Run To The Sun

Why anyone would want to go to the gym when the weather’s like this is beyond me.

Who on earth would choose a treadmill over the sunlit pavements of London?

Summer running gear

Whether you’re a chatterbox who likes to run with a buddy (guilty) or a soloist who prefers the company of an iPod*, there’s no excuse not to get out there and get the blood pumping.

*Do people still use iPods? It probably makes me old that I even think that… though you don’t know old unless you’ve spent a childhood struggling to record songs onto cassette tapes before the radio DJ butts in. The struggle was real, kids. 

Cooling running gear in monochrome

But there’s nothing old about these babies, baby!

Laceless trainers

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2017

Quite the mouthful.

Nike commissioned me to give them a good run through (pun always intended), put them through their paces and share my honest opinion.

So let’s do this!

Flexible running shoes

A super lightweight flyknit upper wraps around your foot like a sock, but with added support for your ankles.

Elastic straps replace laces to hold your foot in place, but expand as you move to feel like you’re wearing nothing at all.

All very nice, but how would they run?

Summer activewear

I couldn’t have asked for better weather for a test drive!

Running in London

Running is my time to regroup, if I’m alone I try to clear my mind and focus on my breathing, the breeze, the way the light falls, strictly no drama.

Run in London

With a buddy it’s time to talk through ideas, strategy, work, everything under the sun.

Funnily enough I find both just as helpful for clearing out the cobwebs.

But let’s get back to the matter at hand *ahem*, foot.

Black and white Nike

These babies run like a dream.

The sole flexes with your foot…

Flexible sneakers with no laces - perfect support for running

…they breath, whipping away sweat and keeping you cool.

(And with my dad jokes I need all the help in the cool department I can get!)

Summer activewear

I was hesitant about the lack of laces to begin with, but by breaking with convention Nike have again set a new bar that others will have to race to catch up to.

Supremely comfortable, even after the last mile.

I really only have one complaint.

Run until you can't then keep going

They don’t stop you from getting tired!

But after a stretch, a small barrel of water and breakfast, I think I can let them off.

Though that might just be the endorphins talkin’.

Women can check out the collection online here – they run perfectly true to size. Men, get yours here.

Slip on a pair and get out there in the sunshine.

If you see me running, catch me if you can!

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  • Peppermint Dolly

    I’ve been a huge fan of Nike runners for awhile now – but these look super – I love the idea of no laces!


    • Rosie

      Anything that saves a bit of time in the morning means that little bit longer in bed, after all! 😉 xx

  • I’m quite the opposite – cannot imagine anyone running in this heat. It’s way better to just lay on the grass and absorb the sunshine (like a lizard I am).

    • Rosie

      Well that sounds like a pretty good plan to me, Aleksandra! x

  • Active wear inspo right here!! Love how you’ve styled everything and perfect for long summer runs xx

    Jenny | X

  • So true about the gym. People are crazy.

    Petite Side of Style

  • Binkie Weaver

    new kicks look great. how often do you run a week and how far? i’m new to running and running cross country with my dog – its hard going!

    • Rosie

      That sounds like the absolute dream!
      I just run until I can’t, then I stop. Probably not very scientific, perhaps I should get one of those trackers.
      I keep fantasising about moving to the country and living “free range”, is it as heavenly as I imagine?

      • Binkie Weaver

        I lived in London for 10 years then moved back home to the isle of wight and have the sea on my doorstep, it is heavenly and as long as you have regular trips to the city you won’t get cabin fever. country life is great for raising a family x

  • Rosie

    It’s taken me a while to get to the point where I enjoy working out.
    While I don’t enjoy it quite as much as say eating pizza… I have at least accepted that it’s a part of life and necessary for my peace of mind as much as my health!
    As you said, a good goal for life! x

    • Zed

      So there’s hope?! I might actually enjoy working out one day!!

      • I’ve found you will enjoy it the more you do it. For example, if you go to the gym 4 days a week for a few weeks, you’ll find the endorphin hit you get at the end of a work out becomes much more intense and makes the whole thing so much more enjoyable. So keep at it! The more the better!


  • I need to get back into running.. I’ve become so out of shape ahah!

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  • I can’t imagine wearing trainers without laces but I can imagine it’s an improvement, particularly because I find laces tend to untie after excercising for a while. I love that they’re all white too. Running is something I like the idea of taking up but I think I would be exhausted until I got used to it! x


  • Those Nike’s look really comfortable! I am not much of a runner but my goal this year is to train and run a 5k without dying. I may have to pick up a pair of these before I start my training!

  • These are so cute! I’ve always been a Nike girl, but where I live in North Carolina everyone wears Asics! I haven’t switched yet and these shoes make me not want to! Love the white too!! Side note, you have the most enviable legs!! xx

  • Jill MF

    Rosie, do you wear them with or without socks?

  • They sound awesome, I’ll have to check them out!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Alex Cole

    I always have trouble with my feet going numb from tight running shoes, maybe these comfy mesh ones are just what I need!

    Alex //

  • I still use my iPod when I work out! 🙂
    It’s 10 years old but still works like the 1st day.

  • Ooh these looks so comfortable to run in! Must be like not wearing any shoes at all, but still with all the needed support! x

  • These sound great!! There’s nothing like a new pair of running shoes to get you out the door!

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  • Zed

    You can’t get bored wandering the streets of London. That’s one of the things I love about London.

  • Lindsay Davison

    You look incredible!

  • I love this suit sooo much 🙂
    Miki xx

  • Cara Rice

    I am a fashion student so as you can imagine I am a bit fashion obsessed. I was wondering how you started your blog and any advice that you could give me about blogging?

    I have wanted to start a blog for many years now and I can’t get over the fear of posting my very first blog post.

  • Ana