Put a (Silicone) Ring on It

Real Weddings: Jill and Ryan Kronberg

Courtesy Fixate Designs

Your custom diamond ring is perfect for date night. What it’s not best for: working out at the gym, hiking in the mountains and painting the house. So be like Red Bull off-road racing champion Ricky Johnson or Motocross World Champion Grant Langston and protect your wedding bands—and ring fingers—with Fixate’s FX8 men’s and women’s silicone bands. Made of medical-grade silicone, the rings are affordable, durable, flexible, hypoallergenic and—in the event that, say, paint gets spilled—affordable to replace.

Debuted at the beginning of the year, Fixate’s alternatives are part of a silicone wedding band trend (the founder of QALO, another maker of silicone bands, estimates that 100 NFL players wear their rings instead of traditional metal). The FX8 design was developed by pro athletes, construction workers and mechanics—all people who make a living using their hands. Shop Fixate’s standard, Stealth and X-Vent models ($20-$25, plus $10 for engraving), and let your real wedding rings live happily ever after.