Scientifically proven to make the body perform and recover better, SKINS help you work out longer and have less muscle pain the next day.
More oxygen to your muscles - Dynamic gradient compression gets more oxygen filled blood to active muscles. This means you'll have more power and stamina as you train or compete.
Rock-solid base - Memory MX fabric maximises your stability and control, while channeling the direction of your muscles.
Faster recovery - Less lactic acid build-up and less muscle vibration means reduced pain the next day.
More details - Centre-back pocket for added convenience, Flat lock seams for a smooth comfort fit.
The little black dress of your sports wardrobe?
Whether you enjoy a casual gym class, do a morning run or have your own training regime, SKINS compression garments, like your runners, are an essential part of your wardrobe.
Scientifically proven to make the body perform and recover better, your little black SKINS mean you can work out longer and have less muscle pain the next day.
How? We ensure you get correct amount of pressure in all the right places to deliver more oxygen to your muscles whilst our unique fabrics reduce the risk of injury by supporting key muscle groups and allowing unrestricted movement. Our tops also encourage better posture, which can act as a respiratory aid.
Forget the vagueness of the usual S, M, L fit. From day dot we refused to accept poor fitting garments, so, to provide the best fit in sports compression, we pioneered a sizing system that uses a unique algorithm which takes into account your chest measurement (God love those sports scientists!)
The ultimate fit
Leading the way in compression sizing, we have now developed another compression first our SKINS 400 Series.
A range tailored for the ultimate fit, using a unique sizing system that not only takes into account your chest measurement as before, but now also your body shape.
We know that women are all shapes and sizes (our full 3D body scan of hundreds of active women confirmed this!) but our research allowed us to identify 2 body shapes key to giving every woman the perfect fit. Creating what is arguably the best fitting female compression garment in the market:
A shaped bodies have a small waist in relation to the hip and thigh.
Whatever your game, wed like to think we can help you do it better by making you go smarter, not harder.
400fit - A super comfortable fit, more precise, targeted Dynamic Gradient Compression and a greater range of leg lengths for men and different body shapes for women.
50+ UV Protection - SKINS was born in Australia, so we know a thing or two about exerting ourselves in the sun. Our fabrics have a UV protection of 50+, which means you can get out and train harder without worrying about the sun related risks.
Dynamic Gradient Compression - Increases oxygen delivery to active muscles while in motion and reduces lactic-acid build-up for more power and less recovery time.
Memory MX Fabric - Memory MX fabric contains a unique high stretch elastomeric yarn - which returns to its original shape no matter how much stress you put it under.
Moisture Management - Keeping you dry through advanced wicking is inherent in all SKINS fabrics - moisture is drawn away from your skin, so you stay dry and comfortable.
Muscle Focus - Uniquely wrapping and supporting your key muscle groups to reduce movement and focus direction for less vibration in your muscles, less soft tissue damage and less soreness after exercise.
Odour, Stink, Pong, Smell, Stench Free - Permanent antimicrobial treatment discourages bacteria by ionically absorbing the odour causing substances normally associated with Lycra wear. These features are built into all our fabrics, so they can't ever be washed out.
Warp Knit - The fabric in SKINS is warp knitted using multiple fine quality yarns to give superior performance - Warp knit fabrics have no natural stretch - instead, the spandex mix ensures specific levels of elasticity and perfectly controlled compression.
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METHOD TIME COST SERVICE SPRINT Next working day FREE on orders over £100
(£6 for orders up to £100)
RUN 2-3 working days FREE on orders over £50
(£3 for orders up to £50)
CLICK & COLLECT (Glasgow) 1-2 Working days FREE SATURDAY DELIVERY 1 working day £12 Royal Mail
Orders received before 2pm (Monday-Friday) are processed on the same day - after 2pm orders will be processed on the next working day.
Click & Collect
Collect your order in person from the achilles heel Glasgow running shop. Orders placed before 2pm will be available for collection on the next working day; orders placed after 2pm will be available for collection in 2 working days. Orders placed over the weekend will be available for collection on the Tuesday.
As soon as your order is ready for collection we will email to let you know. When you collect your order please ensure you bring your order confirmation & identification.
We'll package and post your order to most locations across the world as quickly as we can - for full details of delivery charges for international orders check our delivery charges page.
Spend £200+ and get FREE EU delivery.
At achilles heel we aim to please, so if you're not completely satisfied with your order, we'll do whatever we can to make it better. Items can be returned for free for an exchange or a refund within 28 days of purchase - we offer free & easy tracked returns via Royal Mail, for full details please check our returns page.
It can be hard to get things right so we are giving 28 days from Christmas Day to return your gifts on all orders made during November and December. Our returns policy will revert to the standard 28-day period for items purchased after December 31st.