Finding The Right Fit
Whether we’re talking about running shoes or Run Bras, the right fit is vital to provide the necessary support and allow for the best possible experience on your run. At Brooks, we believe running is for everyone, but we know that sizing can sometimes be difficult to navigate and we are more than happy to help you find the proper fit.
If you’re starting from scratch, it can be very helpful to get into your local run specialty store where a Fit Expert can help you find the best fit for you. Our Store Locator can be a great tool to find local options near you: https://brks.co/store-locator
For folks who don’t have access to a local store, or who are more comfortable exploring options on their own, we offer some online resources that can be of help:
- Run Bra Fit Guide - https://www.brooksrunning.com/en_us/running-bra-fit-guide/
Every body is different and sometimes even the same body has different needs now and again. Because of this, sizing is sometimes challenging to pin down. It’s important to keep in mind that sizing is just a number and a letter. The overall experience is what matters and, for some folks, opting for what is known as a “sister size” can help achieve the best fit when your ordinary size isn’t working the way you want.
The goal of a sister size is to find the right cup volume for your needs, matched with your preferred band feel. To find your sister size, you go up in band and down in cup—if you don’t like a tight band—or vice versa: up in cup size, down in band size if you love a snug fit through the band. This adjusts the fit but allows the cups to hold the same volume of breast tissue. For example, even though they have the same letters, 32DD and 38DD are completely different in cup volume. But a 32DD is the same volume as a 34D or a 36C.
One of our developers had some insights to share with the folks at Fleet Feet and could be great reading for runners curious to learn more of the ins and outs of Run Bra fit. You can find her thoughts here.
Our Run Happy Promise
Put your Run Bra to the test and make sure the fit and support is right for you. If you forget you’re testing the support of the bra by the time your run is over, you’ll know it’s a good fit. To help support our runners as they search for their perfect fit, we offer a 90-day return policy as a part of our Run Happy Promise – the promise that you'll love your gear, and if you don’t, we will take it back for 90 days after purchase, even if it has been used.
We'd love to chat! Feel free to call us at 1-855-427-6657 (weekdays 6am-5pm Pacific), send us an email at email@example.com, or text one of our Gurus at 206-312-5114. We’ll be happy to help you Run Happy!