Gotta Talk About the Style
There is a question that parkour and free running practitioners get asked frequently - People always ask, "why do you guys wear sweat pants?" We also hear, "You know they aren't very stylish, maybe wear jeans or something" So in here I will tell you why we wear sweats and how they are or can be stylish.
Usually, traceurs wear clothes that allow the most freedom of movement or for the comfort, and that will require little money to replace should the items become worn, ripped or dirty.
How to Remove Sweat Pant Rubberband
Sweats can actually help with stunts or "flowy" type of movement such as spinning or skidding on knees and shins, for instance, you wouldn't want to do a shin slide on a bar in gym shorts with exposed legs and receive a rub burn, while with sweat pants, you've got cloth which slides smoothly without causing harm to yourself.
In warm weather the look is often tank tops, short sleeve or even shirtless, but often retaining long pants like sweats or cargos to safe guard or acting as an extra layer of skin (protection) from scraping, scratching, rubbing, etc our shins and knees from rough surfaces
There is a visual appeal because of the loose fit - You will look more "flowy" more like a flag in the cool breeze. Baggy pants is a combination between the looks and the fact that sweat actually cools you off, but since they have so much breathing room, whenever they flap around mid flip they actually cool us off so it's a trade off.
Shoes That Have A Kick!
When it comes to shoes it is also a matter of preference. There are shoes out there that are recommended, but honestly you can train in anything, I have seen people train in boots!! There are two types that you can get, shoes that have minimal cushion or shoes that have a lot of cushion. Then there are two main company's that make specific shoes that are popular in the parkour community.
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Before I go, I do have some shouts to give:
Triumph Freerunning - Jeremy Carr 2015
Video of me repping Ollos
Born on September 22nd, 1986 and raised in Sullivan, Missouri