Women’s Spring Running Shorts | Buying Guide 2017

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In the world of women’s running apparel, shorts can be polarizing. While you’re still searching for that perfect pair of running shorts, it’s a little bit like dating. The goal is to find something that fits in all the important places, flatters your unique body, and functions for whatever type of running you’re doing. There are just SO MANY OPTIONS that it’s hard to know where to start when looking for the style that suits you. Once you’ve found that favorite silhouette, however, it’s hard to imagine life without it, or running in a different pair of shorts.

So if you’ve found yourself on the hunt for running shorts for the first time, or if you’re just on the prowl for something shiny and new, we’ve compiled a few of our latest and greatest styles of spring 2017 for you to peruse.

Fitted and Fresh

Oh, the Nike Pro Short. This silhouette has become one of the most popular styles we carry, and we have a few theories as to why. The fit and feel is dialed in. Ladies who want a sleek, minimalist short find that there is just nothing better than this hit from Nike. The Nike Women’s Pro Hypercool Short takes comfort to the next level with mesh paneling and cooling Hypercool fabric, while still giving fans that sleek Nike Pro Short feel they’ve come to love.

Shop the Nike Women’s Pro Hypercool Printed Short – MSRP: $45.00

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Gel Storage Queen

If you’re looking for a short with good storage, you’re probably either a trail runner or someone who finds themselves on long runs with a need to stow nutrition. The ASICS Women’s Distance Short comes equipped with plenty of storage, including gel loops on each side, providing you with quick-draw access to nutrition on the run. This is a game changer, ladies.

Shop the ASICS Women’s Distance ShortMSRP: $48.00

Split (with) Personality

For those who seek unencumbered speed, the split is your silhouette. Your legs have the ultimate freedom in range of motion, and you are race-day ready. Oh, and a few big bonuses with the Adizero Split Short? That subtle but fashionable striped print. Oh yes, please. That, and a secret zippered pocket. Because why should you sacrifice your storage needs for sleek shorts?

Shop the adidas Women’s Adizero Split ShortMSRP: $55.00

From Short & Sweet to Long & Strong

The Roga Short Line from Oiselle basically has its own fan base. It’s the type of short you can tell was designed for women, by women. The wide waistband is comfortable and flattering, and the zippered back pocket is perfect for your key or a gel to go. And don’t even get us started on the prints and colors. Oiselle thoughtfully designed three different styles within their Roga line, too, so there really is a Roga for everyone.

Shop the Oiselle Women’s Mac Roga Short – MSRP: $46.00

Shop the Oiselle Women’s Roga Short – MSRP: $48.00

Shop the Oiselle Women’s Long Roga Short – MSRP: $52.00

Three Shorts in One

We’ve all heard of the 2-in-1 short, but how about the 3-in-1 style? Wait, what? Well, it’s basically three short styles in one. Wear the outer and inner shorts together (and fasten with a series of loops) for that 2-in-1 look. Or, wear the outer shell by itself, or the inner, fitted short. So, three for the price of one… Deal.

Shop the ASICS Women’s Lite-Show 3-in-1 – MSRP: $55.00

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Rachel runs for fitness. It’s entirely about personal health and mental/emotional wellness for her. She’s one of those weirdos that finds proofreading to be thrilling. As manager and lead editor for the Running Warehouse Blog, THIS is her baby. She also recently started a graphic design business with her husband Ryan as a side hustle.

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