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Top 100 Sports Trends of 2012

From Glow-in-the-Dark Bikes to Closed-Cabin Skidoos

— January 17, 2013 — Lifestyle
Top sports trends in 2012 included glow-in-the-dark additions to bikes for increased safety, as well as supercharged automobiles.

Many sports companies also developed certain tech products to help consumers with motivation. For example, the Nike FuelBand was designed to keep track of calories burned throughout the day. Instead of simply counting calories while at the gym, the band includes all movements from throughout the day.

With the 2012 Olympics taking place in the summer, many companies created products inspired by this event. These included everything from sneakers to sportswear. Olympians even began a trend of wearing colorful artwork on their bodies by the company Kinesio.

Trend Hunter's Sports Trend Report takes a further look into the various products and ideas that have piqued consumer attention.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Competitive Drinking Ads
Competitive Drinking Ads
The Gallop Spirt of Sport Campaign is Athletically Alcoholic
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98
Euro Cup Cupcakes
Euro Cup Cupcakes
The Le Dolci Euro2012 Cupcakes are an Adorable Celebration
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97
Electric-Driven Decks
Electric-Driven Decks
The ZBoard Senses Weight to Move and Stop
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96
Casual Swimsuit Shoots
Casual Swimsuit Shoots
The Madame Figaro ‘La Philo des Kilos' Editorial Stars Giedre D
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95
Clownish Golfer Captures
Clownish Golfer Captures
The Exit Magazine 'Alice' Editorial Stars a Face-Painted Franziska Muller
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94
Tradable Soccer Ads
Tradable Soccer Ads
Diver & Aguilar Released Their First Set Inspired by the Team FC Barcelona
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93
Glass Athlete Ads
Glass Athlete Ads
The Sprim Sport Isotonic Juice Campaign Refills Players with Energy
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92
Fiscal Olympic Charts
Fiscal Olympic Charts
The 'Rising Cost of Hosting the Olympics' Infographic is Informative
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91
Speech Bubble Court Ads
Speech Bubble Court Ads
The Beijing Sports Radio Campaign Has a Competitive Edge
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90
Customizable Classic Kicks
Customizable Classic Kicks
The Air Jordan 2012 Shoes Feature Interchangeable Sleeves and Midsoles
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89
Photographer Two-Wheelers
Photographer Two-Wheelers
The T-Bike Tripod Bike Integrates a Built-in Camera Mount
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88
Up-North Olympian Gear
Up-North Olympian Gear
The Canada 2012 Olympic Apparel Released by The Bay is Sporty Chic
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87
Bummer-Burning Sport Ads
Bummer-Burning Sport Ads
The Nike Running Spain Campaign Targets Youthful Frustrations
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86
Underwater Towing Toys
Underwater Towing Toys
The Subwing Lets You Fly Below the Surface
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85
Auto-Adjusting Cycle Seats
Auto-Adjusting Cycle Seats
The Elev8 Bike Allows Elderly to Change Height at Whim
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84
Minimalistic Soccer Posters
Minimalistic Soccer Posters
The David Watson Euro 2012 Series is Bare
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83
Olympics-Themed Sportswear
Olympics-Themed Sportswear
Stella McCartney 'My 2012' Collection for Adidas is Stylish & Practical
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82
Biking-Inspired Editorials
Biking-Inspired Editorials
The Black Magazine 'Something Shines' Gallery Stars Victoria Anderson
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81
Golden Boarder Gear
Golden Boarder Gear
The American Eagle Zoom Force 1 Snowboarding Boot is Inspired by Anime
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80
Physiotherapy Furnishings
Physiotherapy Furnishings
The Dstretch Helps You Straighten Out Your Aches and Pains at the Office
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79
British Olympics Statistics
British Olympics Statistics
London Games 2012 Infographic Shows Brief History This Host Country
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78
Athletic Brand-Inspired Art
Athletic Brand-Inspired Art
New Balance London Experience Center Showcases Sport & Craft
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77
Daring Divided Bikes
Daring Divided Bikes
The Peugeot DL121 Bicycle is Split Down the Middle
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76
Golf Ball-Inspired Track Outfits
Golf Ball-Inspired Track Outfits
The Nike TurboSpeed Suit Makes Athletes Run .023 Seconds Faster
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75
Olympic-Inspired Kicks
Olympic-Inspired Kicks
The Stadion Collection by Hummel Honors Previous Host Cities
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74
Soccer Superstar Cartoons
Soccer Superstar Cartoons
The Stanley Chow Soccer Prints are a Score
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73
Supermodel Skateboard Blogs
Supermodel Skateboard Blogs
Skate Upton Lets You Ride the World's Hottest Model
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72
Skateboard Houses
Skateboard Houses
Rad Hangouts for Skateboarding Fans by Romina Cortellucci
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71
Hardware-Less Bike Illuminations
Hardware-Less Bike Illuminations
The Magnetic Bike Light is Convenient and Aesthetically-Pleasing
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70
Edible Fixie Bicycles
Edible Fixie Bicycles
Fabian Orhn & Joakim Hedblad Create a Bike out of Fruit and Vegetables
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69
Sweet Surgery Bicycles
Sweet Surgery Bicycles
The Candy Bike by Britta Hope Will Give People a Toothache
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68
Simple Sartorial Streetwear
Simple Sartorial Streetwear
The HUF SS 2012 Lookbook Features Laid-Back Skatewear
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67
Recycled Deck Surfboards
Recycled Deck Surfboards
The Bjorn Holm Reto Creates Waves with His Design
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66
Wireless Bicycle Speakers
Wireless Bicycle Speakers
SleekSpeak Lets You Listen Without Earbuds as You Ride
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65
Criss-Crossed Sneakers
Criss-Crossed Sneakers
The Nike Air Woven Euro 2012 Collection Celebrates National Football Teams
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64
Elite Fitness Graphics
Elite Fitness Graphics
The 'What Makes an Olympic Body' Infographic Takes on Team BMI
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63
Free Olympic Volunteer Swag
Free Olympic Volunteer Swag
Swatch and Adidas Put Out 2012 Olympic Volunteer Packages
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62
Deck-Designed Houses
Deck-Designed Houses
The 'Skate-Home' Implements Boards All Over the Interior
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61
Android-Operated Cycles (UPDATE)
Android-Operated Cycles (UPDATE)
The Shadow eBike 2.0 Contributes Thrust and Records Your Rides
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60
Throwback Hollywood Kicks
Throwback Hollywood Kicks
Nike Cortez Classic OG Leather Brings Back the 'Forrest Gump' Sneakers
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59
Haute Bicycle Lookbooks
Haute Bicycle Lookbooks
The Strellson x Bianchi White Edition Collection is Masculine and Sultry
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58
Clever Cycling Apparel
Clever Cycling Apparel
The 'Levi's Commuter Series' is Made for the Man on the Go
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57
Handmade Hedonistic Handlebars
Handmade Hedonistic Handlebars
The F&Y Classiques Bike Handles Will Add Luxury to Your Wheels
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56
Screw-Less Cycle Storage
Screw-Less Cycle Storage
The Michelangelo Two-Bike Gravity Storage Rack Requires No Attachments
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55
Nutty Touchdown Re-Enactments
Nutty Touchdown Re-Enactments
Conan O'Brien's 'Peanut Players' is a Hilarious Overtime
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54
Outdoor Cooking Organizers
Outdoor Cooking Organizers
My Camp Kitchen Keeps Food Tidy in the Wilderness
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53
Friendly Gibe Ads
Friendly Gibe Ads
The Renault Red Is Dead Campaign Revels in Beating Ferrari at Formula One
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52
Disc-Stowed Two-Wheelers
Disc-Stowed Two-Wheelers
The Donut Folding Bicycle Reduces to the Shape of its Tires
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51
Complex Sole Systems
Complex Sole Systems
The Adidas Mega TORSION Flex Easy Run Gets Inspired by the Originals Model
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50
Glow-in-the-Dark Bikes
Glow-in-the-Dark Bikes
The Pure Fix Cycles 'Kilo' Bicycle is Activated By Sunlight
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49
Boomerang-Inspired Peddlers
Boomerang-Inspired Peddlers
the RAD e Electric Bike by Kiska is a Pioneering Design
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48
Wet-Haired Water-Loving Editorials
Wet-Haired Water-Loving Editorials
The Flair 'Scuba Chic' Shoot Stars a Sporty Ali Stephens
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47
Retro Surfer Shots
Retro Surfer Shots
Jeff Divine Hold the Largest Archive of Vintage Surfstyle Captures
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46
Gender-Specific Wrist Watches
Gender-Specific Wrist Watches
The Bia Sport is a Lightweight Alternative to Bulky Training Devices
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45
Mean Football Memes
Mean Football Memes
The Honest NFL Logos by Brian Huntington are Worth a Touchdown Dance
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44
Reassembled Sport Deck Models
Reassembled Sport Deck Models
Deconstructed Skateboard Sculptures Encourages a Fresh Look
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43
Stealth Black Bicycles
Stealth Black Bicycles
The X9 Nighthawk Bike by Brano Meres is Lightweight and Good-Looking
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42
Japanese-Inspired Ski Gadgets
Japanese-Inspired Ski Gadgets
Zai Higo Tools are Based on 'Higonokami' Folding Knives
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41
Eclectically Athletic Editorials
Eclectically Athletic Editorials
The Grazia Germany March 2012 Shoot Stars a Sporty Lucia Jonova
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40
Hovering Civilian Cyclists
Hovering Civilian Cyclists
Floating Bike Photography by Zhao Huasen is Created Through Photoshop
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39
Chocolate Football Fruits
Chocolate Football Fruits
Sweet Strawberry Snacks for Superbowl 46
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38
Seasonal Sporty Desserts
Seasonal Sporty Desserts
The Le Dolci 2012 Olympics Cupcakes are Inspiring
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37
Portable Pocket Tents
Portable Pocket Tents
Martin Azura Has Built a Convenient Shelter for Minimalists
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36
Unhealthy Bodybuilding Portraits
Unhealthy Bodybuilding Portraits
'The Four Horseman of the Oesophagus' Focuses on an Odd Pairing
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35
Cool Coordinated Triathlete Clothing
Cool Coordinated Triathlete Clothing
The Nike Trois Collection Strives for Seamless Design
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34
Super Slim Hydration Packs
Super Slim Hydration Packs
The Nike Split22 is Designed for Endurance Racers
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33
Sports Extremist Action Shots
Sports Extremist Action Shots
The Go Pro Hd Hero 3 Captures the Impossible Photos and Videos
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32
Hi-Tech Table Tennis Furniture
Hi-Tech Table Tennis Furniture
The Waldner Ping Pong Table Boasts a Multi-Touch Surface
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31
Swiveling Cycles
Swiveling Cycles
Jose Hurtado's Twist Bike Concept is Uniquely Reversible
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30
Split-Toe Yoga Footwear
Split-Toe Yoga Footwear
Nike Free Gym Ensures Comfort During Mind-Body Workouts
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29
Street-Carving Skateboards
Street-Carving Skateboards
The Aris Sport Bladerunner Can Behave Like a Snowboard
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28
Artful Olympian Body Tape
Artful Olympian Body Tape
The Kinesio Tape at London 2012 Makes a Chromatic Appearance
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27
Nomadic Travel Gear
Nomadic Travel Gear
The Nordic Nomad Chair is the Adventurer's Ideal Accessory
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26
Bicycle Beer Sadlebags
Bicycle Beer Sadlebags
The 6 Pack Bike Bag Allows Riders to Carry Multiple Drinks
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25
Shapeshifting Bicycles
Shapeshifting Bicycles
The Continuously Ergonomic Race Vehicle Adapts to Different Terrains
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24
Expressive Equestrian Photography
Expressive Equestrian Photography
The Peter Samuels 'Equine Portraiture' Series is Evocative
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23
Nostaligic Skater Photography
Nostaligic Skater Photography
Skateboarding in New York City by Bill Eppridge Captures the 1960s
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22
Nimble Commuter Conveyances
Nimble Commuter Conveyances
The Kaylad 2.0 Electric Tricycle Pushes for Active Transportation
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21
Splashy Sporty Shoots
Splashy Sporty Shoots
The Regina Feoktistova How To Spend It Editorial is Playfully Watery
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20
Skater Smartphone Covers
Skater Smartphone Covers
The Skate Deck iPhone Case is Perfect for Tech-Savvy Boarders
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19
Convertible Scooter Knapsacks
Convertible Scooter Knapsacks
Gustavo Brenck's Gig Pack is Practical and Convenient
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18
Sweaty Boxer Shoots
Sweaty Boxer Shoots
The Edita Vilkeviciute Vogue Paris Editorial is Genuinely Sporty
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17
Novel Camping Shelters
Novel Camping Shelters
Jack Maxwell's Fully Booked Tent is Made for the Lit Lover
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16
Fun Fulcrum Footwear
Fun Fulcrum Footwear
Rollerballs are Reinvented Roller Skates That Pivot on a Spherical Center
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15
Butt-Kicking Healthy Food Ads
Butt-Kicking Healthy Food Ads
The Elige Vivir Sano Campaign Urges People to Exercise Will Power
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14
Final Frontier-Inspired Footwear
Final Frontier-Inspired Footwear
The Nike Foamposite 'Galaxy' Sports a Space Exploration Theme
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13
Helicopter Bicycles
Helicopter Bicycles
The FBike Concept Allows Long Leaps to Avoid Traffic Congestions
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12
Recycled Skateboard Shades
Recycled Skateboard Shades
Holloway SK8 Sunglasses are Decked-out Frames
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11
Extreme Athletic Photography
Extreme Athletic Photography
These Tim Tadder Sports Captures are Highly Detailed
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10
Pet-inspired Bike Racks
Pet-inspired Bike Racks
The Fairdale Dograck is Like an Animal Shelf for Cyclists
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9
Sun-Kissed Aquatic Shoots
Sun-Kissed Aquatic Shoots
Maryna Linchuk Goes Waterskiing in Vogue Germany March 2012
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8
Massive Floating Playgrounds
Massive Floating Playgrounds
The Wibit Sports Park 60 is an Inflatable Water Park Wonderland
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7
Hidden Bicycle Tools
Hidden Bicycle Tools
The InCog Biketool Keeps Your Gadgets Out of Sight
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6
Chalk Dancing
Chalk Dancing
The 'Power Dance' Series by Geraldine Lamanna is Full of Movement
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5
Sporty Ballet Shoes
Sporty Ballet Shoes
This Concept Footwear by Guercy Eugene Hopes to Make Dancing Comfortable
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4
Anatomical Running Tights
Anatomical Running Tights
The Nike Women’s Exclusive Print Pants Feature X-Ray Images
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3
Stoic Swimmer Photoshoots
Stoic Swimmer Photoshoots
The Interview 'Olympiad' Editorial is Inspired by the Summer Olympics
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2
Closed-Cabin Skidoos
Closed-Cabin Skidoos
This Snowmobile by Michal Bonikowski Increases Speed and Comfort
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1
Minimalist Cycle Storage
Minimalist Cycle Storage
The Very Nice Bike Rack Puts Precious Rides on Display in the Home
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