The following note is a response from the author of the “Women’s Running Apparel Fashion Faux Pas” post.
Hello, Running Warehouse customers, loyal blog followers, and passionate runners,
As I sit here at my desk, wearing polka dotted Nike Pro shorts (because, I’m sorry, they’re way too cute) and an off-white cotton (GASP) t-shirt before my workout (in which I will most definitely be wearing my make up), I want everyone to know a few things.
First of all, none of us are immune to these “faux pas”. In fact, as I glance around the office here at Running Warehouse, I see many “violations”. But who cares!? None of us do.
Secondly, Running Warehouse is all about running, and getting you running in whatever clothing and gear you desire. It doesn’t matter if you are wearing Oiselle or Solomon, Lulu Lemon or a 22-year-old race tee shirt with permanent mustard stains. Whatever you choose to wear, our goal is to support you and your running! Each runner’s personal style is what makes them unique and awesome, and we as a company embrace the idea that fashion trends are oftentimes totally bunk and very confining.
That being said, this blog was written with the intention to tackle a superficial topic (fashion in the running industry) in a satirical, lighthearted way… merely pointing out a few fashion trends we’ve observed running down the street, and adding in some humor. By NO means did I have any intention of offending anyone, dear runners, and I am sorry that the article was received by many in this light. There is a lot of negativity in this world, and we want no part in that. Running Warehouse has worked hard to be an influential voice in the running industry, and we will continue to strive for that, while earning the respect and loyalty of our running family.
Thank you all for your comments… Here at Running Warehouse, we love you, appreciate your feedback, and we want to thank you for taking the time to read our blog.
Run on, my friends.