This is the ultimate sports bra, according to reviews

Maisie Bovingdon
·Shopping writer
·3 min read
A supportive running bra is an essential, and John Lewis has just the ticket.  (Getty Images)
A supportive running bra is an essential, and John Lewis has just the ticket. (Getty Images)

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During lockdown, with gyms and leisure centres shut, people have been taking their fitness into their own hands, and doing at home workouts, going for bike rides or running.

With all exercise, supportive sportswear is essential, so as not to inhibit your movement, whether that is trainers, breathable T-shirts or sports bras.

There is one item you need to have on your radar for your next fitness regime, and it's the Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Non-Wired Sports Bra from John Lewis & Partners.

Why we rate it

There is little we loathe more than a sports bra that digs in under the bust, on the shoulders and the sides. Not only is it uncomfortable and restricting, but it can also impact on your breathing technique during your exercise.

However, the Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Non-Wired Sports Bra is non-padded and non-wired to provide comfort, and support during your run.

This design is made from a polyamide, polyester and elastane blend, so there is stretch to fit your frame.

The sports bra has been created especially for running and sports with high impact, as it boasts an "eight support system" to prevent your breasts from moving when you work out.

It also has a seam-free inner lining, so as not to irritate the wearer and cause discomfort, plus wicking fabric to draw sweat and moisture away from the body to regulate your body temperature.

This creation also features a full open back, as well as hook and eye fastenings, and reflective tape across the cups for visibility if working out outdoors.

What we also love is the wide padded non-slip straps, which will not dig into your shoulders.

The Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Non-Wired Sports Bra comes in sizes from 32B to 38FF, and is proving to be a huge hit with shoppers, as 13 have been bought in the last 24 hours alone.

The Sports Bra costs £46, but shoppers insist it is worth every penny.

What the reviews say

The Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Non-Wired Sports Bra has been praised by shoppers for "minimising the bounce" and providing necessary support during workouts.

  • "Best run bra style ever. Wouldn't want anything different. Really minimises the bounce."

  • "Great shock absorber as always, but having read reviews I ordered a size up across the back than I might normally order. I'm really glad I did as otherwise it would have been way too narrow. Keeps everything in place!"

  • "Absolutely fantastic support – I've never owned a sports bra like it. Perfect for long distance running. Would recommend this sports bra to everyone."

  • "This is the best sports bra l have found. I wear it for running, horse riding and workouts. It is excellent value for money - this purchase replaces an older model of the same bra l brought a couple of years ago that has been worn at least twice a week. The bra is comfortable and keeps your breasts in place."

  • "Excellent support and very comfortable to wear. Looks good too. As with many sports bras though it is difficult to put on."

Buy it: Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Non-Wired Sports Bra | £46 from John Lewis & Partners

Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Non-Wired Sports Bra
Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Non-Wired Sports Bra

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