Posted on Dec 20
New Balance Holiday Gift Guide by Nicole Bush, Brenda Martinez, & Kim Conley
The women of Team New Balance know training, they know racing, and this time of year they know the right gifts to give and even the ones they hope to open (pay attention coach). Here are tips from Nicole Bush, Kim Conley, and Brenda Martinez on the New Balance gifts for this Holiday Season. If you missed round one of advice check this out and enjoy your online shopping.
Nicole Bush (Distance Runner, Team New Balance)
I'm really a fan of giving the Custom 574 . By being able to customize shoes, you're able to give colors and create a theme that feels more meaningful. Green themes for people I met at Michigan State. Purple themes for all things Furman. The coolest part is that they turn them around super fast (I think they're in your hands in a week or so - fast is good).
Another gift I'd love to give it the High Vis. Beacon Jacket . I love the feel of the fabric, the color, and come on.. IT GLOWS IN THE DARK!
Two gifts I would be stoked to receive are: Anything in the Anue line - Specifically the Spree Capri & Fashion Coverup from the casual section. The fit of the pieces and the visual textures (and actual textures) of the fabrics make them both so unique.
Kim Conley (Distance Runner, Team New Balance)
My favorite piece of New Balance apparel ever is the Beacon Jacket , so that is definitely one I would give to friends and family. It is a great, light weight jacket and looks really cool so it's perfect to run in or just wear around town. It's brightly colored and it glows in the dark, so it makes you highly visible both day and night (which again is great for both running and anytime!).
I would also want to give someone the 990 Pinnacle Jacket because it's a really nice, high quality, and an overall warm winter jacket. I especially love that it's made in the USA.
The gift I would most want to receive is the N9 GPS Trainer . It does everything from track your distance and pace on runs, to monitor your heart rate, and even count the calories you've burned. I am a numbers person and a complete running nerd, so the features in this watch would have me excited about analyzing every training session throughout the year.
Brenda Martinez (Middle Distance Runner, Team New Balance)
Gifts for family and friends: the 990 French Terry Pullover and the US 574 shoes shoes. I would give these items to my husband because that is what I'm really going to give him. He can't stop talking about them.
Want more of Team New Balance? Check out the behind the scenes look at the 2013 photo shoot featuring Nicole, Kim, Brenda, and their teammates.