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7 Best Women's Running Shorts for 2016

By Vanessa Quintero

2/25/15 12:06 PM

Can’t wait for spring? Neither can we. After listening to our customers, friends, followers, and running experts, we found the best women’s running shorts on the market. They’re all light, functional, and not too hard on the eyes. If you’re looking to spruce up your spring running wardrobe, these stylish running shorts will do the trick.

Lululemon’s Speed Short, $54.00


If these stylish running shorts could talk, they would say that they pride themselves on being comfortable, sweat-wicking, eye-catching, and lightweight. The funky Speed Shorts come in 22 different colors and patterns (one of them being reflective, ooooh!). With all these options, it’s impossible to not find the print that suits you. The inseam is 2.5.”


Oiselle’s Distance Running Short, $44.00


These shorts are available in five classic colors. They’re lightweight, simple, and will help you go the distance. They have three pockets: one in the front, one in the back, and one internal zip. Not only do we love these shorts, we love their brand and what they stand for. The inseam is 3.25.”


Nike’s Rival Woven Short, $60.00


This 4” short comes in three different practical colors to stunt in on any race day. It’s made with dri-fit material and has built-in briefs for some extra support and comfort. They also have interior pockets and a back zip pocket. If the plain colors are a little too boring for your taste, they have the same shorts in some pretty fun patterns, too.


The North Face Eat My Dust Short, $45.00



These comfortable running shorts come in 5 different colors that’ll have the competition staring as they eat your durst. They have a wide, mesh waistband which prevents the shorts from riding up during your runs. The inseam on these is 3.5”, with side ventilation allowing for more breathability for those legs of yours.


Brooks PureProject Short, $75.00


One of the most stylish and sleek lines currently out there is the Brooks PureProject. These sophisticated shorts come in all black as well as the pictured pattern. They’re four-way stretch, have a mesh inner lining, and a 3.5” inseam. These functional, stylish running shorts are a must-have for the fashion savvy runner. The only downside is the steep price tag. 

Saucony’s Impulse Short, $48


These Impulse shorts are the perfect combination of classic and contemporary. The 4” inseams are the best length for both coverage and performance. They come in 8 colors, ranging from conservative and serious to colorful and loud. With three pockets and a continuous drawstring that won’t get lost in your loads of laundry, these shorts are a prime choice.


Women's Haiti Perfect Running Shorts, $42.00


We couldn't resist listing our personal favorite shorts. These colorful shorts have a 2.75" inseam and a back pocket for cards, keys, etc. The best part? Each purchase of these shorts goes toward fighting the global water crisis by donating clean water to a family in Haiti. If you're looking for awesome running shorts and also want to contribute to an important cause, these are the ones.


Topics: running apparel, summer running,


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