New Balance Fresh Foam 1080

If you’re a keen runner (or even just fancy yourself as one) looking for ultimate comfort and the best in running technology, then New Balance have just launched the shoe for you. Created from extensive studies with a select group of runners, the Fresh Foam 1080 knows exactly what you need to get you from A to B, no matter how far that may be! I was lucky enough to bag an invite to the launch event and try out the shoe for myself…

The Event

Led by British long distance runner Nick McCormick and joined by 2016 Olympian Kate Avery and professional 800m runner Guy Learmonth, we were first briefed on the trainer before taking part in a quick Q&A with the athletes. As usual, everyone was eager to put the shoes to the test, so we took to the streets of London to do just that. I was not disappointed.

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Kitted out head to toe in New Balance with our own pair of Fresh Foam 1080’s (orange for the girls and black for the boys) we stopped off for an essential warm up before getting to business! The view of the Thames helped take away from my heavy breathing, the weather was on our side and although trying to keep up with the pros, I have to say that my feet had no complaints at all! Before long, it was time to make our way back to base where we were greeted with Fresh Foam trampolinists, fruit platters and smoothies. A successful afternoon and most left with the Fresh Foam 1080s still firmly on their feet!

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Designed with the aim of making your run as smooth as possible, the New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 has a one piece fresh foam mid-sole allowing a continuously smooth ride without interference, while cleverly ensuring that flex is not lost. Created through a vast amount of research, including close analysis of a select group of runners, the shoe provides maximum comfort and support for the majority of foot shapes. While the special design accommodates a variety of instep heights, the engineered mesh in the vamp not only adds that premium feel to the trainer but also gives room for natural toe splay as the miles clock up!

All in all, the shoe looks to take care of your feet from top to bottom, 360 degrees. A lot of love and attention has been put into creating this new addition to New Balance’s performance range, all of which is to be given back to your feet.

Now available online for £115 RRP at; click here for men’s and here for women’s!

The Best Online Boxing Day Sale Finds

We all over indulged yesterday and let’s face it, we probably have again today. There’s no reason to feel bad- it is Christmas after all! But with 2015 and the Tigeress Lifestyle January Fitness Challenge just around the corner, it’s a great time to start preparing for your post-Christmas heath kick.

Research actually shows that feeling fab in your sportswear encourages a greater urge to get moving. So what better way to do so than with a brand new workout wardrobe, especially when you can grab some bargains in the Boxing Day sales! I’ve compiled my top active wear bargains right here so that you can get ready to shift that festive weight. xx

Adidas Supernova Energy Racer-Back Bra £30 £15


Nike Pro Hypercool Seamless Tank £32 £12.80


Adidas by Stella McCartney Dorifera Feather Trainers £150 £90


Nike Zip Through Coat  £170 £85


Nike Pro Hyperwarm Tights £40 £16


Forever 21 Faux Leather Cage Back Sports Crop Top £10.50 (not in the sale but look at the price)!


Adidas Turbo 2.0 Trainers £55 £38.50


This one you might not want to work out in but I just think that it’s adorable!!

Adidas Originals Printed Camo Body £52 £36.50


And men, I haven’t forgotten about you…

Adidas Adipure 360.2 Trainers £80 £56


Adidas Stronger Training Pants £45 £27


Odlo Crew Neck Evolution Long Sleeve Top £40 £15


 Nike Men’s Training Headband £12 £5


Again, perhaps not to work out in but just great!

Nike SB Camo Hemlock Hooded Coat £165 £82


Pusha T x Adidas

The media’s been filled with rumours, gossip and updates on the eagerly awaited Kanye West-Adidas collaboration, but Mr West isn’t the only music artist to be working with the brand. Pusha T’s decided to steal some of the lime-light, producing a heavenly hip-hop inspired Adidas creation.


All-black, all-white or in this case all-cream trainers seem to be the latest trend this winter and I have absolutely no doubt that it’ll be running all the way through to summer too. These chalky white beauties consist of cracked Italian leather, fishscale detail and of course the infamous Adidas three stripes, but this time in a milky reflective material. A rather desirable renovation of the classic EQT Running Guidance 93 Trainers. What I would call a beautiful example of the world-wide connection between music, fashion and sport.


This transformed EQT launches online and in selected Adidas Original stores today, retailing at $200. x


Puma Trinomic R698 Snow Splatter Pack

I first came across the Puma Trimonic R698 Snow Splatters at a recent Crepe City exhibition and knew that they would be a hit this season. Out of an entire exhibition of trainers, these beauts had some serious competition. But after spending a good couple of hours perusing the displays, I have to say that this Puma pack earned itself my top spot! And a well deserved one at that.

Puma have given the classic Trinomic R698 a nice little winter makeover and I for one, am a huge fan. Launched in icey seasonal colours these are some seriously cool trainers (sorry, I had to)! Available in three stylish minimal colourways all with a distinctive and subtle splatter detail- hence the name- they will look great with any outfit and are a definite one to add to your winter wardrobe.

Launching worldwide today in UK sizes 6 – 11, you can bag yourself a pair now for £90. If only they came in my size… xx