Happy 18th Birthday to Skirt Sports!

Huge Skirt Sports milestone – We’re celebrating 18 years! 


In 2003, professional Ironman Triathlete Nicole DeBoom caught a glimpse of her own reflection in a nearby store window as she ran past. For a split second, Nicole thought she saw a boy looking back at her. That moment ignited a spark within her to create fitness clothing designed to help women look fit AND feminie while they exercised. That’s precisely how the first running skirt was born! In 2004, Nicole went on to win Ironman Wisconsin wearing a prototype running skirt of her own creation, and the rest is history. Or shall we say herstory? 


 nicole deboom

In 2020, Nicole passed the proverbial baton to Sarah Ratzlaff, President and Chief Inspiration Officer of Be Inspired Brands. “I started Skirt Sports to literally cover my butt on the run,” said Skirt Sports Founder Nicole DeBoom. “It has evolved into a community of women who are passionate about health and fitness, united by what Skirt Sports offers them: Freedom, confidence and empowerment. I couldn’t have chosen a better partner than Sarah Ratzlaff to take my company forward.”


nicole deboom running race

Throughout the years, Skirt Sports has grown from Nicole’s first iconic running skirt to a full complement of options in a range of styles, lengths, colors, and prints. Called a ‘Skort’ by many, we have a fitness skirt option for women of every shape and size. Beyond skorts, you’ll also find leggings, shorts, skirt/legging combos, tanks, hoodies, and more. 

Our mission in 2022 remains as it was in 2004: Empowering women to feel comfortable in their own skin regardless of age, size, race, or fitness level. 


Most importantly, we want to thank all our customers and supporters who have made our success possible. We couldn’t do it without you! Here’s to the future of Skirt Sports—we can’t wait to see what the next 18 years have in store!


To celebrate 18 years, we're offering amazing daily deals all week long!


Monday 9/12: Join The Club, get a FREE top! (offer available until Saturday, 9/17)


Tuesday 9/13: 50% off Denim!


Wednesday 9/14: 50% off All SHORTS with code SHORTS50 (all shorts are linked to this code, must add the discount code at checkout, ONE DAY ONLY)


Thursday 9/15: 50% off Jette, Lotta Breeze Capri and Lotta Breeze Skirt.


Friday 9/16: 50% off all LEGGINGS with code LEGGINGS50.


How long have you been wearing Skirt Sports?


  • Karen: April 25, 2023

    I don’t do much social media these days, so will answer the “how long” question here. I have been wearing your skirts since day 1, when the company was called TRIKS. I was working in running specialty at the time, and was given a TRIKS skirt to wear test. Thought it was cute and comfortable, but figured I would use it for running around rather than running. A few weeks later, I was a guest coach at a charity group’s training, and realized I forgot to bring a change of clothes. I was wearing my TRIKS skirt, and figured it would be fine for the little running I would be doing. Well, that was it! I stopped running in shorts after that, and all these years later, unless it’s cold outside, I’m in a skirt!

  • Sarah Johnson : April 25, 2023

    I’ve neen wearing & loving Skist Sports clothes, originally shorts since @2010!

  • Deb Yurkunas: April 25, 2023

    Wearing Skirt Sports for at least 12 years

  • Cheryll Stetar: April 25, 2023

    I love your product!

  • Mary Murphy : April 25, 2023

    I was introduced to Skirtsports at the Skirtchaser 5k in Tempe AZ in 2009. Any other running skirt is completely inferior. Had to say it. Other companies try but only skirtsports is the best.

  • Kathryn B Hutcheson : April 25, 2023

    I have been wearing Skirt Sport skirts for since they were advertised. I have so many and never not but a new one. Beautiful colors and prints that go with so many tanks. My love for skirts are never ending. Yea for Skirt Sports keep giving us new prints to buy!

  • Kristin Cannaday-Stash : April 25, 2023

    Moved to Florida in 2012 and then met ML MacKenzie, a friend and one of your ambassadors who introduced me to SS..been wearing them ever since.

  • Dee: April 25, 2023

    I love my skirt sports . 17-18 years wearing the outfits !!

  • Beth Haynes: April 25, 2023

    I bought my 1st running skirt in 2006 to wear in the Florida Ironman. My best race ever. Maybe in part because I felt refreshed and cute in that skirt! It’s gotten quite thin in places but I still wear it on occasion. I think it’s time to replace it during this great sale! Thanks Skirt Sports

  • Laurie Rose: April 25, 2023

    I have been wearing Skirt since 2010. Skirt saw me through my start of my running career with 5k’s to my first of 30 Half Marathon starting in 2011, my marathon training and running 4 Full’s and a Goofy Challenge in 2012. Now, I wear nothing but Skirt in my retirement years. Thank you, Skirt, for being beside me throughout my life. Here’s to many more years of Skirt!!!

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