FULL-LENGTH, MID-CALF, HIGH-WAIST - HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT LEGGINGS FOR EACH SPORT
Leggings come in many different lengths and are made with a variety of materials,
so it’s important that you pick the right pair of for each activity.
LEGGINGS ARE PERFECT FOR YOGA, PILATES, CARDIO/WEIGHT TRAINING AND RUNNING.
Choosing the right leggings for each sport may seem like a daunting task at first, but with a few helpful hints, you’ll figure it out in no time. One thing to consider: this sports wardrobe essential should feel like a second skin.
Here are our tips for finding the right fit for each activity.
Pushing your limits
The leggings you wear for a cardio workout should be made from a light, stretchy, breathable fabric. You’ll want enough compression to withstand your highest-intensity workout, but you don’t want to be drenched in sweat when it’s done.
Light, breathable fabric that dries quickly and offers optimal comfort.
A non-transparent option for full coverage.
Light, stretchable fabric that lets you move freely.
Circuit-training leggings are made from a synthetic fabric that wicks away moisture to help keep you dry during your workout. They also fit tightly around the leg muscles for increased durability during high-intensity workouts.
Limited friction on the skin due to a snug fit.
Breathable fabric to keep you more dry.
A slim fit to hug your shape.
Fabric made with spandex for more ease of movement.
Go for seamless leggings with a wide waistband for optimal comfort during your Pilates, stretching and low-impact workout sessions. With less compression, these leggings are still very stretchable and allow for a large range of movement.
The fabric is primarily made from soft, comfortable cotton.
For yoga sessions, you’ll want leggings that are opaque, breathable, stretchy and seamless for optimal comfort and freedom of movement. A high-waist cut is great for keeping things in place during those upside down and downward dog poses.
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT
Made with spandex for extra stretchability.
A high waist covers the stomach without being too tight.
Running tights are made with extra compression to give your muscles a snug fit that feels like a second skin, encourages blood circulation and wicks away moisture as you move. Go for a high-waist cut for optimal support while you run.
If you’re running when it’s dark outside, choose leggings with reflective elements so that you’ll be visible to others. Safety first!
Tip: Even if you’re more into speed-walking, you can still go for the same leggings as your marathon-running pals. ;)
Technical fabric offers great protection from the cold.
The fabric keeps you more dry and comfortable.
A wide waistband with adjustable cord keeps the leggings in place while you run.
No seams on the inner leg to create unwanted friction.