Working out is no longer just a means to a fitter end, it’s an extension of one’s personal taste. While the past decade has seen the rise of “tribes” of SoulCyclers and Barry’s Bootcampers and their attendant athleisure, the flip side of that unfortunate portmanteau is a new generation of fitness gear that champions performance and style.
These sporting goods are objects of design as much as they are workout tools, and they raise the bar on both fronts. Crafted by a premier league of fashion’s finest, from Louis Vuitton and Hermès to Prada and Saint Laurent, the most luxurious new gear is engineered to look good whether it’s on a shelf or on the court. Yes, exquisite as a grained calfskin golf bag or a gold-plated skateboard may look, these pieces are made for real-world play. Here’s our A-team of the haute-est gear, guaranteed to step your game up.