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10 Best Sports Bras for Walking.

Following my last article ‘Sports Bras for Walking’ got a lot of feedback asking what my favourite walking sports bras were. So, I have taken the time to put together my ‘best of’ list; my ’10 Best Sports Bras for Walking’.

Even though walking is considered a low to medium impact activity it is still important to get a sports bra with the right support and comfort. To allow you to walk pain free and to alleviate back and breast pain (especially if you have a bit more up top). For me comfort and support are by far the most important elements of a walking sports bra.

Everyone has their own personal preferences; racerback, wirefree but at the end of the day your walking sports bra needs to be comfortable and to support you. Simple. I for one have experienced the breast pain caused by a poor supporting bra and the rub from an ill-fitting one! If this is you it’s worth checking out ‘10 Common Fitting Problems & How to Solve Them’.

What Are My 10 Best?

So, what are my criteria? You guessed it, support, and comfort! I will leave further personal preferences up to you. My list is my ’10 best’ not my ‘top 10’. The list is not a countdown but simply an alphabetical order ’10 best’ list. I do have my personal favourites but they may not suit you, so I felt a ’10 Best’ list was more appropriate.

There were no financial incentives offered by suppliers to get their bra on the list. Unfortunately, this happens a lot to ‘best product’ lists meaning they are often biased and do not offer you the absolute best of advice. These are just my picks from a life lived in the world of sports bras.

Read on to check out my 10 best.

#1 Triumph Triaction Seamfree Crop Top

First up is the Seamfree Crop by Triumph. The ultimate sports bra staple. If there was one all round sports crop to have in your wardrobe, then this is it.

It has both support and comfort covered and really is a sports bra staple. Perfect for walking and for everyday wear especially if you are on your feet a lot.

Features:
  • Support – Medium and High impact support.
  • Band – Wide, comfortable and supportive.
  • Cups – Non-padded, wirefree with a with double layered front panel. Compression fit.
  • Straps – Wide, padded, adjustable straps.
  • Back – Cross over back straps.
  • Hook and Eye – 3 rows of hooks. Microfibre padded.
  • Fabric – Moisture management fabric.
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#2 Abi and Joseph Leo Hi-Tech Sports Bra

Next up is the Leo Hi-Tech Sports Bra by Abi and Joseph. This number certainly ticks the support and comfort boxes. I particularly like the extra support the racerback style offers, but without putting extra strain on your shoulders. The wide shoulder straps do the trick to successfully spread the load! It’s comfort plus, so soft.

The Leo H-Tech is an Abi and Joseph staple, which says a lot about the success of its design. In the fast fashion world of sports crops to stand the test of time you must be da bomb. And this bra certainly is that. A walking thumbs up from me.

Features:
  • Support – Medium to high impact support.
  • Band – Wide, comfortable and supportive.
  • Cups – Wirefree cups with removable padding. Compression fit.
  • Straps – Wide, comfortable shoulder straps.
  • Back – Dual layer Powermesh racerback.
  • Fabric – Premium moisture-wicking high performance fabrics which are breathable, shrink and fade resistant and quick drying.
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#3 Goddess Sport Soft Cup Sports Bra

Number three on my list is another sports bra for the larger lady. It covers from an 18 up to a 26 back and a C-G cup so wins the sizing game hands down. It is specifically designed with the needs of larger ladies in mind.

As a medium impact bra, it offers good support for walking. Its big advantage is comfort. Its wide band and full coverage help keep everything in place all day long. A perfect all round bra to keep you supported when on your feet.

Features:
  • Support – Medium impact with tall centre front.
  • Band – Covered elastic underband. Supportive and comfortable.
  • Cups – Wirefree, non-padded oulded and seam-free. Compresses and Encapsulates each breast.
  • Straps – Supportive and adjustable.
  • Back – Regular with tall smoothing sides.
  • Hook and Eye – 3 rows of hooks. Cushioned.
  • Fabric – Breathable and moisture wicking.
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#4 Freya Sonic Underwired Spacer Bra

OK, next on my list is the Sonic from Freya. In my opinion they are the queens of underwired sports bras and this bra is a princess (see what I did there!). Being a medium to high impact bra it is not as supportive as other offerings from Freya, but it is certainly enough to support you throughout a brisk walk.

It is made from non-bulky ‘spacer’ fabric (not sure what that is but it sounds good!). The smooth moulded cups give a nice breast shape and great under shirt look. It is soft and comfortable. All in all, a great underwired walking sports bra perfect for larger women.

Features:
  • Support – Medium / high impact.
  • Band – Firm, flat bottom band.
  • Cups – Multi-part moulded and underwired cups. Encapsulate each breast individually.
  • Straps – Wide, padded non-stretch straps.
  • Back– Regular. Converts to racerback style.
  • Hook and Eye – 4 rows of hooks. Cushioned.
  • Fabric – Breathable and moisture wicking COOLMAX® fabric.
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#5 Royce Impact Free Sports Bras

Now can I have two bras at number 5 you ask? Simple, they are essentially the same design with slight adjustments to suit different cup size. Add the two together and they accommodate D-K cups. Impressive!

Now this bra wins the comfort battle. It’s so soft and being made from 100% cotton keeps you cool and fresh. Like Lorna Jane and her Comfort Bra Royce list it as High Impact but I would say that is at a stretch (no pun intended). That said it is perfectly adequate for walking.

Features:
  • Support – Ideal for all high impact activities.
  • Band – Wide, supportive, fully encased elastic underband.
  • Cups – Structured, wirefree, non-padded cups. Compression and encapsulation fit.
  • Neckline – Full coverage high neckline.
  • Straps – Foam lined, adjustable straps.
  • Back –  Two-way stretch back with regular straps.
  • Hook and Eye – 3 rows of hooks. Cushioned.
  • Fabric – Breathable double layer fabric.
#6 Berlei Full Support Sports Bra

Next on the list is one for larger ladies or those with a bit more up top. The Full Support Sports Bra by Berlei is designed specifically to provide a secure feeling of support for the fuller busted and fuller figured body type. And this it certainly does.

It’s rated as ‘medium impact’ so is perfect for walking. It offers a natural look, making it a great everyday option as well.

Features:
  • Support – Medium impact support. Berlei Support Factor 2.
  • Band – Shaped, comfortable and supportive.
  • Cups – Non-padded, underwired with reinforced side panels. Encapsulate each breast individually.
  • Straps – Comfortable shaped padded and adjustable straps.
  • Back – Regular back that converts to a racerback style.
  • Hook and Eye – 2 rows of hooks. Cushioned.
  • Fabric – Breathable fabric with ventilation zones.
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#7 Glamorise Sport No Bounce Cami Wirefree Sports Bra

I really do like the No Bounce Cami sports bra for walking. Glamorise certainly have nailed it with this one. A great combination of support, comfort, and style. It is easy to see why it is one of their most popular styles.

When it comes to walking bras this one certainly checks all the boxes. I particularly like the attention to detail in the design of this bra. A lot of design effort has been put into creating a cool and dry bra and after a long walk that extra design effort is certainly appreciated.

Features:
  • Support – Medium to high impact with full coverage.
  • Band – Wide, comfortable and supportive.
  • Cups – Reinforced, non-padded and wirefree. Compresses and encapsulates each breast individually.
  • Straps – Wide, non-stretch and adjustable.
  • Back – Regular back.
  • Hook and Eye – 3 rows of hooks. Cushioned.
  • Fabric – Breathable, moisture wicking and quick drying.
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#8 Anita Active Air Control Delta Pad Sports Bra

Anita makes a great range of walking sports bras. Most of her bras offer the support and comfort for walking. So why the Air Control Delta you ask? Easy, it is so lightweight and comfortable!

It is hard to go past a bra that has been specifically designed with comfort in mind. Anita rate it as ‘high impact’, and I would agree. It has more than enough support for walking. A bonus is the cup size range it accommodates. From an A cup to a FF cup it has you covered.

Features:
  • Support – Offers outstanding support of up to 78% bounce reduction.
  • Band – Soft, breathable under-bust band.
  • Cups – Double layered wirefree cups that encapsulate each breast individually.
  • Straps – Ergonomically designed comfort straps.
  • Back – Two-way stretch back with regular straps.
  • Hook and Eye – 3 rows of hooks. Cushioned.
  • Fabric – Breathable with Anita sweat management system.
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#9 Amoena Zipper Bra

The Zipper Bra by Amoena is the only zip front bra on my list. It’s actually designed as a mastectomy bra and that design allows it to offer great comfort and overall support. It’s quit a ‘big’ bra but herein lies the support. The large racerback spreads the load from your shoulders through your back relieving potential pressure points.

It is beautifully soft and comfortable. I particularly like how the wide under band reduces any potential chafing. Wear it stand alone or under a top for all day walking comfort.

Features:
  • Support – Medium impact support.
  • Band – Wide, comfortable and supportive.
  • Cups – Zip front, wirefree cups. Compression and encapsulation support.
  • Straps – Wide comfort straps.
  • Back – Permanent racerback style.
  • Mastectomy – Features bilateral pockets to hold a breast form or shaper.
  • Fabric – Soft, breathable fabric.
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#10 Triumph Triaction Wellness Wirefree Bra

Rounding out my ’10 Best’ is the Wellness Bra also by Triumph. This is a relatively new bra from Triumph and is the ideal walking companion (including my dog you ask?).

This super soft wirefree bra with natural contouring offers high support and the highest wearing comfort. You will love it!

Features:
  • Support – High support tested by the University of Portsmouth.
  • Band – Wide, comfortable and supportive.
  • Cups – Non-padded, wirefree, mesh lined cups with natural contouring. Compress and encapsulate each breast individually.
  • Straps – Soft, wide, adjustable straps.
  • Back – Regular back style.
  • Hook and Eye – 2 rows of hooks. Cushioned.
  • Fabric – Breathable bi-active stretch fabric.
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So, there you have it. My ‘10 Best’ done and dusted. As always, the perfect sports bra for you is very much a personal choice. What works for your walking buddy may not work for you. Use this list as a guide and hit the pavement with the ultimate in support and comfort.

Happy walking

Amy ❤

Amy Jaffers

Amy is the face behind Sports Bras Direct, Australia’s largest sports bra website. She's a mother of two, outdoors lover and sports bra expert. Her life mission is to help active women get the support they need as well as assisting women in need through her charitable donations.

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