As any runner knows, the best running gear is essential for reaching your next milestone. But among the most important pieces are a good pair of running shorts. Unlike regular gym shorts that tend to be made of heavy fabrics, running shorts are designed for comfort and mobility. They also offer protection against chafing and irritation caused by rubbing against other clothing. In addition, the best running shorts are designed to wick away sweat.
There are many different types of running shorts, each offering a unique combination of comfort and performance. Some have zippered pockets for storage, while others have a hidden zip pocket in the waistband that can hold valuables like a phone or keys. Some shorts are designed to reduce chafing while others may have a brief liner, which can replace underwear and provide more support for the groin area. The best running shorts are also light and airy, which reduces the risk of overheating.
This pair of lightweight women’s running shorts offers a feminine design with a curved hemline that flatters the legs. The smocked waistband creates a girly ruching effect that compliments the waistline. The breathable anti-odor fabric feels great against the skin, and the back-zip pocket is perfect for stashing keys and other small items. The high-waisted cut gives these shorts a secure fit that will keep you comfortable all through your run.
These skin-tight running shorts are made from Econyl recycled yarn that is light, breathable, and moisture-wicking. The 5-inch inseam is shorter than other options, but they still offer plenty of mobility thanks to the elasticated waistband and wide side pockets. They have a mesh pocket on the hip that’s narrow enough for a gel, but large enough to hold a key, and a back-zip pocket in the waistband that fits a phone.
The 2-in-1 style of these running shorts is a favorite with runners looking for the best of both worlds. The inner short is thin and soft and is sewn into the outer short, which is sturdy and airy. These shorts have a high split at the knee and come in a variety of colors. The lining is designed to be worn over underwear, so you don’t have to worry about it riding up or bunching.
Whether you prefer a tight or loose fit, these black running shorts can be customized to suit your preferences. The tummy-smoothing panel is trimmed with a white binding, and the shorts have a hemline that is just above the kneecap. They are also available in a variety of colors, including this bold passion fruit pink that pairs well with a white workout top.
This pair of women’s running shorts from On Running provides a body-sculpting compression fit and impressive breathability. The lightweight and stretchy fabric features 4-way stretch, which is ideal for female runners. The inner briefs are designed to be worn over underwear, but they also have a zippered pocket in the waistband that’s big enough for a phone and other valuables.
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