COMPLETE NIGHTFOX TR
The new Nightfox trail running shoe provides good all-round traction, protection, cushioning and comfort. Key features include a full-length Rock Shield Plate, to protect your feet from bruising by stones or small rocks, and a water-repellent but still breathable upper, which keeps your feet dry and comfortable. The cushioning of the EVA rubber midsole is complemented by extra inserts of Puma’s ld-CELL rubber compound for extra shock absorption in the heel and forefoot areas of the midsole, as well as under the heel in the footbed (under the sock liner). And it’s all rounded off by some pretty funky colours – guaranteed to make you visible on the trails! Available from Sportsmans Warehouse and other Puma stockists at R1 199.
Running shoes should be felt, not smelled! Their function is to give you the cushioning and support that you need when running, to make your run comfortable and help you avoid injury. But they do unfortunately get dirty, sweaty and smelly, so keep them fresh with a regular application of this great-smelling shoe freshener. The technically-advanced formula of Fresh Fogger destroys odours caused by bacteria, making it the ultimate deodoriser for your running shoes. Available at Sportsmans Warehouse, R55.95 for a large 3oz/85g spray can.
BLUE STEEL SPORTS
If you want to avoid that horrible moment when you get into the shower after a long ride or run and the water hits that sensitive, chafed spot and you nearly go through the roof, then get yourself a tube of Blue Steel Sports Anti-Chafe Cream. It’s a long-lasting, non-sticky, non-greasy lube with a pleasant smell, and won’t irritate sensitive skin or stain your clothing. You can use it on your feet, inner thigh, groin and buttocks, upper body and even your face, to protect from chafe, blisters, cracked heels, saddle sores and windburn. You can also use it after your activity to assist in recovery of irritated skin. Available at Sportsmans Warehouse, R54.95 for a 100ml tube.