Staff Picks: Stella McCartney, Maryland Pride & Sugarpova

adidas Stella McCartney Barricade tennis shoes

adidas Stella McCartney Barricade tennis shoes are probably some of the best looking court shoes I've seen in a long time. These incredibly bold and vibrant colors are certainly head-turners and will serve as the perfect base for a winning look. Innovative Kurim technology in the upper keeps the shoes light as it triples in function to provide stability, durability, and ventilation. The midsole is made up of the adiPRENE® system for efficiency and comfortable shock absorption. Speed and quick changes in direction are aided by the full herringbone outsole pattern that provides superior traction on all court surfaces. I’m not an efficient tennis player, but I’ll definitely wear these shoes with athletic wear or a pair of jeans.


Maryland Pride Under Armour Charge RC2 running shoes

I am a Marylander born and bred, so the Maryland Pride edition of the Under Armour Charge RC 2 is right up my alley. Complete with Maryland colors and flag print--including a full flag print sock liner--this shoe is my favorite way to show state pride. With a lightweight frame and good responsiveness I can use the Charge RC 2 for races and fast workouts, but it is also cushioned enough to last me for everyday training runs. If you're a Maryland native, a Terp, a fan of of the flag and colors, or any combination of the above, be sure to give the Maryland Pride edition of the Charge RC 2 a try!


Sugarpova Candies

Halloween is next week and there is no better time to think about candy. Maria Sharapova's high-end line of Sugarpova candies are the perfect treats for the tennis player in your life. The Sugarpova Sporty Tennis Ball Gum look like tiny tennis balls, complete with the cute little seam. They're only 20 calories per serving and gluten free, yet they're still sweetly delicious. The Sugarpova Flirty Lips Gummy Candy come in kissing lips and a variety of fruity flavors. Also gluten free, the gummies are 120 calories per serving. Both Sugarpova candies come in a resealable bag and a part of each purchase goes to the Maria Sharapova Foundation, dedicated to helping children achieve their dreams.  Just to sweeten the deal... buy 6 or more bags and save $1 on each bag, 12 or more bags saves you $1.45 per bag.