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I have a pair of Nike running shorts which I bought for 16.99 which was actually quite reasonable for a pair of decent running shorts as most of the running shorts in the shop where I bought them were priced between 20 and 30.
I picked these ones because of the price but also because of the size. When I tried them on they were the perfect fit for what I was after. I wanted some running shorts that weren't so short as to look like hot pants but I didn't want them too long either as I didn't want them to feel constricting when I was running. These were ideal as they covered all the most important bits but they were still quite high up on my thighs.
When buying any sort of clothing for running it is important to take into consideration the material because you don't realise how important it is until you are half way through a run and dripping in sweat that you realise had you been wearing cotton it would be soaked and feeling extremely uncomfortable.
These shorts are made from ?Dri-Fit' polyester which is microfiber polyester fabric that helps to move sweat away from skin and to the top of the fabric surface where it can then evaporate. It is a fantastic material for running compared to cotton as it doesn't get drenched in sweat and really does stay drier and help keep you cool when you are working up a sweat. It is also extremely useful when getting caught in a downpour as can happen quite often thanks to our Great British weather. Even when they get soaked with rain they dry quickly and although still slightly damp they don't retain water like cotton would.
It is also fantastic material for washing and drying. You will probably want to wash these every time you have been for a run and they can go on a quick wash and then either just tumble dried or left to dry naturally. They dry really quickly so you can be assured that they will be ready for you to wear on your next run. They also don't shrink from washing and drying.
These are really comfortable to wear when running. They are not only a great fit on the legs but the elasticated waistband of the shorts keeps them sitting comfortably on the waist. They have a drawstring cord to tighten them if you need it and it makes such a difference to be able to have them tied at the beginning of a run and then not need to worry about stopping to adjust them when running.
These are great shorts for anyone thinking of taking up running as they not only look good but are extremely practical as well. They also come in a variety of different length legs too so you should find a size to suit what you are after.
As we come to the warmer months of the year it is time to dig out the Summer clothes and that includes your shorts. For my holidays earlier in the year I bought these Nike 4 inch woven shorts and they are coming for the British Summer aswell. They come in a range of colours but mine are similar to the DooYoo picture as they are black with a flash of orange. The Nike 'Swoosh' is present on the front of the left leg in white stitching and each outer leg has a stripe of orange to add a little colour to the otherwise plain black shorts. These shorts have an elasticated waistband for a comfortable fit and are available in a variety of sizes from small to XXL. The shorts are designed for running but can be worn anytime really. They fit on me perfectly well, the elasticated waist is great for simply slipped them on and off quickly when I get changed and as long as you get the right size you should have no problems with the elastication.
The shorts are made from Nike's Dri-Fit material to help draw sweat away from your body and keep you cool as you exercise. Priced at around the £10 mark they are very reasonably affordable and as they are not totally plain in design they offer something a little different to a lot of the boring and plain designs you can find for this price usually. The quality feel and fit to the shorts is typical of Nike products and having a designer brand on the product instills confidence for me.
The shorts are made from 100% polyester and as I said previously they are Nike's Dri-Fit shorts. Due to being available in a range of different colours I would say there will be something to suit everyone and for £10 they aren't limited to just runners and sporty people.They are ideal for your holidays and sitting in the British sunshine this Summer.
I bought these around October last year for a half marathon I was doing and I decided that my other shorts were a bit too short for the weather, so I decided to buy these from Up & Running in Birmingham for £15. I opted for these over others mainly due to the price as these were the cheapest they had that were what I wanted. Anything else would of cost me £20-£30.
The shorts come in a plain black colour with a dark blue stripe down each side. On the front there is a white Nike tick and on the rear it says "Dri-Fit" in small silver letters. I own the small size and they are 30cm wide and 35cm long. The inside of the shorts contain a soft lining that is grey in colour. The waistband is elasticated and contains a draw string to keep them tight when wearing them.
My first impressions when I bought them was that they seemed very long compared to what I have ran in prior to these. However once I had got them on, this worry was no more as they only go half way towards my knee, at the very most. This is what I wanted as I didn't want shorts that were too baggy. The shorts are quite a loose fit, not being skin tight, which means there is quite a bit of slack in the fabric, however they are not too baggy at all which makes them look good and comfortable to run in.
I opted for the black colour as I wanted a simple looking pair that were as cheap as possible. I think all the ones from this range are this colour, however there may be other colours available. I find that the inner liner is good as it makes the shorts a lot more comfortable to wear and it does not rub on my skin. This is exceptionally useful, especially when running 2-3 times a week and doing half marathons.
The shorts are made out Nike's "Dri-Fit" material that is meant to be quick drying when wet. I have found this claim to be true as I have run in all weathers and I find that the shorts dry quite quickly when it stops raining. This also means they dry quite quickly after washing, which is useful as it means I can wash them overnight and use them the next day if needed.
In the inside liner, there is a small pocket that has been stitched into it which measures 8cm x 6cm. I find this exceptionally useful as it fits both my house keys and my iPod in it quite easily and when the shorts are tied up, nothing has ever fallen out. Generally most running shorts will have a small pocket stitched into the shorts, however these are different to others as the pocket is on the rear which keeps its out of the way.
These have to be my favourite shorts to run in at the moment as they look good, are comfortable and are great to run it. I would highly recommend these to any keen runner as they are great value for money. They come in a range of sizes to suit all shapes and can be bought online or from any good running shop.
I am going to give these 5/5 as they are well designed, exceptional functionality, comfortable to run in and the RRP is a great price.
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