I cannot recall when I first heard about them, but I know that I have been enamored with them ever since.
I presently only own one (was so excited to find it on sale at the Georgetown Lululemon store after a race back in the fall) but I love love love it. I’ve worn it for two races (the Busch run & WDW 1/2) and just think it’s the bee’s knees!
There’s a pretty cool article on Runner’s World from a couple years back that discusses the trend, and though it’s been three years since it was published, I think the idea of wearing skirts for running is still kind of polarizing. Still, the item has gone from niche to mainstream, as it’s went from speciality manufacturers like Running Skirts and Skirt Sports to being an item offered by bigger retailers like Nike, New Balance and Brookes. A simple search on Amazon proves that!
Now, I am looking for another one (or two) for upcoming races and am happy to have the variety, but to be honest, I am really hoping I can find another lulu one – the pace setter (pictured below) is on the top of my list at the moment. However, there have been some pretty good sales at Running Skirts, so it’d be great to try another brand – you have to move fast on that sale section though…I tried last night and each item kept selling out!
Now, I am feeling motivated after signing up for the Charlottesville Ten-Miler and back in the swing of things! Logged 4.5 miles yesterday and depending on how I feel later, may take a short run today…pain killers are still making me a little foggy, but each day is better.
Would you wear a running skirt?