Finding the perfect sports bra for running is no easy task. For those of us who are “blessed” with larger sized breasts, this task is even more challenging and frustrating. Feeling unsupported while running or working out is not only extremely uncomfortable, but can also lead to feeling quite self conscious. Stress no more! I’ve done a very thorough and “scientific” analysis to come up with the Best Sports Bras for the Well Endowed Runner.
Best Sports Bras For The Well Endowed Runner
Oh how I wish I could wear those cute little strappy bras with with fun patterns and fashionable cuts. No such luck as most have very little support. When my current sports bras were ready to be replaced, I set out on a mission to find the best sports bras for the well endowed runner.
My scientific method including trying on over 10 sports bras of different styles and brands. A few of them never made made it out of the dressing room as they were impossible to get on or they were unable to snap on my own. I then performed my very scientific jumping up and down test while hoping I did not give myself a black eye in the process. This is not a sponsored post, nor was I given any of these products.
These are the 2 finalists the best sports bras for the well endowed runner that made it into my shopping bag and out on my run.
The Glory 2.0 by Athleta
Slightly compressive bra with underwire that is sold by band size and cup size. Designed to “hold and fit” during high impact workouts. The quality of this sports bra is fantastic and the fabric very soft. I felt the bra gave me lift and shape without sacrificing support. After 3 runs, this bra is a keeper. I have already purchased a second one. Fit is true to size.
What I loved about this sports bra:
-Sizing is by band and cup size
-Adjustable shoulder straps
-Hook and eye closure
-Comfortable underwire that both lifts and slightly compresses at the same time
Available at Athleta here retail price $64.
The Shock Absorber
Recommended by a friend of mine who swears by them, I was eager to give it a test run. The Shock Absorber is available on line only (as far as I know). While it does not have underwire this bra lives up to it’s name. I felt locked and loaded and ready for battle in the shock absorber. It lifts and provides great shape avoiding that “uni boob” look.
The shoulder straps are adjustable as is a mid back extra strap that provides extra support. The back band has a chafe free hook and eye closure. While not a “cute” bra, I would say it’s the most supportive sports bra I’ve ever run in. It was a little tricky to get on the first time. Once I figured it out, I was in love. I’ve also ordered a second one of these. Fit true to size.
Hope my well endowed runner friends found this to be helpful. Do you have a favorite sports bra you recommend?