Choosing the right footwear to fit your gym workout needs is just as important as the goals you set for your session itself.
Whether you’re running heavy kilometres on a treadmill or working up a sweat in your weekly CrossFit class with kettlebell squats, fast-paced plyometric routines or burpees – it is a necessity to have the right footwear at your disposal.
There’s no better boost than knowing you have a spring in your step – and as such, an extra step closer to your end goal. The Fortis 2 TXTR has a fitness feel, for sure. It’s an all-round offering from Under Armour – designed to repay your feet for the pounding you are putting them through.
Built to go the distance or help you make the most out of an explosive, high-intensity workout after a long day batting away with emails in the office, Under Armour’s shoe comes with a strengthening double-layered mid-sole, including charged cushioning on top and Micro G technology on the bottom for a rapid response.
The heel counter also provides a sturdy foot-to-ground impact, giving valuable support and maximising flexibility, allowing you cope with a mixture of challenging exercises. These modern features, along with new and approved moisture absorption control, ensure seamless comfort.
The shoe fits like a glove and will make a noticeable difference to your training. The Fortis 2 TXTRs respond well to tough routines, especially activities where your lower legs are taking on the bulk of the work and they need that extra element of power.
Coming in a range of colours, their design is simple – and ultimately built for business and getting the job done.
WE RATE IT: 9 out of 10: An affordable able, slick modern shoe which is perfect for fast-paced UAE gym life. Be prepared to reach your fitness goals quicker than originally planned with this Under Armour product.
WHERE TO BUY: Under Armour Stores at Dubai Festival City, Mirdif City Center Mall Dubai and Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi.
Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Shield
When the Nike product team began developing the Nike LunarEpic Flyknit over two years ago, the goal was to create a running shoe with a virtually vanishing fit, fluid feel and superior softness that adapts to the body in motion.
The new Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Shield offers the same benefits with added all-weather construction, ensuring that athletes can run with confidence and ease through the inclement conditions of the changing seasons.
The shoe’s one-piece Flyknit upper is now constructed with DWR (durable, water-repellent)-coated TPU yarn and a water-repellant internal bootie to keep the foot warm and dry.
The laser-siped outsole pattern – inspired by car tyres – is now grooved to increase surface area, repel water and further maximise traction.
The shoe’s mid-height collar continues to provide a locked-down, dynamic fit, emphasising natural movement from the ankle to the foot.
Where to Buy: Nike.com and retail locations across the UAE
Oakley TruBridge collection
Oakley TruBridge is the first prescription eyewear technology that offers an optimised fit without compromising style. TruBridge is making its debut in four of Oakley’s best selling frames: Crosslink, Cloverleaf, Marshell and Chamfer.
Crosslink: Enhanced version of one of the most popular Active Sport frames in prescription eyewear gets a universal fit with Oakley’s innovative TruBridge Technology nosepads. The true crossover design creates a sporty lifestyle look, enhanced with performance features to get you to the next level in sports and fitness.
Cloverleaf: Following the trends of a rounder-shaped frame, Cloverleaf MNP blends a dash of retro with intellectual cool. The subtle lines of its clean temple design are paired with smoothly rounded lens orbitals and TruBridge technology for a fit that provides all-day comfort.
Marshell: The style and comfort of Marshal MNP creates a look of selfexpression for all face shapes – perfect for everyday, all-day wear. This in-demand lens shape and lightweight and durable frame comes with TruBridge Technology nosepad in four sizes for an uncompromised personalised and comfortable look.
Chamfer: One of Oakley’s global bestsellers, this classic rectangle design now comes with the adaptable fit of TruBridge Technology nosepads for a fit that feels custom-made.
Price: Starting from Dh690.
Where to buy: Oakley stores and other outlets.