Every runner knows that the right gear is essential to performing your best. While choosing the best running shoe for you is a must, the right sports bra is equally as important for your comfort on the move. Although support level needs may vary based upon bust sizes, a medium- or high-support bra is typically recommended for high-impact activities like running. Whether you’re a new runner or looking for your next PR, our experts pulled together a list of the best sports bras for running to set you up for success.
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Runners looking for the perfect mix of coverage and support will love the Nike Padded Pro Longline Sports Bra. This medium-support bra has a tight, body-hugging feel around the rib cage for added stability while you work out. Designed with a longline silhouette, high racerback and a variety of eye-catching shades, this bra keeps you on the move in style. Plus, it features a pad pocket to keep your essentials close.
For a maximum level of support look no further than the CALIA Go All Out Bra. Ideal for larger busts, this high-support bra features adjustable straps, a hook-and-eye closure and cup-and-band sizing for a true-to-you fit. Designed with CALIA’s Bodybreeze and Bodyfree technology for moisture- wicking and odor control, the Go All Out Bra is built for your most intense runs.
From the treadmill to the trails, the DSG High-Support Racerback Sports Bra is ready to help you take on it all. This high-support bra offers a personalized fit through adjustable straps and a hook-and-eye closure. Built-in cups offer optimal support while odor-control technology helps keep you fresh through every wear.
A longtime favorite of runners, the Under Armour Crossback 2.0 Medium-Support Sports Bra has been updated for all-around better performance. Designed with enhanced coverage and stay-put pads that won’t slip or sacrifice shape, this medium-support bra offers support exactly where you need it. Plus, not only does the crossback keyhole design provide a stylish flair, it also allows for an easy on and off.
Step into every stride with confidence with the Nike Air Dri-Fit Swoosh Sports Bra. This unpadded medium-support bra offers a tight fit for a body-hugging feel. The high neck, wide straps and soft elastic chest band keep you supported in comfort. Meanwhile, the lightweight fabric wicks sweat as mesh insets keep you cool.
A bra that you forget you’re wearing? It’s not too good to be true. The adidas Women’s TLRD Impact Training High-Support Bra offers superior comfort and breathability whether you’re on a light jog or training for your next marathon. Wide, padded adjustable straps distribute weight evenly without digging in and a hook-and-eye closure helps you personalize your fit.
Like the CALIA Go All Out Bra, the CALIA Go All Out Zip Front Bra is a must-have for runners with larger busts. Also offered in cup-and-band and extended sizes, the zip-front design makes it easy to put on and go. Adjustable padded straps, hook-and-eye closure and built-in cups provide a personalized fit and extra support. Plus, mesh piecing and moisture-wicking technology keep you cool and dry.
The DSG Aspire Sports Bra is here to inspire your next PR. A classic racerback style with a keyhole cut out for flair, this medium-support bra is a workout wardrobe staple. Designed with a compression fit, removable cups and a cover stitch on the seams for comfort, the DSG Aspire Sports Bra is sure to be your next go-to.
Everyone’s three favorite words: It has pockets. The Brooks Drive 3 Pocket Run Bra lives up to its name, with convenient three-pocket storage large enough for your phone and other essentials. Designed with bonded seams to reduce skin irritation, it offers distraction-free comfort and compression that helps reduce motion. This high-support bra comes highly recommended for your most intense runs and those with larger busts.
Set your pace in the Under Armour Infinity High-Support Sports Bra. This fitted sports bra features a smooth, sweat-wicking band with a hook-and-eye closure for a customized fit and easy on and off. The molded one-piece padding offers added coverage and comfort, while the mesh panels add breathability for your runs. Plus, the adjustable crisscross straps with the classic UA wordmark add a touch of style.
Need more tips on finding the right bra for you? Learn more about choosing the right sports bra and discover how to find the right fit and expand the lifespan of your bras with our fit and care guide.