Sugoi Moxie Skirt Review
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If you are an old-school, purist runner who thinks minimalist track shorts are the only proper running attire, well…I disagree.
I love running skirts. They are comfortable, feminine yet functional and look great on most body types. One of the many reasons I despised gym class was the unisex, elastic-waistband, puffy shorts that managed to make even my scrawny grade school self resemble an overstuffed sausage with a belt.
When I began to run, choosing acceptable shorts was often a challenge. I liked the slim fit of running tights, but those were only practical for about three months a year in Maryland. While pregnant, I actually fashioned my own running skirt from an old cotton mini and some bike shorts. I got some looks—of utter disbelief!
After kids, I forgot my running skirt lightning bolt until receiving a bonafide one for Mother’s Day about 6 years ago. Hot damn—I’ve been hooked ever since!
My latest favorite is the flirtatious powerhouse Moxie Skirt by Sugoi, equally at home on the road, in the gym and cruising your favorite trail.
The wide waist band is flat and secure, whether you wear it on your hips or your waist—and no drawstring means no funny bow bump under your running shirt. The supportive waistband does not make you look like a sausage (my dorky, inner seventh grader is rejoicing!) and even flattens your belly ever so slightly.
The boy short liner is made of super-soft and silky Finostretch material and has flat-lock seams in the right places—meaning no chafe–even on an 18 mile run in dripping humidity– plus it doesn’t ride up where it doesn’t belong.
A back zip pocket is generous enough for a gel, keys and some cash, and is stitched to the skirt to stay in place without rubbing your bum.
The skirt is made of two fabrics, a super soft technical jersey for the waistband and side panels and a stretchy, stink fighting, snag resistant Mobil fabric for the front and back panels. The skirt has enough heft to drape nicely, but is light enough to breathe and keep you cool on sweaty summer workouts, while 2” side notches let you stride it out in comfort.
Reflective front and back logos keep you visible, but I have noticed that after a dozen washes, some of the reflective is peeling off.