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Buying Guides & Inspiration

If you’re looking to buy sports or exercise equipment and need some guidance, then you've come to the right place.
We've put together an array of handy sports gear, footwear and activewear guides to help you make an informed decision.
Get inspired and keep up-to-date with seasonal trends and top tips!




Footwear is one of the most important pieces of sports gear you should own. It’s important to get the right shoe or boot for your chosen sport or activity.
Check out our Running Shoe and Boot Shop Guides.

Running Shoe Buying Guide

The importance of choosing the right running shoe plays a key role in enjoyment, safety and injury prevention. Our Running Shoe Guide is designed to get you on the right track so you can reach those running goals.

Casual Shoes Buying Guide

In this buying guide, we cover when and why to wear casual shoes. We also cover how to know when you need to replace your old lifestyle shoes, and how to choose a new pair.

The Ulitmate Guide To Choosing Kids Shoes

This guide covers the different types of kids shoes and why it is important to choose the right shoes and fit for your child. Find out what you need to know about what makes a good pair of children's shoes.

Sandals & Slides Buying Guide

Explore the different types of sandals and slides, and find out how to choose the right pair for your needs.

Best Shoes For Trail Running

It is important that you have the appropriate shoes for trail running safety and comfort. Find out what makes for a good pair of trail shoes and how you can decide which pair to buy.

Football & Rugby Boot Buying Guide

There’s a variety of factors to consider when shopping for football or rugby boots. We’ve put together a Boot Shop Buying Guide packed with information to help you decide which boot would suit you best.

Football Boot Buying Guide

In this guide, we will leave no cleat unturned, exploring every aspect of football boot selection, from understanding the types of boots to mastering maintenance.

Best Weightlifting Shoes

We have a wide selection of weightlifting shoes that will help you perform at your best. In this guide, we will take a deep dive into what weightlifting shoes are, how they help with lifting and how to get the best fit.

Best Shoes For Standing All Day

The right footwear can go a long way when it comes to standing for long periods. Avoid wearing shoes that could cause you problems and discomfort. Find out what shoes to wear if you are on your feet all day.

Best Shoes For Skating

A big part of the skater look comes down to the skateboard, skatewear and of course skate shoes. Skate shoes however serve a bigger purpose than just completing a look.

Must-Have Shoes For Every Occasion

In this blog, we will explore the world of footwear, delving into the significance of selecting the right shoes and showing you our top picks for different occasions.

How To Choose The Right Shoes For You

From making a fashion statement, to physical comfort to performance enhancement. In this guide, we will delve into the process of choosing the right shoes for you.

Nike Running Shoes: Buying Guide

Welcome to the world of Nike running shoes. Whether you're a pro or a beginner, we’ve got the Nike running shoes for you.

Asics Netball Shoes: Buying Guide

Available in a selection of styles and colours, stay comfortable and perform your best in any game with women's netball shoes at ASICS.


Not sure what tights to buy, or need some guidance on finding the perfect bra? Explore our buying guides to find out all you need to know.  

Tights Buying Guide

Whether it be tights to suit your active lifestyle or just a pair of comfy tights for everyday casual wear, we have a huge range of tights to choose from. Find your perfect tights starting here.

Sports Bra Buying Guide

Find out how to measure your bust and calculate your band & cup size. Once you have worked out your bra size, explore our range of sports bras for either low, medium or high impact activity.

Tracksuit Buying Guide

Tracksuits offer a range of advantages that make them a top choice for many individuals, regardless of their lifestyle or level of physical activity. 

What To Look For When Buying Activewear

Activewear is different from sportswear in its versatility. It's extremely comfortable to wear for a wide range of activities, from the gym to a relaxed stroll along the beach.

How To Choose The Right Athletic Shorts

There are lots of types of athletic shorts, all designed for different sports. We've broken down what to look for when shopping for athletic shorts depending on your sport. Check out our huge range.

Understanding Your Sports Bra

Find out what the key elements are that make up a sports bra - from material, to support, to design. We cover how to care for the technology that looks after you while you move.

Nike Track Pants: Buying Guide

Nike track pants – your go-to choice for comfort and style. If you're looking for the perfect pair of track pants for your active or everyday life, you're in the right place.

Nike Hoodies: Buying Guide

From staying cosy on chilly days to dialling up your style, we've got your back. So, get comfortable and join us on this journey through the world of Nike hoodies.

What To Wear When Running

Want to know what you should be wearing when running? Whether you're an avid runner or considering picking running up as a new hobby, we've got you covered. 

Supporters' Gear Buying Guide

Wearing your team’s kit isn’t just for game day, it's also a great way to promote your team.And It's a great way to show your loyalty and contribute to the success of your team.

Football Clothing Buying Guide

In this guide, we'll take you on a journey through the world of football clothing. Whether you're a striker, a midfielder, or a goalkeeper, your clothing matters, and we're here to show you why.

How To Check If A Football Shirt Is Genuine

As the demand for football shirts increases, more and more fake football shirts are popping up, from ingenuine sellers. There are a few things that tell them apart, find out what to look for.

What Should You Wear To A Sports Game?

Whether you're a devoted fan or just there for the fun, we're here to help you make the right call on what to wear for that big game.

Essential Sportswear For Golf Enthusiasts

In this blog, we'll take a closer look at the often underestimated but essential aspect of golfing success: proper sportswear.

The Ultimate Guide To Compression Clothing

Compression garments are designed to provide targeted support to specific muscle groups, aiding in enhanced performance and quicker recovery. Learn about the various types of compression clothing.

Benefits Of Wearing Compression Clothing

Need to determine if compression clothing is the right option for you? Find out how compression clothing can benefit you, and how it can help you improve your performance.

What To Wear To Yoga

Discover what  type of yoga clothing is best to wear, what you should wear to a hot yoga class, and what you should avoid wearing altogether when doing yoga.


What To Wear To The Gym

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to gym clothes. Find out what materials are best to wear to the gym, what you should avoid wearing, and top things to look out for when establishing your gym clothes rotation.

Best Lifestyle Clothes For Exercise Recovery

Relaxing after a long and tough workout feels good. Taking the time to recover properly in suitable clothing can help to speed up how long it takes your muscles to bounce back.

Best Workout Clothes For Heavy Sweating

Sometimes, wearing the wrong activewear can cause excessive sweating. Thankfully, this can easily be rectified. Our guide covers how to choose the best workout clothing and products for heavy sweating.

Top Clothing & Accessories For Weightlifting In 2023

Having the right weightlifting gear is vital to ensure safety, enhance performance, and make your lifting experience as comfortable as possible.

Best Leggings For Your Next Hiking Adventure

In this guide, we'll explore the different types of leggings designed specifically for hiking and delve into the numerous benefits they offer.


In the market for a new bag? First things first, what will you be using your bag for?
There are so many different bags and backpacks to choose from, all designed for different purposes.

The Ultimate Guide To Buying Kids Shoes

Kids are little bundles of energy that spend a lot of the day running around and being active. When they are engaging in outdoor activities, their shoes must be supporting them every step of the way.

How To Choose A Backpack

There are so many different backpacks to choose from, all designed for different purposes. Find out what to look for so that you can make the most out of your new backpack.


If you are looking to buy sports equipment for Cricket, Tennis or another chosen sport, and you're not quite sure on sizing,
then check out our easy to follow buying guides and size charts.

Get In The Zone - Basketball Hub

Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, we've got everything you need to elevate your game to new heights.

Rugby Hub

You'll find everything you need to enhance your game in our rugby hub. Whether you're after rugby boots, rugby clothing, protection gear or rugby equipment, you'll find it here.

Football Hub

Whether you are training with a team or playing socially with your mates, we have the newest and best football gear to make you look and feel like a pro.  Check our out Football hub for all your training and game day gear.

Beginners Guide To Playing Basketball

We've put together a guide that explains every aspect of basketball, from understanding the rules and positions to the essential techniques and gear. 

Basketball Size Guide

To play basketball properly, you need the right sized ball. Check out our basketball size guide to get to grips on which size basketball is best for you.

Football Gear Checklist

Having the proper football gear is essential. Our checklist has heaps of information on what you need to play football at your best.

Netball Size Guide

Size 4 netballs are generally used by younger players, and are often used in training sessions and recreationally. Size 5 netballs are used for training and recreational purposes, and they are also used for matches.

Golf Equipment Buying Guide

Are you about to begin your golf journey and need a run down on golf equipment? Maybe you are already an experienced golf player. Whatever your level, check out our handy guide to your golf gear essentials.

Tennis Racquet Buying Guide

Looking for a new tennis racquet? Find out the difference between racquet sizes and what you need to know when buying a tennis racquet. 

Cricket Bat Buying Guide

Choosing the correct size cricket bat is crucial. We have put together a recommended size chart and buying guide to help you choose the cricket bat for you.

Hockey Stick Guide

Finding the right hockey stick for your game has never been easier. Check out our handy hockey guide to play your best, and dominate the field.

Must-Have Accessories For Cardio

We've put together a lsit of 25 must-have essential accessories that will take your cardio game to the next level.

Top Benefits Of Using A Running Vest

Looking to enhance your running performance, challenge yourself, and achieve better results? A running vest might be the perfect addition to your fitness arsenal.

Volleyball Gear Checklist

Find out what you need to play Volleyball. We’ll walk you through the essential items you need to play like a pro.


Must-Have Clothing & Accessories For Cycling

Find out the importance of selecting the right cycling gear and how it can make a difference.


Want to keep on top of your fitness routine from the comfort of your home? With the right fitness equipment, you can.
We have put together guides to help you find the best home gym equipment to suit your needs.

Cardio Equipment Buying Guide

Wondering which treadmill, elliptical cross trainer or exercise bike is right for you? Follow our step-by-step buying guide to find out which cardio machine suits you best.

Home Workouts

Want to start building a home gym for yourself and smash your goals? You’re in the right place. Find out what equipment you will need to ensure you get the most out of your home workout.

Sports Watch Buying Guide

Tracking your heart rate can be a fantastic way to keep an eye on your health. Wearing a fitness tracker can also encourage you to move your body and enhance your everyday. Find out where to start when buying a sports watch.


Keep up to-date with seasonal trends, the best remedies to care for your gear, informative tips and more!

Guide To Wearing And Styling Hoodies

There are a multitude of options when it comes to buying a hoodie. Every hoodie offers a different level of warmth, a different aesthetic and a different fit. 

How To Rethread A Hoodie String

Most hoodie owners will have their hoodie string come out from time to time. Unless you wash your clothes by hand, it’s sometimes unavoidable. We have provided some helpful pointers.

20 Best Gifts For Runners

If you are shopping for a runner, you've come to the right place! From waist bags to hydration packs and massage guns, we've put together a range of running gift ideas so you can find that special running gift. 

Ab Workouts To Try At Home

In this guide you will be introduced to a variety of effective ab workouts and gear, and step-by-step instructions on how to perform each exercise correctly.

Callisthenics Workout Checklist

Callisthenics offers a rewarding and effective approach to improving your overall fitness. Find out how to get the most out of your callisthenics workout.

What Is The difference between Men's & Women's Running Shoes?

Wondering whether men can run in women's running shoes and vice versa? Find out here.

How Long Should Running Shoes Last

There are so many variables that can affect how long a pair of running shoes will last. Find out the factors that wear down your running shoes and ways that you can prolong the life of your shoes.

Can You Wear Running Shoes Casually

Running shoes are no longer designed just for practicality, with many brands now creating running shoes in some pretty impressive styles.

Can You Wear Casual Shoes To The Gym?

In this guide, we will delve deep into the world of gym shoes, and discuss whether wearing casual shoes to the gym is a viable choice.

What Are Training Shoes?

There's a big difference between training shoes and running shoes. They may look similar but there are key differences. Training shoes are designed for multi-directional movement unlike running shoes.

How To Choose Workout Clothing For Optimal Performance

The clothes you wear while working out. It's not just about style; it's about making your workouts better and more comfortable.

Everything About Sneaker Care

Not sure how to care for your sneakers or need to know when to replace them? We cover everything you need to know about sneaker care.

How To Stretch Sneakers

Need to stretch your sneakers? We've put together a number of tips. We will walk you through the process of stretching your sneakers to improve their fit and ensure maximum comfort.

How To Clean White Shoes

No matter the type of white shoes, there’s a way you can clean them at home.  Find out about the simple techniques you can do to clean your white canvas, white fabric or white leather shoes and shoelaces.

How To Clean Smelly Shoes

Cleaning your shoes is a great way to prevent the build-up of dirt and odour, keeping your shoes in good condition for longer. Find out the best methods to cleaning your smelly shoes along with tips to keeping your shoes fresh.

How To Stop Shoes Squeaking

A lot of different factors could be at play when it comes to having squeaking shoes. Check out the main reason why your shoes could be squeaking and solutions that can fix this annoying problem.

Gym Lingo You Should Know

Brush up on your gym lingo so you have a better grasp of what people are talking about at your gym.



Top Picks For Your Gym Bag

Your gym bag should have everything you need to stay active throughout the day! From the right bag to the right accessories we have got you covered with our top picks for your gym bag. 

How To Get The Sweat Smell Out Of Clothes

Are your gyms clothes starting to smell a little pongy? There's no need to throw out your gear. Discover the five simple steps you can do to remove the sweat smell from your gym clothes.

Must-Have Activewear Essentials For Winter

Activewear can cover anything from hoodies and pants to running socks or tights. Check out our must-have activewear essentials for this winter.

Winter Training Kit

Find all the gear you need this season for your winter sport! Whether it be this season's training clothing, footwear or equipment, we have a wide range to suit everyone.