How to Choose the Best Teen Sportswear for Athletics

Author: IMPI Sportswear + Wildfire Sports & Trek  Date Posted: 25 June 2024

We sat down with our Milton neighbours IMPI Sportswear to find out how to choose the best sportswear for teens.

Whether you're sprinting down the track, high jumping, or competing in any other athletic pursuit, choosing the right teen sportswear is crucial to ensure you have a good race. At Wildfire Sports & Trek, we understand the importance of performance, comfort, and style so we sat down with our Milton neighbours IMPI Sportswear to find out how to choose the best teen sportswear for you:

1. Fit & Comfort

First and foremost, sportswear should fit well and be comfortable. Ill-fitting clothing can hinder movement and distract from performance. Teen sportswear like IMPI is highly recommended for active teens due to its focus on the perfect fit. Their range includes sizes tailored from 8 years to ladies' 12, ensuring a comfortable and supportive fit for growing athletes.

2. Shorts For Mobility

When choosing shorts for activities like running, high jump, or long jump, opt for designs that stay in place and provide comfort throughout the motion. IMPI’s range of high waist shorts are crafted to stay snug without digging in. The soft waistband sits just below the belly button, offering both security and comfort during competition.

3. Vibrant & Functional Racing Briefs

For track events and surf life saving, IMPI’s racing briefs are a standout choice. These briefs provide fuller coverage around the buttocks for modesty and comfort while running or swimming. They’re designed to move with the athlete, ensuring freedom of movement without compromise. Racing briefs from IMPI Sportswear are available in a variety of vibrant colours like violet and hot pink - perfect for surf life saving.

4. Supportive Crop Tops

A good crop top is essential for teen athletes, providing support and comfort during high-intensity activities. IMPI’s running crops feature flat seams that won’t chafe or dig in, offering both coverage and style with a strappy back design. This ensures optimal support without restricting movement, perfect for various athletic disciplines.

5. Choosing the Right Shoes

Footwear is critical for teen athletes, offering support and cushioning to prevent injuries and enhance performance. At Wildfire, we recommend the following shoes for young athletes involved in athletics:

Puma Magnify Nitro Women's Shoes: These road running shoes feature a nitrogen-injected foam midsole and an engineered mesh upper for enhanced comfort and durability, ideal for long-distance runs.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS Women's Shoes: Known for stability and support, these road running shoes offer a cushioned ride with a 12mm drop, perfect for athletes who need additional support during their runs.

Asics Firestorm Kids Shoes: For the younger kids and Little A’s athletes, the Firestorm is a staple of kids’ track & field events. The waffle sole is ideal for gripping track surfaces before spikes are allowed, and the fit and sizing are designed for growing, active kids.


Importance of Choosing the Right Sportswear

Selecting the appropriate sportswear goes beyond mere aesthetics; it plays a pivotal role in enhancing both your performance and overall well-being. Here's why choosing the right sportswear is of paramount importance:

Boost Your Game:

Feeling comfortable in your gear is a game-changer. When you're not distracted by uncomfortable clothes, you can focus on what really matters: racing at your best!

Keep Injuries at Bay:

Sportswear isn't just about looking cool—it's about keeping you safe too. Properly designed gear can protect your muscles and joints, reducing the risk of those pesky sprains and strains.

Gear That Goes the Distance:

Invest in quality sportswear, and it'll stick with you through thick and thin. Durable gear means fewer replacements, saving you money in the long run and keeping you in the game for longer.

Choosing the best sportswear for teen athletes involves considering fit, comfort, functionality, and support. IMPI Sportswear is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of active teens, offering a perfect blend of performance, style, and comfort. Whether your teen is into track and field, cross country, or other athletic pursuits, investing in quality sportswear ensures they can perform at their best while feeling confident and comfortable.