70 user reviews of Shock Absorber RUN bra See all
Posted: 28/04/2010 at 09:15
Posted: 28/04/2010 at 09:42
Posted: 29/04/2010 at 19:09
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
Posted: 29/04/2010 at 19:31
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.
Posted: 29/04/2010 at 21:33
Posted: 30/04/2010 at 17:17
Posted: 01/05/2010 at 10:15
Posted: 01/05/2010 at 16:45
Posted: 05/05/2010 at 13:47
Don't do them for my size 30H.
Have to stick with a B109 shock absorber
Posted: 05/05/2010 at 14:05
Posted: 06/05/2010 at 16:56
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.
Posted: 06/05/2010 at 21:28
Found a solution to the top clasp......
Fasten the plastic clasp BEFORE putting the bra on over your head. Then fasten the strap....EASY
Posted: 10/05/2010 at 21:14
Posted: 15/07/2010 at 15:43
Posted: 15/07/2010 at 20:17
Posted: 16/07/2010 at 11:19
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 ...
Posted: 17/07/2010 at 11:28
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.
Posted: 21/07/2010 at 11:36
Posted: 24/07/2010 at 22:59
Im in 2 minds as to whether to get one of these or go for an Enell.Has anyone tried both? thanks.
Posted: 12/08/2010 at 09:52
Posted: 08/09/2010 at 11:04
Enell all the way…
The best bra ever, and I've run 3 marathons in Enell. Shock Absorber is rubbish in comparrison.
Posted: 09/09/2010 at 11:59
Posted: 09/09/2010 at 13:48
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.
Posted: 12/09/2010 at 19:10
Posted: 21/09/2010 at 22:55
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.
Posted: 04/10/2010 at 20:07
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...
Posted: 04/05/2011 at 08:34
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;)
Posted: 05/05/2011 at 06:17
Posted: 01/06/2011 at 09:20
Posted: 18/06/2011 at 14:24
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 !!
Posted: 29/06/2011 at 21:47
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 TefuPretoria, South Africa
Posted: 12/03/2012 at 08:41
Posted: 14/03/2012 at 13:35
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