Women's ROAD RUNNER SPORTS RUN, WALK, PLAY 12" KNEE SHORT :: The Women's Road Runner Sports Run, Walk, Play 12" Knee Short is the ultimate all-around fitness short in a great knee-length design for extra coverage. Enjoy soft stretch, moisture-wicking fabric to help you perform your best. Inner key pocket. Reflective details.
These knee shorts are ideal if you want a little more than shorts but don't want to wear full tights or pants. The fabric is incredibly comfortable with a flattering stretch and fit. Not too low rise but not granny either. Wide waistband is nice. PERFECT choice for weight training or a walk/run outside in cool weather. They also cover up those little flaws for the older athlete. You know what I mean gals! Highly recommended.
Best shorts ever!
I run a lot and was recently training for a marathon after having a baby (and gaining a bunch of weight). I wanted shorts that made me look and feel skinnier, didn't allow my legs to rub together, and that were really comfortable. These are it. After trying my first pair I bought 4 more. I wear them running all the time, wear them around the house, wear them when it's hot, wear them at the gym, etc. They're so comfortable. I would recommend them to anyone.
I bought these shorts to wear for a half marathon. I did not wear them for the race because they kind of flare out at the knee, which looks a little weird to me. I have worn for training and they are really comfortable. I am getting over the flare, but wish they fit snug to the knee.
I will buy these again
These are very comfortable. The length is not the most flattering, however at 5'3" most capris are to long. This is the best compromise I have found for a running pant that provides both coverage and a comfortable fit. I will probably buy more, but would not wear these to run errands in.
Central coast CA
I previously wore the typical 3" inseam running shorts, but felt like I was constantly having to adjust them. They either bunched up in the middle or rode-up while running. These shorts eliminate these problems; the comfort of wearing running leggings without being overheated during the warm months.
THE perfect short!
I love this short! It fits great and is comfortable. The waistband sits slightly lower on the waist than traditional running shorts (and minus the tight waistband some shorts have.) The fabric loosely hugs the thigh, which provides support and warmth, without revealing every bulge.
Green River Runner
Love these shorts
Love these shorts. I like the length on these "bermudas" much better than a capri pant.
I love the shorts, just wish they were about an inch longer. I would have liked them to come a little closer to my knees, but I'm a little on the tall side.
I plan on buying more of these
These shorts are great for the gym, and are comfortable enough that I bought an extra pair for lounging around the house, and plan to get a few more. The length is nice for those who like a little more coverage.
It took a while to get them because they were backordered. Well worth the wait, though. I'll be ordering a couple more pair to wear when these are in the wash.
Best Running Shorts
These are excellent exercise shorts and they come in size XXL (please make all colors available in this size- I still have not been able to purchase XXL in the blue color).). RRS should make these shorts the same way in plus sizes too. They look good on when you are exercising; are light and super comfortable. The length is Awesome for those of us with older legs, but are great for those who wish to exercise some modesty while working out. They are not loose or baggy but they don't look like you're wearing a pair of Spanx either. I think they should come in some fun colors/patterns too. RRS would be shocked at how many of these would be purchased. Those of us size XXL and above pay a lot for clothing and I for one would try every different pattern. Thank you RRS!!!
Purchased two pair of these shorts based on positive comments from other buyers. The fabric is wonderful and the shorts are comfortable. But they fit oddly in the waist. It doesn't "taper" up from the hips, but goes almost straight up which results in "slippage" as you walk/run. I had to keep pulling them up every few feet. However, I felt that the large would have been too small (I ordered XL and usually take Size 14-16). So I ended up altering them by hand in the waist. Just a half inch on each side, from the waist down 2-3 inches. Now they fit perfectly and don't fall down! I needed them too badly to send them back, but wanted others to know how they fit.
Fit Great, perfect length
I love these "shorts". They hit right at the knee, not too long, not too short! Fit better after first wash. (A little big before hand)
For running, weight lifting, etc. Not the most feminine shorts, but for working out, they're fine.
Boynton Beach FL
Perfect shorts!! Love them!
These shorts are great for casual wear or at the gym. I will buy another pair.
Great for fall weather.
For certain body types only
These shorts probably would be comfortable and flattering on someone with a boyish or purely athletic figure, but for someone like me with a smaller waist and very large hips and thighs, the fit is awkward and the pull of the fabric creates a *very* unfortunate look around the center groin seam. In addition, I found the seams and fabric to be uncomfortable. I wish I hadn't tried them on so quickly before I threw them in the wash because I'll never wear them and now I can't return them!
I love these - use them for everything!
I absolutely love these shorts. When it became too warm to run in my compression capris, I was looking for something else. Compression shorts tended to be too short for my preference so I tried these. They are so comfy. I run, walk, and bike in them. I only have two annoyances: first, the logo that is heat applied comes off pretty quickly. Not a big deal, but a peeling logo drives me nuts LOL. The other is that I wish they came in more colors! Some turquoise or pink would be great.
I love the length, and I love that the fit isn't as close as a compression short or capri, but the waistband could really use a drawstring. I suppose I could go down a size, but then the fit would be closer to a compression short, which is not what I want. The waist is a bit too loose, but I am able to create my own drawstring as the waistband consists of a double fold of fabric and I'm a pretty competent seamstress when I have to be.
San Francisco, CA
Fantastic workout shorts
Shorts arrived and put them right on for a workout that included weights, jump rope, and a little running. They were comfortable, didn't ride up and wicked well on this 90 degree day. As a bonus they arrived so quickly after I ordered them that an order I made at another sportswear catalog a few days earlier has yet to arrive. I will be ordering more of these shorts and more items from Road Runner Sports.
comfy and practical.
These shorts are definitely fitted. I was hoping for a looser leg, but they are snug. However, they are REALLY comfy and I decided to keep them. I am not petite (I wear a size 18 jean) and was hoping that these would be loose enough to be comfy thru the summer with my fitted tops. I will need to wear a fuller top to be comfortable, but LOVE these shorts, they are quickly becoming a favorite!
I have been looking for long-ish shorts forever. They are flattering and do not ride up like regular running shorts on me. These are awesome! I wonder why more manufacturers do not make them. I am 5'7" and a size 14. The extra large are a bit too large but still wearable. I am about to order another pair in large. I am giving away all my capris...
Great running shorts
I've been looking for shorts like these for years. Like others have noted, today's short shorts are simply not my cup of tea and are only flattering to a few. These are perfect running shorts even in DC heat. They wick away the sweat and never ride up. I like that the waist band is a little loose -- stops any possible "muffin top" and is much more comfortable when running in heat. Just bought my second pair.
Perfect fit - except waist
Finally found a short that covered my legs, and wasn't a compression short. Not all women like to show everything when they workout. From all the reviews, I see that I m not the only one that feels that way. Fits well, except for waist. Needs a drawstring- Road Runner! Then, it would be almost perfect (also needs a bigger pocket- just found the tiny one in the waistband). Will buy more, if improved
I really wanted these shorts but the ones on sale were only in a size small. Although I am 5'3" and 115 lbs and usually take a small, I had ordered from Roadrunner Sports before and following their sizing chart ordered shorts in a medium, which fit. I decided to try the small and they are almost too big. So they must run large. I really like the longer length, the material is nice and they are very comfortable.
These are flattering, just the right length, great fit and fabric. You can wear them to a yoga class or the gym without worrying about being uncomfortable or exposed. Pair them with an exercise top for class, a t-shirt for a trip to the grocery store. I also use them as running shorts on cool days--they're cooler than sweats, but warmer than running shorts. Very usable!
Not for women with curves
I am curved and older, these are made for a more athletic shape. They ride too low on the hips and tended to roll at the stomach and threatened to expose too much when bending over! I had to send them back. RR doesn't offer many in this 12" length and the other option was out of stock. Bought a pair for my sister, she had the same opinion and also returned hers.
Beware of differences in colors
I already had the black ones and loved them as I wrote in a previous review, so ordered another pair in the heather gray in the same size. They felt 1-2 sizes smaller than the black. So they're going back and I'm getting another black pair, hopefully, they will fit the same as the first pair. Bottom line is that if you find the right size, you'll love these shorts.
I use these shorts year round, for both indoor and outdoor sports and running. I play Ultimate which involves sprinting, cutting, jumping, diving on the ground...you name it... and I find the length, cut and fabric are absolutely great. If they had a draw string so that the waist band could be adjusted they would be even better.
These are great. I wear them to work out, I wear them to do errands. They have held up extremely well for the past three months I have worn them, that's why I waited to write this review. No fading, no stretching, no issue. Not every runner is thin and wants to wear 4'inch shorts. These look good on everyone.
PK - unwillingly nicknamed a clydesdale
Heavy feel to the matrials
I did not like this short. I purchased it at the same time as the 12" Long on Style Short, and I so prefer the Long on Style Short. This one felt tight on me (more like tights than a short), and seemed to show every detail of my lower half! I purchased it in hopes that it WOULDN'T show every detail so I ended up returning it and getting another Long on Style Short.
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