Run free or ladder free pantyhosePantyhose haters can probably tell you a whole bunch of different reasons off the top of their heads why waist to toe nylons suck. They're warm, they're hard to put on and hard to take off, they snag easily and more importantly: they run. As matter of fact, you may as well reverse that order, because when it comes to panty hose disadvantages, the fact that they're extremely susceptible to runs and that not even the more expensive brands seem to last, would probably take up pole position.
That's right, even pantyhose lovers will agree that there are few things more annoying than pulling a brand new pair of tights out of the package only to put an unsightly run into them the very first time you try to put them on.
What would you say though if I told you that there were run-free/ladder-free/no-run pantyhose out there?
Something like this: Unfortunately, for now, I'll have to tell you that ladder free pantyhose are like a utopia: a nice thought, but something that will likely not become a reality any time soon. At least until scientist discover a strain of nylon that is capable of repairing itself, and I have a feeling that is not around the corner.
There are pantyhose out there wisely advertised as "run resistant", which means that by virtue of the stronger nylon fibers and the knitting technology which bonds stitches used in their construction, they will be able to stop smaller holes developing into runs. That's a far cry from no-run pantyhose, but it's still a step in the right direction. These pantyhose aren't even bulky: they come in regular sheerness, some of them aren't thicker than 10 DEN, which is impressive by any standard.
As for truly run-free pantyhose: experts say they can be made alright. They'll just have to be made out of rope, and they'll probably look abysmal, not to mention the feel. Such no run pantyhose are obviously not what women would wear, so until something truly impressive comes along in nylon-fiber innovation (kind of something like spandex back in the 50s), we're going to have to settle for "ladder resistant" hosiery.