I think it was seeing a picture on Facebook of Gordy Ainsleigh in a running skirt, or maybe it’s my fascination with gaudy, over-the-top patterns (have you seen my B.O.A. collection?). Either way something caught my attention that I liked.
As far as I can tell, a running skirt is no more than a pair of compression shorts with something to give the naughty-bits a little coverage. I’ve always worn compression shorts for soccer, so why not for running? One afternoon before my wife got home from work I gave one of her Target skirts a run out. (Shhhhh…). I didn’t totally hate it and so I started looking into what kind of running skirts they have out there that are dude friendly and found two things: there’s not a lot of options, and these things are freaking expensive.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday were coming so I figured I’d give some of the options a go and if they didn’t jive, just return them.
Realistically there are three or four options in the way of running skirts or kilts. None of them are particularly cheap, but they do make for some fun running. Follow the links to individual reviews – from a dudes perspective.