I have not run in low rise shorts, but mainly bcz i have never found them anywhere. I doubt they are too sexy and would be more concerned with the length for that than the fact that it is low-rise. almost all of my clothes are low-rise (not brittany spears low-rise, though) and when i put my running shorts on i hate the way they feel at my waist. For me, low-rise shorts would be a blessing bcz they would be more comfortable.
i doubt they would fall down since they do have elastic. Think of this way, most men wear their shorts at their hips and their shorts don't fall down. there is no reason this would be different for women. I would be more concerned about spending $34 on shorts, but i am bargain hunter.
I think the length is fine. Just be glad that she's not on a track team that wants you to wear the underwear looking type shorts. I roll my shorts up so I can have more movement when running. That's all that these will give her. I also hate the way some things just only go up at the waist. Low-rise is the most comfortable things.
But I am more concerned about the price. $34 just for a pair of shorts? At walmart you can get a pair of running shorts for $5-$7 and then roll them up, and there just as good. I think they'll be fine for shorts, but not for price.
My favorite shorts, the Nike Tempo Track short, calls itself a "lowrise" short. It is not too low though. I have had no problems with them and I loved them enough to buy 8 pairs. They are about $27, so a little less than your $34. They come in a lot of different colors too.
I am wearing one of my many pairs in my profile pic.
It might be better to see the shorts on an actual person, not just a sketch in a catalog to get an idea of fit.
Originally posted by prefontaine:
216+ dollars on shorts?!?!
I was wondering the same thing. Of course I just recently bought my first pairs of running shorts/quad compression underwear (had problems with my quads cramping late in long runs, fixed that) and I was outraged at the $14 I spent for the two pairs. And the $5 I had to spend to get a non-cotten singlet.
$19 for a new running outfit! (actually a little over 1 new outfit but I digress) Now if it included shoes and socks I wouldn't have a problem with that price...
Eh, I'm not against spending some cash on nice running stuff...especially shorts, which are the most important piece in my (male !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/wink.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/wink.gif|border=0!) opinion. But 216 bucks in one pop, that's a lot o' cash! I usually get gift certificates to sports stores for my birthday, and I'll go pick up a pair or two of running shorts. I probably have 10 pairs of nice shorts that I've accumulated over the years, and since we all know that running shorts can never be too short, they last for years.
I didn' t buy all eight pairs at once you guys! I bought them over the course of a year and a half or so. Plus I work at a run shop, so with my discount, I pay about half of the retail price.
Also, I didn't want to be one of those people who buys one pair, decides they are their favorite shorts ever and regret not buying more pairs only to find out the shorts are discontinued.
Originally posted by prefontaine:
Eh, I'm not against spending some cash on nice running stuff...especially shorts, which are the most important piece in my (male !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/wink.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/wink.gif|border=0!) opinion. But 216 bucks in one pop, that's a lot o' cash! I usually get gift certificates to sports stores for my birthday, and I'll go pick up a pair or two of running shorts. I probably have 10 pairs of nice shorts that I've accumulated over the years, and since we all know that running shorts can never be too short, they last for years. !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|border=0!
I'd argue about running shorts being to short, I start feeling self conscious in my pair of specific running shorts. Most shorts I run in are just everyday long shorts, although I bought a pair of $5.44 shorts the other day at Wal-mart being my "racing" shorts (had them since I was 10) finally wore away. Kinda funny looking though, I'm not usually decked in red Needless to say if I wear them to a race I'll definately be noticed when I pass, espically if I decide to wear a yellow shirt outta onreyness.
Thanks all, I got the shorts for my daughter and they look good. Best of all she likes them a lot too. I've been running in BOA shorts for several years and love the material. Well worth the $30.00+ bucks. Absolutely no comparison with the cheep discount store knockoffs.
Originally posted by TALKINGHEADS77:
My daughter is wanting some new low rise running shorts like these[/URL" target="_blank">. Has anyone ran in this type? Do they fall down? Or are they too sexy?
BAAAAHAHAHHAAHAAHAHAHAHA HEHEEEHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH WHMAANHEHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Seriously now. They are running shorts. Chances are unless your daugther goes to the local park to run and pick up hobos, they won't be to sexy. as to falling down, you would probably have to tie some fishin line to them... baggy shorts, mabye, but not low rise. there's a drawstring and elastic. and it helps run, reduces friction, gives more room for a longer stride... the end!
Aside from Kristy's great legs, I don't think low rise shorts are too sexy. I am happy that so far my daughter, a freshman in HS, wears some similar low rise shorts (Target-$12) but have a more stylish and less elastic look, but does not yet feel comfortable running in her jogger bra.
The Jr & Sr girls wear the low rise shorts, folded down at the top and their jogger bra's. I don't worry so much that it is to sexy, guys are hopeless anyways, I worry more that they are so intense about running they lose track of their surroundings. But I guess they could pretty much out run any pervert. Maybe I should say "No jogger bra only running until you break a six minute mile!" !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!
Originally posted by SoCalPlodder:
Nice photo, Kristy. Great legs!