Summer Essentials

Summer Essentials

Summer is here! It’s time to chill by the pool, hang with friends, and camp under the stars. But first, load up on summer essentials from Eastbay.

TEES AND TANKS

Nothing says summertime like bright T-shirts and tank tops. Graphic, patterned, mesh – you name it, we’ve got it. When you wake up and don’t want to spend time figuring out what to wear, it’s best to have a pile of go-to tees and tanks to throw-on and get out the door.

SHORTS

Whether humid or dry, the summer heat is unavoidable, and when the A/C just isn’t enough, you’ll be wishing you had more pairs of shorts so you’re not stuck sweating in your jeans. A light and breathable material is key for ultimate summer comfort.

SLIDES AND SANDALS

Now, some may argue that footwear has no place in a summer essentials blog since being barefoot is the ultimate summertime mood. However, some places require you to wear shoes, and when that’s the case, your best choice is a pair of slides or sandals. They’re a comfortable addition to your already-casual outfit and easy to throw on right before you head out the door.


Top Gifts for Athletes: Shorts, Hoodies, Leggings, T-Shirts

Top Gifts for Athletes: Shorts, Hoodies, Leggings, T-Shirts

The holidays are approaching, and athletes everywhere are preparing for another grinding season. Whether you’re in the gym, on the field, or in the classroom, you’re going to want to look fresh and perform at your peak. That’s why Eastbay has hundreds of gifts for every type of athlete, so you’re ready to raise your game for the season.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or another athlete in your life check out our Top Gifts for Athletes below to see what you need to win the holidays.

Shorts

Nike Throwback Graphic Shorts (Men’s)

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Bring back the ’90s with these shorts that feature the hallmark over-the-top graphics from the decade.

Nike GX Club Shorts (Men’s)

Made with soft fleece, these shorts blend comfort and style so you’re covered throughout the day. (Coming soon)

Nike Glam Shorts (Women’s)

These running shorts keep all the best benefits of classic running shorts while infusing basketball style elements like wide mesh panels and smooth metallic fabric.

Nike Elite Shorts (Women’s)

These shorts are for the ultimate competitor. Non-restrictive fabric creates a great fit to keep you focused on the game. (Coming soon)

Hoodies

Nike Club Pullover Hoodie (Men’s)

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Add to your hoodie collection, with this classic look.

Champion Coca-Cola Hoodie (Men’s)

Two of the most iconic brands come together to create a new line of fresh apparel.

adidas Originals Adicolor Big Trefoil Crop Hoodie (Women’s)

Put the adidas Originals logo front and center with this cropped hoodie.

The North Face Half Dome Hoodie (Women’s)

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From the brand that knows how to protect you from the cold comes this classic hoodie made with soft, easy-to-care fabric.

Leggings/Joggers

Nike Tech Fleece Jogger (Men’s)

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These sporty, stylish joggers are perfect whether you’re heading out for the night or heading out for a run. The lightweight fabric insulates your legs from the cold while still allowing them to breathe for maximum comfort.

Jordan Retro 4 Pants (Men’s)

Sleek designs on the side give these pants a clean look for off the court.

adidas Originals adiColor 3-Stripes Leggings (Women’s)

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The classic adidas track pants look has been transformed into form-fitting tights made with soft cotton that’s made to stretch.

Nike Leg-A-See Glam Dunk Leggings (Women’s)

Sleek, simple, and stylish. These leggings feature the classic Nike swoosh in sheen gold wrapping around the ankle and calf.

T-Shirts

Nike Camo Fill Logo T-Shirt (Men’s)

Get lost in the wilderness with this camo t-shirt from Nike.

Nike Glam Dunk Crop T-Shirt (Women’s)

Part of the Glam Dunk collection this cropped t-shirt features a metallic print repping Nike.

Nike Glam Dunk Statement T-Shirt (Women’s)

Made with 100% cotton, this classic-cut shirt features retro graphics.

adidas Originals Adicolor Big Trefoil T-Shirt (Men’s)

Celebrate the Adicolor collection with this comfortable shirt featuring a giant adidas Originals logo.

Festival Fashion

Festival Fashion

If you’ve ever been to a music festival before, the experience is one of a kind – the music is the sole factor tying people together. It has the power to turn strangers into friends and artists into idols.

They’re a getaway of sorts, allowing you to let loose and live in the moment.

Sounds perfect, right? It is, if you’re prepared. All it takes is blisters on your feet, sunburn on your shoulders, or a lost wallet and, suddenly, the moment of carefree bliss becomes chaos.

But with a little preparation, and the correct festival fashion, you’ll be one step closer to enjoying food, friends, and music.

Top Festival Fashion Clothing

Clothing

When choosing the best festival clothing, here are the important things to remember:

  • Light Layers: If you’re an all-day festival goer, layering is key. This helps you beat the heat during the hottest part of the day and stay warm after the sun goes down.
  • Comfort Over Couture: If you enjoy dressing in high-fashion runway outfits, more power to you. But be sure to seriously consider the pros and cons first. By your second trip to the bathroom, you may be wishing you had an easy, comfortable outfit instead of something covered in zippers, buckles, and straps.

Top Picks For Men: Lacoste Graphic Jersey Croc T-Shirt, Mitchell & Ness NBA Swingman Jersey, Nike Woven Flow Shorts

Top Picks For Women: Nike Summer Fun Crop T-Shirt, Champion Streak Dye Cropped T-Shirt, adidas Originals Animal Print Cropped T-Shirt

Top Festival Fashion Shoes

Footwear

Arguably, footwear is the most important aspect of festival fashion. First-time festival goers often make a mistake when it comes to footwear. Learn from this. You’ll be on your feet all day, standing for sets and walking from one end of the festival grounds to the other. You want to look fresh for Instagram-worthy pics, but there are options that can make you look good without hating yourself at the end of the weekend. With the right shoes, you can make a fashion statement without compromising comfort.

Top Picks For Men: Vans Old Skool, Nike Air Huarache, Jordan Retro 7

Top Picks For Women: Nike Air Max 720, Nike Air Force 1 07 LE Low, PUMA Cali

Top Festival Fashion Accesories

Accessories

With the right clothing and shoes your outfit is good to go, but to be truly festival-ready, you need accessories, something to makes you stand out from the crowd without feeling like an unnecessary prop. The perfect festival fashion accessories are a blend of fashion and function.

  • Hats:With styles to match any outfit, a hat can be a wonderful accessory. In the heat of the day, with the sun right above you, a hat can help protect your face from sunburn. Hats can also help you see better – there’s nothing  worse than the sun in your eyes while you’re trying to watch your favorite artist perform.
  • Socks:Socks may not be an accessory you instantly associate with festivals, but they can be an easy way to stand out and let your personality shine. (Though you may want to consider the possibility of a tan line depending on the sun and how much it hits your legs.)
  • Bags: Your bag choice is not a decision to be taken lightly. Before you purchase one, go online to the festival’s website to see if they have bag restrictions. Sometimes bags are required to be within a certain size limit, or they have to be clear/see-through. Once you find that information, you’re ready to shop for the perfect bag. Remember, you’ll want your hands and arms free so you can dance without restraint.

Top Picks For Men: Nike SB Icon Snapback Cap, Stance Increase The Peace Crew Socks, Vans Ranger Waist Pack

Top Picks For Women: adidas Originals Clear Waistpack, Champion Classic Twill Script Hat

Now that you have the best clothes, shoes, and accessories, you can enjoy the festival worry-free. Get lost in the music, dance with strangers, and make memories. After all, that’s what summer is all about.


Maya Moore: Champion

Maya Moore: Champion

You’d have a tough time finding someone more accomplished than Maya Moore. Her extensive resume is highlighted by four titles in seven seasons, five All-Star selections, and an MVP award, already establishing her as one of the best to ever play the game. And she did all of that before the age of 29.

 

Maya Moore

In addition to dominating on the court, she’s also proven to be incredibly influential off the court as one of the biggest stars in women’s basketball. She became the first female basketball player to sign a deal with the iconic Jordan Brand, where she’s received several successful player’s edition shoes and helped grow the women’s game with events like the Jordan Brand Classic for high school All-Americans.

We asked Maya Moore about winning championships, working with Jordan Brand, and what’s next for the superstar who’s already done it all.

Q: You won your fourth title last season. How does that compare to your previous championships?

A: “This past championship was one of the most challenging and satisfying experiences of my professional career. It’s just really unbelievable to think about four titles in seven years, and the group of people that I’ve been able to do that with. It’s been amazing.”

Q: You’ve won at every level: college, pros, and internationally. What’s your secret?

A: “There’s no question that I wouldn’t be who I am without the amazing teammates and coaches I’ve had. I’m really spoiled to have some of the best of the best to ever play the game or coach the game by my side through so many championship experiences. I’ve been so blessed to have talent and opportunity around me, but I try to make sure that I am as competitive as I can be in every situation. That’s a key ingredient to my success. Trying to compete at everything I can to make sure that I have a competitive advantage when I step onto the court.”

Q: What advice would you give to athletes who look up to you?

A: “First, surround yourself with quality people who understand and are trying to pursue the same things that you are. I had great people when I was a teenager and young adult that had been where I was trying to go and I could learn from them and grow in those years. I’d also say just understand how much work and sacrifice it is going to take to reach your goals and how sweet it is when at the end you can stand knowing you gave everything you had whether you won or lost. Continue to pursue your passion. Make sure you are cultivating that passion for the sport, for your team, for your craft – whatever it may be.”

Q: You’re one of the biggest names in the game now. What’s that been like?

A: “It’s really amazing to think about the platform that I have now as one of the top WNBA players.”