Written by a distinguished editor and an international team of experts, Textiles for Sport explores technical developments and trends in the sports clothing industry. This book discusses the current sportswear market, analyzing current design, material requirement, and functional footwear. It outlines innovative fabrics including high-performance and high-functional fibers, smart and intelligent textiles, and coated and laminated textiles. It examines the need for comfort in sportswear and its role in performance. This text also considers the issue of protection and offers specific applications with case studies of textile composites, textiles in sailing, and textile use in sports shoes.