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Best ASOS Sports Leggings 2023 – 8 Pairs So Comfy, You’ll Never Want to Take Them off

Plus what to look for when buying gym leggings.

Last Updated on September 22, 2023

It’s official – I’ve found the best leggings on ASOS. If you search ASOS for women’s leggings, you’re presented with over 2,000 pairs from brands like Nike, HIIT, Urban Threads, TALA, Daisy Street and so many more brands, it can feel overwhelming. To take the stress out of finding workout leggings, I’ve looked through all 2,140 styles that are on ASOS right now and I’m sharing a selection of the best styles I’ve found so you don’t have to.

If you’re on the hunt for leggings, you’re probably likely to hit up your favourite activewear brand first, like Lululemon or Sweaty Betty. I adore those brands, but it’s always good to try new things and ASOS has so many in one place. Whether you’re into classic black leggings, bold prints or colourful styles, ASOS truly does have something for everyone. As for me, I always look for quality when it comes to leggings. Must-haves are moisture-wicking fabric, compression support, seamless construction and of course, they have to be squat-proof. It’s a bonus if they’re bum-sculpting too.

So let’s take a look at the best leggings I’ve found. If you’re on the hunt for something a little more glamorous, here’s our edit of the best Amazon dresses for autumn winter 2023, as well as the best new shoes for the new season.

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How to buy good quality leggings

If you’re planning to invest in a pair, there are a few things to look out for. Leggings come in a range of fabrics, such as cotton, polyester, spandex, and nylon. The ideal fabric choice for you will depend on your individual preferences and requirements, but I can offer a few pearls of wisdom.

Cotton leggings are known for their softness and comfort. Plus point: they offer a cosy and breathable feel against the skin, but cotton leggings may not be as durable as other fabrics and can potentially lose their shape over time. Spandex and nylon meanwhile are great for their excellent stretch and flexibility. Leggings with a high spandex or nylon content provide a snug and comfortable fit, allowing for a wide range of movement.

Sweat-wicking materials are ideal if you’re planning to wear them for an intense workout, but if you’re looking for yoga pants, this might not be so important. You might also want to consider other features, like waistbands that hold in the stomach, bum-sculpting styles and – my personal favourite – pockets.

Are ASOS gym leggings good?

ASOS carries a variety of popular brands for leggings, including their own fitness brand ASOS 4505 as well as Puma, Under Armour, adidas, TALA, Nike and many more dedicated activewear brands that offer high-quality athletic leggings that truly don’t compare to high street styles. That’s because their sports leggings are designed with fitness in mind, while cheaper brands prioritise affordability.

That’s not to say cheaper brands leggings aren’t good, but they might not last as long or be as comfortable to do your HIIT workout in.

Now, let’s take a look at ASOS’ best leggings…

Shop ASOS Leggings

ASOS 4505 Icon run tie waist legging

ASOS 4505 Icon run tie waist legging with running pocket in black

ASOS 4505 Icon run tie waist legging with running pocket in black, £20 – buy now

First up, we have ASOS 4505’S running leggings in black. These high-waisted leggings offer a sculpting design, side pocket for your phone, reflective details and an inner drawcord. At £20, they’re incredibly affordable and beautifully simple.

adidas Training Hyperglam zebra print leggings

adidas Training Hyperglam zebra print leggings in purple

adidas Training Hyperglam zebra print leggings in purple, now £24 – buy now

These adidas leggings are currently 44% off, so they’re a real bargain at £24. I love the mood-boosting zebra-print design, bright colour, elasticated waistband and the fact they have a 7/8 length, so they sit just on the ankle.

ASOS 4505 WB Seamless Legging

ASOS 4505 WB SEAMLESS LEGGING ROUCHE

ASOS 4505 WB Seamless Legging Rouche, now £20 – buy now

Another affordable style are ASOS 4505’s seamless leggings, which offer a flattering ruching detail at the waistband with a drawstring, so you can adjust the tightness. These don’t offer a bunch of fancy features, but they’re pretty cute.

Puma Fit Eversculpt high waist 7/8 legging

Puma Fit Eversculpt high waist 7/8 leggings in black and mint green

Puma Fit Eversculpt high waist 7/8 leggings in black and mint green, now £31 – buy now

These Puma leggings are, as the name suggests, sculpting, which might give you a little more confidence when you workout. They’re high-rise which offers support to your tummy too.

Reebok Yoga Studio ribbed detail high waisted leggings

Reebok Yoga Studio ribbed detail high waisted leggings in blue

Reebok Yoga Studio ribbed detail high waisted leggings in blue, £20 – buy now

Heading to vinyasa? These full-length yoga leggings are more lightweight, with ribbed panel details and a high waist. If you’re wondering whether it’s worth having a dedicated pair of leggings for your sun salutations and one for your sweaty workouts, the difference will be in the fabric and how they’re constructed. These are lightweight, soft and stretchy, whereas workout leggings will be made of sweat-wicking fabric.

New Balance relentless leggings

New Balance relentless leggings in pink, £42.50 – buy now

If you want to add a dose of colour to your gym kit, I love these fun pink leggings from New Balance. The branded crossover waistband is super flattering and they offer NB DRYx technology to wick sweat away from your body during your workout. 

Nike Pro Training Plus 365 high waisted leggings


Nike Pro Training Plus 365 high waisted leggings in aqua blue

Nike Pro Training Plus 365 high waisted leggings in aqua blue, now £42.50 – buy now

Nike has a great pair of leggings for curvy girls, which come in sizes 1X – 3X. They come with a branded and elasticated waistband and the mesh panels offer breathability too.

TALA Zinnia high waisted leggings


TALA Zinnia high waisted leggings in purple exclusive to ASOS


TALA Zinnia high waisted leggings in purple exclusive to ASOS, now £15 – buy now

Opt for sustainable activewear with TALA’s Zinnia leggings. These add a pop of colour to your workout, the perforated panels offer breathability and they offer compression to take some of the strain from your workout and increase blood flow.

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