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If there's one item I can wax poetic about all day, it's the Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity Run Leggings. They're my most flattering leggings and my go-to for running—or any super-sweaty, high-intensity workout.
And they're on sale right now as part of Sweaty Betty's mid-season sale for five more days, with certain prints and styles up to 50 percent off—so BRB while I stock up so I never have to be without a clean pair of these leggings again. (Related: 11 Mesh Leggings That Are Breathable and Look Legit)
So what makes them so damn great? Well, I've tried a ton of leggings in my time (don't even ask me how my recent attempt at Marie Kondo-ing my leggings drawer went down) and can honestly say the lightweight, sweat-wicking, and figure-flattering fabric is unlike anything else I've ever put on my body.
When you first pull them on (which, BTW, does take a little bit of effort) you'll notice their transformative effect immediately, in that your butt will probably look the best it ever has. In all seriousness though, they make me feel good, which in turn makes me want to work out more—which makes them worth every penny in my book.
Beyond lifting and sculpting your butt, they actually hold up to long training runs. I logged many miles in them training for the Shape Women's Half-Marathon, and they felt like a dream and never fell down. The handy back zip pocket is also large enough to fit some phones, or your credit card and keys so you can leave your fanny pack at home when you're heading out for a run or to spin class. (FYI, SB warns against wearing them for downward dogging since they have an opacity of 80 percent, but I've definitely worn them in dark, candlelit yoga studios with no major issues that I'm aware of.)
They're normally $135 for the full-length version but certain colorways are currently on sale for $66—a savings of nearly 50 percent. Scoop them up in a cool blue and purple swirl print, a green and black spray-paint floral design, or in a pretty floral print perfect for spring. If basic black is your usual jam, this black and gray "floral" is a great way to slowly step outside of your comfort zone.
Prefer a cropped version? We're also big fans of this blue camo option, which at $83, is still a 30 percent savings. (Related: The Best Yoga Pants for Women That Aren't Lululemon)
Sizes are going fast, so scoop these up now on a serious discount while you can—you won't regret it, promise.