Sports Bra Review: Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Bra

Sports Bra expert Amy gives her take on the Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Bra. Check out what Amy has to say about this offering from Shock Absorber.

Amy’s Review

“Hi, I’m Amy from Sports Bras Direct. Today I am looking at the Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Bra.

This is an extreme impact support bra. So, they have really designed it to stop breast movement in all directions and especially breast bounce.

It is a non-wired bra and has nice, firm support across the bottom. The cups themselves have been designed within the bra to really support your breast shape.

It has good ventilation –both through the middle and at the sides. The straps are racer back design. These are wider at the top and padded for comfort.

I am just going to turn this round so we can look at the back design. It has got a lot of strap alterations that we can do to really customise your fit. Giving you the best comfort and movement through the back.

At the top the first clasp is a clip that undoes here. Then to the bottom is a standard hook and eye. The hook and eye has extra padding on the inside for that ultimate comfort. The straps themselves are also adjustable in the back through these clips here.

Now, this bra can be tricky to put on the first time when you are not used to it. But it does get easier with practice. I find it easier to make your adjustments, leave this top clasp done up and put the bra on over your head. Then simply do the hook and eye up at the bottom. So, these parts can be left in on your setting.”

Amy x

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Measuring Your Underbust

Stand straight with your arms hanging casually by your side; if you can get a friend to measure you around your chest, directly under your bust.

Ideally, measure yourself while you are not wearing a bra, or if you are wearing one, be careful not to sit the tape over any part of your bra.  The tape should sit directly under your breasts (where your bra band would normally sit), should be horizontal all the way around and be as tight as possible without being uncomfortable (exactly like your bra’s underband).  This measurement is your Underbust.


Measuring Your Overbust

Still standing straight measure horizontally around the fullest part of your bust (usually over the nipples).  This is best done while you’re wearing a good fitting bra.  The tape should not be to tight resting lightly on your body. Make sure the tape is straight across your back and is parallel to the floor.  This measurement is your Overbust.

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  1. Underbust Size; measure around your chest, directly below your bust. Read more below.
  2. Overbust size; measure around the fullest part of your breasts. Read more below.

Crop Tops

Crop tops can fit differently to cupped bras.  Generally speaking they are more similar to women’s clothing sizes.

XS = 8    S = 10   M = 12   L = 14   XL = 16    XXL = 18

Sports Bras Direct recommends crop tops for cup sizes A-D only. You must also check the specific style of crop top suits the level of impact you require.  Breasts that are bigger than a D cup require more specific support from a cup size sports bra.

Each Brand has a slight variation in their actual measurement guidelines for crop tops. Please check brand specific sizing below to establish the best size crop to suit you.

If you are still unsure on your size we would love to help you, please contact us to arrange your personal fitting appointment.

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