Image via Kith NYC
Image via Kith NYC

Performance sportswear and fashion have always had an interesting relationship. While the fashion world's sneaker tastes have long been centered around retro silhouettes and styles, we're loving recent influx of modern performance kicks in both street style and high fashion circles. And it doesn't stop there, as lauded designers like Stella McCartney have lent their expertise to sneakers and gear we can actually play in (no knock on the Tisci or Pigalle AF1s, but they're certainly not meant for balling). From the arrival of the Nike Free Mercurial Superfly Free to Net-APorter's latest #Netasporter endevaor, performance gear has been trending more than ever with the sartorial specialists lately. In case you needed any further proof that The Fashion Set Has Discovered Performance Gear and It Hearts It, just check the IG snaps from recent weeks in the gallery above.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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The blues

Even fashion week expert Tommy Ton knows that the adidas Primeknit is the move.

NET-A-SPORTER is here! Discover sport with style. #NETASPORTER, now live at NET-A-PORTER.COM/SPORT

From golf to tennis, Net-A-Porter's latest collection has got the ladies covered.

@glamourmag Instagram exchange! @glamourbrasil snapped these custom Brazuca soccer balls, the official ball of #worldcup 2014. All are being auctioned on @eBay and profits will be donated to "Gol de Letra Foundation", an educational project in Brazil.

For decorative use only.

Turtleneck sneaker.

The Nike Free Mercurial Superfly brings new meaning to poppin' yo collar.

Thanks for sharing your #nsale kicks, @mrsruggeri. #nike

Pushing that (light) weight.

@stephaniemmmalik wears the shoes of the future. #Specialized #cycling #shoes #boa #streetstyle #londonfashion Photo by: @thecrepshop

Even cycling shoes are getting an overhaul.

Lights - Camera - Action #RenzoCardoni Back View of the first 3M ( reflective ) jersey

You've seen Don C's luxury hats, now meet the lux jersey.

Puma x KITH evoSPEED. Available at Kith Manhattan and $275 USD.

Ronnie Fieg moves from retro runners to performance footie boots.

Scoping the "Contextual Behavior" editorial for @lululemon's summer collection photo: @fahimkassam

lululemon goes hype beast.

Innovative but effective way for @nikewomen to demonstrate the genius support of its new sports bras. #comingsoon #chasinghighs #NETASPORTER

Net-A-Porter kicks off their sport campaign.

Checking out @nike's F.C. Fall 2014 Collection

Nike's new collection will look proper from the pitch to the pub.

Stretches with Tyler Haney of activewear line @outdoorvoices #Discovered

What, you thought J Crew could only do New Balances and button-ups?

He's the best dressed and playing extremely well at #theOpen. Who else is cheering for our man #AdamScott? #golf

With Djokovic repping on the courts Adam Scott on the green, Uniqlo's  team is looking strong.

#nsale #fitness #saturday

Nordstrom's got you covered from top to bottom.

#onfeet: @nike Free Mercurial Superfly HTM "Volt"

You know it's gonna be good when you see those three initials.

It's our favourite time of year: the new #adidas by @StellaMcCartney AW14 collection has arrived


NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook and Jordan Brand team up on a full apparel and shoe collection for Barneys New York. We already showed you the premium Air Jordan Shine, here is now a look at some of the apparel. #Copordrop? #jordanbrand #fashion #basketball #barneys

Westbrook finally brings his one of a kind off-court style to the hardwood

#AirJordanFuture vs #HTMFreeMercurialSuperfly #whatsonmyfeet #wdywt

Which would you choose out of these two futuristic models?

Who better to test out the latest from #NETASPORTER than head buyer and dedicated yogi Candice Fragis. #regram @fragglerock80 @bodyism

Field tested, Netasporter approved.

Feeling #Wimbledon ready with the new @newbalance gear. #NB10s - @emilie_anna

Glamour knows tennis.


Supreme New York's take on the Nike Lunar Flyknit runner was a welcome surprise.

Run around in #marni -Tomoko Ogura #resort15

Barney's fashion director goes for a fashion-forward run.

"It’s a way to showcase your style even when keeping fit, plus you can have your sport delivered!" -@daria_kunilovskaya #NETASPORTER Photograph by @ylebedeva

Netasporter's collection is suited for both activity and downtime.

JUST IN: all-terrain footwear from SALOMON Go to to see all the other styles !

Are extreme snow running shoes the next big thing in fashion?

Puma x BAPE evoSPEED. Available at Kith Manhattan and $275 USD.

Gotta give Puma props for delivering some of the most unexpected collaborations of the year.