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Do any of you run in them? I've always thought they were cute, although some of the hard core women runners I know think they are silly. (Including one of the owners of our local running store, who just started carrying Triks.)<br><br>
Well I bought one! There's a Lululemon store here in Whistler, which I LOVE. They had the cutest little aqua skirt with lemon yellow shorts underneath, and I just couldn't resist. Can't wait to get home and try it out!<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.lululemon.com/products/_images/products/big/689.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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I see them all the time, even on trail races. I think they are really cute. If i was not addicted to my race ready's i woudl buy one <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I have to wear longer shorts so I don't start a thigh fire.<br><br>
Those skirts look way too short for me.
 

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I tried getting some because I heard the tight shorts underneath really help chafing...<br>
Nooo way. Rode up and chafed worse than regular shorts. $60 wasted. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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One of our regional elite ultrarunners (a guy) wears running skirts to the ultra he runs. Lately, a number of the other ultra guys have been wearing them too.<br><br><a href="http://www.haggmud.com/results/2007_photos/bacon/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.haggmud.com/results/2007_...acon/index.htm</a><br><br>
Sean Meissner, the instigator and all-around good guy, is the one with the orange Montrail vest (he's sponsored.)<br><br>
Edit: But much as I enjoy talking to Sean at races, I'd much rather see Dev in that skirt. Yum.
 

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thank you Hippo, and thanks for posting the pic. they're lovely. I wonder if any of them wear jog bras, you know, to avoid nipple irritation
 

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<a href="http://www.onemoremile.net/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=227" target="_blank">One More Mile</a> has them too....<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.onemoremile.net/images/uploads/skirt_comp.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Try wearing a pair of compression shorts underneath it. I saw that done successfully this weekend, and it was still very cute.
 

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Dude! Ask DETurtle, she wore them quite successfully and then you won't have wasted $60. I don't think the compression shorts are too expensive if you get them from Target or somewhere (I don't know where people have bought them cheaply, but I know they have).
 

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Ah, yesterday I bought a Moving Comfort Skort. We'll see how it feels this afternoon. I might have purchased the wrong size, a medium, but the large looked really large and they don't come with a drawstring. I didn't feel like taking time to try it on in the store. Tried it on at home, and there a bit of a wrinkle at the top near the waistband, but I don't think that'll be any problem. I'm more concerned with how the shorts underneath feel. I hope for no chafing.
 

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I'll report back on that tomorrow (I hope I remember). It doesn't seem loose enough to flap though. I'm not sure.<br><br>
The one I have is a wrap-around looking one with enough fabric that one doesn't flash people if the flap flips (hah!), so I suppose in this case it would depend on how windy it is, or how fast one goes <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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OK, reporting back. They're not bad, although it was breezy and the flap did flip but only giving any viewers a bit more look at my right leg, nothing too risqué.<br><br>
The compression shorts underneath did creep up, but not the way regular shorts do, plus they're not as long as regular shorts so there isn't as much fabric to get in the way. I still had a bit of chafing, but I think I'd have that regardless with razor stubble. I think some waxing should occur in the area for a more chafe free running experience.
 

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I have several skirts. My favorite is Sugoi (the compression shorts are perfect.This was pricey but worth it, It also comes in cute blue/white too):<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=kickrunners-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FSugoi-Womens-Stamina-Running-Skirt%2Fdp%2FB000NCMN14%2Fref%3Dsr_1_76%2F103-2962067-7230237%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dapparel%26qid%3D1178312857%26sr%3D1-76" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Sugoi-Womens-S...312857&sr=1-76</a><br>
Adidias supernova is also very good:<br><a href="http://www.sportsauthority.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2417207" target="_blank">http://www.sportsauthority.com/produ...ductId=2417207</a><br>
The skirtsport gymgirl is ok. I have 2 of these. The cameo one has tighter compression shorts which stay put better. The regular gym girl rides up a little so I wear it for xtraining only.<br><a href="http://www.skirtsports.com/products/GymGirl-Pink-Camo.cfm" target="_blank">http://www.skirtsports.com/products/...-Pink-Camo.cfm</a><br>
Athleta's Beach run skorts are cute but the shorts are horrible so I don't wear it for any type of workout but it is a cute skort for fun.<br>
HTH someone. I really like wearing these. The flapping factor doesn't bother me it really is minimal. However if you are buying a tennis skirt or one of the generic Target ones not made specifically for running there is much more material and the flapping could be a factor. Good luck.
 

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Thanks - interesting experiences everyone is having with them. I think I'll stick with shorts for the time being (my budget for the year doesn't have much wiggle room), but maybe give it a think again once the end of summer sales start.
 

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I saw several peeps at the Pig wearing them... sorry, but I thought they looked silly.
 

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I suppose they can look silly, but really if I cared about looks when I run, I wouldn't wear the damn shorts. The way they ride up between my legs <i>has</i> to look terrible. The skirt was more comfortable to run in than shorts. Tights are the most comfortable of the 3 options.
 

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I have a new balance running skirt and I just bought a champion one from Target (It was pretty cheap). I usually put the skirt on, fix the little shorts underneath and then put a pair of compression shorts over the little ones with the skirt. I wear compression shorts under my shorts but still get thigh wedgie with the overshorts, but like the skirts since thigh wedgie does not occur. I would totally dig it if they made a race ready skirt.<br><br>
I thought it was silly at first, but really kindof dig it now.
 
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