Best Athletic Brands

By Jacqui McLean

Nike: “Just do it,” the inspirational catch phrase for one of the most popular brands in the country. Nike represents some of the most well known athletes including Cristiano Renaldo, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Tiger Wood, as well as all NFL team uniforms. Their prominent check mark can be found on shoes, sweatshirts, shorts, and more. Currently, one of their more popular items are white air forces. Not necessarily the best for working out, air forces can be paired with virtually anything to help spice up your outfit. Just be careful, you don’t want to crease them.  

Under Armour: With a huge revenue boom in 2015, Under Armour has steadily grown over the past couple of years, continuing to compete with slightly bigger names like Nike and Adidas. Making large efforts to improve inclusivity, Under Armour takes great pride in their diversity and philanthropy work. One of their most featured lines is Dwayne Johnson’s, Project Rock Collection. It features sneakers, tops, and jackets with a fierce bull logo. Train enough in their stylish gear and you’ll look just like the Rock yourself. 

Adidas: This German company is known worldwide and holds the spot as the second largest manufacturer in the world. Although they sell a wide variety of products, their most common are the shower slides and sweatpants. There isn’t one day where I don’t see someone at school wearing the popular black and white striped pants. Perfect for running or lounging around, their sweatpants are a must have for every wardrobe. 

Lululemon: Known for their sleek black leggings, Lululemon has made a huge name for themselves especially over the past decade. Selling activewear from tank tops to leggings, the Omega resembling emblem is now known by many. Although Lululemon is known mainly for their women’s apparel, they also have a wide range of men’s clothing, perfect for any activity. Personally, my favorite items from their selection are the Align Pant II Leggings. These leggings are perfect for everyday activities as well as working out. Their comfortable fit and fabric are definitely worth the price tag. They have a range of colors, perfect for everyone’s taste.