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Author Topic: shorts to fit runner legs
Erin G

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Post shorts to fit runner legs
on: March 19, 2015, 14:20
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Looking ahead to summer and need to find some new shorts. Trouble is finding casual shorts (not running shorts) that fit on my ample runner thighs. Any advice on brands or where to look would be welcomed! Thank you.

Jana

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Post Re: shorts to fit runner legs
on: March 19, 2015, 15:37
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I am interested in this too. I have all but given up shorts in favor of skorts. But I can't quite get my head around a skort with hiking shoes and I am not fond of wearing anything else (running shoes excepted) on my feet.

Ang J

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Post Re: shorts to fit runner legs
on: March 23, 2015, 21:59
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So oddly enough, I wear shorts when I run but have pretty much decided that casual shorts look awful on me (though I don't think it has anything to do with running). I live in a very hot climate and my casual go to is now the cotton jersey skirt (most hit just above or an inch or two above the knee). Places like Patagonia, Athleta, and Title Nine make/carry them in a ton of cute prints. I think they are much more flattering than shorts, and much more comfortable. Some even have pockets. I have this really cool hemp one from Patagonia that is almost nylon-like and has pockets, is fuschia and very cute. I wear them with whatever shoes I want - slides or sandals, or retired running shoes. I suppose I'm just not fashion conscious enough to care. It helps that my running shoes are low profile Brooks in bright colors.

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