May 29, 2023

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The 12 Best New Fitness Gear Releases of July

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The 12 Best New Fitness Gear Releases of July

Summer’s height has no shortage of sporting events. This month kicked off with the tail end of the Euro Cup, continued with the Tour de France and will culminate with the start of the Tokyo Olympics (finally). Sure, there won’t be any spectators this time around, but most of us are watching from afar anyhow. And if you did have to cancel plans to attend, well, now you can spend some of that extra cash on all the new fitness gear that came out this month.

Mizuno Wave Rider 25

The 25th iteration of Mizuno’s most popular running shoe boasts a seamless, breathable upper, dual-layered Enerzy foam in the midsole for a springy energy return and, of course, plenty of supportive Wave cushioning.

Price: $135


Nano X1 Adventure Shoes

outdoor gear


This rugged new take on one of the best gym shoes encourages you to sweat outside thanks to durable ripstop materials, a grippy lugged outsole and Floatride Energy Foam that’ll keep you bouncing on all kinds of surfaces.

Price: $130


Spy Monolith 50/50

outdoor gear


The looks are a throwback but the tech’s all new in these cardio-friendly specs. Most notable: ARC (Accurate Radius Curvature) lenses are scientifically tapered to reduce distortion, while the Scoop ventilation system cuts down on sweat-induced fog.

Price: $150+


Oakley Kato 24k

oakley kato 24k sunglasses


Oakley released its superhero-inspired frameless performance shades a little while ago, but they’ll make an Olympic debut in a new 24k colorway.

Price: $291


100% Rideley

100 percent rideley sunglasses


For a subtler sports eyewear option, check out 100%’s new Rideley. It looks like a fashion frame, but its durability, lightness and grippy rubber inlays make it ideal for getting active (and sweaty).

Price: $110


Asics Metaspeed Edge

asics metaspeed edge shoes


Now that racing is back on, you might find yourself aiming for a new PR. This new Asics shoe could help — based on research from the brand’s Institute of Sport Science, the Metaspeed Edge is designed to aid runners who increase their stride cadence as they speed up.

Price: $250


Asics Gel-Kayano Lite 2

asics gel kayano lite 2 sneakers


Asics has another shoe release that’s more suitable for your everyday runs in the Gel-Kayano Lite 2. The shoe has stabilizing elements to keep your form straight and sure, particularly for overpronators, but it does so without the heft and bulk often associated with stability shoes.

Price: $160


Adidas RPT-02 SOL

woman wearing adidas rpt 02 sol headphones


We’re big fans of the performance-oriented (and washable) over-ear headphones Adidas released a couple years ago. So we’re amped the brand is working on an update equipped with a Powerfoyle light cell that converts light from any source — be it the sun or a flickering halogen light — into bass-amplifying energy.


Adidas Uniforia Finale Pro Ball

adidas uniforia finale pro ball


Been following the 2021 2020 Euro Cup? Now you can get the ball from the England v. Italy finale.

Price: $165


TriggerPoint Grid Travel

triggerpoint grid travel


TriggerPoint’s best-in-class, muscle-reviving foam roller now comes in a 10-inch size you can stuff in your weekender or carry on — so you can retain your recovery regimen no matter where you are.

Price: $27


Hoka One One Rincon 3

hoka one one rincon 3 sneakers


Hoka is updating one of its tried-and-true running models to be lightweight in every possible way — from making cutouts in its already ultralight midsole foam to minimizing the more durable outsole rubber to key zones to thinning out the heel loop you use to pull on the shoe.

Price: $115


On Cloudboom Echo

on cloudboom echo sneakers

On Running

The latest entry into the class of carbon-fiber-equipped, ultra-fast marathon running shoes is On’s Cloudboom Echo. The company developed it in close collaboration with professional distance athletes, who will rocking it on the big stage at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

Price: $270


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