Top 5 Running Shorts for Women 2018

Melanie Mitchell | April 25, 2018


TOP 5 BEST RUNNING SHORTS FOR WOMEN 2018

Temperatures are rising and, in the land of women’s running styles, it’s time to crack out the running shorts. Much has changed since running shorts for women were, in reality, a man’s version in a different color.

Thankfully, women’s running shorts have come a long way, and we’re all happier for it. A running trend that’s surely here to stay is the wide yoga waistband on most styles from compression shorts to lightweight women’s running shorts. And we approve! Nothing speaks more to comfort than a wide, supportive waistband that compresses, but does not dig.

Below are our five choices for best sports shorts for women this 2018 spring/summer season leading the way in design, function and fit.

WOMEN'S NIKE ECLIPSE 5" RUNNING SHORTS

 

Women's Nike Eclipse 5 Inch Running Shorts



Flexible comfort for distance. These run-specific shorts are equiped with a side split to mix optimal coverage with optimal mobility when running. And finally, pockets are becoming standard in women's shorts with a zippered back pocket with a vapor barrier to keep essentials close and hand and dry!

Best For: Running in warm conditions. With a versatile 5” length and an all-day stretch and comfort, they're perfect for long, free runs when the temperature rises.

 



NIKE WOMEN'S PRO COOL 3" RUNNING SHORTS

 

Nike Women's Pro Cool 3 Inch Running Shorts



A perfect base layer for under running shorts or skirts to keep your cool thanks to the moisture-wicking fabric. Super comfortable with a wide flast waistband for a no-fuss comfort, supportive fit.

Best For: Early spring runs when you need support and a base layer.

 



NIKE WOMENS 3" RIVAL RUNNING SHORTS

 

Nike Women's 3 inch Rival Running Short



Can we say flexible? Nike listened and have enhanced the stretch of the Rival short. The polyester fabric now moves with you more than ever making this a great alternative when you don't want a 'bootie' short but do want a body skimming shorter option for your summer running days.

Best For: Running in the heat when you need a short that moves optimally with just enough coverage.

 



NEW BALANCE WOMENS IMPACT SHORT 5"

 

New Balance Women's Impact 5 Inch Running Short



The New Balance Women's Impact 5" Running Short has a new modern update and improved fit for 2018. It's more streamlined (because no woman wants or needs a baggy short!) with a wide yoga waistband - a true and tested postiive addition to any woman's running short in our opinion! Features two hidden pockets in the waistband and one in the back, so you can run long with both your fuel and your keys.

Best For: Long running days when you need nothing to get in the way of your run.

 



SAUCONY WOMEN'S RUN LUX 6" RUNNING SHORTS

 

Saucony Women's Run Lux 6 Inch Short



Chafe no more with the 6 inch Saucony Run Lux Short. Super lightweight for summer running with specific flat, chafe-free seams. When 3 inches are too short (and we've all been there!), the Saucony Run Lux is the way to go!

Best For: Not being weighed down on a hot run (with no chafing desired!) With that in mind, we say training days to race days!

 

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