October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Take $5 off sports bras for the month of October
DID YOU KNOW?
- 8 out of 10 women wear the wrong bra size
- When regularly used, a sports bra should be replaced every 6-12 months
- A woman should be re-measured for a sports bra after major weight gain/loss or pregnancy
- You don't need to wear two or three sports bras for adequate support!
Support: If you're a small or medium breasted woman (A to C cup), a compression style bra will offer support and comfort. Or if you prefer, you can choose a bra that offers encapsulation for shaping as well as support. If you're a larger breasted woman (C to DD cup) you may find encapsulating styles that separate and support your breasts more comfortable and more supportive than compression bras. For maximum support, choose a sports bra that does both.
Also, different activities result in different degrees of movement. The higher the impact level, the more support you'll need.
Comfort:Try on different styles to find out what you like best. A good sports bra should feel comfortable, stay in place, and not chafe. The straps should be snug but not dig into the shoulders. The band around the lower chest needs to be snug for support, and should not shift or bind.
Do jumping jacks, run in place, and swing your arms side to side to make sure what feels good is comfortable and supportive when you're in motion. Keep in mind that a good sports bra should fit more snugly than a lingerie bra to provide you with support, but should not be uncomfortable or restrict movement or breathing.
Moisture Control and Breathability - A good sports bra will wick sweat away from the skin and then dry quickly. (Cotton absorbs moisture and can cause chafing and discomfort). It will be breathable, allowing perspiration and excess heat to pass through. A good sports bra will keep you cool and dry when it's hot, and dry and warm when it's cold.
For women, the right sports bra is as important as the correct shoe. We carry a wide range of high impact bras in various styles, colors, and sizes (from 32A through 54DD) from vendors such as Moving Comfort and Enell.
Fleet Feet Bra Fit Process
Clearly, sports bras are just as important for women as shoes. Staff members are well trained in proper bra fitting techniques. We have sports bras for women of all sizes. See one of our staff members for additional bra fit information.