Last year was a good one. We (touch wood) kissed covid lockdowns goodbye, the Lionesses won the Euros, and the first batch of lululemon trainers landed. We’ve now tried a few styles, and we can hereby confirm that they are just as worthy of icon status as the Align leggings we all know and adore (and which scored top marks in WH’s Lab Test, FYI). WH Fashion Director Saskia has lived in the running trainers – the Blissfeel shoe – since they launched, and today marks the release of a new and improved iteration: Blissfeel 2.
Building upon the original design element, whereby every shoe features a sole designed specifically for the average female foot, the Blissfeel 2 trainers boast a new upper, with a seamless frame and a 3D-moulded midfoot panel to make them feel super stable with every stride. The brains behind the brand have also tapped into a new textile that contours your foot, and you can choose from several new colours:
- Black and white
- Wild indigo
- Mink berry
- Triple black
- Raw linen
- Solar orange
- Cloud blue
Natacha Océane, lululemon ambassador and a trainer, triathlete and biophysicist is a big fan. Long-distance running is a mainstay in her exercise routine, and she believes that the Blissfeel 2 trainers have already helped improve both her endurance and speed.
Speaking of the shoe’s potential to help her go further, she says: ‘To me, ‘going further’ means facing up to my limiting beliefs and taking the chance to explore and celebrate what my mind and body are truly capable of.’
Olympic long jumper, mental health advocate and fellow lululemon ambassador Tara Davis-Woodhall can attest to Océane’s claims. ‘When I’m running in Blissfeel 2, I feel like I can go the distance. I’m supported on my feet and ready for the journey,’ she says.
Psyched? Same. The trainers are available now for £138, and yes, we know that’s not exactly cheap (big up the cost of living crisis), but trust us when we say they’re worth every penny. Race you to the checkout.