There’s something for everyone at sporting megastore Decathlon’s behemoth Bedok outlet, which is home to over 95,000 products for more than 50 different sports. Here, pick up a variety of exercise wear, from swimwear to hiking jackets, with a great selection for beginners who are looking for something with a wallet-friendly price tag. Bonus points: Decathlon also carries the more esoteric of sports equipment, such as bike saddles or even archery supplies for the sharpshooters among us. Have some fun and test your new buy’s mettle at the in-house testing zones, where you can shoot some hoops or take your kick scooter for a test run.
Find Decathlon at their Bedok or City Square Mall outlets
2. Adidas Originals
Earn your sporting stripes when you show up for your next workout clad in Adidas Originals. Designed to dazzle on both the sporting field and the streets, Adidas Originals rocks creative prints with its range of tracksuits, running shoes and more. Turn heads when you don a pair of running shorts or sweet kicks designed by musician and producer Pharrell Williams. Else, opt for something more understated with the timeless shelltoe Superstar sneakers. Ladies, put your best foot forward with PureBoost X, the Adidas Originals footwear series which boasts a unique stretch mesh for better support and comes in snazzy, colourful designs.
Find Adidas Originals at Bugis+, Wisma Atria and more
Make like Serena Williams and deck yourself out in some Nike threads. Long associated with some of the biggest sporting giants the world over, don some Nike to get you feeling pumped up and working out like a pro. Start by showing off a pair of sleek Nike Power Speed tights on your next run around the neighbourhood. These tights are designed to provide mobility and support, guaranteeing that you’ll look and feel good while you clock up those kilometres. For all you sneaker-heads, be sure to step up your game with a pair of classic Nike Air Force 1s or explore the colour wheel with the ‘Multi-colour’ Flyknit Racers.
Find Nike at Suntec City, Changi City Point, West Coast Plaza and more
4. Lululemon Athletica
Break a sweat in style with fun and colourful sportswear for both men and women by Lululemon Athletica. Combining fashion and function in the most chic of ways, Lululemon brings top-notch quality (think four-way stretch fabric for flexibility and comfort) while also ensuring that you’re looking good for both barre class and brunch after. Get essentials such as the versatile Wunder Under yoga pants, the Sweat It Out tank top that maximises airflow to help you stay breezy during that hot yoga session, or the energy bra, a hot favourite for its all-day comfort and support. With threads suitable for yoga, running and even swimming, you can be a trendsetter with Lululemon no matter what your sport.
Find Lululemon Athletica at ION Orchard and Takashimya S.C. and more
5. Under Armour
Show off that gung-ho spirit as you flash that signature Under Armour logo the next time you hit the gym. Under Armour channels grit and innovation, especially with the tech-heavy focus that goes into their designs. The American sportswear brand is known for its wearable tech, like the sleek UA Band that measures step count and workout intensity, and the UA Heart Rate chest strap that helps you track your heartbeat. Under Armour also utilises an impressive array of fabric technology such as UA CoolSwitch and UA HeatGear armour to keep you cool even in the most sweltering of conditions. Feel like an MVP, too, with the Stephen Curry series – nab yourself a pair of Curry 2.5 basketball shoes or a snapback from the SC30 collection.
Find Under Armour at Bugis Junction, Orchard Gateway, Tampines 1 and more
A go-to shopping stop for young fashionistas, H&M now also boasts affordable choices of athletic apparel for the everyday sportsman. Browse through the racks of men’s and women’s sportswear and you’ll find a variety of clothing and accessories — from tights in a myriad of prints and colours to accessories such as armbands, sunglasses and backpacks. H&M is probably your best bet for stylish basics that won’t cause a dent in your wallet. Get dressy in tank tops from SGD 17.90 or rock some adorable headbands that are a steal at just SGD 7.90.
Find H&M at Kallang Wave, ION Orchard, Orchard Building and more
Article from Time Out Singapore