Lululemon’s Blissfeel running shoe has dropped
Lululemon says it has analyzed the foot scans of more than one million women.
Lululemon has dominated the “leggings to live in” athleisure sphere for so long that the launch of its first line of shoes seemed inevitable.
Starting with the Blissfeel running shoe, this knit style is designed with women’s metrics and movement in mind, unlike most other women’s sneakers which are often a tweaked version of a men’s shoe. According to Lululemon, the four-year development process included analyzing the foot scans of more than one million women.
BLISSFEEL SIZE AND RETURN POLICY
Lululemon claims this lightweight shoe is ultra-comfortable, supportive and soft and, according to its social media account, offers a 30-day return policy (even if the shoes are tested). 5-11 sizing is standard and slightly limited as there are no narrow or wide options; they’re $198, which matches high-performance sneakers from Nike, APL, Hoka, and New Balance.
WHAT BLISSFEEL REVIEWS SAY
For proper expert advice, we turned to the team at Running World. His lab vigorously and objectively tests all types of sneakers. For the Blissfeel, marathon reviewer Amanda Furrer tested the shoes for five months and was “very impressed” with the flexibility and rebound.
Next, we searched the Reddit forums for detailed user reviews; many gave it high points for lightweight comfort, while others commented that those with wider feet may want to go up a half size to avoid too tight a fit.
BLISSFEEL DESIGN NOTES
The Blissfeel design team focused heavily on feel and feel (hence the name), rather than technical components. Through various rounds of feedback, testers were able to give ratings on fabric, fit, and function.
As for the aesthetic elements, this is a classic running shoe. Unlike Lululemon’s yoga pants, it’s not a breakthrough design and looks a lot like any running sneaker you’d pick up at a sports store.
COLOR OPTIONS AND AVAILABILITY
Blissfeel shoes are available in multiple color combinations: Butter Pink/Cry Green/Mint, White, Black, Perry Mink/Perfect Pink/Light Vapor, Flare (Red), and Silver Drop/Alpine White. Although there is a lot of interest online, there is still a solid selection of sizes available in most colors.
THE SUITE FOR LU-SHOES
Other upcoming launches include Restfeel slides for recovery (coming this summer), Chargefeel for running and training, Strongfeel for training, as well as a men’s line that isn’t expected to drop until 2023.