Blyss Running in the News 


Best Everyday Running Skirt - Outside Online

"A high-waisted fit, secure pockets, sweat-wicking spandex, and a flattering cut made the Blyss Skirt II the one we returned to again and again. (An alternate accolade for this skirt: “best twirl.”) On a high-alpine jaunt outside Bishop, California, we tucked a phone into one of the thigh pockets, snacks into the other one, and secured our car keys into the back zippered pouch. Elastic sewn around the thigh openings means the five-inch compression shorts didn’t ride up and everything we carried stayed firmly in place."

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Blyss Running Distance Short and Skirting Around Crop Review -

"Blyss Running has thoughtfully designed colorful women’s running shorts, tights, crops, skirts, and skorts that make chasing after your running goals a very comfortable process—at least on the clothing side of things. I get compliments every time I wear the Blyss Running Distance Short and Blyss Running Skirting Around Crop, which is a testament to the design and fun patterns."



"The Trail Skirt's freedom of movement and storage capacity have turned us into converts, especially for trail runs and short hikes without a pack."


"Alyson Neel was a late bloomer when it came to running. Picking up the activity at age 41, the Asheville resident immediately noticed a major issue in the apparel market: a lack of comfortable, practical running clothes for older women." 

Blyss in Business NC


What Run Oregon is Wearing: Blyss Running

"The first time I wore the Skirting Around Crop from Blyss Running, I literally shouted “I look cute!!!” at the mirror." 

Blyss Skirting Around Crop


Blue Ridge Outdoors - Gear Up 2020

"Run and hike during all four seasons with the super comfortable, super flattering Skirting Around Crop."


For The Run 2021 - Footwear Insight 

"This multi-season skirt is designed to be comfortable and functional enough for double-digit mileage, while also flattering enough to wear to the store or coffee house after."

Cool Running skirt


Blyss Running Celebrates Five Years of Styling Women for the Long Run - Running Insight

"Blyss Running, the Asheville, NC-based maker of women’s athletic apparel, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month with a. series of special events that celebrate entrepreneur Alyson Neel’s underground cult favorite for many women runners."

two women running in Blyss


Emerging Gear - Gear Junkie


WNC’s Gearing Up - Capital at Play

"- in fact, the largest growing segment of runners in the United States are women over the age of 40, but they are being largely ignored by the industry." 

Capital at Play - Blyss Running


In With The New - Terrain Magazine

"It's all about the fit with this super-wicking skort."



"Founder and owner Alyson Neel began running in her early forties by virtue of a Couch to 5k program."

Blyss Running shorts


Alyson Neel of Blyss Running and The Best of the Great Outdoors in Appalachia - Hillbilly Podcast

"Blyss Running, gives women who are passionate about running the best attire out there for all their individual needs. I'm a customer and a fan and love her story."

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"One of my biggest complaints about women's clothing is that, as a curvier girl, everything is either made bulky yet functional, OR it's cute and feminine but tight, unflattering, and serves no purpose. With my new Blyss running skirt, those problems are solved!"
Blyss Running Trail Skirts



Athletic Wear Entrepreneur Finds 'Blyss' in Running - Asheville Citizen-Times

"Just trying to find running shorts or skirts with pockets big enough to hold more than a car key was Neel’s frustration for years."

Citizen Times


Insight : Running the Business - Capital at Play

"It’s no secret that athletic wear is a huge, multi-billion-dollar international industry. But just because there’s a lot out there to choose from doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll want to wear what’s being offered."

Blyss Running Capital at Play