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Travel Much? This Sneaker Is Totally Packable.



I'm an over-packer. I can't help it! I like to be prepared for anything and everything that comes my way when I'm far from home. My suitcase gets stuffed with a lot of fitness apparel (more than my regular clothes) because I like to have options for different kinds of activities. This shouldn't surprise you--I have an entire closet devoted to my fitness wardrobe.

I'm always surprised by how much workout clothes can weigh, especially sneakers! Up until the winter holidays I was getting quite used to airline personnel sneering at me for overweight luggage, but then I discovered a new workout shoe that actually helps me pack light.

It's called the Nike Free XT Quick Fit+ and it's a fashionable, super lightweight sneaker that packs easily. It comes in a few color combinations, the charcoal/magenta (pictured) being my favorite because it's exceptionally shiny without being silver. Beyond it's packability, the Nike Free XT is a well-rounded workout shoe. You can run, strength train or play sports in it, and the sole provides great traction indoors and outdoors. There's also reflective material on the heel and toe for night visibility. This sneaker is so comfortable that it's a no-brainer for women who like to pack fitness clothes for trips. It won't weigh you down and the mesh construction keeps it from smelling up your suitcase. Pack this sneaker for motivation to visit the gym in your hotel and to stay on track with your fitness routine. Believe me, you'll be sooooo happy you worked out when you return home from your trip.

written by Bianca Jade a.k.a Mizzfit


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JessicaCC January 13th, 2011 9:16AM

I tested these sneakers at a core/cardio class at 360fit since Nike came in and did a demo. I agree these sneakers are great and i love the color combo!

MizzFIT January 13th, 2011 10:36AM

Nice! I love 360FIT. The Nike FREE XT's also come in a magenta purple-ish color that I love too. I believe I linked to it in the post. I just love how light they feel on my feet and I actually keep them in my suitcase so that I don't have to repack them when I travel. Thanks for commenting, Jessica!


Claudia H January 17th, 2011 5:47PM

Thanks for this, B. I got a pair, and absolutely love it. I couldn't find this color combo, though ... would you happen to know where I could get it?

MizzFIT January 17th, 2011 9:10PM

Hi Claudia!

So great to see you comment here! Love it! Okay, so this color combo might be sold out at nyc stores but I found it here online: has the shoe in safer colors, including the magenta one I like:

And I'm totally loving this new color combination with a neon yellow outer sole:

Hopefully this helps you out. Thanks for posting your question and I'm always here to help ya! And girlfriend, let's work out soon!


GJ February 5th, 2011 6:48AM

I loved the shoes so much that the following week I bought another pair (in a different color combo) when I saw them on sales. My grey/yellow ones get a lot of compliments.

Nike has just introduced a new free training shoe that looks pretty similar to this one. I'm going to try those out in the near future!

MizzFIT February 5th, 2011 8:11AM


I love mine too! Aren't they incredible?? Nike did such a good job with these. I wish I owned the grey/yellow pair--so jealous of you! I actually recently styled singer-celebrity Kat DeLuna in that exact pair and she loves them! Send me a link to the new training shoe as I'd love to know which one you're talking about. Thanks for your comment!