Activewear and Shoes
Girlfriend Collective Dylan Tank Bra
Best Sports Bra
Calling all cup sizes: from XXS to 6XL, the Girlfriend Collective Dylan Tank Bra ($46) is here to lock down your goods during any low- to medium-impact workout. It's our hands-down favorite for everything from cycling to running errands, thanks to the full-coverage design, range of colors and sizes, and reduced environmental impact (fun fact: it's made from 79 percent recycled plastic bottles).
Life's too short to spend your workouts pulling up your leggings. The Outdoor Voices SuperForm 7/8 Legging ($98) won't slip or sag, even with a giant iPhone in one of the two phone pockets. From size XXS to XXL, these high-impact leggings are made for the sweatiest, most dynamic workout, and even shield skin from the sun with UPF 50 protection. We love the waist drawstring and how durable they are; they'll hold up through you eating clay on the tennis court or scrambling up a rocky hike.
Outdoor Voices SuperForm 7/8 Legging
Best Leggings For
Truth: not all leggings are made for chill workouts or all-day wear. TikTokers were right about the Aerie Offline Real Me High Waisted Crossover Legging ($45) — available in both straight-leg and flare, plus three different inseams. Made with Aerie's Real Me fabric, which is super soft and supportive, these leggings are perfect to sport from dawn to dusk and keep you supported during yoga, Pilates, or a mental health walk.
Aerie Offline Real Me High
Waisted Crossover Legging
Best Leggings For
Rompers may be out, but onesies are fully in for 2023. Call it a jumpsuit, bodysuit, onesie, or something else altogether, we love these one-and-done outfits for workouts and lounging alike. TikTok is gaga for this JoyLab Flare Bodysuit ($40), a dupe for a more expensive one on the market — and we're already planning to scour the racks during the next restock.
JoyLab Flare Bodysuit
Who better to trust for a tennis skirt than one of the top players of all time? This Eleven by Venus Williams Flutter Skirt ($84) is lightweight, moisture-wicking, and stretchy as you please when you're lunging for a backhand. The built-in shorts come with a subtle, roomy pocket for extra balls or your phone, and it's all made from sustainable sources: a mix of organic cotton and fabric made from recycled water bottles.
Eleven by Venus Williams Flutter Skirt
Best Tennis Skirt
Old Navy High-Waisted PowerSoft
Side-Pocket Biker Shorts
Best Bike Shorts
We aren't the only ones who love these Old Navy High-Waisted PowerSoft Side-Pocket Biker Shorts ($27). Nearly 5.5K other customers love them enough to give them a coveted five-star rating, thanks to their convenient side pockets, great stretch, and perfect length (though if you want to show more leg, there's a shorter inseam option, too). They'll stay up and stand up to any workout in all 16 colors, whether you're wearing a tall, petite, or regular size from XS to 4X.
Nike's signature training shoe is back and better than ever, featuring a collapsible heel that allows you to pop the sneaker on and off when you don't have hands to spare. Aimed at being more accessible, the Nike Metcon 8 FlyEase ($130) has the same solid foundation as earlier Metcon models, but with a simultaneously lighter and more durable upper and an improved lace-lock system, so you'll never become untied mid-set.
Nike Metcon 8 FlyEase
Best Strength Sneakers
Runners of all levels adore the Brooks Ghost 15 ($140) — including our resident marathoners — which are designed for road running with comfort and cushioning top of mind. Supportive yet lightweight, the newest iteration of these popular shoes also incorporates nine percent more recycled content.
Brooks Ghost 15
Best Running Sneakers
APL TechLoom Breeze
Best Studio Sneakers
There's a reason POPSUGAR Fitness trainers wear these APL TechLoom Breeze ($220) in almost every Class Fitsugar workout: they're perfect for studio-style workouts, whether you're crushing HIIT intervals with Natalie White or pulsing through barre-inspired moves with Rachel McClusky. In the words of White, "they feel like you're wearing nothing" — and in the best way.
Can one shoe really do it all? Lululemon's Chargefeel Workout Shoe ($138) is the closest we've found. Billed as a cross-training shoe that's also fit for running, we found it comfortable, springy, and supportive during road runs, HIIT classes, weight-training workouts, and hot girl walks alike. If you want to whittle down your workout-shoe collection, grab a pair of Chargefeel and swap out four pairs at once.
Lululemon Chargefeel Workout Shoe
Best Overall Sneakers
Your feet need support before and after your workout, too, especially if you're walking around on hard floors at the gym or your house. Pillow Slides ($70) — yes, you've seen them on your TikTok For You Page — are as cushiony and comfy as their namesake and mold to your feet for support. Your joints and arches will thank you.
Best Recovery Footwear