Preview and was impressed by how much thought went into their new design. With a new "powermesh" panel around the waist that sucks in the gut, pant seams that have been adjusted to contour the line of the leg, and a higher rise in the back to prevent slippage, they've essentially been sartorially engineered to make you look hot. But Nike isn't the only mainstream active wear brand to concern themselves with slimming technology: Champion also makes workout pants (like the ones above, right) that "skim your hips, follow your curves, and streamline your silhouette," according to their product description. Although the Nike pants are not yet out in stores, check out Champion's version and other shaping active wear picks below: (more…)

Blog Roundup: Heard Around The Web This Week

Keep your resolution (or just look even cuter at the gym) with cheap workout gear for under $30. It'll make you actually WANT to go the gym. It's Razzie time! Allie is Wired has the best of the worst movies of the year. If you've got things to do, like Bag Snob, and cannot be slowed down with a heavy load on your arm, then the Crossbody can be your new best friend! This Instant Depuffing Roll-On Gel at Beauty Snob is awesome because you can apply the gel without your fingertips irritating that sensitive region. Coquette heralds the return of the poncho and celebrates it's new modern look. Win at pair of Tory Burch Travel Socks from The Jet Set Girls! KRISTOPHER DUKES is wanting Hermès “So Black” Kelly Double Tour Bracelet. Manolo says, the Snooki, she is not just the lady-creature, she is also now the published author person! Second City Style editors share their fashion predictions for 2011. Shopping and Info loves these chic Donna Karan flat black boots on sale for 60% off. Are you bored with your winter wardrobe already? StyleBakery has some ideas to perk it up The Beauty Stop has the beauty hits and misses from the 2011 People's Choice Awards. The Shoe Goddess gets a sneak peek at the Walter Steiger Spring 2011 Collection!

Taste Test: Which Pair Of Yoga Pants Won’t Give Your Wallet A Workout?

Take more taste tests to challenge your fashion know-how, then check out our guide to cheap workout gear and the best sports bras to get your spring fitness routine started without spending more than your gym membership. See all of our sales and deals for the best prices on everything.

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