Running Skirts Tested

By Laura Moncur @ 7:13 am — Filed under:

Click here to see the videoMark, at A Passion for Running, has fully tested the new running skirts. He has included pictures and a video of him donning the bright pink running skirt and matching jogging bra. Is he insane?


More importantly, he did it for charity. Urging his readers to make donations to thier favorite charities, he promised to wear and review the running skirts for everyone’s enjoyment.

You can read his review here:

You can see the video of him in the skirt here:

If you would like to purchase a running skirt, you can do so here:

After reading his review, I know that I wouldn’t like the running skirt. There is only a panty underneath, so there is nothing to protect my inner thighs from chafing. That’s a lot less of an issue now than it used to be, but I’m still very sensitive about my exercise clothing. Mark looks cute, though.


8 Responses to “Running Skirts Tested”

  1. vh Says:

    I like the idea of him of usier piking their fave chairties

  2. Picture It Says:

    I had to LOL when I seen this because while I was out jogging the other day, I thought about how great it would be if they made skirts for jogging. However, during my “Endorphin High” I pictured the skirt with shorts attached that were a little shorter than the skirt. The skirt was short, light and loose at the bottom which would make it flare-up just a little with every step. More of a fashion statement than comfort.

  3. Heather Says:

    with all the new skirt offerings – maybe it’s time for Mark to do another review…

    maybe this one? http://www.skirtgoddess.com

  4. Laura Moncur Says:

    Too bad Skirt Goddess doesn’t care enough about women to make them in a size larger than 14.

    People who really need to run can’t wear the skirts.

  5. Steph Says:

    Sorry to lurk but they do make skirts with shorts with a 3.5 inch inseam http://www.skinsports.com look at the gymgirl with 2 pockets the shorts are included..the other products, you need to buy either the shorts or panties seperately. I haven’t bought them yet but plan to, I am sick of shorts getting caught in my thighs it is very distracting and disheartening. 🙂

  6. Dee Says:

    Steph! The website is skirtsports.com not skinsports..oops I am hooked..love their line!

  7. Heather Says:

    ouch. Laura, that is harsh!

    We are working on introducing larger sizes. To be honest, in our early testing we only sold smaller sizes, so this was where the demand appeared to be. As a private, self-funded company we have had to start by supporting the areas of the market with highest demand. As more larger women are expressing interest in the skirts we are moving in that direction. We have added size VII (XXL) in inspiration. XXL will also be available in commitment in early September.

    We are experimenting with other plus sizes and flattering styles for women with other shapes as well. So I encourage you to both watch our site for future developments, and feel free to contact me directly with suggestions and requests.

    Cheers Heather http://www.skirtgoddess.com

  8. Britt Stewart Says:

    Laura’s remark is not “harsh”: she is speaking from experience. You talk about demographics and demand – I suggest you look at the fact that there is currently living in North America the largest population of healthy older women in history. Thousands of us run. We are older, we have given birth and nursed babies: our bodies are broader, wider and require darts on hips and chests as far as design is concern. Most sport wear for runners is ridiculously small for women of European descent. Not only that, but the tops and bottoms are cut flat, without darts to allow for bosoms and hips. With such a huge demographic of older, larger (than teenage) women around, most of whom have nice fat pre-1970s pension money to spend – why, why why are Designers not offering us clothing on which to spend our money. We love to run and do sports, and there is nothing for us to wear.

    I have taken to visiting the WallMart Men’s workwear department, purchasing large T-shirts and fleece shorts or pants, putting wrong sides together, trimming off the extra neck and waistbands and making double-sided tops and running shorts of appropriate length and thickness for an older woman to feel comfortable, stylish and covered. I end up with bateau-neck tops that are reversible, and likewise with the shorts.

    I guess this is a long-winded note, but I totally sympathize with Laura’s Lament, and remember what they teach you in marketing school – one letter actually written represents 3,000 which are not written, in the marketplace.

    And are older women just dilletantes when it comes to sport? I don’t think so. Personally, I log 6 miles a week as a runner, and I am 65 years of age.

    Britt Stewart Vancouver, Canada.

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