Urban sport showcase at designer outlet

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THE world-record breaking powerbockers, Team Kinetix, stunned shoppers and passers-by at McArthurGlen’s East Midlands Designer Outlet yesterday, in the final of a series of extreme fashion shows.

Chris Sheard and John Simkins, performed daredevil acrobatic stunts by leaping up to 5ft high at over 20mph on spring-loaded stilts – a new craze which has taken the UK by storm after being seen at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Sheard and Simkins, who are members of Team Kinetix, performed three shows for shoppers at the designer outlet, which features a number of urban brands such as Levi’s, Calvin Klein, Nike and Bench at up to 60% less all year round.

Modelling some of Gap Outlet’s urban style range, Team Kinetix attracted hundreds of shoppers to the centre, who were all keen to catch a glimpse of the record breakers.

Donna Goodwin, Marketing Manager at McArthurGlen East Midlands, says, “We’re delighted to have rounded off Urban Life and Style with something our customers might never have seen before: a brilliant display of powerbocking from world-record breaking artists who are modelling Gap Outlet, a great urban and youth brand.”

John Simkins, member of Team Kinetix, says, “As it’s coming to the end of the summer holidays, it was great to treat shoppers at McArthurGlen East Midlands to something special and show them a great way of being fashionable while staying active.”

Jane Harrison, 25 from Mansfield Woodhouse, said, “I got a real kick out of seeing Team Kinetix. It’s amazing how high and how far they can jump and flip - it was like nothing I had ever seen before. I just came to get some fashionable work clothes but in the end had a great day out.”

Powerbocking by Team Kinetix, the final event in Urban Life and Style, followed last week’s extremely popular in-line skating, skateboarding and BMX biking display by Team Extreme as well as Urban Life and Style’s opening, 3RUN’s freerunning fashion show.

For further information on the programme of events please contact McArthurGlen’s East Midlands Designer Outlet, on 01773 545011 or visit www.eastmidlandsdesignerout.com