Do you have a specific outfit you wear when you exercise? Up until recently, athletic bloomers were a common type of gym uniform worn in Japan. These were initially based on the western volleyball team uniforms featured in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
While uncommon now, a pair of swimsuit-like bottoms were part of the girls’ uniform. It’s a look you may have seen some of your favorite anime characters rock at some point. Many marathon runners also adopt this style to shave precious seconds off their times.
Do any of the examples below get your heart racing?