Trendy Trainers and Sportswear in the UK

Blog | 29th Sep 2021 | 7min read

In an age where we know more and more about mental health, we know the profound effect that exercise has on it. If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it’s that there’s no worse feeling than being cooped up either at home or at work. 

We. Need. Exercise. That’s partly why we’ve seen the meteoric rise of sports brands like Peloton or Lululemon during the pandemic years. It’s common sense to think that if you have an awesome wardrobe, you’ll go out more, as you want to show off your new threads. 

So, surely it follows that the same can be said for trainers and sportswear? Newbies and experts at training will tell you the same thing; the hardest part about going to the gym is getting through the door, but with these trainers and sportswear, you’ll want to spring to the gym to show off your new kicks. 

Did you know that with Zilch, you can split your payments into 4 over 6 weeks, 0 interest* at thousands of online stores including the ones below?

To pay over time elsewhere, you could try Zilch Anywhere, which allows you to pay only 25% of the total price together with a one-off transactional fee upfront then pay the rest in 3 more instalments over 6 weeks*.

You can also pay in full and get 2% back in Zilch Rewards, which you can use to discount future purchases.

So why not pay at a pace that suits you and check out these trainers and sportswear you can Zilch below?

Air Jordan 6 Retro Gold Hoops

If you loved the Last Dance as much as we did, you totally need to get these trainers. The brainchild of Michael Jordan, the Air Jordan range is an awesome blend of style and functionality.

These unisex trainers will make you look fly on and off the court. For us, retro= classic, so the subtle yet elegant style is a great buy, whether you’re an avid baller or not.

Nike Free Metcon 4

As the most recognisable sports brand in the world, there’s no surprise that Nike offers some top-notch trainers. In terms of bang for your buck, it’s hard to find anything better than cross-training shoes. 

These shoes are ideal for weightlifting, running and conditioning, offering you great support and comfort. The subtle black design means these shoes would be ideal for wearing out as well, complementing black jeans especially well, too. 

Stan Smith Adidas Shoe

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This stylish, slick, sustainable Stan Smith shoe is super sick. The understated white colour, coupled with the famous branding of Stan Smith, these shoes are very comfy and would make you look great in the gym, or out of it. 

ASICS GT-2000 9

While the name may make it sound like Harry Potter’s latest broom, these shoes are the pinnacle of style and functionality. Asics is one of the most recognisable brands in sports shoes on the market, and for good reason.

They are totally specialised in giving you comfort, support, and, of course, style. With Asics’ trademark gel-injected shoe, you’ll feel like you’re running on literal clouds. 

Nike SuperRep Go

Training is never comfortable, but it isn’t meant to be, either. But with these stylish trainers, you will be stoked into wearing them, and of course, into training as well. These shoes are brilliant for both running, and HIIT workouts, so you can’t go wrong with these. 

New Balance Nergize Sport

It’s a fact of the universe: you can’t go wrong with leopard print, particularly on your feet. These super comfy shoes will make you want to slip them on whenever you can. 

Offering awesome arch support, you’ll feel stable in these shoes, allowing you to not hold back at all when you’re working out. Of course, these would also match perfectly with a leopard print dress, too. 

Sweaty Betty Ski Merino Base Layer Leggings

What better way to pair your new snazzy shoes than with some awesome sports leggings. These sweaty betty leggings fit amazingly well and are ultra-comfy. 

As a plus, they came with a built-in pocket for your phone, giving you instant, easy access to any health or training apps. 

Gymshark Vital Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

At its incredibly young age, Gymshark has exploded onto the fitness scene, offering high-quality clothes that are as cool as they are functional. 

The Vital Long-Sleeve T-shirt is the poster child of this. With its nylon and polyester blend, you’ll keep cool no matter the intensity of your workout. With its snug fit, you’ll look like a total beast as you get those gains. 

ASOS Weekend Collective Leggings

We’re sure you’ve heard of ASOS, one of the UK’s favourite online retailers, but we are sure you haven’t heard of their sports brand, 4505. 

This brand offers quality, yet affordable sportswear, which will be delivered to your door within 5 days. The hourglass icon booty legging short is as affordable as it is sleek. A perfect summer purchase, you could use these for loungewear, or even going out on the town. 

Castore Pro Tek Training Vest

One of the hottest brands to recently explode onto the market, Castore has put itself into the spotlight, making kits for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Saracens, plus they’ve got a collaboration with Andy Murray for all you tennis lovers! 

With the Pro Tek Training vest for an affordable £35, the vest is made with ultra-breathable fabric, coupled with quick-drying technology to ensure you stay cool and dry. As a plus, it comes in 4 different colours. 

Bam Bamboo Balance Pants

Possibly designed for less high-octane training, the Bam Bamboo Balance pants are perfect for yoga, pilates, martial arts, or even daily walks. This ultra-comfy pair of pants would be an essential item on and off the couch. 

The coolest part about these parts, apart from the breathable fabric, is how much water they save: these pants, in particular, saved almost 1,300 litres of water, which is equivalent to 707 days of drinking water. 

Ernest Leoty Therese Leggings

A new, popular athleisure brand with a Parisian twist, Ernest Leoty combines functionality with the classic attention to detail afforded by typical couture brands. 

These leggings are bespoke for intense training like CrossFit, but they could just as easily accompany you to brunch. The rich shade of pink makes it great to wear all year round. 

Nike Training Air Zoom SuperRep 2 Trainers in Green

Before you get irritated at seeing yet another pair of Nike trainers on this list, remember, it’s Nike, so you can’t be too shocked. 

With this shoe, fast is the name of the game. Designed for HIIT training, CrossFit, or short-intense runs, this shoe is like a swiss army knife in terms of its capabilities. The super stretchy material literally hugs your feet, offering you comfort as well as support. 

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