Rallying up the motivation to partake in sports through buying new sports clothes is a futile mission. If you don’t want to do it in the first place than those new clothes you bought in the hope of rattling up stimulation aren’t going to make you want to go any more than the amount of times you bought them – which would just be once. But buying new sports clothes is an enjoyable addition to what should be an already enjoyable activity. And also pretty vital. I hate to be that sportswear snob, but turning up for a run with my housemate in his paint-covered, too-short tracksuit bottoms and multicolored socks is kind of embarrassing. I want to be taken seriously when I’m working out, not like one of those part-timers that only bothers with exercise because they feel obliged to after throwing a load of money at some brand-name sports clothes. Oh wait..


Nike x UNDERCOVER Gyakusou Dri-FIT Running Tights

It was a hard job not to include items only from Nike‘s recent collaboration with cult Tokyo brand UNDERCOVER. The resulting collection is covetable, high performance sportswear that fulfills the requirements of both style and quality. The streamlined design of these running tights and the moisture-wicking material will help keep you cool, and strategically placed panels allegedly enhance a range of motions. Buy them now from End Clothing.


Number:Lab Tech Short

According to their website, New York-based Number:Lab produces athletic wares for the more discerning man. Despite the practicalities of leggings, the reality of wearing them alone makes everybody uncomfortable. These micro mesh shorts are the perfect coverup until you get your pelvic crease in check. You can get hold of a pair here.


Sennheiser CX 685 Sports

Getting a pair of appropriate headphones for the sport activity of your choice is usually a wise move. You’re gonna need something to keep you psyched when things get a little tough. This Sennheiser pair provide the usual high standard of audio quality combined with extra durability, the secure Slide-to-Fit holding mechanism, and a high level of noise attenuation so you won’t be distracted by the grunts of the guy next to you as he attempts to bench press his own body weight. Buy a pair online direct from Sennheiser.


adidas Energy Boost

Any shoe with the word “Energy” in the name has got to be good for something when you’re training. This adidas pair has been designed with an energy-returning boost™ midsole which keeps every step charged with an endless supply of light, fast energy and excellent impact protection. They also include miCoach technology, which enables you to track all the details of your runs including average speed, top speed, sprints, intensity levels, distance, steps and stride. Grab a pair now from JD Sports.


Nike Sportswear Grey Scale Packable Jacket and Pants

It would seem sportswear collaborations are the way to go for Nike. This time they teamed up with fragment design and came up with this two-piece tracksuit made up of ultra lightweight and unlined trousers and a packable jacket, which makes the perfect track top to throw in your gym bag for outdoor training when the evenings might get a little cold. You can buy yours from Firmament.


Ole Henrikson Muscle Comfort Lotion

If you’re spending all this time working on your body, you might as well make it soft, supple and sweet-smelling to boot. This Ole Henrikson Lotion not only does all of the above but it also specifically relieves tired muscles and reduces excess fluid accumulation – lovely. You can buy it online here.

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