When the news broke this summer that Karlie Kloss had inked a deal with sportswear giant Nike, it was no surprise to fans of all-things-Kloss (see: kookies, famous BFFs, countless collabs, etc). The supermodel was spotted back in March in a head-to-toe pink Nike ensemble and has been spotted leaving her Tribeca apartment in Volt layers and Lunars ever since.
While we're happy to see some glamour injected into the same brand that currently outfits the entire NFL, picking a supermodel over an athlete was a controversial choice. By signing with the Swoosh, Kloss joined the coveted ranks of the best athletes in the world such as Serena Williams, Allyson Felix, and Maria Sharapova. With so many talented and camera-ready female athletes to choose from, Nike made the decision to include someone from the elite fashion world over sports or music (remember Kanye?) which leads us to believe that today's brands are looking for #influencers everywhere, even if they are unexpected.
Which is why Reese Witherspoon is worth a mention. The mother of three has appeared in almost 40 films in the last two decades and is cemented as an icon to an entire generation of women, law school bound or not. She is not bashful about letting the world see her pre and post gym session, which is why we would like to elect Reese for President as an activewear ambassador.
Want proof? Google "Reese Witherspoon leaving the gym." Now google "Beyoncé⎯or pretty much an other actress⎯leaving gym." The results will prove that not only does Witherspoon consistently hit the gym, but that she doesn't mind the role model status that comes with letting the paps hit her up on her sweatiest days. We're not saying that other actresses don't workout or deserve the same role, but the fact that Reese is OK with this deserves props.
It's actually surprising / refreshing that the actress hasn't been involved with a fitness deal yet. Kate Hudson launched her own activewear line, Fabletics, last year, Gwyneth Paltrow blessed the world with goop and Cameron Diaz's The Body Book remains on the New York Times' bestseller list at number 13 since its spring release.
Based off of what Reese is photographed in, she sticks to her workout staples. Black capris, Ray Ban Wayfarers, Gatorade water bottle, Patagonia puffers and a pair of Asics GEL-Kinsei sneakers get her to and from the gym. Despite the variety of brands, she has an All-American style that plenty of women can find both inspiring and relatable.
Seeing as Reese was deemed one of Stella's girls at this year's Met Gala, wouldn't it be amazing to see her in some of Stella's latest for adidas? Asics isn't one to collaborate with pop culture icons, but how fast would an "Elle Woods" or "Melanie Carmichael" edition of the GEL-Kinsei sell out? We say faster than you can bend-and-snap.
Calvy Click is the Editor-in-Chief of Sneaker Report. When she isn’t writing about performance footwear and apparel, you can find her running around Manhattan to Rick Ross anthems or hitting the tennis court. Keep up if you can on Instagram or Twitter.