REVIEWS: This week's sporting essentials

Sport360 staff 12:00 19/08/2016
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The Charged Bandit 2 is your ideal choice of footwear for everyday running and workout sessions, and in true innovative Under Armour style, their newest running shoes are built to last and mix all the important ingredients you need to reach your performance targets.

Ultra lightweight at just 9.8 ounces and highly stretchable, the Bandit’s smooth upper-shoe feel and ultrasonic welded seaming all-over creates a snug fit around the foot.

Its fresh tongue construction also connects to the top of the shoe and provides the comfort and compact touch you need, especially for long-distance runs.

Under Armour’s unique and authentic design includes Micro G super-responsive foam cushioning, supporting every stride and helping to transform cushioned landings into explosive take-offs and power-charged changes of direction. This can make all the difference to combat the constant pounding of concrete.

In addition, the shoe’s two-piece charged cushioned midsole gives crucial balance along with its external heel support counter.

How to get them...

  • Where to Buy: Under Armour Stores at Dubai Festival City, Mirdif City Centre Mall Dubai and Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi.
  • Price: Dh367

They both deliver increased comfort and protection to the fore and back foot, which are two areas where runners can suffer heavily with wear and tear injuries as well as blisters.

It proves again that Under Armour is one of the best choices on the market for those looking to run big kilometres.

And coming in four different coloured designs, the 2s’ slick and stylish look will turn heads of fellow athletes when you tread the tracks in the UAE this winter.

We rate it: 9 out of 10: A step up as a running shoe from the SpeedForm Slingshot and the perfect companion for the winter running season.

BOOKS

CARLO ANCELOTTI: QUIET LEADERSHIP
Price: Dh98
Where to buy: Kinokuniya

In Quiet Leadership, Italy’s Carlo Ancelotti, one of the greatest football coaches of all time, reveals the full, riveting story of his managerial career – his methods, mentors, mistakes and greatest triumphs.

DREAMS OF A REFUGEE: FROM THE MIDDLE EAST TO MOUNT EVEREST
Price: Dh98
Where to buy: Kinokuniya

The story of mountain climber Mostafa Salameh, the first Palestinian ever to reach the North Pole, and to scale the Seven Summits, including Mount Everest.

FILMS

OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE
Price: Dh74
Where to buy: Amazon

In 1936, 18 African American athletes defied Nazi Germany and Jim Crow Racism to win hearts and medals at the Berlin Olympics. This film shows how they are a seminal precursor to the modern Civil Rights Movement.

RIDE WITH LARRY
Price: Dh74
Where to buy: Amazon

After 20 years with Parkinson’s disease, Larry Smith attempts to ride 300 miles across his state of South Dakota to show the power of keeping your body active and mind positive, proving that the best cure is living life to its fullest.

GAMES

TOUCHGRIND BMX
Price: Dh18
Where to buy: App Store

Become a BMX pro and perform spectacular tricks in breathtaking locations all over the world. Your skill and imagination are the only limits to the tricks you can pull off. Impress your friends by sharing your best runs on social media.

APPS

LA LIGA OFFICIAL
Price: Free
Where to buy: Google Play Store/iTunes

The Spanish league gets under way this weekend and with live up-to-date text commentary, alerts, gallery of images, pre-match analysis and reports, and latest news, this comprehensive app will have you covered.

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