Dwayne Johnson Leads The Charge with His Latest Project Rock Collection
Workout Apparel

New Performance Apparel from Under Armour: Dwayne Johnson Leads The Charge with His Latest Project Rock Collection

Under Armour and Dwayne Johnson have teamed up again to bring you the Project Rock Collection. What’s Dwayne Johnson’s philosophy for success? It’s simple: put in the work. The newest updates and additions to the UA Project Rock collection reflect that attitude and goal. This is training gear and apparel that has been engineered to help you push past boundaries, to set PRs, and to put in the work – the sweat equity that brings great things. This is all part of UA’s overarching 2020 mantra: “The Only Way is Through”. How do you find momentum and push yourself to be better than what you ever thought possible? Laser focus on the work. Here’s words of wisdom from the man himself: “My new collection is built for the hardest workers in the room. I don’t care how old you are, what you do for a living, or what your bank account says. This collection is designed for the ones who know that success comes one way—through the work.” So what’s int he line? It’s Under Armour gear – so you [Read more …]

Inov-8 F-LITE G 300 Cross Training Shoe - Black/Gum
CrossFit Shoes

Inov-8 F-LITE G 300 CrossFit Training Shoe – Now in New Colors

Have you seen the Inov-8 F-LITE G 300? This is the latest addition to Inov-8’s versatility collection. The new F-LITE G 300 is one of the most responsive and protective training shoes ever to hit the market. It has brand new, exclusive technologies (like “Graphene”). Why? For maximum lifting support and stability and at the same time without compromising on cushioning or flexibility. Let’s check some of the stats: A knit upper is used – this has special zones for max flexibility (and breathability) – but also support. Like a locked-in fit and feel? There’s a TPU cage that engages with the laces – for the most secure fit possible. But, there is also a ETPU footbed that is paired with a highly responsive midsole. This means even more cushioning when compared to the average CrossFit shoe. Inside, there is an lifting stabilizer. It’s built into the midsole – so you can’t see it. But what it does is provide a secure and stable foundation through the core of the shoe. There’s also a Graphene-enhanced rubber outsole. Graphene, which is [Read more …]

left and right of the Reebok Nano 9 Beast Men's CrossFit Training Shoe with Jacquard Upper - Cold Grey 4 / Cold Grey 7 / Toxic Yellow
CrossFit Shoes

Reebok Nano 9 Beast – New Jacquard Upper for CrossFit Men’s Training Shoe in 2020

Reebok surprised us all by dropping a new flavor of the Reebok Nano 9 – it has a brand-new woven jacquard upper. … and it looks great! This is “Cold Grey 4 / Cold Grey 7 / Toxic Yellow” (Product code: FU9372). Some stores are calling this the Reebok Nano 9 Beast – and you can probably guess why – these are two dark and foreboding color patterns. But, the official names are “BLACK / TRUE GREY 8 / TOXIC YELLOW” and the slightly lighter “COLD GREY 4 / COLD GREY 7 / TOXIC YELLOW”. Here’s the other option. Where can you get these? Your best bet is right from the source, Reebok.com: What’s a “Jacquard” upper? That refers to a special weaving process by which the pattern is woven into the material. Here’s an up-close look. As you can see, this is a much more refined and sophisticated look as compared to the normal FlexWeave upper on the Reebok Nano 9. Will this new upper be as durable? We don’t know for sure yet, but I can tell you [Read more …]

Quarter view of the Reebok Nano 9 Men's CrossFit Training Shoe in Black/White/Vivid Orange
CrossFit Shoes

Reebok Nano 9 CrossFit Training Shoe – New Colorways for February

Reebok has launched two new colorways of their potent training shoe – the Reebok Nano 9. The new colorways are BLACK / FLUID BLUE / LEMON GLOW for women … and BLACK / WHITE / VIVID ORANGE for men. What’s special about the Reebok Nano 9? For starters, it’s the only shoe that can wear the CrossFit name. You can see it’s right on the heel. This is the 9th iteration of the Nano – and that means they have come pretty close to perfecting this design. It has a relatively low-profile 4mm heel to toe drop. That means your heel is about 4 mm higher than your toes. This means it is a very versatile shoe- and you can use it for running, jumping, lifting, climbing, and more. (In other words, it’s perfect for the CrossFit WOD.) The upper is made from Reebok’s FlexWeave material – it’s tough but breathable because it is woven into a figure 8 pattern (there’s a breathable mesh underneath.) CrossFit athletes need to be able to climb ropes – and the Reebok Nano 9 [Read more …]

Top view of Nike React Metcon Men's CrossFit Training Shoe in Seaweed/Green Spark/Vintage Green
CrossFit Shoes

Nike React Metcon Cross Trainer for Men – Seaweed/Green Spark/Vintage Green

Nike has released a new colorway of the Nike React Metcon Cross Trainer for Men : Seaweed/Green Spark/Vintage Green. Ok, it’s technically style: BQ6044-323. But, no matter what you call it, we think it looks pretty slick. What’s the big benefit of the Nike React Metcon shoe? It’s right in the name – REACT. As in React foam cushioning – you know – Nike’s groundbreaking energy return foam cushioning system. That’s right – every footstep gives you energy back with React foam. But you’ll notice this is a Cross Trainer shoe. Unlike the Nike React running shoes there’s a lot less React foam. That’s because React foam is springy and bouncing – but it is not very tough. And Cross Trainers for the CrossFit WOD, Functional Fitness, and HIIT training need to be built like a tank. So in this shoe the React foam is in the drop-in midsole – which you can’t see – because it is inside the shoe. The outsole (the part that touches the ground, basically) is made from tough rubber – for maximum traction and [Read more …]

Casual wear of the Hylete Workout Pants for CrossFit - Flexion Pant in Black
Workout Apparel

Best Men’s Workout Pants for CrossFit

Want workout pants for CrossFit? We’re going to review the best men’s workout pants for CrossFit in this article. Why pants? Well – sometimes it is cold – or your tan isn’t up to par. Or maybe you have a case of chicken legs. No matter the case – who are we to judge? – just get some workout pants and move on. Here’s the workout pants for men that we’ll be reviewing: Men’s Flexion Workout Pants from Hylete 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. 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, [Read more …]

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 …]