Running Tights

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17/01/2007 at 10:42
Maybe i'm just being silly BUT
went out running last night and i seem to have a major problem with my 3/4 length running tight things...
they are the right size (i think!) but they keep slipping down and i spend half my tim puling them up again...
Apart from wearing a belt is there anyone out there with a random tip that might help...
Quite worried they'll fall down altogether... this is the kinda thing that would happen to me, i seem to end up in embarrassing situations quite regularly!

17/01/2007 at 10:45
My long length leggings have a tie cord at the top - which is just as well cause they're always heading south. Maybe stitch one in?
17/01/2007 at 10:54
I have the same problem with a couple of mine and the only way I can stop them falling round my ankles is by wearing a pair of shorts on top - obviously not the answer you were looking for!
17/01/2007 at 11:00
Yes mine have a cord at the top that I sometimes forget to tie..........

17/01/2007 at 11:04
17/01/2007 at 11:06
Hi LM,
Running tights must be skin tight!
You need to buy the next size down to get a really good fit, friend of mine told me this,as he works in a running shop.

17/01/2007 at 11:08
Fold the hem over and put a pin through them or pin them to your top!
17/01/2007 at 11:51
Just wear shorts instead of tights then.
17/01/2007 at 12:00
Belt and braces, can't be too careful.
17/01/2007 at 13:00
Agree with Dman - Used to have problems with my running tights heading south until I bought the next size down - now they stay put like a dream.

I still wear the larger ones - too expensive just to throw away - but I have to tie the cord at the top quite tightly. I also find that they stay put once I've worked up a bit of a sweat (hmmm nice), so I only have to keep hitching them up for the first mile or two.

Duck Girl    pirate
17/01/2007 at 14:02
tie cord.
17/01/2007 at 15:09
Coolio guys thanks... will buy them too small in future... between now and then might put some shorts with a tie cord OVER them... or see if i can sew in a cord either...

17/01/2007 at 16:56
thread some elastic through the waist band?
18/01/2007 at 09:43
I had exactly the same with my new tights, I've put a cord in the waist band but not been brave enough to go out in them yet. Last time I wore them I only got 100 yards down the road and had to turn back to change into my shorts.

Does anyone know what those toggle-y things for holding cords tight are called?
18/01/2007 at 20:37
Toggle thingys. ;-)

or cord locks if you want to be retentive (I always am) :o)

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