Practical running shorts
Form-fitting running shorts from Craft, Pearl Izumi and Salomon ensure optimal performance, and they provide support. No matter where you’re running, whether you’re a beginner, advanced, you’re running a marathon, doing a triathlon or trail running, you need to have good running trousers! Wearing running shoes, a running shirt and running shorts is guaranteed to help your performance.
Running shorts should offer optimal ventilation and be super breathable. In contrast to MTB shorts or walking shorts, running shorts are a lot more lightweight.
Running tights or running shorts - how tight should the trousers be?
First and foremost, running trousers should have a perfect fit, sit nicely on your body and they should neither be too tight nor too wide. Trousers that create pressure and chafing points will make walking and running unbearable after just a short time. Plus, they should have elastic fabrics that follow your every movement.
Some trail running shorts and running skirts are equipped with comfortable mesh inserts and provide maximum ventilation on hot days. Running tights, on the other hand, fit like a second skin and offer maximum freedom of movement. Both models are very popular amongst runners, so you’ll need to choose them based on your personal preference. Many runners don’t make an exclusive choice, but rather adapt their running wear to the weather and the course they plan to run.
Running shorts with useful features
Unlike outdoor shorts, running shorts usually have no or only very few small pockets. Depending on your preferred running wear, pockets are not necessarily essential. Generally, running jackets or running vests offer enough space for your keys, energy gels and a music player. Trousers will often have an easily-accessible central pocket at the back near the waistband that won’t get in your way whilst running.
In addition, reflective elements on your running shorts, running shirts and running shoes dramatically increases safety. Without them, you may be easily overlooked in traffic, especially in the dark winter months. So, reflectors are a must!