These Ugly-Sweater-Inspired Sneakers Are the Only Running Shoes I'm Wearing in December

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I'll be honest: I'm kind of sick of the ugly Christmas sweater trend. The parties, the holiday races, and gyms participating in ugly holiday-themed classes all get wrapped up in this tired tradition where people are more interested in doing it for the 'gram than actually enjoying the festivities.

But that all changed when Brooks sent me the sneaker version of the ugly Christmas sweater: Ugly Sweater Levitate 2 ($150). These are the same version of the Levitate 2, which I already love, but in a fun, festive ugly sweater pattern. The laces look like striped candy canes and even feature little jingle bells. Plus, the Levitate 2 offers plenty of support and cushion for my runs, and I haven't yet fallen off the treadmill while wearing them (which is a major plus!).

I'm fully planning on rocking these all December long during my Orangetheory and Barry's Bootcamp classes and running on the treadmill at the gym. I will probably take off the little bells, though; I don't need to be driving everyone else in the gym bonkers. And if I stop being a Scrooge and actually attend an ugly Christmas sweater party this year, you better believe I'll be rocking these sneakers along with my matching sweater.