So, you might have noticed that I am in love with runningskirts.com…
So, imagine my delight when I was sent a runningskirts.com Triathlon Skirt! Althought…I’m not sure what they’re trying to tell me. I don’t own a bike and I’m pretty much terrified of water. Maybe they teamed up with Marlene and are trying to convince me to go to the dark side….hmmm…anyway…about the skirt…
It is the same lightweight material that their other skirts are made out of, just without any briefs or shorts attached. I must admit that my favorite part of my runningskirts are the attached reverse-seam briefs. So, I wasn’t so sure how this would go. As always there are two side pockets that have velcro closures on either side. Always perfect for stashing my ipod, gels, and phone.
I was also sent those adorable pink compression socks. I have always had zensah socks before and these felt just as snug as my zensah ones. I love the little heart (that gets really stretched out because my calves are huge). And pink…you just can’t go wrong there!
The fit on the skirt is great and the slipped right on over my champion shorts. And as always there was the cute running skirt ladies reflective logo. Gotta stay safe on those roads, right?
So, I took the skirt out for a run. Honestly, I still prefer the classic runningskirt with the attached brief. I didn’t love that I could feel the edge of my shorts and the edge of the skirt on the back of my legs. I kept thinking that something was crawling on me. However, I love the idea of having these to throw on over my capris when the weather cools down a bit (if it ever does around here…).
The winner for me? The socks!!! Seriously. Last summer I lost one of my Zensah compression socks and I haven’t ever bought a replacement pair. So sometimes I’ll wear my calf sleeves, but I never feel like they get the same compression that the socks to. These ones where nice and snug. They were a little too tall for me so they actually covered a little bit of my knee. It didn’t bother me at all and I’m sure that they would be ideal for someone who isn’t as vertically challenged as I am (I’m 5’3″ and most of that height is in my torso…my legs are super short).
I love that these socks come in such fun colors:
And at $32, they are way cheaper than most other compression gear out there. They get a great big scratch-and-sniff sticker from me!! (As a calculus teacher there is no higher honor I can give)
Oh, and have you seen their new fall collection? I die! Yes, I’ve already ordered this little number for myself:
~~I was sent these items free of charge in exchange for a review. The opinions are my own.~~