Workout Gear that Can Do More
Fantastic or Flop? High-Tech Fitness Clothing
With fitness apparel stores hawking everything from heat-conducting socks to pants that burn more calories by just putting them on, the Foot Locker is starting to feel a little like the Batcave. “The fiber business has dramatically transformed the whole apparel industry,” says Mike May, director of communications of the Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association. “Some people refer to it as the Under Armour Revolution. A lot of good companies have dynamic technologies that do everything from wick sweat to keep your muscles supple.”
But are all their claims up to snuff? We investigated seven high-tech fitness products to separate the gimmicks from the real deals. Find out which ones you should add to your arsenal.