Get your Stride on....- Women's Running

Get your Stride on….

Author: Women's Running Magazine

Read Time:   |  January 16, 2015

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Last night, we were invited to the 34th floor of The Gherkin for the official launch of Striders Edge’s spring/summer collection for 2015. Established eight years ago by former SweatyBetty sports clothing designer, Katy Biddulph, Strider’s Edge draws undeniable comparisons to SweatyBetty. SweatyBetty’s premium quality and statement streetware style is evident in the designs of Striders Edge – a brand focused on empowering women with ‘authoritative, innovative and statement’ performance activewear of an urban streetware quality. Its collections are designed for all types of sports performance from yoga through to running and are all about marrying style with technical innovation.

Speaking with the Striders Edge experts, we asked marketing manager Danielle Hinan what exactly this meant, at which point she took us straight over to the clothes rail. She showed us the new Statement Apex Tee (below); on the surface, the t-shirt is your average ‘dressy’ gym top, with pretty design details across the chest, waist and arms but on closer look these details are carefully constructed from a mesh fabric for enhanced breathability in sweat-prone areas.

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The technical design of each garment is quite apparent as is the fabric quality; the t-shirts are literally butter soft, so much so, you might be more inclined to curl up in them in the evening after a hot bath than pound the pavements early morning…

Its quality comes at a price though with your most basic gym vest for spring/summer coming in at £35 – a little less expensive than SweatyBetty granted but still on the expensive side. Though the brand claims its garments are muti-functional across all sporting activities, we couldn’t help but ask which garments are designed specifically for us runners. Here’s a couple of our favourites pieces of running kit from the spring/summer range…

Elite Performance Hoody – Sunset Rouge, £65


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You really have to touch this piece to experience its super-softness – the fabric is sheer luxury on the skin. A lightweight piece, its perfect for taking the chill off your shoulders on a spring morning run, yet the breathable, sweat-wicking fabric will ensure you don’t overheat 5K in. It’s unarguably  a pretty fashion piece too and at £65, it’s unlikely you’ll be reserve this hoody just for your weekend runs…

Supple Energise Vest – Fluro Cora, £37.00



Another figure-hugging vest, this summer vest wraps tight around the small of your waist for a waist-slim look and offers a chafe-resistant fit. The strappy racer back detail is not only delicate, feminine and flattering but will keep you cool during a hard training session. Anti-odour, you won’t be shy nipping to the shops (or even out for lunch) after a training session, which is pretty lucky as with this luxury fabric you won’t want to take it off…

Endurance Tight – Black W/Sunset Rouge, £59


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If you’re constantly battling with baggy tights, sagging around your bottom and thighs, you’re going to love these new Endurance Tights. Though a little unconvinced by their design on first sight, after trying them on, these tights hug your legs in all of the right places for a sag-proof look and fit. The gathered knee, ensures a tight fit on the thigh and calf as the fabric flexes at the knee as you run. The mesh inserts also offer great breathability – particularly important during the summer season and the Engineered Climate Mapping TM fabric leaves you dry. They have a zip pocket for your key too and a touch of high-vis reflective detail to see keep you seen.

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