In my humble opinion, this article makes sports bras WAY too complicated. I have several sports bras I bought at Target 9-10 years ago & am still wearing--they show none of the "wearing out" signs listed, though after washing them I dry them in the dryer (low heat). The most expensive sports bras I ever bought are Champions, about $17 at Target; they are extremely comfortable & will also last a long time.
Granted, I'm not a marathoner, but I do run & work up a good sweat. At least for those of us who are not big-busted, sports bras need not be a major investment.
It would be a good idea to mention what kinds of sports "bras" are available for men. A surgeon I consulted with recently told me that men who run a lot are susceptible to "runner's nipple"--irritation of the nipple caused by T-shirt friction. I imagine garments have been designed to help guys prevent this--?
- 3/17/2009 11:31:29 AM