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Shock Absorber S5044 Womens Run Bra - 34E, White/ Silver
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151 of 155 people found the following review helpful
on 15 April 2010
This is hands down the best sports bra I have ever owned. Previously I always had to wear a shock absorber sports bra, a sports crop top over the top and a supportive running top to keep my larger boobs under control - not any more, this bra gives superior support on it's own.

This bra is specially made for running and it shows with barely any movement even at high speeds. I ordered a cup size lower to ensure a snug fit and it fits like a dream.

Only warning i would say is that you have to be pretty flexible to get this bra on. The back band clips like a normal bra but there is also a second clip between the shoulder blades that you have to reach over the top of your shoulders to fasten and it is a bit of a fiddly clip so takes a second or two - not a problem so long as you have at least average shoulder flexibility but i have heard a couple of people who have had problems with it.

Overall though I would definitely recommend this bra - i have been raving about it to all my running girls friends and am just about to buy another one myself!
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on 24 September 2012
I have to say that I once owned a Shock Absorber Bra many many years ago when they first came out and back then there was just one version and it was frankly useless and uncomfortable.
Thankfully things have moved on a lot since then, and the 'Run' version in their line (model B5044) is beyond superb.
I'm fairly ample in the chest region (34DD) and so wanted a good firm sports bra to help reduce the pain from jumping around during my Insanity workouts.
A note on sizing - because of their extreme restrictivness, sports bras by nature do not have much give to them, so you may need to adjust your regular sizing methods. My best advise, if it all possible, is to try a few on in a department store to find your correct size. I'm a small 34 across the ribcage normally, however as there is practically no give (for good reason) in the material, so I needed to go up to a 36. This would mean that my cup size would need to go down to a D to get the correct cup size. If it's not possible to try before you buy, I would suggest that with any brand of sports bra to go up one size in the ribcage, and down one size in the cup to get the correct fit.
The result for me was an asbsolute perfect fit. Comfortable, sits perfectly and reduces any unwanted bounce to absolute zero - big thumbs up from me.
And the added bonus for me is that here in Cyprus these bras set you back 60 Euros which is just nuts, but I purchased mine on amazon for less than half that.
Dont worry either if you are ample, and feel put off by the 'no wire' aspect of these bras, trust me, your babies are going nowhere in this bra, and with no wire, you just have more comfort.
I'm now just planning on buying more of these while they are at this price.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 25 September 2012
This is without a doubt the best sports bra I've found. It does come up a bit small on the back so I had to go up a back size and down a cup size (I bought my normal size first and couldn't breathe properly - not ideal when running). Now that I've got a properly-fitting one it does its job fantastically.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 16 May 2011
Product is really good, no movement, was really impressed. BUT I wish I had got a 36 instead of a 34 (my usual size) because it was reallllyy tight and this made it really difficult to get on. I think I'm gonna have to lose a few pounds just to get in the bra lol.
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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful
on 17 October 2010
I train every day and have had trouble finding a bra that would effectively prevent my D cup boobs bouncing around on my runs. This one is definitely recommended- it's 20X better than any other I have tried (and trust me, I've tried loads of different ones from all the big names).
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72 of 78 people found the following review helpful
on 26 April 2011
I'm now at the age where the shock absorber video on their website scares me. I don't want saggy boobies in my dotage (the spinster bitterness will be enough to keep my knees warm, thanks); but I do want to end up being able to run for a full 30mins in the near future.

So getting this bra was on the top of my list (after getting the right shoes and some shorts that didn't show off the wobble of the upper thighs). And I think it's absolutely amazing. When I'm running, the girls stay happily in place. There's no movement, no wiggle, no room for them to bounce, and basically - when I see other women running towards me, I'm now ALMOST tempted to inform them of the comfort of this bra.

On the other hand, we just don't do that around my place.

Enjoy it ladies. I'm usually between a 36-38" and I got the 38 which fits perfectly.
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83 of 91 people found the following review helpful
on 4 June 2010
I bought this bra after I recently took up running, as I wanted something specifically intended for this kind of exercise. I already own a couple of Shock Absorber bras, but these are both intended for lower intensity exercise, and I tend to wear them on gym equipment such as cross trainers.

The first thing to say about this bra is that it is incredibly comfortable. When I first went to put it on it felt like it was going to be very tight, but in fact it just sits snugly on the skin with no discomfort whatsoever. Also, rather than having to pull it over my head like I have to with my other Shock Absorber bras, this one fastens like a normal bra, with an extra clip at the top (which was a little fiddly the first time I tried it on, but I quickly got the knack). It feels incredibly well made, and as for its ability to control any unwanted "bounce" whilst running, it is simply brilliant. It really does support the bust extremely well, without leaving you feeling like you're restricted. I also personally found that the bra runs true to size.

Really cannot recommend this highly enough, and I'll definitely be getting another.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is the first sports bra that I've owned that actually does the job. Being distinctly top-heavy I have spent a long time looking for a sport bra that works, and have wasted quite a lot of money trying to find one, because they aren't cheap.

The main difference between this and my others is that as well as the usual bra fastening at the back there is a second fastening that connects the straps between the shoulder blades. As my morning wake-up regime includes running up and down on the spot for an extended period, the extra support is much needed and this has made a very real difference to me. It works. The fabric is silky to the touch and feels soft against the skin. For me, an excellent purchase.

Only two points that some readers may want to take into account when purchasing.

First is that having put on some weight recently, my ordinary 36in bras are slightly tighter than they should be, so to be on the safe side I ordered a 38. My only other 38 is too big for me, but this turned out to be a wise decision as this 38 is a comfortably snug fit. So I would conclude that if in doubt, go for the bigger option. I ordered my usual cup size and this was perfect.

Second is that the upper fastening, between the shoulder blades, is a distinct fiddle (as another reviewer pointed out) if you don't have full flexibility in your shoulders. Due to an operation many years ago on my right shoulder, I don't have full flexibility and did find it a bit of a pain - but I got there after a bit of patient fiddling, and it was well worth it.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 10 April 2012
Feels great, the straps never go down. Sturdy, stylish, has everything a good sports bra should have. The best I ever had for running , as i said nice not to get black eyes after a 5 mile run ..... ha hahhahhah....
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 8 July 2013
I bought this bra because it had so many good reviews. Was very dissapointed when it arrived as although i ordred my correct size 38D, the sports bra was more like a 34B. Too small and totally wrong sizing on this item. Will not be buying again, especially as amazon are going to charge me £6 to get my refund. VERY UNFAIR AMAZON.
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