When I started training with Nike to run Nike Women’s 10K race on 21st June, I had two pairs of Nike trainers (one pair for everything and one fancy designer pair that I got on Net-A-Porter and only wore for photoshoots and premium gyms pretty much:) ).
Having now run over 40km in the past couple of weeks in the preparation to the race, with the help of Nike Women and JD Sports I’ve learnt that getting the right gear is not ‘good-to-have’ item for great exercise. It’s a must-have.
Here are Nike Women and JD Sports fashion running gear picks that I had an opportunity to put to test and what my personal favourites are:
1. Colour splash featuring NikeZoom Pegasus 32 trainers
Made from Dri-FIT material designed to wick sweat away from the body, keeping one dry and cool throughout the sessions, Nike Dri Fit Knit T-Shirt shirt features knit-in mesh panels strategically placed in areas of high heat, enhancing breathability and ventilation. Its lightweight seamless construction reduces irritation, allowing one to focus on the performance without distractions. F
I loved the shorts’ design and performance! Made with a lightweight, sweat-wicking fabric and built-in compression for locked-in comfort, the shorts have allover perforations on the outer side offering superb airflow, while a back zip pocket keeps essentials secure over any distance.
A serious shoe for a serious runner, Nike Women’s Zoom Air Pegasus 32 trainers are made with a lightweight breathable mesh construction, the upper is equipped with Dynamic Flywires, locking the foot down for unbeatable support, while also reducing the overall weight of the shoe. I couldn’t believe how light weight these trainers are while providing essential support to the feet reducing the impact while running and keeping the feet in place.
A full length Cushlon midsole delivers hard-wearing yet plush cushioning, while a Zoom Air unit at the heel delivers pressurised air pockets that flex on contact for responsive support. To the outsole, Waffle patterning provides multi-surface traction, while a rubber crash rail on the lateral side allows for smoother transitions and a more natural footstrike.
2. Going all in featuring Nike Free TR 5 Print trainers
The Pro Padded Diagonal Stripe Sports Bra in a striped pink and black colourway has been crafted using Dri-FIT fabric that wicks away sweat while in the middle of a workout. The stretch fabric and flat seams provide comfort and ensure the locked-in feel.
Nike Women’s Pro 7.5cm Logo Shorts are also made of Dri-FIT stretch fabric, with lined gusset and ergonomic seems that enhance the range of motion. The flat seams move comfortably against the skin providing a snug feel.
The Nike Free TR 5 Print trainers are designed to provide a barefoot feel with their no-sew contours and fused PHYLITE midsole and boast a titanium breathable mesh upper to keep the feet feeling at their best. Featuring individual flex grooves on the outsole for a natural range of motion, the trainers have carbon rubber inserts and a padded ankle collar.
There are many more beautifully designed and functional Nike Women outfits to choose from (like this pretty Nike Pro Tank Top pictured above) – you can see the ones my fellow bloggers Polly and Hannah have been wearing and grab yours at JD Sports website here. You can also follow my running journey at RWD Magazine blog here.
Last but not least, good luck to Polly, Hannah and myself at the Nike Women’s 10K race on Sunday, the 21st June! 🙂