Ok, so maybe it’s a little early to start putting together my holiday fitness gear wish list. But honestly, it’s hard not to start eyeballing covet-worthy items when they come along–like these awesome tights from Nike, which have a digital print of the female skeleton on them. How cool are these?
Released yesterday, the tights are designed to show “what women are made of,” and come with a pretty cool message about toughness and the life of an athlete. Here’s part of the statement that came along with the release:
On the outside, she might be the girl next door, but on the inside, her body has survived grueling workouts, often pushing through pain, broken bones, pulled muscles and harsh tears. With images of X-Ray bones digitally printed on the outside, the exclusive print tight gives a glimpse of her inner toughness.
Ok, so the whole “girl next door” thing isn’t super progressive, but I am pretty into this overall idea–and the fact that they’ve designed something for women that doesn’t seem super concerned with being ladylike and pretty.
As I wrote earlier today, female athletes–and, specifically, runners–are expected to get all dolled up, and wear cute, feminine outfits. These tights, though, aren’t pink, sparkly, or even particularly concerned with looking fashionable. They’re just tough. And scientific. And bring awareness to the fact that women aren’t made of sugar and spice, they’re made of tendons, muscles, and bones.
They don’t appear to be available in the Nike store yet, but they definitely will be by the time the holidays roll around. They come in three colors–one of which is “all nude,” which isn’t pictured and I’m not really sure about. There’s also no word on how much they’ll cost–though it’s likely to be outside of my price range, so I guess I’ll just keep gazing at them lovingly.
What do you think? Would you rock these tights? Would they make you feel tough?