Running Shorts

Run faster and further than you have before in a pair of adidas running shorts. Explore our full range to discover breathable, sweat-wicking shorts in a variety of lengths and sizes. Wear with your favorite men's running t-shirt or women's running tank top.
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adidas Running Shorts

Go for your best time yet with the flexible comfort of adidas running shorts. Mile after mile, you’re striving to go faster and farther. On the trail, the track or around town, make sure you’re comfortable from the first stride to the home stretch. Flexible fabric moves with you during light jogs and all-out sprints. AEROREADY technology wicks sweat to keep you dry and comfortable. When temperatures rise, HEAT.RDY materials provide enhanced breathability so you stay cool and focused on your run.

Whatever you need, adidas is there to help you achieve your goals. Whether you prefer running shorts with liners or without, long inseams or short, you can find your ideal fit and coverage. Short running shorts let your legs move freely throughout your stride. Keep your legs moving mile after mile without feeling constricted. Two-in-one shorts feature compression shorts under an outer layer for added support. Browse adidas for running shorts made for quick sprints, long distances and everything in-between.

Frequently Asked Questions about adidas Running Shorts

Why are running shorts so short?

Running shorts are short so they don’t get in your way or chafe your thighs while you jog, sprint or train for your next 26.2. If you prefer more coverage, choose short tights, either alone or layered beneath running shorts. You can also pick a two-in-one style of shorts, which have the tights built in. There are also options for longer running shorts that hit around mid-thigh.

What shorts are best for running?

The shorts that are best for running don’t chafe your skin or bunch up and prevent you from moving easily. Running shorts should allow for a full range of motion. They should fit close to your body and be made of fabric that doesn’t sag or flap around. You’ll also want a comfortable waistband that stays put. Breathable, sweat-wicking fabrics help move moisture away from your skin. Some running shorts include a built-in liner to reduce chafing and increase breathability. Look for shorts that have pockets if you want to keep your phone or keys close.

What is different about running shorts?

What’s different about running shorts is length — they’re typically shorter than shorts made for basketball or training. Not all running shorts are very short, however. Short tights, also known as half tights, provide more coverage without blocking range of motion. Wear them on their own, or layer them under shorts. Running shorts may have split side hems, which is another way to make movement easy. And many have built-in liners. These can help reduce chafing, add to breathability and even replace underwear.