Short shorts, long shorts, or mid-length shorts, no matter what length you like read this “Short” story to find your next pair of shorts!
Things are starting to heat up which means it’s time to bare your legs and bust out your shorts because it is officially short season. Shorts come in all lengths so which is the right pair for you? We promise to keep it short and simple. Read on to find your newest pair of shorts for summer.
Short Shorts… Shorts that are 2” – 3” in length
Dare to show a little extra leg? Our favorite men’s short shorts this season are the Nike 2” Split Short in chlorine blue and the Brooks Sherpa 3” Split short. These are perfect for racing or rocking on a hot summer speed workout day. Both provide a split side opening to allow for movement. For the ladies we love the new Nike Pro 3” Tie Dye Shorts. These are perfect to pair alongside your favorite crop or sports bra so that you can show off the tie dye waistband. Another pair we love is the New Balance Impact 3” Shorts. These lightweight shorts are sure to be a summertime wardrobe essential.
Midsummer Day… Shorts that are up to 5” in length
Can’t pick a side? Short vs. Long? We hear you, how about something right in the middle? These mid-length shorts are perfect for wearing on your next workout but also great for your daily activities. For men we love the Brooks Sherpa 5” 2-in 1 short. You heard us right, 2-in-1… shorts plus a liner. A second pair that is truly a must-have is the New Balance Accelerate 5” Shorts. These shorts will keep you dry while you sweat and are perfect on the run, and post-workout . For women we recommend the Brooks Chaser 5” 2-in-1 shorts. We can’t get enough of the fun and spunky color combo and these shorts come with a built in short-tight liner for an added layer of protection.
Long Story Short… Shorts that are up to 7” in length
Prefer a little less skin showing and seek additional coverage? Try a pair of longer shorts! For men we are big fans of the Brooks Sherpa 7” 2-in-1 shorts and the SAXX Kinetic 2-in-1 7” shorts. Both provide the length you are looking for and include a liner. We also love the Vouri short collection for Men. These are the perfect summertime shorts with cool colors and designs. You can wear these anywhere including the pool or beach! Think swim trunks, running shorts, and backyard bbq shorts all in one! Women seeking a longer short may want to try the latest fashion trend, biker shorts. Biker shorts are longer in length but with a tight fit. One of our favorite new biker shorts is the Nike One 7” Short Print. These shorts are perfect for a workout or wearing out and about. We love pairing the funky zebra print shorts with a basic black or white shirt, tank, or bra. For a summertime feel, try pairing it with a pop of color on top.
No matter the length of shorts, one thing we can all agree on is summer heat is here to stay. The best way to embrace the heat is in a pair of shorts! Stock up on all your favorite short styles at Potomac River Running.