Choosing a sports bra.
I'm getting back into running again after an injury and want to buy a good sports bra.
I've read a few articles in the Gear Section and have seen the Enell and Triumph bras - the both have the best rating, I believe. I'm a 34 B/C and wanted to buy on-line as I live in Italy.
I've just got a shock absorber run, I used other shock abosrber models before but found they started to chafe on longer runs. The run is fantastic, and has almost totally eliminated bounce. Very comfortable even when wet and not a hint of rubbing or chaffing even over 20 miles on a hot day.
I'm a 36 B/C and found I had to go with the bigger size for my other shock absorbers, the B fitted me best in the run though. If you can't find somewhere to try it on, just make sure you pick a retailer that doesn't quibble for returns. I got mine from Start Fitness.
So the best rated ones are Shock Absorber Run (which make is that?) and Enell...
I'll have a look. Wanted to measure myself and then decide between a 34 B/C and find a company that obviously sells on-line and accepts returns.
Anyone know how to measure yourself? I think I remember being told just under the breast for the diameter, but can't remember how to work out the cup.
I've sent an e-mail to both companies.
I'll let you know!
I've had a look at the Shock Absorber website and have found it really easy to use: find out my size, the kind of bra I need, etc. The Enell bra seems to start from a C cup so, if I'm a B, I don't think they'll have a size for me... but we'll see... I'm not really well-endowed, but running without a good sports bra is still uncomfortable. At the moment, I wear a Nike underwired sports bra plus an ASICS sports one, but would really prefer to wear something better...
Esther Jane, if you are a b/c cupt don't bother with an Enell, they are the bra of last resort for women with v large cup sizes and while they do work, they are a bit like running in a straitjacket - there are less restrictive options out there for someone with your cup size - lucky you!
IMHO the most iimportant thing to establish is your correct bra size - no bra will support you properly if it doesn't fit - and if you can possibly manage it, go to a bra shop or large department store and get yourself properly measured. A sports bra wll feel very snug and tight around the band and when you jump up and down in front of the mirror you should get minimal bouncage. Good luck!
Still undecided between the Shock Absorber and the Enell.
Both seem excellent.
Just bought a shock absorber RUN today(32D)
The top plastic clasp is fiddly to fasten; but once on- it was great
Yesterday my boobs hurt when I was running(period due).......bought the shock absorber bra today- and no pain at all on todays run Ran 10m and no chafing, felt v comfy and certainly no wobbling!!
Just thought It was worth mentioning:
I have just found an easy way to "put on" the bra....
fasten the clasp at the top before putting the bra on over your head...and then fasten the strap!!!
Just another thought... I bought some great Nike bras in the past... Anyone know of a good Nike high-impact sports bra?
Seen a great-looking Nike bra, too... Obviously, I'd have to try it on and do a jump test, but anyway, it seems excellent... It's called Nike Revolucion...
Anyone tried it?
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