Bra FIT 101

Did you know...

  • 80% of women wear the wrong bra size
  • Women should be fit for a bra at least once a year
  • The average life span of a sports bra is 6-12 months
  • Not all bras are created equal
  • A woman should be re-measured for a sports bra after major weight gain/loss or pregnancy

Bra Fit

Proper fit will provide you with the freedom to move and exercise with comfort and confidence. We start our bra FIT process with questions about your activities and style preferences. Next, we take careful measurements and translate them into the correct size sports bra. Based on size and activity, we will select a few bras for you to try. Throughout the process we will offer tips and advice to help you reach your goals. Here are few things to pay attention to:

Comfort – A good sports bra should feel comfortable, stay in place, and not chafe. The straps should not dig into the shoulders and the band should be comfortably snug to offer support, but not feel restrictive.Do jumping jacks, run in place, and swing your arms side to side to make sure what feels good on is comfortable and supportive when you're in motion.

Support - If you're a small or medium breasted woman (A to C cup), a compression bra will offer support and comfort. Or if you prefer, you can choose a bra that offers encapsulation for shaping as well as support. If you're a larger breasted woman (C to FF cup), encapsulating styles that separate and support your breasts are more comfortable and more supportive than compression bras. For maximum support, choose a sport bra that does both.

Moisture Control and Breathability - A good sports bra will wick sweat away from the skin, dry quickly, be breathable, and allow perspiration and excess heat to pass through. It should also keep you cool and dry when it's hot, and dry and warm when it's cold.

Read on here to browse the different models we offer.

At Fleet Feet Knoxville, we believe the at the sports bra is one of the most important pieces of your workout equipment. A properly fitting will provide you with the support and freedom to move and exercise with comfort and confidence. We have bras from Enell and Moving Comfort - trusted companies that go above and beyond in sports bra technology. Our staff is trained to help you find the right support level for women of all sizes and we can fit from band size 30 - 52 and cup sizes A -E.