Upstairs in the gym with Hylete Flexion Workout Pants for Women - Heather Slate
Workout Apparel

Best Women’s Workout Pants for CrossFit

Let’s look at the best women’s workout pants for CrossFit. This isn’t leggings, tights, or yoga pants – but rather pants proper. This is workout apparel – so they’ll all be high on the close and comfortable fit scale – but again – we’re not looking at leggings that fit like a “second skin”. Why pants then? These are a more modest option than leggings – and in some occasions that’s the right style. Workout pants tend to be more versatile as well – so you can wear them around quite a bit rather than just to the gym or CrossFit box. We’re going to be looking at the women’s workout pants options from Hylete – they make excellent performance apparel and active-wear. Here’s the workout pants we’ll be reviewing in this article: Let’s take a look. Flexion Pants Hylete offers some great workout pants in the Flexion Pants for women. These are made from 94% polyester and 6% spandex – so they have a slight stretch fit that looks great – and dries fast when needed. Because this is [Read more …]

Curry 7 Underrated Tour Colorway Basketball Shoe
Basketball Shoes

Under Armour Basketball Introduces The Curry 7 Underrated Tour Colorway

The Curry 7 is one of UA Basketball’s premier basketball shoes. And with the latest iteration of Steph Curry’s Underrated Tour, UA has launched the official Curry 7 Underrated Tour colorway. The Underrated Tour is an annual skills tour designed to help young women and men from all backgrounds achieve their basketball dreams. About the Curry 7 Underrated Tour Colorway What’s special about this colorway? Of course the shoe has all the great features of the UA Curry 7 – like the breathable upper that features a balanced blend of black and cardinal red. The heel, which features both UA HOVR™ and Micro G® cushioning technologies, is separated by a flexible, beta red plate. The outsole is black, with striking white and gray splatters. About the UA Curry 7 The upper features translucent layering of synthetic leather, mesh & TPU skins for reinforcement in zonal areas for comfort, stability & mobility. There is foam padding in the collar and heel for added comfort. An internal counter lining provides immediate step-in comfort and stability. In regards to the cushioning of the [Read more …]

UA HOVR Machina Running Shoe on the road
Running Shoes

UA HOVR Machina – Running Shoe from Under Armour with Real-Time Form Coaching

Let’s take a look at the UA HOVR™ Machina – the new running shoe from Under Armour. UA likes to say it is “MORE THAN A RUNNING SHOE.” Why? Because it includes a revolutionary new feature – real-time form coaching to let you become a better runner. What can you train for with these? If you are racing for a spot at the trials, shaving off seconds from your 5k best, qualifying for a marathon – or just want to improve – these shoes can give you the extra edge. The Machina is the newest shoe in UA’s HOVR lineup. In the past runners have been force to choose between high-cushion running shoes for longer distances races or lightweight for speed. But UA has struck a perfect balance with the HOVR lineup – so runners don’t have to sacrifice either. The UA HOVR Machina mixes the speed of a racing shoe with the comfort of a long-distance shoe. And let’s talk about real-time Form Coaching. This is a revolutionary running training tool for 2020. REAL-TIME FORM COACHING THE UA HOVR [Read more …]

UA HOVR shoes being used for running on the road
Running Shoes

UA HOVR Running Shoe Lineup Updated for 2020

Under Armour’s HOVR line of running shoes have made a name for themselves. And as UA likes to say they are “Propelling runners into the next decade” with the announcement of new versions of the HOVR running shoes for the year 2020. The UA HOVR lineup is a proven winner. And they’ve got models of running shoe for every runner. There’s some new additions too. Under Armour is known for giving athletes the tools and gear they need to perform at their best. And their proprietary UA HOVR™ cushioning system is just one example of that. Launched in 2018 UA HOVR™ cushioning was quickly added to all UA’s performance running shoes. HOVR provides energy return with every foot strike. The overall goal is to make every stride feel light and bouncy – to keep the runner moving forward. Bouncy foam like HOVR an be a double edge sword though – a softer foam is slower – while for energy return you need a crisp rebound – and that means a firmer cushion that may be less comfortable. But UA HOVR [Read more …]

Heel view of the Reebok Nano 9 Men's CrossFit Training Shoe in BLACK / COLD GREY 7 / POSH PINK
CrossFit Shoes

Reebok Nano 9 – CrossFit Trainers for Men and Women – New Colorways 2020

The Reebok Nano 9 is the official CrossFit training shoe of 2019 and 2020. As the name suggests, this is the 9th iteration of the Reebok shoe for CrossFit. And we have to tell you – it’s really good. From the tough FlexWeave upper, to the stable heel, to the generous toebox – it’s an all around fantastic cross trainer. And – Reebok has some of the coolest color options around – here’s a look at one that’s brand new for 2020. The Women’s color combo is Black / Seaport Teal and Posh Pink. Men get a variation on this theme too – this is Black / Cold Grey 7 / Posh Pink. Best of all? Both are available now. Let’s take a close-up look at fantastic new color combo – and while we’re at it – we’ll also explain what makes this the best CrossFit training shoe you can buy. Photo Credits The product photos on this page are property of Reebok, Inc. This website is not affiliated or associated with CrossFit, Inc. CrossFit is a registered trademark of [Read more …]

Hylete flexion workout pants for men - Heather Slate/Heather Gray in the gym
Workout Apparel

Men’s Workout Pants – Flexion Pants from Hylete

When it comes to workout pants for men – Hylete has some great options. The Flexion Pant from Hylete is a modern jogger-style workout pant for men. And we think it’s one of the best in class. Let’s do a review. Here’s the workout pants for men that we’ll be reviewing: Flexion Workout Pants – Materials The Flexion jogger-style workout pants from Hylete are made with a 94% Polyester and 6% Spandex blended fabric. Polyester is a great synthetic material – it’s durable, it’s comfortable – and it is very lightweight. The spandex content of this fabric gives this workout pant just the right amount of stretch – for both a comfortable fit, and no restriction on your range of motion. Flexion Workout Pants – Fit & Cut Let’s talk about what makes these jogger style workout pants so great. First of all, what do we mean by “jogger style”? Well – that’s the trendy look now-a-days and the keep features are a tapered, athletic fit in the leg, coupled with a drop crotch for no restriction of movement. You’ll [Read more …]

The Nike MetconSF shown here in Seaweed/Light British Tan/Green Spark/Black
CrossFit Shoes

New Nike MetconSF Colorway – Seaweed/Light British Tan/Green Spark/Black

Here’s a sharp looking new colorway of the Nike MetconSF – Seaweed/Light British Tan/Green Spark/Black What’s the Nike MetconSF? It’s the first all-terrain Nike Metcon shoe. This shoe repels mud for superior grip and it even has water draining ports to keep your weight down. Do they work? Yep – absolutely they do – we know because we tested them. But there is more to the shoe than just those crazy deep lugs on the boot-like outsole. The Nike MEtconSF is made from materials that won’t absorb water. That means when your feet inevitably do get waterlogged – on your mud run or obstacle course race – you’ll shed the extra water weight as quickly as possible. The upper, insole, and midsole are all made from non-absorbent materials. But, there’s more. See that high elastic leg opening? That’s called a gaiter – and it is there to keep debris out of your shoe – for when you step into the swampy mud. There’s no traditional laces either. That means no soggy, muddy laces. Instead, you get Nike’s innovative speed-lacing system. [Read more …]

Nimbus Capri Tights from Hylete - Great for CrossFit - in the gym
Workout Leggings

Women’s Workout Leggings – Nimbus Capri from Hylete Review

Leggings are great for your CrossFit workout – they are light-weight, comfortable, and they don’t limit your range of motion – thanks to their flattering stretch. What’s a capri? Capris are cropped pants where the leg ends just above the ankle. They can help keep you cooler – and they are a trendy look right now. Just remember that they tend to “shorten” your legs – so they can be somewhat unflattering on the wrong physique. But having said all that – there are some excellent workout capris for your CrossFit workout – we’re going to take an in-depth look at the Nimbus Capri from Hylete. Hylete makes high-performance apparel for the gym and CrossFit WOD. Here’s the women’s workout capris we’ll be reviewing in this article: Nimbus Capri Workout Tights – Materials The Nimbus Capri tights are made from a a 90% Polyester / 10% Spandex blend. Synthetic materials like Polyester and Spandex are a necessity in performance wear – they are lighter, more breathable, and not as absorbent as cotton. They also dry much, much faster. Do you [Read more …]

Top view of the Nike Free x Metcon 2 Cross Trainer for Men in BLACK / BRIGHT CACTUS PURPLE / NEBULA / WHITE
CrossFit Shoes

New Nike Free x Metcon 2 Men’s Cross Training Shoe Colorway – BLACK / BRIGHT CACTUS PURPLE / NEBULA / WHITE

There’s the Nike Free x Metcon 2 Men’s Cross Training shoe in BLACK / BRIGHT CACTUS PURPLE / NEBULA / WHITE. What is the Nike Free x Metcon 2? Nike has combined the key elements of the Nike Free running shoe line with the Metcon cross-training shoe. And this means the Nike Free X Metcon 2 is the best of both worlds for the dynamic athlete. The Free shoe line replicates the barefoot running experience – the deep siping and hexagonal foam blocks of the sole give flexibility along the length and width of the shoe. Let’s take a look. Shown: Black/Purple Nebula/White/Bright Cactus Style: AQ8306-035 Photo Credits Product photos in this article are property of Nike, Inc.