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Holiday highlights: Dashing surprises for the fastinista

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Make merry this holiday season with Saucony’s fall collection and holiday picks that are sure to inspire your sprint-star to go the distance and reach new heights with pure function and high-fashion.

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Saucony, is the runner-inspired brand that blazes the trail for runners to look and feel good every step of the way. Saucony’s passion for performance and running combined with their commitment to excellence and innovation is the essence of their existence and the purpose for which they strive to create the best running shoes and apparel on the planet.

With the holiday shopping season officially here, it’s time to give the fastinista in your life the following super-performing and stylish surprises that are sure to get her jogging with joy and running with performance and panache:

Women’s Kinvara Drylete Hoody ($85) - treat the runner in your life to this luxuriously long and lean hoody that sports a sleek silhouette for the ultimate in performance and panache. Saucony has managed to mix fun, feminine styling with a fashion-forward appeal and fully-functional features in this haute hoody making it a must-have for all sprint stars and glam-girls on the go. The Women’s Kinvara Drylete Hoody features Saucony’s super-performing DryLete fabric that feels cozy, soft against skin, stretchy and quickly wicks moisture to help maximize runs with exceptional comfort, ease in movability and superior warmth. Plus, it also has fun features that give it sweet style including contrast stitching for a cool pop of color and trendy detail, a hoody with a handy ponytail hole for convenience and chic styling, an edgy off center zipper that seals in the warmth, thumbholes and mitt-cuffs to keep hands snug-as-a-bug and a back-side zip pocket at right-hip to stash away goods. Saucony’s Kinvara Drylete Hoody also gets you “glowing” with 3M™ reflectivity so you stay in the spotlight even under low-light settings. The Women’s Kinvara Drylete Hoody is a gorgeous and graceful hoody that is perfect for wearing alone or as a base layer under a jacket, offering maximum comfort, warmth and breathability with fabulous feminine flair. The Women’s Kinvara Drylete Hoody retails for $85 and is available in Berry Crush / Sipher—a pretty-in-pink shade with yellow stitching as well as Black / Berry Crush, White / ViZiPRO Coral and Stellar / Green Light.

Women's Kinvara Calf Support Tight ($95) - gift your dashing-diva these sleek tights that pack a powerful combination of supreme support and stunning style. Saucony’s Kinvara Calf Support Tight is the go-to running companion that offers the convenience of a top-performing tight along with the cutting-edge design of built-in calf sleeve support for the ultimate in comfort, compression and clever construction. The Women's Kinvara Calf Support Tight is superbly-stylized with the following fab features: a super-soft polyester and spandex fabric blend that’s highly breathable, moisture-wicking, thermo-regulating and supple for unrestricted movement and a comfortable fit that keeps you warm and dry, an adjustable draw cord waistband for a secure and personalized fit, a clever and convenient zip storage pocket at the center back that keeps your essentials safely stored to enjoy hands-free running, strategically-placed high-tech FlexFilm details along the calf area that provide superior support where you need it most to go the distance, gripper elastics at the ankle area that keep the tights in place and prevent them from riding up, and 3M™ reflective piping throughout the legs for maximum visibility and safety for nighttime runs. What’s more, these tights are sleek and sporty offering an ultra-stylish and smooth glove-like fit with two-in-one built-in action so there’s no need to fuss with squeezing in calf sleeves underneath because these tights will keep you supported and comfortable with optimal compression to go the distance. Saucony’s Kinvara Calf Support Tight comes in a variety of colors including Black / ViZiPRO Coral—and is sure to be this season’s must-have “dashing” surprise to gift and receive as well as THE cold-weather running staple and training mainstay for the fastinista.

Women’s Sonic Print Jacket ($100) - give her the gift to brave the elements with bliss like a fierce fashionista with this can’t stop, won’t stop weather warrior. Saucony’s Sonic Print Jacket is an all-weather stunner that repels rain, withstands winds and even takes on the night for top-performing protection against the elements and low-light conditions, all with a gorgeous graphic that keeps you ahead of the pack. This jacket-of-all-trades features a powerful polyester fabric with high-performing DWR coating that endures the elements like a champ to keep you going at super-sonic speeds without weather worries so you stay nice and dry all the way. It also has an easy two-way zipper that glides up and down with a handy and discreet velcro draft flap for a sleek and streamlined style, two generously-sized zippered front pockets to keeps hands warm and to safely story small essentials, a back vent with mesh for maximum comfort, breathability and ease of movement, and reflective detailing throughout the front and backside to stay visible. What’s more, Saucony has attached a rechargeable LED clip-on light for high-performing visibility to keep you extra safe during runs in the wee hours of the morning or late night sprints—just click on the button once to turn on the steady, stay-on light or click it twice to activate its flashing action. Saucony’s Sonic Print Jacket also features a stunning swirly print with bold, beautiful colors that’s sure to brighten the season, making it the on-trend and top-performing contender to face whatever the forecast may be. The Women’s Sonic Print Jacket retails for $100 and is available in an eye-catching coral, yellow and hot pink palette called ViZiPRO Coral / Sipher as well as Phantom / ViZiPRO Coral.

Women’s Guide 7 Shoes ($120) - the running enthusiastic will love this season’s lightest, steadiest and luxuriously cushioned rides that will have her going faster and longer, more powerfully and securely with every step. The Guide 7 is the newest front-runner to Saucony’s functionally forward-thinking flagship shoe which reigns supreme in the stability performance category. This latest dashing design includes a few of the fave features from the previous generation but wins bragging rights for its innovative redesign and midsole makeover. Most noticeably, the Guide 7 wins top honors for its smart switch from a ProGrid midsole to a heel-to-toe PowerGrid midsole which is not only lighter but stronger, helping to take on any surface including tough terrain with ease and supreme cushioning. The Guide 7’s PowerGrid midsole also makes it a top-performing responsive ride that’s matched with a smoother transition with every step thanks to its redesigned outsole that features superfluous yet skillfully-placed deeper flex grooves for a powerfully smooth toe-off and a decoupled SRC crashpad for better support which minimizes impact. The Guide 7’s also have a redesigned upper overlay with stitching that gives feet a secure and snug fit which boosts mobility while reducing unnecessary and unsteady movement in the toe box area for complete control. The interior of the Guide 7’s is supremely plush yet flexible offering the ultimate in comfort while effortlessly cradling feet — every step feels fluid, padded, smooth and secure. The Women’s Guide 7 retails for $120 and comes in Blue / ViZiPINK, Silver / ViZiCORAL / Purple, Gray / Blue / Citron and White / Teal / Citron. It is available in Medium, Wide and Narrow widths. Sizing note: The Medium width seems to run slightly narrow/tighter in the toe box area, for those that prefer a roomier fit or for those with slightly wider feet, opt for the Wide width.

This holiday season, give the gifts of super-performance, lightning-fast luxury and splendid style with Saucony’s holiday highlights that are sure to bring bliss and adrenaline-inducing amazement to the fastinista in your life!

To shop and treat your leading lady to these top-performing picks and to see the entire collection for women and men please visit www.saucony.com.

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Disclosure: Author received product samples solely for the purpose of review, with no monetary compensation to offer a favorable mention. All information provided is for educational purposes only. Author accepts no liability for any loss or damage that may occur from the use of any information or products featured in articles. Opinions expressed are those of the author.

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