At Oiselle, our vision is to help all women feel strong and free through the joy of running. Our mission is to design great product, build the sisterhood, and improve the sport. May we all experience the transformative power of sports and community.
I thought these would be great because I love Lux and Light Lux fabrics. Like many other Oiselle items, the sleeves are far too long on me (never an issue with any other brand). I figured it was fine and I’d just fold them up at the wrists. Well, that wasn’t a problem but the horrible chafing at the other end of the sleeves was! I bought these for the NYC marathon and used a chafing stick (like always!) I could feel the sleeves moving up and down on my upper arms and knew my arms were bleeding pretty early on in the race. I was worried I might be cold without them, but ultimately removed the sleeves before the halfway point because the chafing was so bad. It’s been 6 days, I still have scabs on my arms.
I think that offering sizes (such as XS/S M/L XL/XXL) could help avoid this issue. I would imagine that those at the smaller and larger ends of the size spectrum may encounter fit & chafing issues.
I wore these during my first marathon this past weekend (50 degrees & sunny). I intended to take them off partway through, but I ended up wearing them for the whole race. They were incredibly soft/breathable. The sleeves kept me at just the right temperature & didn't ride down at all. Definitely recommend!