Summertime has arrived. ‘Tis the season to work on your tan and get maximum freedom in a great pair of split shorts. The split short is a basic piece of gear in any competitive runner’s arsenal, and summer is a great time to add a few more pairs to your lineup. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites for you to test drive on your long, hot runs this summer.
The BOA 1” Elite Split Leg Short is…epic. Lightweight fabric and a sleek design with a full split let you focus on your stride: free and fast. And the prints available on this bad boy are, um, out of this world. Sorry, we couldn’t help it. But seriously, with prints this bold, there’s really no reason to go with a boring, solid color.
Reach for your Mizuno Aero Split Shorts when you want an incredibly lightweight, breathable option. This half-split short has laser-cut perforations along the sides to enhance ventilation, and through these holes you can see the yellow liner, which gives an aggressive look on race day.
The Nike Men’s 2” Tempo Split Short is a tried and true classic that will help you find your rhythm on your run. A generous half split provides excellent range of motion and bold colors pump up the energy. Slip your key into the internal key pocket for secure storage on the run.
In the Brooks Infiniti Short III you’ll be ready to tackle any distance. This short has a half split and plenty fast, but you can still pack some things into it thanks to the internal key pocket and two back side stash pockets. Since it can hold a few gels or chews, it’s a great option for long runs.
For supreme fit and function, reach for the Asics TIL Split Short. Quick-dry mesh fabric construction provides exceptional moisture management to prevent chafing, and a half split gives you uninhibited range of motion. Gold details on this short let everyone else know that you plan to lead the pack.