The 2012 Summer Games are finally here—which is also good news for the weekend warriors of the world.

Every four years, a new crop of high-tech sports gear is unveiled after spending the past four years in the lab. Luckily, most of it is made available to the public for any rec-league or interoffice battles happening on basketball courts, running tracks, archery ranges and badminton fields across this country. So we rounded up the best of the new stuff for your competitive–edge-advancing needs.

Herewith, all the shoes, bows and swimsuits designed to give mere mortals an Olympian edge. (Click photos for links to products)

—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar