9 Nike fitness essentials to kick start summer training

With Nike hitting the UNiDAYS site super recently we've all been scouring the pages for some fresh new gym gear. As the resident menswear writer, I've popped together some of my favourite picks of the moment and roped in Allie for some girls' choices too.

Started from the bottom now we here

Starting from the bottom up, the first item on my must have list is the Nike Vapormax. The Vapormax was released on the 27th March this year and are now completely sold out on their website, however, a re-release is just around the corner. The Vapormax are hailed as the next generation of running trainers, bringing together a completely reinvented cushioning system and the benefits of flyknit fabrics. They’re not the cheapest trainers you’ll ever buy but they just might be worth it!

I’m a big fan of tapered and skinny fit training bottoms. At first they felt a little over styled but now I find them much more practical and comfortable. It’s not all about looks with these bad boys though as they are made from the Dri-Fit fabric we all love from Nike. Dri-Fit fabric basically helps to wick the sweat away from your body, keeping you dry and cool whilst looking pretty fresh too.

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Over the top

I absolutely love these Dry Knit tees by Nike. T-shirts are one area where I look to add a little colour to my workout wardrobe and this vivid sky and pale grey combo is just the ticket. Dry knit technology allows the shirt to breathe in typically high-heat areas such as armpits and the back which is ideal for us guys. The knit also has a reflective detail which comes in super handy when it starts to get darker out but you still need to get in a few miles.

Over to Allie for some girl's picks fresh from the Nike new in section!

Blue vs Pink

For my Nike picks that I'm absolutely loving I've gone with an unintentional pink and blue theme. Nike just have some awesome pieces in these shades at the moment - I can't get enough!

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I always need great quality leggings, whether I'm in the gym doing leg day, stretching it out at hot yoga or out for a run. Leggings are my go to. I'm not a fan of capris or shorts really so I would always lean towards a fancy pair of brightly coloured tights. First up, these amazing bright blue with pink accent Power Epic Lux tights are stunning. The same goes for these killer Power Legendary mid-rise training tights, I love the purple with pink paint splashes effect. Finally, in my leggings line up are these seriously cool (cool in both ways) Power Epic Lux Cool tights. How many times can I say cool in one sentence? These bad boys have some sweet mesh leg panels which enhance breathability and Nike's clever Dri-FIT technology which helps to keep you dry and comfortable. There's nothing worse than sweaty leggings in the heat of a downward dog, let me tell you.

Killer kicks

Trainers have always been my one true shoe love. I'm not a heels girl at all! You will constantly find me in trainers running around UNiDAYS HQ from floor to floor. I would love to get my hands on some customised Nike Free Run iD kicks and these Lunarcharge Essential BN are perfect for gym training. For a casual look with jeans, these Nike Classic Cortez Nylon are super Insta-worthy. What's your opinion on trainers with jeans?

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