While it can be said that when it comes to the dynamic world of sport, the gender divide is quite clear, sports gear is a completely different story, and the rules of the game do not necessarily apply. The truth is that it represents one portion of the world of fashion where generally speaking, the regulations on functionality and style, are pretty much on a par for both the male and female of the species.
The athletic look means the wearer is cool, relaxed, likes being fit, and enjoys donning the brand, be it Nike, or any other label that is recognised as being impressive, and worn by leading sports people around the globe. Retailers with athletic clothing have enjoyed another surge in popularity of late, and “athleisure” is the new watchword that means a cool brand name tracksuit and trainers, anytime, any where.
Further, while it can be said that many clothes are gender specific, these days, more and more items are gender neutral. For example, apart from the colour range, some of the Adidas and Nike track suits, trousers and shorts, are similar in both the male and female ranges, and are good to go for both sexes. They also boast a convenient waist tie which can be adjusted for fit and comfort.
The same thing applies when it comes to sports shoes. The different designs are gender neutral, with only colours and minor differences between the female and male trainer options. The exciting extensive ranges from leading companies such as Adidas and Nike, are second to none, and there is something for everyone’s personal need, be it walking and feeling comfortable, or specific sports activities like tennis and jogging.
With the World Cup in Russia, and the tennis season upon us, many of us will be looking to update our wardrobes with the best sports gear around, be it gender neutral, or with a hint of our masculine or feminine gender.