Being an athlete is tough; you have to be built, have the stamina to sweat it out and prevent injuries all at the same time. Only the most talented make it to becoming a professional athlete. But that isn’t to say that people don’t have their own personal equipment to help them along the way. To be more precise, some athletes craft their own tools, while some have their own brands and accessories they like to turn to when things get tough. Here’s a list of 8 sporting apparel that aid in their abilities:
8. Headbands (Halo)
Sweat is the most disturbing factor, by far, for any professional athlete, especially when they need their eyesight and reflexes at their best. The cure for that is Halo headbands.
They come in all forms and factors, not to mention that they have a custom section which allows you to design your own headband if you feel the personalization and creativity in you. But for the most part, their headbands are incredibly absorbent and restrict almost any fluid like flow below your forehead.
7. Wrist Sweatbands (Decathlon)
Another area of major concern for athletes is the wrist. Sports which involve excessive use of the hands and wrist like tennis, able tennis and volleyball force the hands into a state of comatose just by pure weight.
The hands have to be light to react when the time comes and Decathlon offers a wide variety of absorbent wrist bands; they vary from colour, size and shape. And they’re cost effective too. It doesn’t matter who you are, your preferences will be met by Decathlon, at least for your wrists.
6. Socks (Woolrich)
You may not know this but socks play a vital role in the performance of an athlete. There are only so many brands who can hit the sweet spot when it comes to socks and Woolrich is definitely one of them.
The Woolrich Ten-Mile Quarter Merino has been voted the best pair of socks that blend in with the requirements of the overpowered because they’re light, padded, comfortable, flexible and fit like a glove. The next time you buy a pair of socks, just compare a really cheap pair to the ones you own now and see the difference it makes.
5. Shoes (Nike)
And like their soul mates, shoes play a very crucial role in endurance and performance. In fact, there are no more important tools for an athlete.
Nike has always dominated the scene; whether it’s the Flyknit Lunar 1+ or the Hypervenom, their shoes are on another level of comfort, feel, design and performance. Pick and choose wisely by the sport, and my bet’s running on Nike with this one.
4. Eyewear (Briko)
Something that’s overlooked from time to time is eyewear. While it might not be appropriate for all sports like football or rugby, it’s really helpful in certain situations like Volleyball or Throwball. Briko manufactures the best eyewear around, from simple protection to hardcore military grade fortitude for your eyes and your eyes only.
They slip on and off like they were never there and even adapt to the extreme temperatures and visibility changes. Our eyes are really delicate, so why not treat them with more care, especially when it’s time to call them into action…
3. Tracks and Shorts (Adidas)
With the ability to run comes the freedom to do so, but that freedom has to be earned. Adidas knows exactly what it’s like to earn that freedom. They’ve come up against some of the best in tracks and shorts, but they’ve stood out in this department.
The Adidas Firebird stands as a testimony to its maker. They’re easy to slip on, provide lots of aeration, don’t obstruct the aerodynamic flow and feel almost weightless. Could you ask for anything more?
2. Smartbands (Fitbit)
Counting down to the last two, it’s important to monitor one’s fitness and physique. Technology has provided us with a solution to that too, the only question is which one we want to use. Fitbit has been making waves in the tech industry with the Fitbit Flex.
It slips comfortably into your wrist, syncs with your mobile and has a wide range of functionality like monitoring your steps, heart rate, the time you’ve slept, the duration of your sleep, etc. It also checks and calculates how many calories you’ve burnt. The perfect all-in-one device for just about anybody.
1. T-Shirts (Nike)
I have to give it up to Nike. They may be a little more expensive, but they know what you want. Their range of T-Shirts go unmatched; think size, colour, fit, absorption rate, evaporation rate, stretch, comfort, ease of movement…they’ve got you covered every which way.
The range is so huge, you’ll get lost walking into a Nike store. But that’s for many reasons, and they come at many a price. Be sure your credit card has the balance before you walk in or you might max it out before you leave.