Fitness enthusiasts and even casual gym-goers are spoilt for choice when it comes to activewear and training gear. There are so many brands offering athletic wear, with some brands specialising in certain sports. Whether you’re a football nut or a yoga junkie, the activewear market will surely have what you need to look comfortable and stylish as you sweat.
Here are our favourite brands and shops for buying training gear!
Nike – a well-loved brand all over the world, Nike has something for every athlete. There’s always something new, from running shoes and cleats to tights and jerseys.
Under Armour – Under Armour has been gaining ground in the active market, especially among techies using their fitness trackers in their workouts. The brand has a wide range of apparel for athletes of various sports, from high-altitude hikers to ultramarathon runners.
Adidas – stylish and affordable, the brand’s products have also made waves in the athleisure market, especially with its collaborations with celebrities such as Kanye West and Pusha T. If Nike is known for its iconic swoosh, you’ll never miss Adidas’ stripes.
Asics – runners turn to Asics for sturdy shoes and training gear. For those who aren’t too keen about blatantly wearing swooshes and stripes, Asics provides a good alternative.
Reebok – another big name on this list is a favourite among mixed martial arts enthusiasts with its line of UFC gear. It has training gear and apparel to meet the needs of athletes across various sports, so it’s another favourite!
Lululemon – what we love about Lululemon is its extensive range of technical athletic wear for working out in the gym, on the mat or on the road–on two feet or two wheels. The company’s first designs were specifically made for women doing yoga, but have since expanded to include training gear for other sports. It also has a separate menswear section.
MMA Warehouse – one of the biggest retailers in the Brazilian jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts industry, MMA Warehouse stocks training gear from top brands from around the world, including Adidas, Reebok, Hayabusa and Venum.
UKSoccershop.com – this shop carries a huge range of football shirts, kits and equipment. It is a fantastic source of authentic football shirts from national and club teams from all over the world. It also has a number of football boots for sale from brands such as Nike, Adidas, Puma and Mizuno.
Sports Direct – one of the leading sports retailers in the UK, Sports Direct boasts products from several big-name brands at knockdown prices. The shop’s diverse product range includes training gear and apparel from Nike, Puma, Adidas, Slazenger, Dunlop, Lonsdale and Everlast.
Direct Soccer – footballers out there will love Direct Soccer, where you can find the best deals on football kits and supplies. You can deck out a whole team because of the big discounts on kits, shirts, shorts, socks and other training wear. The shop also has an extensive range of football equipment, including water bottles, corner flags, nets, bibs and even medical bags. Customers can also contact the shop for personalised items.