Take your game to the next level with sports base layers

The base layer is designed to trap a thin layer of warm air against the body and it also works to pull sweat away from the skin, which is known as ‘wicking’. The 2 main types of fabric you can choose for a base layer are Merino wool or synthetic fabrics.

No matter what sporting activities you are involved in, ensure that your base layer is your lightest layer. You’ll be putting on at least two more articles of clothing over your base, so keeping it lightweight, snug, and stretchy will help you maintain agility and flexibility even when you’re fully layered. Continue reading “Take your game to the next level with sports base layers”

Knowledge series on Kalenji running shoes

Shoes are broadly classified into two categories:

1. Flat surface running shoes

  • Road running
  • Road running-performance
  • Training
  • Athletics/track   

2. Trail running shoes

  • Trail running
  • Trail running-performance

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Tennis shoes buying guide

The following three parameters should be considered while purchasing a pair of tennis shoes:

Squash shoes buying guide

Squash clubs necessitate that players be dressed in unsoiled, non-marking shoes. Soiled footwear or shoes with soles that leave marks can spoil the court or cause an uneven surface that can result in injuries. It is recommended that shoes suitable for indoor courts are used. These shoes typically possess soles made of gum rubber, that’s soft on courts but firm enough to provide good grip for playing. Continue reading “Squash shoes buying guide”

Hiking and camping shoes buying guide

The following are the three types of hiking boots-

Lightweight Hiking Boots and Trail Shoes:

These are designed for day hikes only. This type of footwear stresses comfort and cushioning above all else and as a result, lightweight hiking boots and shoes are usually less supportive and durable than heavier duty types.

Backpacking or Midweight Hiking Boots:

These are designed for hiking over rougher ground while wearing a moderately heavy backpack. Backpacking boots tend to be more durable and supportive than lightweight shoes and boots, but are still primarily intended for shorter trips of 1-4 days over moderately rough terrain.

Mountaineering or Extended Backpacking Boots:

These boots are designed for on- and off-trail hiking with a heavy pack during longer, multi-day trips. Mountaineering boots are durable, supportive and provide ample ankle protection. These boots have thick, stiff soles designed for the roughest terrain and may be crampon-compatible for winter climbing. Continue reading “Hiking and camping shoes buying guide”