Posted on Dec 18

New Balance Holiday Gift Guide by Emma Coburn & Sarah Brown

New Balance Holiday Gift Guide by Emma Coburn & Sarah Brown

Who are Emma Coburn and Sarah Brown? Why should you take their coaching on holiday gift giving? Well its been said, when amazingly talented professional distance and middle distance runners, who happen to be stunning off and on the track who also have a great sense of style, begin to dish out their inside advice on the gifts they're giving and the ones they're hoping Santa brings them, well, you'd be silly to do anything but listen, if not take detailed notes. Here are two of our Team New Balance athletes, Emma and Sarah, and their top picks for New Balance gifts.

Emma Coburn's Gift Giving Guide:

The 990 French Terry Pullover is awesome and makes a great gift. I own it in Navy and it is my favorite sweatshirt. It's an instant classic, its so comfortable, and its made in the USA, so that's another bonus! The men's pullover is great too. Santa may give it to a few my family members this year, shhhh, don't tell.

HKNB Vision Tank is amazing, but I'll admit, I love every piece from the Heidi Klum Collection . I love the cut of the tank top and it's a good gift because it's a pretty forgiving fit. I know a few women in my life who may love these tops as gifts.

I love the classic New Balance shoes and think the Renegade 1300 is perfect. They are a great gift for guys because they are iconic and never go out of style. They come in great colors so there is something every guy would like.

A gift I would love to unwrap would be the HKNB 1600 s because they're are one of my favorite pair shoes. I use them for track sessions, but they would be great for a road race and are also durable enough to run in for an easy day, they are so versatile. They are also cute enough to wear walking around town. I already have a pair but would be thrilled if Santa brought me another.

Sarah Brown's Gift Giving Guide:

My list is pretty simple and I only give items that I truly love. I run in the 880v3 and have fallen in love with their lightweight yet "cloud-like" feel on my feet. This is a pair of shoes that I could give to almost anyone on my list. When people train in them, they fall in love with them.

When it comes to apparel, I love to give the classic stuff. The 990 French Terry Pullover is a look I love for guys. I gave it to my husband and he loves it! Actually, the whole 990 Collection is pretty awesome and several of my family members will be receiving something 990 this year. And who doesn't love that it is made in America!?

I'm hoping to open something like the HKNB Windcheater Anorak Jacket (hint hint). I like the lightweight feel of this jacket and the front pocket is well placed and makes a great place to hold my cellphone after a run and while I do errands around town.

This is Emma & Sarah, and this is Team New Balance behind the scenes...

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