It would be understandable if Sydney McLaughlin, who won two gold medals and shattered her own world record at the Tokyo Olympics, were tempted to stop for a short while. However, he won’t slow down anytime soon. It seems that McLaughlin has been very busy since wowing the world with her performance at the end of last year.
It’s the first time New Balance and Sydney will collaborate (Sydney is one of the 2021 Changemakers). The collection showcases her transformation from a New Jersey breakout athlete to 2x world record holder and reigning track champion.
It is a dream come true to create my first signature collection with New Balance, with the chance to be involved every step of the way,” McLaughlin said in a press release. “I hope we have inspired others to search inwards and show up as their best selves.”
McLaughlin’s love for design contributes to the collection’s sleek, clean silhouettes, high-tech fabrics (mostly derived from recycled fabrics) and dark, edgy colors that elevate traditional performance apparel to new heights. Her personal motto (“Be the first you”) and subtle design elements like the butterfly symbolizing her evolution as an athlete motivate wearers to be authentic and individual.
In her collection, McLaughlin said, “each piece inspires people to be authentically true to themselves.”.
McLaughlin’s ephemeral pieces are not just for gold medalists — they’re just for being yourself. Below, the best pieces from the New Balance x Sydney Signature Collection, available at New Balance and Amazon today.
Sydney Signature Collection by New Balance: 7 best pieces
Syd Crop Bra — $65.00
This metallic sports bra combines fashion and function. Even during the longest runs, it remains comfortable and in place. The Syd Crop Bra is sure to make a statement on and off the track with its shiny knit fabric, silver elastic waistband, and sparkly details. Gray and black options are available.
Syd 7/8 Tight — $95.00
Leggings look great with a cropped sports bra. In addition to the bra, they’re made from a recycled polyester-spandex blend that keeps everything snug while never limiting movement. Both black and grey options are available.
327 Sneakers — $90.00
Designed with a twist, the New Balance 327 is a classic. On the inner heel, McLaughlin’s motto on the track and beyond, “Be the first you”, is printed in black, white, and olive green.
Syd Jumpsuit — $80.00
Sports bras and leggings aren’t the only thing athleisure is? Check out this stylish silver romper that will look great anywhere you workout. It’s loose around hips and thighs, so it doesn’t limit your range of motion like other jumpsuits.
Syd Warm Up Poncho — $100.00
This colorblocked poncho will keep you cool as you stretch and warm up. This lightweight nylon top has a black body and a metallic silver top. The dress is perfect for the court, the track, and the treadmill. The Syd Warm Up Pant ($70) matches the top perfectly for a medal-worthy look.
FuelCell Propel RMX v2 — $100.00
Taking performance and style to the next level, FuelCell is here in a bold new version. FuelCell’s foam core propels you forward and is lightweight, and it has an ankle support that sits high on your foot. It comes in a minimalist black-and-white colorway with a holographic NB logo on the side.
Syd Crop Jacket — $85.00
This cropped jacket is all you need for that fitted warm-up look. It’s made from the same fabric as the leggings and sports bra and so is lightweight and doesn’t restrict your movement.
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