(Yes it’s that time again. Time to revisit running skirts.)
A few short years ago they were obscure. Reserved for “those” women. Do real runners even wear them?
Running skirts. Are they practical? What’s the point? Some women will say they are comfortable. Some wear them to look cute (what’s wrong with wanting to look cute while we run?). Whatever the reason, their popularity is exploding and runners from the front to the back of the back are putting them on. A few short years ago the choices were very limited and 4-5 years ago there was only one company (that I know of) selling running skirts. I was a skeptic. Now I have tried a few different brands and I rarely wear shorts anymore when I run. Skirt Sports even has a program called “Convert to Skirt” where they give you a deal on a new running skirt if you send them your old running shorts.
The popularity boon is to your benefit. If you are a running skirt convert or maybe just someone who wants to try running in a skirt, you now have a dozen options. Most of these skirts come with built in liners, compression shorts, or some variety of those.
Here is a fairly comprehensive list of current running skirt offerings:
Supernova Running Skort $42
Commitment skirt $60
Calamity Jane Skirt $55
P.E. Skort $40
Hopkinton Skort $40
Bonita Running Skirt $45
Nike Adventure Skirt$60
Two styles – prices vary
various styles (including for other sports) – prices vary