Gear We Love: 10 Oscar-Inspired Products
In the spirit of the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, we went in search of products that reminded us of some of this year's nominated actors and films, from "Wild" to "Birdman," and Reese Witherspoon to Michael Keaton.
Now... presenting our Oscar (gear) picks for 2015.
Danner Mountain Light Cascade boots
An iconic hiking boot introduced in the 1970s by Danner, the Mountain Light Cascade was worn by Cheryl Strayed on her 1,100-mile journey along the Pacific Crest Trail. That trip inspired her to write the book "Wild," which was adapted for the big screen in 2014.
Danner produced exact replicas of the boots for Reese Witherspoon, who portrayed Strayed in the film and was nominated for best actress for the role. Now anyone can get their hands on these boots, which come packaged in a vintage box just like the one Strayed would have received back in 1995.
Under Armour Alter Ego HeatGear Batgirl sports bra
Michael Keaton may no longer be Batman, but he does star in the best picture nominee "Birdman." Playing a former fictitious superhero, Keaton's character works to breathe new life into his acting career. With Under Armour's Alter Ego collection, you too can play just about any superhero your heart desires.
Nike Pro Hyperwarm Aurora tights
With a space-age design and brushed interior for warmth, these tights would be a must-have on the uninhabitable planet from "Interstellar." Earning five Oscar nominations, this movie takes NASA scientists on a trip around the galaxy looking for a new home for humankind. Back here on Earth, they'll keep you warm during this epically cold winter.
New Balance 990v3 running shoes
Ben Affleck's character, Nick Dunne, can be seen wearing New Balance 990s throughout the movie "Gone Girl." At one point he even pulls out a vintage New Balance shoebox full of documents. As a Boston boy, it makes perfect sense that he'd be a fan of the Beantown-based brand, and we are too. These sneaks are just the right combo of comfy and light.
Saucony Podium zip fleece
We absolutely love the purple uniforms worn by the staff of "The Grand Budapest Hotel." But since hotel garb is probably not your thing, we tracked down this fleece in a matching hue. You are absolutely guaranteed to stand out - and to think of Wes Anderson's movie -- when you rock this zip-up.
Lululemon High Times pants and sculpt tank
Sporting this top and tank won't give you Gamora's superhuman agility and strength from "Guardians of the Galaxy," but they will allow you to dress like her. The High Times pants and sculpt tank offer super sweat-wicking ability that even mere mortals can appreciate.
pants $88 to $98, tank $58; lululemon.com
Van Cortlandt singlet and shorts
Tracksmith's classic racing wear is almost identical to the uniforms worn by Jack O'Connell, who plays 1936 U.S. Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini in the 2014 blockbuster "Unbroken."
Wondering about the Tracksmith diagonal design? Back in the day, runners earned a stripe at special sashing ceremonies for scoring in a league championship.
singlet $65, shorts $60; tracksmith.com
adidas Superstar Up shoes
In "Into the Woods," a witch offers to lift her curse if a baker and his wife bring her a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, and a slipper as pure as gold. This may be a stretch, but we couldn't stop ourselves from including these awesome gold kicks somewhere. And, should you ever get in a similar situation, you've got the gold part completely covered.
Oiselle Jagged sweatpants and sweatshirt
There's no more identifiable uniform for a wrestler than sweats. Since the ones in "Foxcatcher" were a little on the bland side, we've found Oiselle's fun prints to help you get your sweat on. (Or to wear on couch days -- no judgment here!).
sweatpants $79, sweatshirt $82; oiselle.com
The North Face Aconcagua jacket
Like the Baymax character in "Big Hero 6," you too can be an oversized robot nurse. Stay with us - here's the explanation: The Aconcagua jacket touts a lofty 550-fill down with a white satin nylon exterior that gives off a slight shimmer, just as Baymax might if he existed in real life.