Talkback: Shock Absorber RUN bra

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08/09/2010 at 11:04
I believed the hype and spent the money only to regret it. Very poor wicking qualities, too hot, cup too baggy and not exactly pretty although I normally care more about functionality than looks. I'm a 34B and believe that for my size there are better option available. I can imagine that for bigger busted women the Shock Ansorber Bra gives excellent support but I wouldn't purchase another one.
09/09/2010 at 11:59

Enell all the way…

The best bra ever, and I've run 3 marathons in Enell. Shock Absorber is rubbish in comparrison.

09/09/2010 at 13:48
I've never tried Enell but I love my Shock Absorber. I'm a 36DD and the poor things are pinned down and they don't bounce at all. Have done a few marathons in it and no pain or chaffing.
12/09/2010 at 19:10

I had a wardrobe malfunction out running yesterday - one of the hooks came out of its hold and therefore I had no support on one side. This was no joke as I am a 32F, I cannot run without good support, and I was several miles away from home. I like these bras but if it happens again I am binning them. 

21/09/2010 at 22:55
I love my "run" bra its the best ever, easy to get on, close top clasp beforehand then slide over your head, perfect fit, bought my usual size 34D, no issues with odd lumps or conical bits!, love love love the shoulder straps as they don't get longer and longer as i run unlike the b4490, which i also love for its looks and support but can't run more than 5 miles in it as it chafes under my arms & the straps get too long losing the support, ended up having to stitch them!.
Down side to the 'run' bra is that its so dam hot.
04/10/2010 at 20:07

I have tried both.. The Enell gave great support but chaffed really bad at the front and underneath despite loads of vaseline.. Discovered the Run bra and thin it brilliant.. yes theres a nac to doing up the clasp but I have had no chaffing even when running for nearly 2 hrs. My normal size is 34ff, the run bra isnt available in that size so tried a 36 F and the fit is good.. Overall i'm more than satisfied with the fit and performance just copuld do with being cheaper..  happy running.

04/05/2011 at 08:34

Reviving this thread because, like Aquamarina, I had a long chilly walk home from my run this morning after first one then both of the shoulderstrap hooks pinged out, leaving me with effectively no bra at all... This happened on one side the time before and I was able to walk to a nearby loo and fix it and carry on running. I thought it was a one off but clearly not so am not giving this bra another outing.

Like Aquamarina I'm a 32 back so I wondering something about the way the bra is designed means it's not so great for narrow backs?

Now wondering which bra to try next...

05/05/2011 at 06:17

I love my run bra, nothing moves!

If you need fitting into a run bra, Sweaty Betty does it and are very professional.

 Also what some people don't know when try on bras, when you go down in the band width, you go up in a cup size. Hopefully this will help you find your size;)

01/06/2011 at 09:20
Aquamarina - hope you binned it, I've just posted my first review because my shock absorber does the same thing (and at 34dd its not a good look sprinting in the park!)  I'm a big fan of my M and S bra - great support through the whole cleavage and no squishing they wash beautifully, wicking is great and they last forever.  
18/06/2011 at 14:24
I have bought 2 of these bras after seeing them in a magazine. After having tried nearly every other one going I must admit that they are the best ones I have found yet and well worth the price. They offer just the right amount of support for my modest 36D's. I slightly regret buying the white version instead of the black for my second purchase as it's always in the wash with black running kit, should have thought about that one before buying but as they say, you live and learn.
29/06/2011 at 21:47

hey there,  I got a couple of the SA run bras and they were fab for a while, I am now having the same problem with one of them unhooking half way through a run so took a needle and thread to it. now it's holding it's own again    

 There are a few comments re the Enell, I have not seen these before so am going to have to give them a whirl !!


12/03/2012 at 08:41

I take my hat off for the team that designed this Run Bra! 

This is just to say Well done on making such a good sports bra.  I'm a runner and to me its very important to have a sports bra that does its job.

I'm doing my second comrades this year and I was really worried about which sports bra am I going to use, becasue this year it's a down run and its imperative to have the correct bra on.

I can go on and on about my exitement, I therefore say, Shock Absorber, keep up the good work!

Ms Carol Tefu
Pretoria, South Africa

14/03/2012 at 13:35
Another vote from me for the basic Nike crop top bras.

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