What is the future of fashion in Israel?
Running fashion is a booming industry in Israel, especially for fashion designers and retailers, but there is also a burgeoning niche for those who specialize in a more personal style.
Running fashion is an emerging trend, but the process is often more complicated than it appears, said Rami Elhaj, an assistant professor of sociology at Tel Aviv University.
He said the traditional models of fashion, which include women in full skirts and dresses, can be seen as antiquated, and in fact, they have a negative impact on the development of women’s fashion.
Elhaj said he thinks the growing popularity of running is a result of several factors, including the increasing demand for running gear, the high quality of running shoes in Israel and, of course, the growing interest of runners in becoming part of the fashion world.
Elhaaj said that running has become a popular pastime for young people in Israel because it is a way to get away from the stresses of work and the daily grind.
It is also popular among young people who want to show off their skills, and the process can take place outdoors or in the home, he said.
According to Elhaaj, the process of fashion creation and creation of the finished product is more complex than it seems.
For one, the designer must make a product that is affordable, as it is difficult to buy expensive shoes, he explained.
Elhaas said that the process begins with finding a running shoe that meets the requirements of a fashion brand.
For instance, he noted that one of the top selling shoes in the Israeli market is the Running Factory, which sells a wide range of running gear including running shorts, running shoes, running socks and running flats.
A running shoe will need to be constructed and fitted with a running belt, a harness and a running strap, Elhaas added.
Elhaaja said that once the shoes are manufactured, they will be sold by the manufacturer to runners and other runners at a discounted price.
“You need to make sure that the runner can get the shoe at a very reasonable price,” Elhaaaj said.
Elheaj said there are several brands that sell running shoes for around 30,000 shekels ($4.50).
The price of a pair of running shorts ranges from around $15 to $20.
He added that the price of running socks ranges from 10,000 to 15,000.
Elhaija also explained that running shoes are made to be worn on the road, and they will usually be of the traditional black and red color.
In the past, shoes were typically made in the United States, he added.
In Elhaanajs opinion, the cost of a running uniform is much less than that of a traditional running shoe.
“It costs more than the cost for a traditional shoe and there are a lot of other factors that make the price lower than a traditional shoes,” he said, adding that a runner is usually required to take on extra care during the creation of a run.
Elhoaaj also said that it is important for runners to have some form of training before entering the running industry.
“You should take a class before entering running, and also make sure you have a running partner who can help you run in different conditions,” he explained, adding, “If you have someone who can run at a normal pace, then you are going to get a much faster run than someone who is not a runner.”
Elhoaj also recommended that runners learn how to wear their running shoes.
“Running shoes should be made with a good grip and a good fit,” he added, adding to his advice, “Do not make them too tight.
Just wear them as you normally would.”