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Jon Paul 2 wrote (see)
For the marshmallow, old bird.. Diction for dress. dress (drs) v. dressed, dress·ing, dress·es v.tr..... Ya, Running Tights!
So many! Who knew!
Heh - I have running tights and didn't know - but sadly being a short bird they have to be rolled up somewhat which gives the illusion of my having (very) fat ankles - pffft
I shall take scissors to them.
Why thank you - unless, of course, you mean..... nooooo surely not!!
Sorry JP - I think we got lost in cyber translation.
I was refering to the amount of rolled up tights (due to my short legs) material which gave the impression of 'fat ankles'. I don't actually have fat ankles - but if we're talking calf muscles - then blimey - I should play for England as a Prop. I blame all the years of weight-training and power-lifting that I did in the 80s and 90s .....soooo long ago
I wear them on my run unless it is too hot or cold
Unless it's sub zero outside I usually go with the "Apollo Creed" crop top and hotpants combo!
"Come on Stallion!!"
Took me ages to feel comfortable wearing these...but I'll never go back. It actually makes you faster and reduces the amount of things you have to worry about (like chafing).
If anything these days I feel proud to wear them. When I turned up to my first race with them and was making small talk at the start with someone he clearly thought I was going to be one of the top people simply because I had the lycra shorts on.
We all get the odd comment or funny look but I give it right back and think to myself, "I'm part way through a run you couldn't contemplate. You're standing there drinking a Stella and smoking a fag. I know who's winning here."
3/4 tights have benefits, while long tights i have difficulty to understand the benefits of the zip up leg is old fashion of sorts. For one thing 3/4 or capri tights give compression at your knees joints and don't bunch up loosely like long tights at ankles. What is the deal with the ankle zipper for long tights. I understand people wore long tube socks and needed to unzip there tights to put them on or to adjust, but today who the hell wears long socks? We all now see men wear short ankle socks don't we? Only see dorks or geeks wear long socks or baseball, basketball, football players etc..which they need to have no choice of there uniform. As calling males who wear 3/4 running tight style for men gay or girly is unbelievable... It is that type of ignorant thinking that gays have a proclivity in wearing running tights more so then other males sounds so absurd. Anyone who speaks of this or writes about it is, dare i say, redneck or very immature person. This would be hurtful to gay people to hear even though they have no interest in wearing clothing like 3/4 tights or be associated with people wearing something they feel looks odd or ugly to there sense of manly style. If you ever notice gay men wear clothing much more masculine then a heterosexual male. I'm not into the gay scene or populous but what i observed from gay males time to time on there attire, it is more conservative refined and to the liking of many mainstream people. The insane thinking that clothes have something to do with your sexual preference is preposterous. These hatting group opinions are very foolish, in clothing make or say, something about sexual predisposition. As if you called every black man N**er because it suited your view. Saying every N**er either plays sports, sings, deals drugs and abandons there children or is in prison. What does it say about you when you agree or say these things to black people in general? The same goes to when you slander or label falsely men who are pleasant, decent, respectful heterosexual working out in adequate 3/4 running tight attire or leggings how's that make them feel? For those who judge men who are not suppose to wear 3/4 capri tights only that women look good in. Last time i checked men have legs and haven't grown a tail in the back of there ass. Most men who are fit have tapered legs, ankles, to calves, to knees, to thighs and narrow hips. While many today's women get away having no shape to there lower body only to be described as elephant leg syndrome, don't need to say, or describe, what i mean, it does not look very attractive. While women routinely go out wearing tights, as if they got nothing to wear buying bread. Men finishing or in route do the same as women buying bread it is frowned upon as incorrect same standard should be kept for the gals. I know when i complete my workouts in the gym i change into street clothing when doing errands afterwords or walking to my car. Same consideration should be dawned onto women's clothing when they walk around civilization, stop from being lazy and change out of your smelly sweaty clothes, please.. Let's not judge people on what they wear or how they look accept people that are different not in a bad way but respectful. By changing peoples opinions on accepting men wearing capri tights as normal mainstream workout clothes for both genders. Only then we all can get rid of hatting, mockery and foolish childish behavior some people generally feel they need to write about or spew out of there mouth like snake venom. Even those who say nothing and don't accept the clothing of choice men can pickup mocking looks or ill will feeling from others without hearing a word.
Two year old post! why you're right.
People have been shot for less.
I wouldn't been seen dead wearing close fitting tights. My arse almost scrapes the ground.
Hmmm ... not sure ... any opinions?
i wear running tights all the time if the temp is low, i wear shorts over the tops to keep me warmer, as i dont wear underwear when running (it chafes) and to carry my phone gels etc.
nothing wrong with them, anyone who says there is clearly isnt a runner... i would like to see anyone run longdistances comfortably in close to freezing temps without them...
Bloody hell. The knuckle dragging, try-hard macho attitude applied to tights from some on here is akin to when rugger buggers claim their sport is better than another because no one cheats.
tights are gay? wtf? who cares
JP - with respect, this does seem to be a bit of a pre-occupation. Do you really have that many confrontational situations relating to the way other people view what you wear to partake in sport? Or are you just imagining it?
If I ever want to reassert confidence in my own sexuality I usually reach for the skinsuit. Mmm!
Tights are just a transition step towards a unitard. Who likes short shorts?!