Hands up, and we mean it literally. Is the band of your sports bra riding up or digging into your skin? Are the straps slipping off your shoulder? Are there gaps in your bra cups, or are your boobs spilling out at the top or sides?
If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, take heart. You’re in the company of the majority – an estimated 90% – who are wearing the wrong size of sports bras.
In designing its new sports bra collection, adidas worked with its female athletic community to understand what they are looking for in a sports bra. “One of the main pain points we identified is that many women struggle to find a sports bra that is tailored to their needs – whether that’s activity type, support level or the correct size,” says Amy Charlton, senior director and head of global product at adidas.
“A sports bra is such a critical piece of kit for active women, yet everyday and elite athletes alike felt let down by the options on offer,” she adds.
Here, we find out from Amy why it’s so important to find the right bosom buddies (yes, even if you’re an A cup), and how to go about finding the best-fitting sports bras for your needs.