Shop sportswear with forward2me
This month is set to be one of the busiest months on the sports calendar this year. We’ve already seen the start of the Fifa Women’s World Cup in France and the ICC Cricket World Cup is currently taking place in England and Wales.
Later in the month will see the US Open men’s golf major, Formula 1 grand prix in France and Austria and the Copa America football tournament in Brazil. Tennis fans will also be able to catch action in Nottingham, Edgbaston and Queen’s ahead of Wimbledon.
So with all these great sporting events taking place, many of us will be tempted to get in on the action. If you’re already into a particular sport, want to try something new or are looking to kick start your fitness, this month is the perfect time to shop for everything sports.
Here is our guide on where and what to buy. All the stores detailed in this blog can be shopped from using our parcel forwarding service.
When it comes to sportswear, there are a couple of high street retailers that have become the ‘go to’ place – especially if you’re after a bargain.
Sports Direct is one of the UK’s leading sportswear retailers, stocking a wide range of clothing, sports shoes and accessories for the whole family. Ahead of the new season of football action, some of the biggest football clubs from the UK and beyond are releasing their new kits. The new Manchester United home kit is currently available to buy, with Real Madrid, Barcelona and many more new releases also on sale.
Another good all-rounder is Decathlon, where you can find virtually everything you need to enjoy the sport you love. Offering great prices alongside a 365 day returns and free UK delivery over £30, Decathlon is a smart choice for sports shopping on a budget.
If there’s one category of sportswear that our customers go crazy for, it’s sports shoes. From the latest sneaker releases to everyday favourites, customers from around the world use our parcel forwarding service to get their hands on their new sports shoes. Favourite stores with our customers include Footasylum, Size and End.
Big name sportswear brands
Regardless of the sport you’re playing, participating in or watching, the world’s biggest sportswear brands remain a popular choice. For all the latest across several of the biggest brands, JD Sports is a good place to start browsing. Shopping directly with your favourite sports brand means you get access to the biggest choice and stock availability. The majority of the big sports brands also have their own official outlet stores, meaning you can find some great deals and discounts. Check out Adidas Outlet, Nike Outlet and Asics Outlet.
Tennis fans around the world will be gearing up for the start of Wimbledon – this year beginning on 1st July. The official Wimbledon store will help you get championship ready – with everything from towels to tennis balls, homewares to headwear, all in the famous green and purple colours.
Some sports require specialist sportswear and there are a growing number of websites specialising in specific sports…
Tennis – Tennis Point,
Football – UK Soccer Shop,
A popular website with our customers that stocks specialist clothing for several sports, such as running, cycling, triathlon and swimming, is Wiggle.
The sportswear edit
Sports and athleisure wear has never been so ‘on trend’. As a result, there are a whole host of brands offering sportswear that looks just as good in your ‘down time’ as it does in the gym. Women’s athleisure wear is particularly popular, but the good news is, there’s something for every pocket. Several UK high street retailers have their own sports and athleisure lines, including Marks and Spencer, H&M and Next.
For many years, sportswear has been manufactured using synthetic materials, such as nylon, with plastics also being the predominant material used to make sports shoes. As more and more of us look to ways we can live in a more eco-friendly way, there’s a growing trend for sustainable sportswear brands. Check out Vivobarefoot – a footwear brand that manufactures shoes using eco-friendly and sustainable materials, and also has a range of Vegan shoes. Patagonia’s mission centres around sustainability across its ranges of outdoor clothing for men, women and children.
Plant-based clothing is also growing in popularity on the back of the sustainability message. Check out Carrot Banana Peach, who specialise in sportswear made from plants and also Bam – a leading brand in bamboo clothing that has a sportswear collection.
European sportswear retailers
In this blog, we’ve mainly looked at the UK retailers leading the way in sportswear and sports shoes. But now that forward2me has a warehouse in Germany, our parcel forwarding service is more versatile than ever, meaning there are also a whole host of German and European retailers our customers can chose to shop from! Check out Keller Sports and Planet Sports, being sure to select our German Warehouse as your shipping address.