Since the lockdown rules have
been eased, we’re all pining to get out and fit and in these extraordinary
times, exercise can provide much-needed comfort and relief. The prospect of
cancelled gym or Pilates classes, games and races is sad, but Olympic Sport’s
new range promises to inspire you to turn up the burn, whether you’re
exercising or getting on with life.

The huge rise of the athleisure
trend over the last few years has seen the lines blurred between traditional
sports gear and casual wear. We want our active wear to be ‘ready for
anything’, from leisure to fitness and everything in between. Sneakers have
never been more fashionable and Olympic International’s new collection offers classic
designs to colourful pick-me-uppers. The heroes include the Stride, Achilles,
Activate, Atlas, Arena, Boost and of course the Coach for football fans.

The Stride for men and women is
great for everything you do from your workout to running around during a normal
day. The gorgeous uppers are lightweight and offer breathability and comfort.
The Phylon midsole and TPR outsole ensure durability and strobel construction
makes it flexible. It also offers a replaceable sock. Available in blue or
charcoal for men, and mint or dark grey for women. (Sizes 3 to 8 for ladies,
and 6 to 11 for men; RRP R649.)



The contemporary Achilles for men
reminds one of long walks on the beach, a lazy day spent on a yacht or a
sun-filled day of tennis. Available in gray and navy with a touch of red, it’s
the perfect pair 
with any outfit. Boasting a
modern upper, it provides excellent support and breathability. The Phylon
midsole and TPR outsole is lightweight in colours to match. Functional and
trendy, these shoes are perfect for all day wear and activity. (Available in
sizes 6 to 11 for men; RRP R599.)

The Activate for women is
designed for those who enjoy being both active and fashionable. Boasting an
exciting breathable fly-knit upper, the matching Phylon midsole and TPR outsole
offer comfortable and durable sporty wear.  The comfort inner sock is
removable for easy replacement if needed and strobel construction ensures
flexibility. Perfect for on-trend gals who like making a statement, this shoe
is available in sizes 3 to 8 for ladies. (RRP R499.)

The Atlas is for men who enjoy
being different. Available in grey, black and dark grey, the retro upper is a
striking mix of mesh and PU overlays for breathability and comfort. The padded
collar ensures extra comfort, while the Phylon midsole and TPR outsole make it
light and durable. This trendy statement pair is available in sizes 6 to 11 and
retails for R599 (RRP).

The Arena is a light-weight,
sporty shoe in feminine grey and mint for ladies and striking navy and red for
men and youngsters. Boasting an interesting upper, the matching Phylon midsole
and TPR outsole offer comfortable, sporty wear.  The comfort inner sock is
removable for easy replacement if needed. Perfect for busy guys and gals, this
shoe is available in sizes 3 to 8 for ladies, and 6 to 11 for men. (RRP R699 –

A basic everyday trainer for the
gym and short runs, the Boost for men features a speedy upper design with mesh
and welded overlays, adding breathability, comfort and lightness. The padded
collar offers extra comfort, while the matching midsole and TPR outsole ensure
durability. Strobel construction adds flexibility and the sock is replaceable.
Retailing at (RRP) R599, these grey or navy blue trainers will make you feel on
top of the world.

For footy fans, the multi-stud
Coach boasts a sporty and water resistant PU engineered upper with trendy studs
for better traction. It offers a removable sock for easy replacement as well as
colour matched laces. Complementing the upper colours, the sole gives you a
great looking, easy-to-clean, football boot at an affordable price. Available
in eye-catching Blue and Lime for adults and youths, as well as Orange and
Black for adults, these aggressive boots will set you up for outstanding
control on the field. (RRP R549.)

Olympic Sport’s
newly launched collection blends exciting and innovative design with the best
performance technologies that cross over between athletic and casual
environments, seamless constructions, fashion-forward design, as well as
advanced technologies and materials. 

This South African heritage brand is sought-after for its
affordable, durable, lightweight and trendy selection that cater to both the
beginner as well as elite sports enthusiast.

The range is available at leading
retailers countrywide and online

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