I used to hate sports all the way through high school, I hated the teachers, all the competitiveness and above all I hated the bounce my breasts made when I tried to keep up with the other girls. I was never particularly good at anything until my PE lessons stopped and I found the wonders of running. My dad is running marathon so of course he was over the moon when I finally did something athletic and offered to buy me some sports clothes. I ran for a long time in my regular 34C bras (ouch!) but when I started to run 7 k four times a week I decided to ask my mom to take me bra shopping. I went to a well known department store and got my first 32D Shock Absorber – which I loved.
Ever since Shock Absorber has been my go-to bra whatever sports I’m doing at a time. Now my size has increased to 32F but the bra never fails me. Here are some details on te bra.
Design: Shock Absorbers are one of the most colourful sports bras you can imagine. I originally hated the look of sports bras when I was buying my first one. Then I saw a bra with purple-navy combination and started to warm up for the idea of wearing one. Shock Absorber offers a lot of colour combos and this summer’s design is lovely pink-purple combination which I personally looooove for its girliness. It’s also designed to press your breasts towards the body so the silhouette is very low-profile which I prefer when working out. (I actually love to dance hip hop so bullet bra styled sports bra is not my go-to option at all..)
Fit: Shock Absorbers are REALLY tight on the band so I recommend sizing up to your nearest sister size which in my case means 30FF to 32F . The 32 band feels actually like a snug 30-band so it’s easy to pick up even at my town’s sports stores for they don’t really carry 30 backs, not to mention 28s. The “cups” are true to size and the neck line comes up quite high so there is no cleavage whatsoever if you go for the right size which I prefer when doing high-impact sports. Also make sure that the bra comes up high enough on your armpits since it’s really easy to get terrible sideboob when wearing the wrong sized sports bra.
This bra is compression sports bra which means it does not have any wires to keep your boobs uplifted and separated from each other. This might bother some of you but with my 32Fs I’m coping just fine. It has maximum support level so for that matter I would expect it to suit many sizes if compression style is not something you want to avoid.
Comfort: Because of the bra style it’s really important to keep in mind your own preferences and the size of your breasts. As I’m at the beginning or middle of most full bust size ranges I feel like my boobs are quite comfortable in a compression bra. I don’t sweat on my mid-riff or bust area that much so wirelessness is not a problem for I don’t get any inconvenient boob sweat. However, if your boobs are larger than mine or you sweat a lot you might prefer wires to separate your breasts from each other for comfort reasons.
Otherwise I can imagine this bra to suit many woman and the bra does have quite an impressive size range (A 32-734, B/C 32-38, D-HH 28-40). It has great wide shoulder straps and two pieces of band to close the bra and keep it secure. The band does not lose its elasticity for a long time, I can wear my Shock Absorbers even two years with almost the same amount of support as when they were brand new. This makes them one of the best sports bras on full-bust market and I love mine to death!
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