Sportswear brands have come under fire for using a few words that seem to suggest that you should buy a certain style if you’re looking to buy a specific brand.
But the truth is that this isn’t really the case, says Sarah B. Collins, founder and editor-in-chief of Fashionista.
Instead, what you should do is think about which brand has the best product and fit to your body type, Collins says.
Collins also advises against buying a style you don’t need.
“I recommend choosing your own brand because brands like Nike have such great products that you can find in almost any store,” she says.
But if you need something specific for your needs, you can also go with brands like Urban Outfitters, which has been called the “official sportswearing brand” by Forbes.
And if you want a new pair of sneakers, or a pair of socks, you should look at these companies.
The best way for you to find out if a brand has what you need is to compare its prices and reviews, Collins explains.
So, which brands are best?
Collins says it all depends on your size.
“Most people are taller than average, but there are exceptions, so I think if you look at sizes, I think you will see brands that are more tailored to fit your body size,” she explains.
But there’s one brand you really want to keep an eye out for: Nike.
“Nike shoes have become one of the best sportswatches of the past five years.
I think Nike has a really cool product line and they’re really focused on making sure their products are comfortable for athletes,” Collins says, adding that they’ve made it possible for athletes to buy their own shoes online.
You can also find these shoes at other stores.
“Some brands, like Nike, will sell your old Nike shoes if you can get them on eBay,” Collins adds.
If you’re buying sports gear, Collins recommends looking for a style that’s a good fit.
“If you’re a size 8 or 10 and you like a slim fit, go for something like the New Balance,” she notes.
“You’re going to have to adjust your sizing depending on your height.”
Collins also says that you’ll find great products at Nike and Adidas.
“They do everything from Nike shoes to Nike jackets and Nike socks to Nike trainers and Nike hats,” she points out.
If there’s a brand you’re not happy with, there are other brands you can try.
“There are other sports brands that you could try out,” Collins concludes.