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Wimbledon 2014: Our Top Tennis Picks

Wimbledon 2014 is well under way, and to celebrate the efforts of the talented players taking to the court to battle it out for this year’s top honours we’ve gathered together our favourite picks from our range of sportswear and athletic accessories. Whether you’re the next Andy Murray or simply starting out, we’ve got everything you need to get active this summer. Who knows, maybe it’ll be you lifting the trophy this time next year! Happy shopping!

Stable and supportive footwear is an important consideration when it comes to any sport, and tennis is certainly no exception. Boasting a specially designed shock-absorbing midsole and carefully engineered side vents, these Skechers Diamond Back Tevor Mens Shoes are the ideal choice for men who take their sport seriously, and these Skechers Ladies Flex Appeal Trainers offer similar benefits for female feet.

Sports socks are also vital for protecting hard-working feet during tiring athletic activities, helping to prevent painful blisters from popping up. These Mens Plain Sports Socks are a simple but effective choice, with a cotton rich build that also incorporates elastane for a comfy stretch fit. Ideal for both men and women, these Kariban Trainer Sport Socks are another great option, offering a thinner blend of material and a lower, more subtle cut.

Come rain or shine, you’re guaranteed to work up a sweat whilst playing tennis, and therefore lightweight clothing is an absolute must. For men, these Kariban Sports Shorts are the perfect choice, boasting an elasticated waist and special quick drying fabric. Skorts are also popular amongst female players, blending together the lightweight build of a skirt with the added modesty that shorts provide. This Rhino Performance Skort is a great example, with its stretch fabric build also allowing athletes to move freely on the court.

Of course, with all this new gear, you’re going to need something to put it in! This Sols Calcio Sports Holdall is perfect for storing everything from clothing and accessories to personal items, and even comes with a special compartment for shoes and boots. This Bagbase Sports Gymsac Bag is also great for those looking for a lighter, brighter option, coming in a selection of eight vibrant colours, each with a bargain price-tag of just £1.49.

Be sure to check out our full range of sportswear and accessories at Universal-Textiles.com!

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Choosing Children’s Footwear

At Universal Textiles, newsletter subscribers will receive an extra 15% off our extensive range of footwear this week. Having discussed Men’s and Women’s footwear in recent posts, here we take a look at some of the Kid’s Footwear available to purchase from our online store.

These Hi-Tec Girls Trainers are a high quality pair of durable sports shoes. The sole has excellent grip, making it ideal for all sports surfaces both indoor and out. The lightweight and breathable mesh fabric of the shoe helps keep feet cool and comfortable, whilst the trainers have a stylish silver and pink design.

Perfect for indoor PE lessons and casual wearing, we have these Velcro Plimsolls from Mirak. The white plimsolls are suited to both boys and girls, with strong velcro fastening for a secure fit. The thick rubber soles offer durability and the shoes are easy to clean.

The Macadam Boys Leather Shoes are ideal for formal occasions and as school shoes. Featured is the Bournemouth design of Macadam’s collection, a slip-on leather shoe. Designed with stitching accents and a metal bar across the tongue, the shoe has a small heel for further definition.

Whether for cold winters at home or holidays in the snow, the Mirak Girls Warmlined Boots are great for staying warm. Just one item in our extensive collection of children’s winter wear, the warmlined boots are waterproof and have a synthetic shell offering protection. The adjustable pull tie at the top of the boots helps maintain heat whilst also preventing ice and snow entering the boot if required. Available in two colours, these shoes are a winter must have.

We stock several varieties of Dunlop Wellington Boots for adults and children including the Dunlop Kids Sports Wellington Boots. Made to the high standard one expects from Dunlop, these waterproof PVC wellingtons are durable and adorned with the Dunlop logo. Perfect for staying dry and warm in the wet and cold months, many of our customers trust Dunlop wellingtons throughout the year, join them by purchasing a pair today.

Finally, from our kid’s sportswear section we have these Mirak Velcro Moulded Football/Rugby Boots. The two touch velcro straps make the boots both secure and comfortable. The boots have man-made moulded soles which provide them with excellent grip regardless of the quality of playing surface. The boots have a stitching design and come in black and silver.

To view our full selection of Children’s Footwear, click here.

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Choosing Women’s Trainers

Great for both fitness and everyday wearing, at Universal Textiles we’re delighted to offer a wide range of Women’s Trainers at great prices. From top brands such as Skechers and Glagla, we provide classic trainers and those with a more modern design. With such a variety to choose from, we take a look at just a few here.

We are excited to be able to offer you a large selection of shoes from the highly reputable Skechers brand. Having been operating for over twenty years, Skechers is a mark of high quality footwear both in performance and fashion.  These Skechers SK12265 Trainers are no exception, offering both comfort and performance. The lace-up design has a soft padded tongue and soft textile lining, providing comfort and also helping to provide support to the feet. The shoes also provides increased ankle support, making them ideal for running.

An environmentally conscious French company still in its relative infancy, Glagla’s rise has been a sharp one due to the quality and innovative nature of their products. Their footwear is ventilated and lightweight, making them incredibly versatile. The Glagla Original Ventilated Trainer is ultra-lightweight and has a Drytech mesh upper providing total air circulation. As with our entire range of Glagla shoes, it is made with a three layered sole with engineered openings to evacuate moisture. The non-marking soles make this shoe ideal for indoor fitness classes and the quick-drying fabric makes them easy to wash and great for watersport.

Another quality shoe from Glagla is the Tivano Tutti Fruti Trainer. With many of the great features of the ventilated trainer, this trainer is of the more classic lace-up design. The shock absorbent soles make these trainers great for rough terrain or sports such as running or tennis where there is repetitive impact.

From Mirak we offer a selection of high quality footwear at great value, with these Contender Velcro Trainers being an example of this. With a leather outer, these velcro fastening trainers are great for sport and casual wear. Available in two colours, the padded tongue and textile lining offer increased foot support.

Also from Mirak, we have these Lace-Up Plimsolls. Great for casual summer wear, this timeless design is incredibly versatile as an addition to many an outfit. They are also great for tennis or light exercise.

Finally from Hi-Tec we have this Classic Squash Trainer. A pioneering brand whose designs are driven by new technologies, these trainers are built for performance. The lightweight shoes are made with a synthetic upper. Ideal for many sports and the gym, the non-marking sole also grips incredibly well.

To view our full range of Women’s Trainers, click here.

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Choosing the right Sports Shorts, T-shirts and Trainers this Summer

It’s shaping up to be another great summer of sport and now we have the weather to match! So whether you’re inspired to pick up your racquet or jump on your bike, we have the perfect products for you!

Firstly we’d like to introduce a brand new range from Tombo. As a company they pride themselves on providing ‘affordable, high quality multi-sport apparel’ such as this Tombo Teamsport Mens Performance Wicking T-Shirt. It comes in a variety of colours and is made from Aridus Dri moisture wicking fabric, which is designed to keep the wearer dry and cool. These are ideal for summer sporting activities, and with 31% off across our mens and womens Tombo Teamsport range, now is the time to buy.

Other top quality sporting garments we offer include this Fruit Of The Loom Mens Vest, made from 97% Heather Grey Cotton and 3% Polyester. Whilst for women we have a Kariban Sport T-Shirt made with quick drying lightweight fabric. Both would be great for a day at the park or more serious sporting activities!

Next, if you’re a keen cyclist or the Tour de France has made you want to give it a go, we offer these Spiro Padded Cycling Shorts. Available for men and women, they are made with soft athletic Cool-Dry performance fabric, designed to keep the skin cool and comfortable.

Lastly, we know with all this activity you’ll need an excellent pair of trainers! The Mirak Womens Trainers are a vented shoe, helping you stay cool in the summer. We also have the ever popular Dunlop Green Flash Trainers, a classic design which has been around for over 50 years.

So whatever your sporting ambitions this summer, make sure you come to Universal Textiles!

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This week’s giveaway!

Following the huge success of our Facebook competition last week, in which we featured Baby Shoes, this week the prize is Skechers Ladies Trainers.

These are great quality trainers. Made with a leather upper, and elasticated laces which provide a secure fit. These are high quality trainers, with an RRP of £69.99! These would be perfect for the gym, walking the dog or just for a casual weekend look!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is go to our Facebook Page here and like the picture. (You may also have to like the page if you have not done so already) and the winner will be chosen at random next Friday. Good Luck!

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A buying guide for Trainers

In this week’s newsletter we have an amazing discount on trainers of up to 35%; for men, women and children, Don’t miss out! View the newsletter and voucher code here
The term trainer is a contraction of training shoe, and was made popular by Gola in 1968. The first examples of trainers were made from a canvas upper and rubber sole. During the 1990s, trainers became a fashion statement, they were not just worn by people exercising and became an expression of personality and identity.

We stock trainers for men, women and children, with everything from the plimsoll to ventilated trainers, in many different colours and styles. Have a look here

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Trainers

Many people are still trying to hit the gym and shed their Christmas weight and get fit, so you need a quality pair of trainers.

The term trainer is a contraction of training shoe, and was made popular by Gola in 1968. The first examples of trainers were made from a canvas upper and rubber sole. During the 1990s, trainers became a fashion statement, they were not just worn by people exercising and became an expression of personality and identity.

We stock trainers for men, women and children, with everything from the plimsoll to ventilated trainers, in many different colours and styles. Have a look here

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