REVIEWS: Under Armour Speedform & more

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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.
PRICE: Dh367
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

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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
Price: Dh889.

Oakley TruBridge collection

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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.

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We take a look at the latest sporting releases across books, films, games and apps as well as some other classics that you should be looking to buy.

Do you already have these in your collection or want to add them?

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BOOKS

Win or Learn: Home and Away

PRICE: Dh91

WHERE TO BUY: Kinokuniya

What does it mean to be at home in a globalised world?

This football book features two authors who use football and the World Cup in Brazil as the arena for reflections on life and death, art and politics, class and literature.

Optajoe’s Football Yearbook 2016

PRICE: Dh85

WHERE TO BUY:  Kinokuniya

Football is a game of opinions. But football is becoming more intelligent. This guide to football in 2016 analyses data from the world’s greatest teams, players, leagues and tournaments.

FILMS

Free to Run

PRICE: Dh18 for rent on Amazon Video, Dh73 to buy on DVD

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

Follow the history of running as it moves from stadium to streets and learn how legends like Steve Prefontaine and Kathrine Switzer redefined the sport as a popular phenomenon.

Voice of the King

PRICE: Dh11 to rent on Amazon Video

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

LA Kings announcer Bob Miller has been calling games for the NHL team since 1973. This doc chronicles his Hall of Fame career, from his start, to Stanley Cup wins, to Hollywood fame and beyond.

GAMES

Playman Track & Field

PRICE: Dh3.69
WHERE TO BUY: App store

A game that pits you against AI competitors or your friends in a series of track and field events. There are five events to play through: 100m Dash, Long Jump, Hurdles, Pole Vault and Javelin.

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APPS

Progression Player for Kitesurfin and Kiteboarding

PRICE: Free
WHERE TO BUY: App store

Take your kite-surfing to the next level – learn and get inspired with Progression’s legacy of instructional videos. Download new techniques and tricks and watch anytime, anywhere.

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BOOKS

Win or Learn: MMA, Conor McGregor and Me: A Trainer’s Journey

PRICE: Dh100

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

Not just a must read for every MMA fan – it’s also for those want to understand how to follow their dream. It’s the remarkable story from Conor McGregor’s head coach.

Blood, Sweat and Jason Mc-Ateer: A Footballer’s story

PRICE: Dh65

WHERE TO BUY:  Amazon

Nominated for the best Irish Sports book of 2016, McAteer looks back with characteristic humour and honesty on his life as a footballer both on and off the pitch.

FILMS

Serena

PRICE: Free (With an Amazon Prime membership)

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

An intimate look into the life of the tennis champion and international superstar Serena Williams during her
2015 season. Gives you an insight into the quality of her tennis and her straightforwardness off the court.
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Hoop Dreams

PRICE: Dh55 (orfree on Netflix)

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon and Netflix

If you’ve not seen this then do yourself a favour and rectify it immediately. Filmed over five years, the documentary follows two young basketballers as they strive to rise from the Chicago streets to the NBA.

GAMES

Basket Manager 2017 Pro

PRICE: Free
WHERE TO BUY: Play Store and App store

The new NBA season is up and running so why not take charge of your own side. With a new career mode and the engine simulation improved, build your dynasty with this free basketball game.

APPS

Real Madrid App

PRICE: Free
WHERE TO BUY: Play Store and App store

As one of the most well supported clubs in the UAE, many of you will want to stay close to the team. With exclusive content and dozens of ways to follow Los Blancos, this is the ultimate for a Real fan.

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