When you run, your breasts move in a repetitive figure of 8 pattern. This continuous up & down and side-to-side movement can cause rubbing and chafing. That's why Shock Absorber created a bra specifically for running.
The Infinity-8 support system designed for the RUN sports bra offers enhanced support to target excessive breast movement. The seam-free inner and concealed elastic under arms reduces any rubbing or chafing. During testing, they calculated a reduction of up to 78%* bounce, giving you a more focused running bra for a more focused performance.
- Infinity-8 design for scientifically proven support
- Soft, seamless inner reduces repetitive friction injury
- Wide, padded, non-slip straps with advanced technology
- Reflective tape across cups for high visibility
- Full back opening for easy on & off
- Soft, gel, non-rub hook & eye for comfort
- Moisture-wicking, advanced sports performance fabrics
Why a sports bra?
So you've got the high performance running shoes, the right sports
kit and a training program that's going to get you as fit as you want
to be. But have you really thought of everything? A good sports bra is
as essential a piece of the kit as a good pair of trainers.
Did you know that there are no muscles in the breast? Your breasts
are made up of the suspensory Cooper's Ligament which, when unsupported
during exercise, can stretch beyond repair and lead to irreversible
breast sag. Your breasts can bounce up to 5.5 inches when unsupported during
Yet why are 73% of women who exercise regularly not wearing sports bras?
If you are in any doubt as to how important it is to give yourself a
lift, we clear up some well-known myths here. To find out why a Shock
Absorber sports bra will give you the ultimate comfort, support and
performance, have a look at our Shock Absorber Performance page. Plus,
read more about our research with the Shock Absorber Sports Institute
(SASI) in the Science of Shock Absorber.
There are muscles in the breast.
FACT: Female breasts are primarily composed of
glandular tissue and fat, held in position by the delicate Cooper's
Ligament. Any excessive amount of breast movement or bounce, as happens
during exercise, puts strain on these ligaments and can cause them to
stretch. In the long term this leads to breast sag.
Specific exercises will return your breasts to their former shape.
FACT: Once breasts have dropped because of stretching these ligaments, nothing can naturally restore them to their former position.
Small breasts do not need support.
FACT: Even among 34As, tests found that breast
movement ranged up to an average of 1.5 inches away from the resting place of
the body, which can lead to breast sag.
Running, in itself, always leads to sore and tender breasts.
FACT: Inadequate breast support, coupled with excessive
breast movement, is the most likely cause of sore and tender breasts
Your ordinary, everyday bra is good enough to use when exercising.
FACT: Tests showed that breast movement is reduced by
38% when wearing an ordinary bra but this rises to as much as 74% with
a Shock Absorber sports bra.
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