Let's get real and talk about boobs for a minute. When you're out on a run, the last thing you want to think about is them bouncing around, causing discomfort. And it's not just for a run but for any kind of heart-racing, fast-paced workout. How can you focus on hitting a personal record or keeping your pace if you're in some kind of pain because your sports bra isn't supporting you?
Well, it helps to keep in mind that not every sports bra is created the same. Some are made for runs, HIIT, and other quick cardio workouts. Others are made for yoga, barre, and low-intensity exercises. So you'll want to choose one based on what type of physical activity you're going to do.
Luckily, there are so many options for running. Take a look at some of our favorites below.
Zella is a favorite brand on THE/THIRTY, and this high-neck sports bra from the brand doesn't disappoint. It has a compressive fit and is bounce-controlling. Plus, it's also got a cutout in the back so you can get some air.
You know that with a name like Run Times, this sports bra is specifically designed for running. The sweat-wicking bra is super comfortable and customizable with padded and adjustable straps and a hook-and-eye closure.
With medium-impact support, this sports bra is made for running and training. The seamless style has wide straps and is made of moisture-wicking fabric.
The Paloma bra is the most supportive one in Girlfriend's lineup. And like all of the brand's activewear, it's made from water bottles (11 to be exact).
Our editors are pretty obsessed with JoyLab's jersey sports bra. It's so soft yet has a supportive under-band and high-neck, racerback style.
For extra support, you can get an underwire sports bra. This one from Wacoal is both comfortable and compressive. It has wide shoulder straps and is so soft. It's recommended to order one size up.
Pru Apparel has some of the coolest patterns out there. This new sports bra in its collection is so eye-catching and fun. It's made of 73% polyester and 27% spandex.
The coolest thing about this medium-support sports bra is it has a hidden pocket in the back to store your keys or credit card. It's made of breathable fabric and has mesh details for an airy feel.
Alo's Emulate bra is medium-impact with a ribbed, V-neck design. It has removable cups, too.
This sports bra from Nike is designed for medium-impact workouts. It has bonded seams under the arms to prevent chafing and has Nike's Dri-Fit technology. Plus, there are multiple hidden pockets so you can stash small items like keys or cash.
Popular running brand Brooks makes stellar sports bras. This one reduces bounce by 62% thanks to encapsulated cups and a compressive fit.
The mid-rise neckline on this Athleta bra gives just enough coverage. It's made of recycled nylon and Lycra and is breathable, sweat-wicking, and quick-drying.
A zip-front bra is so clutch because it's so easy to put on and take off. And if you're ever struggled with taking a sweaty sports bra off after an intense workout, you know how much of a struggle it can be. This one is made for high-impact workouts and has adjustable padded straps.
This sports bra really provides a lift thanks to an adjustable underbust band, molded cups, and customizable straps.
Both stylish and supportive, BeachBody's bra has mesh details for breathability. Wear it for medium-impact workouts.
You can't even tell that this sports bra has underwire cups because of its seamless design. It has convertible straps and cups lined with moisture-wicking fabric.
With high-impact support, Lndr's sports bra is comfy and supportive enough for any quick-moving workout. Its mesh lining and back cutout make it easy-breezy, too.
The embossed detail on this sports bra makes it a subtle standout. The recycled compression fabric is breathable and quick-drying. It also comes with lightweight padding.
Sweaty Betty's patterned sports bra lets you move without worry. Wear it on your runs or for your cardio workouts. It has a front-zip closure and lightly padded cups.
Designed specifically for running, this zip-front bra is made with Lululemon's Ultralu fabric, which molds to your body, is quick-drying and breathable, and retains its shape thanks to Lycra.