Things a girl can never have enough of: SHOES + Giveaway!

Hey POPsters!

Did you know that at one point my shoe closet was dominated by high heels? And that I had 1 or 2 pairs of sneakers?

Crazy. I know.

Today – it has totally flip-flopped! Ever since I went full time as a fitness instructor, my main kicks are my Nikes. So comfy – so pretty – I can run when I am late – I can go from street to gym like bam – and I can kick someone if I am in danger. You know, all very functional and practical things. Although I love heels, sometimes I wonder why us females put ourselves through the torture!

I mean, heels definitely make your legs look longer and leaner and they make me straighten up and feel all proper when I wear them. I love the look of heels but oh boy, walking in em is cruel…cruel pedi-torture!

Hmmm…that last bit reminded me of something my 7th grade teacher mentioned in history class. I think we were discussing the origins behind female shoes and culture. We first talked about how the Chinese were obsessed with tiny feet that represented lotus. It first started in the palaces and then became a wide spread trend even among peasants. Mothers bound their daughter’s feet hoping for them to marry up in class. Historians say it was also a good way to keep a woman in the house due to handicapped mobility. The teacher then went on to hypothesize that maybe the origin of the modern day high heel was just another way that men could keep women from running away – disguised behind fashion. It’s a pretty feminist statement – I don’t know if it is true or not – but definitely something to think about.

Ah! Anyway. I love my sneakers because I don’t feel restricted. Ever! I can live, work, and play in them! I use them to train and teach. I also use them for running even though some people have suggested that Asics or Mizuno’s may be better for support. My feet feel fine in Nikes, so I stopped looking around.

As you all know I am a huge huge Nike Free Run fan. I only wish my budget allowed me to collect them all! Here’s a tip though. Try going to Nordstrom Rack or the Nike Clearance/Nike Factory store. You can score amazing deals on sneakers there. Usually these babies are around $100-$120 and you can get em for $60 and under at those stores! Totes worth it.

But guess what?

I have a surprise for you!

Umm…wanna win your own pair of CUSTOM-DESIGNED trainers!!!?????

train insane blogilates shoes

That’s my latest baby right there! I just designed it on Nike.com and choose my own colors from the sole to the mesh to the laces…I even got to replace the “Nike” on the tongue with my own words. My right shoe will say TRAIN and the left will say INSANE.

I CANNOT WAIT FOR THESE TO COME OH MY GAHHHHH.

What do you think of the colors? Do you like?

Well, I’ve been listening…and a lot of you POPsters wanted a sneaker giveaway…so here it is! I decided to team up with my friends over at Blood, Sweat & Cheers to make this happen. They run a fun newsletter that tells you all about fitness related activities (races, social events), workouts, music, and the latest in active gear and trendy workout fashion. I’ve signed up and they don’t ever spam me with anything crazy.

Wait. Let me take that back. This was pretty crazy…

reebok-atv-19

 

What. The heck. Is that.

I nearly died when I saw these! Gave me such a good laugh. Apparently these Reebok ATV19+’s  are supposed to mimic the tread of an ATV wheel in form and function. Would I wear them? No. I think I would just fall over. But I do like that I know of their existence :D The design is supposed to help you tread through “urban war zones” and can keep you from rolling your ankle if you’re struggling throughly muddy terrain etc.

Ah! Anyway, let’s get back to this giveaway shall we?

Blood, Sweat & Cheers and I will be picking one lucky POPster to win his/her own pair of fully customizable Nike Frees! And all you have to do is sign up for their free newsletter:

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

That’s it! Then comment below when you’re done just to make sure I have you covered in case anything doesn’t go through! Contest ends 2/27/2013 and is open to U.S. residents only.

Oh and just for kicks (pun intended), here is a rare instance in which heels, fitness, AND fun mix harmoniously:


Have fun! And GOOD LUCK!!

<3 Cassey

Comments

  1. What model of Nikes are those dark blue ones with the pink laces? I love that style, but can’t find it anywhere!

  2. though my sister has loads of pair of shoes but sometime she stills ask us that she needs more pair of shoes

  3. Oops misread the year! Oh well :) thanks anyway

  4. I’ve been in the market for some new babies, so excited to enter your giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity and all that you do!

  5. I’ve subscribed to Blood, Sweat, and Cheers! Yayy! I <3 Nike's :D

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  8. I entered

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  13. i just signed up. woah. it would be great if i could win those. but i am not sure if that giveaway is already closed. is it? xx

  14. I love your colors, can I buy these? please let me know:)

  15. just signed up! :D

  16. Signed up:)

  17. Love all the sneakers in your collection and your custom shoes are very neat. Would love to win. -Desperately need new sneakers :) I recently stumbled across Blogilates and so far I really like it. A pretty good blend of vegan/healthy recipes, work out videos and motivational posts. :) thank you!

  18. sign me up!

  19. Just signed up :)

  20. NIKE was the winged goddess or spirit of victory, both in battle and peaceful competition. Hope i’m victorious here :)!

  21. just signed up! crossing my fingers ;)

  22. all signed up! =)<3

  23. Just signed up! Uber excited- been needing a new pair of shoes for quite some time, but don’t want to spend the money. Thanks for setting up the contest Cassey!

  24. Entered! I have never won anything, this would be so cool

  25. I’m signed up! I love all of your Nike shoes Cassey! All of your colors are gorgeous! What kind are they? (There are so many different Nike shoes!)

  26. Omg so inspiring. I just signed up for the news letter and been doing the workouts since I subscribed!! I really want a good pair of sneakers so if can start running!!!

  27. I signed up! Can’t get enough running shoes, ever!

  28. Yay, I signed up! Thankies

  29. I have been wearing the same sneakers since I was in the 8th grade, and I just graduated college last year. Needless to say I think it is time I upgraded, so I have subscribed. The sad part is the shoes were originally my mom’s. :$

  30. Hey Cassey!

    Would absolutely love to in these. I signed up for the newsletter! Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

  31. Subscribed! Fingers crossed! ^_^

  32. Just signed up! I’m a big fan of Nike Free!

  33. Subscribed :)

  34. I just saw this- dont know how I missed it! I signed up, so excited!
    kendrrat
    kendrrat.blogspot.com

  35. Amber Star says:

    Hi Cassie,
    OhMyGoodness I would love to win some adorbs Nike’s! I would definitely make mine bright aqua or super hot pink! Might have to think of something sassy to put on the tongue. Haha!
    May the odds be EVAH in my favor!
    Love your vids!
    –Amber
    p.s. I sustained a shoulder injury the beginning of January and I’m trying to figure out how to still work out while it’s healing. (I’m in physical therapy and will be for the next couple of months.) I can’t do anything weight-bearing at all (planks, etc.) Any advice?

  36. YAY! I googled a recipe I heard about, the banana and 2 eggs pancakes and your website came up! I love all the workout plans, recipes and meal plans. I’m a dancer learning to workout and eat right. Hope I win the shoes! Being a college student going for a degree in dance I could use any help I can get!

  37. I’m all signed up (:

  38. I currently run in Asics, but I’d love to try some Nikes!! Especially if I get to customize them!! :)))

  39. sevdandroid says:

    I signed up! So exciting!

  40. This is an amazing give away!!!! Hope I win!!

  41. I subscribed! I’ve been on a tennis shoe hunt for ages! This would be awesome!

  42. in it to win it. :)

  43. Hey…Signed up and even started dreaming about the sneakers!! :D

  44. Subscribed! This would be awesome :)

  45. Bree Little says:

    I would love a new pair! ^-^

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