#360reviews: Skechers GOrun trainers and this week’s releases

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GOrun trainers from Skechers

For runners who log heavy usage, finding the right pair of trainers is essential to not only improve your performance, but to keep you comfortable as you constantly hit the pavement. Fortunately, Skechers have the solution with their line of GOrun shoes designed for both men and women to make sure your feet never stop moving.

The GOrun Ride 5 for women features the latest technology for elevated running. The 3D printed overlays, combined with synthetic and mesh fabric, form a breathable upper that feels almost nonexistent.

The outsole, meanwhile, has GOimpulse sensors that allow for a smooth transition and a seamless running motion. One of the more appealing aspects of this trainer is the removable insole, which means you can customise your fit, as well as its weightlessness, coming in at about 6.4 ounces for a women’s size 7.

The GOrun 4 for men, on the other hand, brings its own benefits to the table. A soft, sock-like GO knit upper and the 5Gen cushioning makes this shoe not only ultra responsive, but ultra light as a men’s size 9 weights about 7.8 ounces.

While the GOrun 5 runs slightly narrower, the GOrun 4 has ample space for a roomy forefoot, while still offering plenty of support with the one-piece upper and the Resalyte Midsole and Power Pillar.

As far as aesthetics go, both the GOrun 5 and the GOrun 4 bring modern style and come in a variety of colourways. The Skechers’ ‘S’ on the side has also never looked cooler.

It’s no wonder then that the GOrun 4 was the recipient of the Editor’s Choice award from Runner’s World.

WE RATE IT: 9 out of 10: Responsive and comfy shoes that we would feel just fine wearing for a long, long time.

PRICE: Dh375 for the GOrun 4 and Dh395 for the GOrun 5
WHERE TO BUY: Skechers stores across the UAE

3M Futuro Sport Custom Dial Supports

If you’ve ever played sports, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced some form of tennis/golfer’s elbow. 3M Futuro have found a way to combat the common injury through their custom dial technology, which can support, heal and prevent re-injury from occurring.

Using the custom dial strap, you can put pressure on the affected tendon to provide firmer support without compromising comfort or range of motion. There’s also a product that similarly helps knees, as well as one for wrists.

PRICE: Dh120
WHERE TO BUY: Pharmacies, retail outlets and Dubai Duty Free.

Nike Pro Bra Collection

Whatever your body type, the Nike Pro Bra Collection is designed to offer better-than- ever support for all athletes. With more than two years of research, including biomechanics testing and development, Nike has come out with five different styles: Indy, Classic, Fierce, Rival and Hero.

For those wanting less support for activities such as yoga and gym workouts, Indy is the way to go, while Classic and Fierce are great for dancing and running, and Rival and Hero are perfect for HIIT training with maximum support.

PRICE: Dh219 to Dh249
WHERE TO BUY: Nike.com and Nike stores across the UAE

BOOKS

The Racer: Life on the Road as a Pro Cyclist

PRICE: Dh65
WHERE TO BUY: Kinokuniya

Written by David Miller, the Scotsman offers a unique insight into the mind of a professional cyclist during his last year before retirement, relating to a number of experiences on the World Tour.

Barca: The Illustrated History of FC Barcelona

PRICE: Dh163
WHERE TO BUY: Kinokuniya

Find out how the Catalan outfit became one of the giants in world football, reliving all the key moments in their history. The informative text is brought to life by dramatic action images.

FILMS

I Am Ali

PRICE: Dh29
WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

Directed by Clare Lewins, watch Ali’s extraordinary story, as a fighter, brother and father — all told from the inside for the very first time, featuring testimonals from the sport’s greats and personal archives of voice recordings and interviews.

Street Soccer: New York

PRICE: Dh19
WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

An exciting and touching story of a team of four New York-based players, who have to deal with different challenges when competing in the Street Soccer USA Cup, an annual 16-team tournament for the homeless.

GAMES

The MXGP2

PRICE: Dh184
WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

Based on the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship, enjoy the realistic gameplay by racing yourself on different tracks, learn what it takes to build a bike, and for the first time, ride in two brand new indoor stadiums.

APPS

The Open

PRICE: Free
WHERE TO BUY: iTunes and Google Play Store

The third major of the season begins today and with this comprehensive app, you will not miss a thing from Royal Troon with up-to-the-minute live scoring, video highlights and the best images.

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#360reviews: Dortmund away kit, latest film, games and book releases

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The new Dortmund away kit.

The Bundesliga giants’ new away kit is certainly impressive as their home colours.

Boding black, yellow and grey, the jersey has a classic V-neck design, while on the rear of the back, “Dortmund” is emblazoned.

With its high-grade polyester material, it’s their “dryCELL” technology, that will not leave you sweating.

Where to Buy: Puma website and selected stores.

POLAR M4000

The Polar M4000.

The Polar M4000.

This watch has everything you want for anyone who is a fitness enthusiast.

A powerful device, you can plan your training session, break your records, while a big plus is the activity tracker functionality.

Not only is it easy to use, it also works out when you’ve gone to sleep, meaning more accurate results.

Price: Dh1,100
Where to Buy: Adventure HQ and GO Sport

BOOKS

Won For All – Cleveland’s NBA Championship

Price: Dh70
Where to buy: Amazon

A must-buy for any Cavaliers fan or anyone who wants to flip through the 128-page tribute to the NBA’s recent champions, from LeBron James’ return to breaking the city’s curse, compiled by The Plain Dealer.

Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports

Price: Dh60
Where to buy: Amazon

Sports journalist Mark Johnson takes a look at the doping culture in sport and how the presence of drugs is propped up. There’s plenty of history to date the practice back 150 years.

FILMS

ESPN Films 30 for 30: Four Falls of Buffalo

Price: Dh38
Where to buy: Amazon

Get an inside look at the Buffalo Bills near-dynasty of the early 1990s, which lost four straight Super Bowls and featured future Hall-of-Famers Jim Kelly, Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas and Andre Reed.

Dennis Viollet –A United Man

Price: Dh55
Where to buy: Amazon

Directed by Dennis Viollet’s daughter, Rachel, this documentary features interviews from authorities like Sir Alex Ferguson, Bryan Robson and Denis Law to illustrate the life of the Manchester United legend.

GAMES

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Price: Dh220
Where to buy: Amazon

This Wii U and Nintendo 3DS game allows you to compete with your favourite characters from the Mario and Sonic worlds at Rio de Janeiro. Compete in rugby sevens, beach volleyball, football and more.

APPS

MLB.com At Bat

Price: Free
Where to buy: iTunes

With NBA free agency mostly behind us and the NFL not starting for a couple months, get caught up on everything going on in Major League Baseball during the dog days of summer, especially with the All-Star Game around the corner.

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#360reviews: Adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged

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The all-new Uncaged runners.

Adidas market the latest Ultra Boost Uncaged series of footwear as ‘energy-returning shoes for high performance runners’.

And after trying them out, you know why.

The Ultra Boost range already has excellent cushioning that combines comfort and support. The Uncaged range takes the concept further.

Extremely responsive and providing great support and flexibility, these running shoes have a full-length ‘boost’ midsole that combines with the special Stretchweb outsole to help you run farther while reducing fatigue.

A standout feature is the sock-like fit of the ‘Primeknit’ upper that supports the foot’s natural flex from heel to toe.

Couple that with a robust Continental rubber outsole and you get a shoe that is designed to withstand any condition while providing the runner maximum comfort.

The shoe is extremely light on the feet but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on performance.

Adidas has partnered with Continental tyres.

Adidas has partnered with Continental tyres.

What we found was that sturdy outsole cushioned our heel from heavy impact and that made it possible to extend our run further than expected.

When it comes to looks, Uncaged fares decently. While the textured grey goes well with the overall package, we were a bit disappointed with the white sole which didn’t scream ‘performance’.

But once wewore it, it all  came together perfectly.

The sock bootie was another plus as it unified the shoe from the ankle down withoutimpeding functionality.

As a whole, we are thoroughly impressed by the comfort and support the Ultra Boost Uncaged range provides and it will definitely bring smiles to the face of those looking to push their boundaries.

We rate it: 8 out of 10: Performance and comfort are top class and the look edgy.
Where to Buy: Adidas stores across the UAE
Price: Dh795

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