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We’ve all been there. You buy a cute pair of running shorts to motivate yourself to run and when you finally do go on that run, you spend the entire time adjusting your cute new shorts to avoid inner-thigh chafe. Because let’s be honest, chafing is literally the worst.
Now let me tell you a little secret: It doesn’t have to be this way. There are shorts that exist that don’t ride up while you run. I know, I know, I couldn’t believe it either, but I promise these shorts will keep your precious thighs safe and stay put while you pound that pavement.
Lululemon Train Times Short
Four-way stretch combined with a high waistband that doesn’t dig in or slide down is what makes these shorts the perfect training partner. Add in a longer, 6-inch inseam and you’ve got yourself a pair of shots that will stay put no matter how many miles you clock in them.
Reebok Bootie Short
These running shorts are made to break records. Though the inseam is on the shorter side at 3.5 inches, the close-cut design keeps these shorts in place as you sprint to the finish line.
Run Lux Short
Lightweight, quick-drying, and chafe-free — that’s exactly what these shorts bring to the track. With a 6-inch inseam that offers a little more coverage, you can be sure these comfortable shorts aren’t going to ride up your inner thigh.
Reebok 2-in-1 Running Shorts
These 2-in-1 shorts were designed with a runner in mind. With a 4-inch compression short for the inner layer and a 2-inch lightweight, breathable running short for the outer layer, you’ll have two layers of protection from chafing.
Athleta Be Free Short
Just like the name states, you can be free of worry in the shorts. Because of the 7-inch inseam and a wide, comfortable waistband, these shorts are the answer to your training prayers.
Clocking in at 8-inches, the inseam on these shorts will keep your inner thighs safe. Plus with Nike’s special sweat-wicking fabric, they will stay dry and in place.
New Balance Impact 4-Inch 2-in-1 Short
Go for miles in these 4-inch combo shorts. Featuring a boy short underneath and a lightweight, athletic-fit short on the outside, you’ll be able to run fast in these shorts without having to worry about adjusting them mid-run.
Athleta Laser Run 2-in-1 Short 4-inch
Made with the insanely light fabric, this short features two layers: a 4-inch inside layer with smart-grippers to keep it from shifting or chafing and an outer layer that allows for superior airflow. Talk about a win-win for your thighs.
With a 5-inch inseam, Nike Flex fabric that moves with your every move, built-in briefs, and a wide knit waistband, these shorts are perfect for longer distances because they provide more coverage than a traditional track short.
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