The Skinny on Summer Shorts
Who wears short shorts? Well, frankly, we do. Many of the ladies at the ‘House bust them out when the mercury crawls above about 80. But if you’re not a short short kind of girl, don’t fret – we have plenty of shorts with longer inseams for those who want to be a bit more modest. We’ve rounded up a few of our fave shorts to keep your gams happy all summer long.
Ideal for Sprints: Nike Women’s 2” Rival Short
Slip into your Nike Women’s 2” Rival Shorts when you’re heading to the track for your sprint workout. The incredibly soft and stretchy shell fabric moves with you, and a minimal inseam and side scallop make this short move with you as you find your stride. Slip your key or a credit card into the secure back zip pocket while you workout.
Ideal for Long Runs: Pearl Izumi Women’s Ultra Split Short
When it’s time for your long run, reach for your Pearl Izumi Ultra Split Shorts. Two anatomically placed hip pockets give you room to stash gels or bars for hours of fuel, and a secure back zip pocket provides additional storage room. A generous half split allows you to find your stride with ease, and a flat waistband sits smoothly against your hips without chafing.
Ideal for Tempo Runs: adidas Women’s Supernova Short Tight
The adidas Supernova Short Tight is short and sweet for your tempo runs. The bun-hugging fit moves with you seamlessly, and lower back mélange mesh enhances ventilation in a high sweat area. An internal envelope pocket provides a great place to stash your key when you head out the door. Reflective branding increases visibility in low-light settings to up your safety factor.
Ideal for Everyday Training: Saucony Women’s P.E. Shorts
Sometimes simple is just right, and Saucony made simple right with the Women’s P.E. Short. Lightweight fabric wicks moisture to keep you dry and comfortable as you crank up the intensity on your run, and a scalloped hem lets you move freely. Contrast color side stripes offer a pop of energy to help get you out the door for your daily workout.
Ideal for Trail Runs: Salomon Women’s EXO S-Lab Twinskin Skort
Even if you’re not typically a running skirt kind of girl, you should give the Salomon EXO S-Lab Twinskin Skort a look. This sleek piece offers a little extra coverage to help protect you from plants and weeds on the trail, and you can stow nutrition or other essentials in two back mesh pockets. Internal compression shorts offer EXO Sensifit technology for postural support to help you push through tough mileage.
Ideal for Recovery Runs: CW-X Women’s Pro Fit Short
Grab your CW-X Pro Fit Shorts when your muscles need a little extra support on an active recovery day. This short offers targeted support to your core, and is designed to reduce the impact on your lower back and hips. A gusseted crotch enhances mobility, and moisture transfer fabric quickly pulls sweat away from your skin to prevent chafing. These shorts even have UPF 40+ sun protection to help shield you from the sun’s damaging rays.
Ideal for Race Day: Asics Women’s ARD 2.5” Split Short
When it’s time to toe the starting line, make sure you’re ready in the Asics Women’s ARD 2.5” Split Short. A seamless inner brief allows you to focus on your performance instead of thinking about chafing, and full back mesh provides exceptional breathability. A quarter split gives you full range of motion to kick through the finish line, and aggressive contrast color details lend a competitive look.