Reviews & hands-on

  • Sports Fitness

    Nike Free Flyknit vs Nike Free Hyperfeel: First run using Nike's new running shoes

    By 17 July 2013

    Nike Free Flyknit and Nike Free Hyperfeel are the latest running shoes announced on July 16 by Nike. Pocket-lint got to handle both pairs of shoes to see how they felt on the foot and underfoot, at the company's headquarters and development centre in...

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    Nike Free Flyknit pictures and hands-on

    By 16 July 2013

    The Nike Free Flyknits have just been unveiled, and Pocket-lint has had a preview look at the "second skin" running shoes. The luminescent green/yellow trainers sampled- there are plenty of other colours available, see our gallery below - are bright and...

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    Nike Free Hyperfeel pictures and hands-on

    By 16 July 2013

    Ahead of the official unveil of Nike's latest running kit, Pocket-lint got our hands on the forthcoming Nike Free Hyperfeel running shoes. The Hyperfeel - which are available in hyper-bright men's and women's colour schemes, as you can see from our hands-on...

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    Under Armour Speedform pictures and eyes-on: The running shoe designed like a bra

    By 8 July 2013

    Under Armour is a sportswear brand commonly associated with clothing that fits snugly around your contours, for performance sake. Tight, elasticated, long sleeve roll-necks, sports vests, running apparel, that sort of thing. So when the American company...

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    Tevasphere Trail eVent review: The first run

    By 5 March 2013

    Teva, famous for adventure gear, is upping its efforts with a new running/trail shoe with the Tevasphere Trail eVent that brings a new twist to trail running while retaining some of the company's heritage in doing what it knows best: keeping your feet...

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    Hands-on: Nike Shield wet weather running kit review

    By 26 November 2012

    In the summer, running is easy. You come home from work, chuck on a pair of shoes and a vest, and head out the door. If you are lucky it is light, it's warm, it's a breeze. In the winter it is anything but. That's where Nike's new winter kit promises...

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    Vibram Five Fingers KSO Barefoot pictures and hands-on

    By 16 April 2012

    Forget over-pronating, or under pronating, the rage at the moment is all about running barefoot. That might work on the beach or the more sandy climbs of Africa, but running your usual route barefoot in the UK is more than likely not possible or advisable....

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    APP OF THE DAY: Run the Map (WP7)

    By 7 September 2011

    The iPhone has Nike+, Android has plenty of decent running apps to help you get the most out of your favourite sport, but what about Windows Phone 7? Hidden in the Marketplace is a free app called Run the Map, but does do what it says on the tin? We’ve...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Skins ICE compression apparel review

    By 18 September 2009

    Research into sports and exercise performance has suggested that compression garments bring a number of benefits to the athlete, with high adoption among professional athletes in many sports. The sight of Paula Radcliffe wearing compression stockings,...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Adidas Adistar Control 5 running shoes review

    By 6 January 2009

    If you are serious about running, then it is important to ensure that you have the right shoes for your running style. Your running style might not be something that you can change, it might be determined by biomechanics, how your foot is constructed,...

  • Sports Fitness 2.5 out of 5

    AIRUN+ training shoes review

    By 26 August 2008

    AIRUN think they have the solution to expanding waist-lines with their latest shoes. The shoes combine a number of features to appeal to those looking to lose weight or get fit, or both. But will these shoes be your personal trainer? Two ideas are brought...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Mizuno Wave Creation 8 running trainers review

    By 22 September 2007

    As the kids start back at school you've probably thought now is your time to get fit again for the winter. If you haven't nevermind, we've been out testing the Mizuno Wave Creation 8's on your behalf. Good or bad? Read on to find out. Lightweight and...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    New Balance 857 running trainers review

    By 30 June 2007

    When your favourite training shoe is withdrawn, redesigned and replaced, it often sparks panic buying of all remaining stock in the right size. Well, when the NB854 vanished off the shelves to be replaced with the 857, we collectively raised our overpronating...

  • Sports Fitness 5 out of 5

    X-Clip Sports Armband review

    By 8 February 2007

    I’ve always been sceptical of people running with their nano - afterall, running is a wonderful symbiosis of man and nature, the chance to explore your freedom in the open environment. But no, this is Pocket-lint, and our aim is to gadgetify the (un)modern...

  • Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    JML Fitness Watch review

    By 14 January 2007

    Some say that fit is the new rich and JML think that their Fitness Watch is just the job for helping you on your way and beating that post-Christmas bulge. But does it have what it takes? We take it out for a run to find out. The Fitness Watch from JML...