i believed the hype and bought one.
1. its easier to get on and off than any other bra ive tried
1. fit not brilliant makes you look like you got ice cream cones down your tshirt and cup a bit baggy looking.
2. i found it didnt give much support under the armpit area and i am continually reaching to pull it up higher.
3.its a lot hotter to wear than previous shock bras ive bought
4. its far too expensive and i bought one but its not worth the money for another
These bras are fantastic!
I'm normally a 32GG but bought a 34F and the support is fantastic - I barely notice my chest at all! I originally bought it in black and recently bought the white one.
I ran the London Marathon on Sunday and ran for the first time in the white one - no chafing or rubbing at all.
It is difficult to do the clasp up at the top - I had to move it so it was slightly looser to be able to get it on but its definitely worth the money.
Don't do them for my size 30H.
Have to stick with a B109 shock absorber
Love this bra too
I find just before a period my boobs used to hurt when I ran....; BUT not anymore with this bra.
It is fiddly to fasten I find it best to fasten the top plastic piece before fastening the strap.
Found a solution to the top clasp......
Fasten the plastic clasp BEFORE putting the bra on over your head. Then fasten the strap....EASY
I have 3 of these and - whilst they're good - they're not the bra-nirvana I would expect for this amount of money:
- I'm glad they don't chafe other people, but they chafe me: both at the front (where the logo is) and at the lower back clasp. On shorter runs up to 12 miles or so they're fine, but on longer runs they're heavy on Vaseline use.
- They are butt-ugly. The rear strap length adjustment (which offers a good range, Helen Liz) looks like it was originally designed as industrial marine lifting gear and is wider/higher than the backs of all my race vests. The front looks like a surgical truss.
- After about a dozen washes the white one looked hideous - displaying a wide range of grey shades and varying degrees of fabric distortion.
- They are very hot to wear, particularly down cleavage alley - this area could really do with some extra ventilating fabric.
- The upper back clasp is a waste of time - like others above I have to do the top clasp up before I try to put the bra on otherwise I could spend all day just trying to do my bra up
On the upside the support is very good, but not as good as the old model M&S long-distance running bras, which incidentally held up much better to washing as well. This bra is worth trying, but the Shock Absorber design peeps still have quite a bit of work to do IMO.
I'm a 36B and do 55-65 mpw, by the way. I have 3 of these because whilst I don't think they're perfect, they're still better than the other currently-available bras I've tried. If M&S got their act together again, though ...
Are they any longer in the strap/main body than the B4490?
I have a B4490 which is brilliant for giving rock-hard support (32D), however you need to be a contortionist to get it on and even at full extension of the straps, it's very very short and so wants to be up under my chin until I've got it into position.
I'm just over 5ft 6 by the way, so not very tall but I have heard from some taller women that they can't wear 'em at all.
Im in 2 minds as to whether to get one of these or go for an Enell.Has anyone tried both? thanks.
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