Reebok made waves in the sports bra industry today with the unveiling of the Reebok PureMove Bra: a first of its kind, technologically advanced sports bra that uniquely responds and adapts to movement, providing women with a customized amount of control and support, exactly where and when they need it.
For too long, consumer insights have identified frustrated female consumers who feel unsatisfied with their sports bra options with global insight finding that one in five women are still avoiding exercise because they don’t have the right sports bra.
Reebok were shocked by the headline results of global survey undertaken by the brand. The findings revealed 50% of women experienced breast pain while working out, 70% of women were wearing the wrong bra size and 20% of women didn’t work out because they didn’t have the right bra size.
Following such alarming insights Reebok MENA took the research a step further to investigate the trends of the region with a survey of a cross section of 150 Emirati and expat women. The outcome was equally as disheartening at a local level with 30% of women experiencing breast pain whilst exercising. 45% of local respondants weren’t confident they were wearing the right size sports bra with the majority also maintaining that the item is more important than trainers in ensuring a comfortable workout.
Determined to listen to the feedback of real women and change the status quo, Reebok recently embarked to change industry standards for the sports bra and reset the bar. Now, just over forty years after the first sports bra came to market, Reebok is proud to debut a first of its kind product featuring the brand’s new proprietary Motion Sense Technology and in between sizes, helping each and every women find a comfotable fit.
At launch, the PureMove Bra will be available in an extended range of 10 unique sizes, aimed to specifically address consumer feedback around the industry’s lack of solutions for those who find themselves in between standard sports bra sizing, The PureMove Bra debut size range includes: XS, XS+, S, S+, M, M+, L, L+, XL, XL+, designed to help ensure a more tailored fit for wearers.
Reebok’s Motion Sense Technology is the result of treating a performance-based fabric with STF (Sheer Thickening Fluid) – a gel-like solution that takes a liquid form when in a still or slow-moving state and contrastingly stiffens and solidifies when moving at higher velocities. This fabric technology, adapts and responds accordingly to the body’s shape, velocity of breast tissue, and both type and force of movement. The end result gives wearers a bra that stretches less with high impact movements, while providing the comfort and light support that one would desire during rest and lower intensity activities.
Speaking on the launch of the Pure Move bra Barbara Ebersberger, VP Performance Apparel at Reebok said: “We could not be prouder to come to market with a product that breaks down barriers in a category that has dissatisfied consumers for far too long, lacking any true technological advancements. Innovation has always been in Reebok’s DNA and placing an emphasis on transforming and improving one of the most important fitness garments for women is no exception. The release of PureMove marks the first step of a very exciting new era for us.”
Integral in PureMove’s three-year development process was Reebok’s work in the lab, testing breast movement and product variations. Working with the University of Delaware in the United States, the brand upped the ante on industry standards for breast biomechanics that would inform both PureMove’s final design and Reebok’s full sports bra collections for FW18 and beyond. Until now, industry standards for breast biomechanic testing typically included an average of only two to four motion sensors on the chest area to track bounce and support, but Reebok and the University of Delaware utilized 54 unique motion sensors on this area during its rigorous testing process and used this data ensure every detail was covered and accounted for in PureMove’s development.
The end result is a second-skin like design that creates a barely-there feel. Key performance features of the PureMove Bra in addition to the reactive fabric technology include:
- Breathable Perforations: Perforations in front and back to keep you cool and comfortable, no matter the physical activity.
- Natural Shaping: Molded front panel and free cut edges for a minimalistic, second-skin fit so you can move freely without distractions.
- Minimalist Construction: Comprised of only 7 unique pieces of fabric that mold to the body for a seamless fit.
“Many would assume that the more support a sports bra gives would equate to the more fabric, straps or hooks it’s comprised of. However, by utilizing our Motion Sense Technology, PureMove’s design is quite deliberately the opposite,” says Danielle Witek, Senior Innovation Apparel Designer at Reebok. “The minimalist design of the bra may seem deceiving when you first hold it, but you should not confuse this for lack of support or technology. Every single detail is intentional and directly informed by years of our testing and research.”
The Reebok PureMove Bra will be available exclusively on Reebok.ae and in all Reebok stores in the UAE from September 10th for 310 AED.
For more information please visit https://www.reebok.ae/reebok-puremove-bra/ and www.reebok.com/us/innovation_collective