Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fun and flirty...it's like a sun dress for runners.

If you were anywhere near Bend a few weeks ago during the Happy Girls Half Marathon you would have seen a flash of pink as a flock of women flew by clad in SweatyBands and Running Skirts.

Women have certainly claimed their place on the running scene as the biggest demographic. Companies like Asics offer shoes specifically designed for a womens foot, Brooks has running caps with a place for a women's ponytail and Amphipod offers water bottles shaped for a women's hand. However, nothing says "I run strong and fast like a women" like a running skirt flying past on the trails. Wear your skirt on the run or around town for a feminine and sporty, not to mention unbelievably comfortable look! There are all sorts of brands and styles of running skirts and dresses are offered in a variety of floral patterns and bright, fun colors and Fleet Feet Bend is glad to offer our own selection for the ladies of Bend.

"PR Mesh" Skort II
by Brooks Running - $46.00

With a splendidly simple design the PR Mesh Skort is easy to mix and match with your favorite tops. A flattering fit for this 14" outseam on the skirt and a 4.5 " inseam on the inner boy short provides a enough length for comfortable coverage. The skort has several options to pack Gels or other essentials in either a back yoke pocket that zips across the waist band or a single internal pocket down the right side of the liner shorts. These hassle-free synthetic liner shorts are moisture wicking, quick drying and a equipped with a strip of elastic and gel along the cuff to keep these boy-shorts from hiking up.

"My favorite thing about this skort is just how comfortable it is. It's really simple. No crazy designs. Not a ton of secret pockets or fancy stitching. Just a really flattering fit. I would happily team this skort up with a cute T or tank and wear it around town or take it out for a run."

My Dust" Skirt
by The North Face - $45.00

This sassy skirt features lots of discreet storage space with a zipper pocket across the back of the outer skirt in addition to dual side pockets on each side of the boy-short liners. So many perfect spaces for keeping Gu-packs or your keys while on the run. The interior boy-shorts are made of breezy mesh as well as the waistband and pleated side panels.

"This skirt is so light weight. With tons of mesh paneling along the sides and waist. It feels really light and breaths really well. The fast drying synthetic material has plenty of stretch and hangs really nice. This skirt also gives you some extra length and coverage but maintains a cute fit."

"Multi-Use" Skirt

by Patagonia - $55.00

This fitted skirt is cut with a 14" outseam on the skirt and a 3.5" inseam on the liner shorts for plenty of coverage. Hemmed side splits and a blend of recycled polyester and spandex provide a forgiving and comfy 4-way stretch. The liner shorts also have a tacky, elastic strip along the cuff of the shorts to save you from readjusting them as you run. An envelope pocket with a hook closure to securely and discreetly pack your running goodies.

"The Multi-Use skirt is more fitted than the PR Mesh Skort or Eat My Dush Skirt. I love the bright colors and the elastic, tacky strip at the cuff of the shorts. It's so nice to not be constantly readjusting the skirt while on the move."

No comments: