If “chafing” and “bouncing” are part of your day-to-day running vocabulary, it’s time to upgrade your sports bra. Sports bras are generally designed to last less than one year, and since running is a high-impact sport, investing in the right sports bra designed specifically for running can leave you feeling supported, dry, and chafe-free at your next finish line.
The sports bra that gets you through strength training or yoga may not have the support you need to power through your long Saturday morning run. A great running bra is one that combines moisture-wicking fabric with maximum support to keep the sensitive skin covered by the sports bra dry and free of painful chafing. The next time you head out to shop for a running sports bra, look for the keywords, “moisture-wicking,” “maximum support,” and “chafe-free.”
We’ve done the research and put together a list of the best sports bras for runners. Whether you’re a fashion-forward runner who wants a variety of colors and styles or you prefer a hook and eye clasp to the traditional pullover style, there’s a sports bra on the list to meet the needs of the most demanding runners.
— Additional reporting by India Yaffe