Runners wearing short shorts

running2.jpgWhen I first became a runner in 1997, I chose to wear what I thought runner’s wear, and at that time, I thought runners wore short shorts, granted at first I did feel silly wearing them, but after a while, I saw the difference and felt that there was no changing.  I’ve been reading many different views and opinions on this subject and the one thing that stands out is that the majority who race prefer the short shorts.  I have 3 reasons why I prefer them especially in warmer weather and they are:  1) Free range of movement while running, 2) sweating, & 3) Less or no chafing.  There are times I do wear longer shorts when running and that is when the temps are cooler, or I’ll wear spandex.  I have seen online some short running shorts that go way shorter than I will ever allow for myself.  Some are what I would call “Legitimate” for the “Pro’s” and others I would call “inappropriate” which are way too short no matter the type of runner.  I’ve seen  opinions that people are concerned what others would think if they wore short shorts and my view on that is to be concerned with your “why” or “reason” you are wearing them.  It’s like a uniform, to be used for specific reasons.  You wouldn’t wear them to a social function or a business meeting.  Check out this video which I think says it all:

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