Today's post is about sports bra. I watched this short video from 30 for 30, and was fascinated by the evolution of the sports bra, and realized how right they are. Title IX and the sports bra revolutionized women's running. We had the means with the Title IX, but the girls still needed some type of support.
I also happen to be waiting on my latest purchase from Oiselle. Anybody else talk the tracking number multiple times a day to see when it'll be delivered?
And speaking of sports bras, has anybody else realized how complicated some companies have made sports bra shopping? I know a sports bra fitting is just as important as a shoe fitting, but the science has turned shopping for sports bras into a convoluted mess. I want small, medium, and large, or 2, 4, 6, etc. I don't need special sizes for each bra size. I want simple shopping. My poor mother had a nightmare of a time shopping at her LRS maybe last year. They were getting her sizes to try on, and the sizes were a WTF kind of thinking, and she left the store. I don't shop at my LRS for bras anymore because of that. I know what I wear, and I can find it online.
If I'm buying from a new-to-me place, I order what I think will fit, and if it does, stick with it. My companies are Oiselle and Zensah because they absolutely work, and they keep it simple. I don't want padding either, even if it does stop the headlights. I couldn't care less about those. Padding gives me shape I don't want while running, and y'all, it's hot in Texas. That extra padding doesn't provide any kind of breathing and I end up a (more) sweaty mess.
What I look for in a sports bra is: 1) simple buying, 2) style - since some styles chafe and others don't, 3) feel and material for wicking sweat, 4) colors, and 5) impact protection.
Message to bra companies: please keep it simple!
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