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Top 100 Sports Trends of 2014

From Sock-Integrated Soccer Shoes to Disappearing Floor Stunts

— January 3, 2015 — Lifestyle
Whether you're an active athlete or a couch-dwelling sports fan, you should be excited about this round-up of the top 2014 sports trends.

The year saw the release of an impressive roster of shoes, apparel and equipment, ranging from superstar-aligned shoes from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and LeBron James to surprisingly affordable high-tech apparel.

Apparel and equipment aren't the only elements of the sport industry that are moving forward at a phenomenal rate. This year, advertisers and marketers touched whole new levels of creativity in their quest to etch their brands, products and events into the collective consciousness of sports fans.

In addition to the annual jamboree of American sporting events, 2014 also saw the month-long spectacle that is the FIFA World Cup. The World Cup was promoted by some truly spectacular and gripping advertising campaigns which played on every emotion imaginable. 2014 was certainly a 'win' year for sports promoters and marketers, and the World Cup led the way.

One can only imagine that the biggest sports trends of 2015 will be. For insights on where the sports industry is heading, check out Trend Hunter's http://www.trendreports.com/sports-trend-report.
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Tragedy-Memorializing Tattoo Photography
Tragedy-Memorializing Tattoo Photography
Christopher Padgett Takes Snaps of Boston Bombing Tattoos
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99
Cinematic Soccer Prints
Cinematic Soccer Prints
These FIFA World Cup Posters Redo Cult Classics as National Soccer Teams
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98
World Cup Stadium Charts
World Cup Stadium Charts
Grassform's Chart Takes a Look Back at All of the FIFA World Cup Stadiums
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97
Villainous Exercising Tools
Villainous Exercising Tools
The Training Mask Lets People Channel Their Inner Bane During Workouts
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96
Bendable Binding Torches
Bendable Binding Torches
The Flexi Flash Can Be Wrapped Around Bikes and Bags for Night Visibility
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95
Crazy Cornrow Helmets
Crazy Cornrow Helmets
The Bless Helmdo Substitutes a Real Hairdo for a Fake One
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94
Auto-Inspired Shoes
Auto-Inspired Shoes
The 'Air Jordan 14 Retro Challenge Red' Kicks Take Tips from Ferrari
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93
Literature-Inspired Sneakers
Literature-Inspired Sneakers
The Latest New Balance Collection Celebrates American Authors
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92
Origami-Inspired Kayaks
Origami-Inspired Kayaks
Oru's Bay+ Kayak is an Upgraded Version of the Original Oru Kayak
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91
Anime World Cup Illustrations
Anime World Cup Illustrations
An Anonymous Artist's Art Personifies the World Cup Countries
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90
Masculine Yoga Calendars
Masculine Yoga Calendars
Photographer Amy Goalen Captures the Masculine Side of Yoga
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89
Upright Bike Stands
Upright Bike Stands
Bicyclick Allows Bicycles to Clip to Each Other as Independent Stands
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88
Floating Skateboard Ramps
Floating Skateboard Ramps
This Floating Ramp Allows You to Skate Over Lake Tahoe
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87
Two-Faced Soccer Fans
Two-Faced Soccer Fans
Heartbreaking Images of Brazil Fans Before And After Their World Cup Loss
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86
Retro Electric Bicycles
Retro Electric Bicycles
The Otocycle is Inspired Bikes of the Fifties
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85
Whisker Bicycle Accessories
Whisker Bicycle Accessories
The VibraSee Creates a Temporary Bike Lane for Cyclists
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84
Customizable Shoe Apps
Customizable Shoe Apps
The Adidas Mi Zx Flux App Captures Photos to Put on Kicks
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83
Underwater Yoga Instagrams
Underwater Yoga Instagrams
Britta Trubridge Shows the World She is a Flexible Mermaid
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82
Cardboard Cargo Carriers
Cardboard Cargo Carriers
The Packtasche is a Temporary Alternative to Bulky Bike Baskets
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81
Sophisticated Cycling Apparel
Sophisticated Cycling Apparel
The LUNIS Apollo Pants Marry Fashion with Rugged Versatility
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80
Impact-Absorbent Braces
Impact-Absorbent Braces
The Neck Frame Acts Like a Second Skin
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79
Electrical Wooden Bicycles
Electrical Wooden Bicycles
Bough Bikes Has Created the World's First Electrical Wooden Bicycle
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78
Sock-Integrated Soccer Shoes
Sock-Integrated Soccer Shoes
Nike Revolutionizes the Mercurial Vapor with the Dynamic Fit Collar
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77
Back-to-Basics Camping Shelters
Back-to-Basics Camping Shelters
The Scout Single Pole Tent is a Chic Canvas Teepee
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76
Winter Workout Gear
Winter Workout Gear
The Nike Pro Hyperwarm Collection Ensures People Stay Fit in Cold Weather
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75
Moped Electric Bikes
Moped Electric Bikes
The Leaos Electric Bike Strays from the Typical Bike Design
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74
Contemporary Collapsible Bikes
Contemporary Collapsible Bikes
Kolelinia's Foldable Halfbike is Compact and Practical for Riders
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73
Tech-Specific Bike Collections
Tech-Specific Bike Collections
M.A.S.S. Offers Four Designs for Varying Conditions
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72
Cyclist-Protecting Robots
Cyclist-Protecting Robots
The Cyclodrone by Frog Design Alerts Riders to Upcoming Dangers
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71
Strap-On Sports Cameras
Strap-On Sports Cameras
The Evoflow Camera Enables Quality Hands-Free Recording of Your Activities
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70
Lightweight Electric Skateboards
Lightweight Electric Skateboards
The Boosted Board Turns a Push Skateboard into a Motorized Ride
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69
Rehabilitation Compression Sportswear
Rehabilitation Compression Sportswear
The Nike Pro Combat Recovery HyperTight is Worn After Games
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68
Ultra Lightweight Bikes
Ultra Lightweight Bikes
The S-Works Mclaren Tarmac is 10% Lighter Than the Previous S-Works Tarmac
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67
Sports-Recording Helicopters
Sports-Recording Helicopters
The Observer Camera Hovers Over the Action to Document Your Moves
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66
Athletic Form Photography
Athletic Form Photography
Paul Calver and Gem Fletcher Explore the Athletic Form in Bodies
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65
Personalized Bike Decals
Personalized Bike Decals
The Fix Your Sticker Sets Let Bikers Customize the Look of Their Bikes
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64
Ultimate Urban Bicycles
Ultimate Urban Bicycles
Merge by Oregon Manifest Integrates Tools into Its Frame
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63
Chic Designer Olympian Gear
Chic Designer Olympian Gear
The French Olympic Team Will Wear Lacoste at Sochi 2014
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62
Transparent Table Tennis
Transparent Table Tennis
The Lungolinea Ping Pong Table Elevates a Casual Game to Crystal Luxury
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61
Lightweight Turbo Bike Kits
Lightweight Turbo Bike Kits
ShareRoller by Jeff Guida Gives a Boosts to City Bicycle Share Systems
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60
Gilded Mountain Bikes
Gilded Mountain Bikes
The 24K Gold Bike by The House of Solid Gold is Extreme and Extravagant
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59
Gradient Cleat Sneakers
Gradient Cleat Sneakers
The Nike Air Max 1 Magnista Sneakers Celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup
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58
Free-Flowing Skateboards
Free-Flowing Skateboards
The Freebord Skateboard Acts Like a Snowboard for the Road
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57
Retro Sports Fashion
Retro Sports Fashion
The Latest Issue of Vogue Spain Stars an Athletic Cato Van Ee
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56
Manipulated Stuntman Photography
Manipulated Stuntman Photography
Robert Jahns’ Alters Pictures to Look Like Stuntman Photography
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55
Mini Remote-Controlled Vans
Mini Remote-Controlled Vans
These Vans are Becoming Important Commonwealth Games Equipment
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54
Neon Yoga Photography
Neon Yoga Photography
Björn Ewers Showcases Neon Typography with the Help of a Professional Yogi
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53
Remixed Signature Basketball Kicks
Remixed Signature Basketball Kicks
Nike's 'What The' Shoes are Inspired by Two NBA Heavyweights
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52
Peelable Snack Packaging
Peelable Snack Packaging
Banana Sprint is a Handy Banana Snack for Eating on the Go
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51
Wondrous Wilderness Camping Kits
Wondrous Wilderness Camping Kits
The SOLKOA Camping Survival Kit is Comprehensive Lifesaving
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50
Crisp Athletica Lookbooks
Crisp Athletica Lookbooks
The Lululemon Fall Lookbook Will Inspire You to Be Better
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49
Opulent Glass Yachts
Opulent Glass Yachts
This Luxurious Glass Yacht Offers Stunning, Expansive Views of the Water
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48
Luxurious Retro Cycles
Luxurious Retro Cycles
The Pininfarina Fuoriserie is a Modernized Vintage Bicycle
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47
Folding Electric Smart-Bikes
Folding Electric Smart-Bikes
The Gi Electric Bike Can Fold Up and Charge Your Phone
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46
Lightweight Minimalist Shoes
Lightweight Minimalist Shoes
The Nike Kaishi is Similar to the Wildly Successful Roshe Run
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45
Vibrant Soccer Posters
Vibrant Soccer Posters
These 2014 World Cup Posters Depict the Star Players of Each World Cup Team
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44
Comprehensive Fitness Accessories
Comprehensive Fitness Accessories
Movea G-Series Tracked Activity and Examined Posture at CES 2014
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43
Unusually Seductive Sportswear
Unusually Seductive Sportswear
The Fire & Lace Lingerie Sportswear Steps Away From Generic Styles
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42
Sultry Beach Workout Editorials
Sultry Beach Workout Editorials
Vogue Spain May 2014 Features Adriana Lima Keeping in Shape
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41
Cold Weather Workout Gear
Cold Weather Workout Gear
The Nike Winter Running Collection Provides Performance in the Elements
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40
Helicopter Pilot-Inspired Helmets
Helicopter Pilot-Inspired Helmets
The Diesel Hi-Jack Motorcycle Helmet Boasts Curved Sides
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39
Hybrid Barefoot Trainers
Hybrid Barefoot Trainers
The Nike Sock Dart Aims to Make You Ditch Wearing Socks Altogether
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38
High-Performance Tricycles
High-Performance Tricycles
This Athletic Tricycle is Completely Run by a Screwdriver
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37
Ultimate Urban Bicycles
Ultimate Urban Bicycles
The Cylo One Bike is a Minimal Design with Built-In Lights
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36
Rattle-Free Mountain Bikes
Rattle-Free Mountain Bikes
The Battleaxe Mountain Bike Has Separated Chains for Reduced Rattling
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35
Sleeping Bag-Tent Hybrids
Sleeping Bag-Tent Hybrids
The Solo Shelter is a Camping Necessity Made for One
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34
Contemporary Anywhere Beds
Contemporary Anywhere Beds
The Helinox Cot One is a Great for the Home and Outdoor Activities
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33
Recycled Skateboard Bottle Openers
Recycled Skateboard Bottle Openers
This Bottle Opener is Made by Hand from Broken Skateboards.
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32
Down-to-Earth Activewear Lookbooks
Down-to-Earth Activewear Lookbooks
The Descente Women’s Training SS14 Catalog Stars Adrianne Ho
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31
Bicycle Banana Holders
Bicycle Banana Holders
This Leather Banana Hammock Allows You to Take the Fruit For a Ride
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30
Anime World Cup Drawings
Anime World Cup Drawings
This Artist Imagined World Cup Countries as Anime Girls
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29
Exercise-Friendly Key Holders
Exercise-Friendly Key Holders
The KEON V1 is the Perfect Key Holder for Running
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28
Posture-Adjusting Bikes
Posture-Adjusting Bikes
The Flexi-Bike Uses an Adjustable Frame to Make Cycling Easier
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27
Portable Three-Piece Boats
Portable Three-Piece Boats
The Mokai Es-Kape Boat Can Be Transported Without a Boat Rack
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26
Anachronistic Bicycle Creations
Anachronistic Bicycle Creations
Oto Cycles Perfectly Mix Old School Charm and Modern Engineering
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25
Partnerless Skater Manipulations
Partnerless Skater Manipulations
This Blog Shows Funny Figure Skaters with Partners Edited Out
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24
Coiled Compact Bike Locks
Coiled Compact Bike Locks
The Safe+ by Unikia is a Concealed Bike Lock for Cyclists
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23
Cyclist-Photographing Sheep
Cyclist-Photographing Sheep
The Tour De France Yorkshire Will Be Shot by Sheep with Sony Cameras
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22
Devastated Soccer Fan Blogs
Devastated Soccer Fan Blogs
Tumblr Site Sad Brazilians Celebrates the Fervor of the World Cup
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21
Model Workout Ads
Model Workout Ads
The Nike Women Fall 2014 Collection Stars an Exercising Karlie Kloss
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20
Bike Rack Benches
Bike Rack Benches
The Parametric Bike Stand by Nikola Kungulovski is Doubly Functional
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19
Versatile Bike Trailers
Versatile Bike Trailers
Alejandra Castelao’s Concept is Designed for Destination Camping
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18
Connected Carbon Fiber Bicycles
Connected Carbon Fiber Bicycles
The Lightweight Bluetooth Bike Protects Riders from Unseen Dangers
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17
Disappearing Floor Stunts
Disappearing Floor Stunts
This 'The North Face' Stunt Gave Shoppers Quite a Scare
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16
Fantasy Football Uniforms
Fantasy Football Uniforms
Designer Nerea Palacios' Created These Game of Thrones Nike Jerseys
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15
Opulent Personal Watercraft
Opulent Personal Watercraft
The Strand Craft V8 Wet Rod Watercraft is Luxuriously Indulgent
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14
Hybrid Pool Tables
Hybrid Pool Tables
These Muti-Purpose Pool Tables are the Latest From Fusion Tables
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13
Folding Fusion Bikes
Folding Fusion Bikes
Experience the YikeBike Fusion for a Foldable Electric Journey
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12
Transparent Kayaks
Transparent Kayaks
Molokini by Clear Blue Hawaii is Made out of Bulletproof Glass
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11
Terrifying Online Drowning Simulators
Terrifying Online Drowning Simulators
Sortie En Mer Promotes the Use of Lifejackets Through Fear
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10
High-Tech Sports Apparel
High-Tech Sports Apparel
The Nike Tech Pack Collection is Engineered for Maximum Performance
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9
Futuristic Transforming Snowshoes
Futuristic Transforming Snowshoes
Flux by Eric Brunt Changes Shape and Size with Every Step
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8
Pop Culture Workout Routines
Pop Culture Workout Routines
Neila Rey Designed These Fictitious Celebrity Workout Routines
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7
Indoor Bicycle Racks
Indoor Bicycle Racks
Cycloc's Endo is an Affordable and Chic Wall Mount for Bikes
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6
Lightweight Camping Trailers
Lightweight Camping Trailers
The GO-Easy Trailer Weighs Little But Can Carry a Lot
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5
Comic Book-Inspired Head Protectors
Comic Book-Inspired Head Protectors
The HD100 Helmet is Made for Vigilante Wannabes
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4
Subversive Mini Cruisers
Subversive Mini Cruisers
The Seabob Cayago F7 is a Mini Jet Ski That Works Underwater
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3
Crazily Compact Sleeping Bag
Crazily Compact Sleeping Bag
The Sea to Summit Spark SPI Rolls Up to Fit in the Palm of a Hand
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2
Flesh Panelled Cycling Suits
Flesh Panelled Cycling Suits
People are Reacting Strongly to the Colombian Women's Cycling Uniform
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1
Gill-Mimicking Scuba Masks
Gill-Mimicking Scuba Masks
The Triton Oxygen Respirator Extracts Air Underwater
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