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  • comet034 Rookie 231 posts since
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    15. Dec 26, 2007 5:21 AM (in response to Harper028)
    Re: Running shorts... immodest?

    Re: Running shorts... immodest?Originally posted by wing zero:
    Is it just because I am young and my streamline runner's body threatens other males?

    You're probably right about that. I've never had anyone who appears to be in good physical shape yell anything at me. Consider the source.



    Does this happen to you older guys? I would like for it to end one day!

    Not too often anymore, but I run pretty early in the AM when those guys are either still at work or are still passed out from the night before.



    Hang in there. You'll live a lot longer than they will and you actually have a self esteem, unlike them.




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  • urbansix Rookie 17 posts since
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    16. Aug 6, 2007 4:10 PM (in response to Harper028)
    Re: Running shorts... immodest?

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    Originally posted by 4boysmom:

    My shorts do pass the 'fingertip test'. But, I've posted my marathon photo and they commented on my 'Daisy Duke' shorts.


     


    Sorry but I have to ask:  What exactly is the 'fingertip test' ...and how do you pass it?     I have to hope it's not what I'm imagining, but can't think of anything else

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  • JonFrum Rookie 23 posts since
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    17. Aug 6, 2007 5:33 PM (in response to Harper028)
    Re: Running shorts... immodest?

    Since you posted this, those girls have probably told 30 people that you are a pervert freak. If you think that's a good thing, then keep wearing the shorts.

  • aharmer Rookie 452 posts since
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    18. Aug 6, 2007 5:36 PM (in response to Harper028)
    Re: Running shorts... immodest?

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    Originally posted by wing zero:

    I wish it where more acceptable to wear skimpy running shorts. Maybe not at social events but during running itself.!!!
    Maybe it is just me (26y Male) but 1 out of every 5 runs that I do around town, someone driving by yells out, "fag" or "queer" ect... And here I was thinking that I looked cool in my running shorts and singlet.
    What is up with this? Why do ppl think runners are gay? All soccer, football, basketball players run.
    Is it just because I am young and my streamline runner's body threatens other males?
    Does this happen to you older guys? I would like for it to end one day!


     



    My apologies in advance...but I haven't laughed so hard in a long time! I've never been called fag during a run but I can't imagine it's great for the ego. I also don't wear short shorts and wouldn't be caught dead in them even if they were more comfortable. A normal (socially acceptable) length of Asics or Brooks shorts are perfectly comfortable as far as I'm concerned.

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  • ConfettiGirl Rookie 131 posts since
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    19. Aug 6, 2007 5:46 PM (in response to Harper028)
    Re: Running shorts... immodest?

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    Originally posted by urbansix:

    Sorry but I have to ask:  What exactly is the 'fingertip test' ...and how do you pass it?      I have to hope it's not what I'm imagining, but can't think of anything else




    And now I'm dying to know what you're imagining! !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|border=0!

    I think she means that when she stands with her arms at her sides, her shorts go past the point where the tips of her fingers touch her thighs.

    As for the question at hand, I agree with those who say that they're called RaceReady for a reason.  I'd recommend looking into some BarbecueReady shorts for Sunday outings with the family.     (That said, I don't quite understand why about your running gear made them "uncomfortable."  If I was a little kid, I'd probably find my uncle's short shorts funny.  If I was a teenager, I'd probably find them embarrassing.  And after about age 17, I'd just think they weren't really appropriate for a family gathering.  Different strokes, I guess!) 

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  • rochey Rookie 186 posts since
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    20. Aug 6, 2007 5:46 PM (in response to Harper028)
    Re: Running shorts... immodest?

    In my running group we call those skimpy shorts "nutters".  Any guy who shows up wearing them takes his lumps accordingly. 

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  • Bugs34 Amateur 598 posts since
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    21. Aug 6, 2007 5:52 PM (in response to Harper028)
    Re: Running shorts... immodest?

    As long as everything that is suppose to be covered is covered, and they are not the speedo types, I don't see anything wrong with it. I think fatty thighs should be covered, but if you've got good legs go for it.

  • bigapplepie Legend 2,454 posts since
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    22. Aug 6, 2007 6:00 PM (in response to Harper028)
    Re: Running shorts... immodest?

    Are we talking about the 1" inseams with the split sides here?



    They are suitable for elite athletes, races and dirty old men only. They are definitely not suitable for social occasions.

    I have one pair which I will only ever wear around the house, in the dark, for fear of seeing myself in the mirror.

  • Bugs34 Amateur 598 posts since
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    23. Aug 6, 2007 6:01 PM (in response to Harper028)
    Re: Running shorts... immodest?

    So are running shorts to short for the gym when your just lifting weights? I figured they have the panty liner, so I'd be OK.

  • bigapplepie Legend 2,454 posts since
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    24. Aug 6, 2007 6:10 PM (in response to Harper028)
    Re: Running shorts... immodest?

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    Originally posted by Bugs34:

    So are running shorts to short for the gym when your just lifting weights? I figured they have the panty liner, so I'd be OK.


     


    If you post that question in a weight-lifting forum you'll get some interesting answers, none of them particularly positive.

  • COcarrie Rookie 396 posts since
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    25. Aug 6, 2007 6:21 PM (in response to Harper028)
    Re: Running shorts... immodest?

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    Originally posted by rochey:

    In my running group we call those skimpy shorts "nutters".  Any guy who shows up wearing them takes his lumps accordingly. 




    OK... THAT was the funniest thing I've read all day!

  • 4boysmom Rookie 1,018 posts since
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    26. Aug 6, 2007 6:25 PM (in response to Harper028)
    Re: Running shorts... immodest?

    Yes, 'fingertip test' is arms at your side, shorts can be no shorter than your fingertips.  Just what did you think I meant?!

  • rochey Rookie 186 posts since
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    27. Aug 6, 2007 7:42 PM (in response to Harper028)
    Re: Running shorts... immodest?

    I wear the longer Nike running shorts in the gym, but they don't have the split.  Otherwise, no.  Especially for a man.  

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  • SockPuppeteer Rookie 12 posts since
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    28. Aug 6, 2007 9:30 PM (in response to Harper028)
    Re: Running shorts... immodest?

    I wouldn't care if anyone, regardless of age or weight, ran down the street clad only in well-fitted running shoes, socks, sunblock, and their birthday suit, and neither would most people in some communities where I have lived.  In fact, onlookers would be inclined to shout encouragement.  In other places, the cultural norm is to freak out over someone wearing a pair of running shorts.  You aren't going to get a useful answer to your question from people on a forum from a lot of different communities with a lot of different community standards.  What's "normal" where your nieces live?

  • warriorgeek10 Amateur 25 posts since
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    29. Aug 6, 2007 11:33 PM (in response to Harper028)
    Re: Running shorts... immodest?

    I would say no to wearing them during a family gathering...at least the ones I'm imaging that my teammates wear. On my team (highschool), a few of the more elite runners wear them, but to me, you need to faster before you consider them.

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