Informazioni sulla moda fitness: Giappone

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Noi crediamo che, quando si tratta di fitness, non esistano confini, ma, dalla moda del fitness alle tendenze sull'allenamento, c'è tutto un mondo di vibrazioni culturali da esplorare. Quando visiti un'altra città, un altra regione o un altro paese, ci sono tanti modi per scoprire la cultura del luogo: visitare le attrazioni turistiche, assaggiare i piatti tipici e adattarsi agli usi e costumi del luogo sono solo alcune delle possibilità. Un altro modo per assaporare una cultura è quello di immergersi nella sfera locale del fitness, perché in ogni luogo ha un sapore diverso. Perciò unisciti a noi in questo viaggio virtuale nel Giappone per scoprire le ultime novità della moda del fitness di Tokyo.

Like many American cities, central Tokyo has transformed into a major running metropolitan with a lot of nudging from the annual Tokyo Marathon.
There is practically a runners’ traffic jam on the 3-mile loop—part of the marathon course— around the Emperor’s Palace.

Anyone who's been to Japan will attest to Tokyo's fashion scene. Tokyoites' love of fashion doesn't stop after work. A few minutes of watching Japanese runners tells you that Japan takes its running gear seriously. Japanese runners outfit a lot more patterns and color combinations than what we're used to seeing in America.

Many Japanese women wear the running skirt, known by a nickname "ransuka," or a running dress ("randore"), over full or knee-length running tights. Men often sport tights under knee-length shorts.

But the cute patterns and modesty aren't just for vanity's sake. Japanese fitness fashion attests to the culture's knack of pragmatism. Unlike many of us who are familiar with stripping down to the bare minimum at the slightest hint of humidity, Japanese runners know that extra fabrics can in fact protect and cool them under the summer sun. The wicking material wards off dripping sweat, and light colors, hats, and long sleeve shirts protect the skin from harsh UV-rays.

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Photo courtesy of ransacker.co.uk.
 

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