How to choose running shorts?

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Given the wide variety and styles available on the market, choosing the right running shorts can turn into a difficult and overwhelming task.  For the serious active runner, knowing how to choose running shorts is important since it will help maximize performance during training and competitions. Don’t choose just any random shorts! At the Running Republic, we want you to know how to choose running shorts and have the best criteria possible when doing it. We´ll talk about the best available options that are also eco-friendly.  Keep on reading to know more!

Eco-friendly Fabric materials for running shorts

Whether you're a track, trail, or roadrunner, your running shorts need to be comfortable, lightweight, and quick-drying.  The fabrics that better suit these characteristics are synthetic fibers such as polyester and nylon polyamide, and just so you know, all of our activewear at The Running Republic is made from recycled synthetic materials that are rescued from our oceans and the environment. The fabrics are highly technical with qualities that match the virgin materials. In addition, manufacturing these materials requires fewer resources and causes a much lesser negative impact on our environment.

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Proper size and length for running shorts

Choosing the proper length is mostly dependent on your own preference and style, but in general, shorter lengths with no support are better for hot weather, road running, and short trails because they provide better freedom of movement and are lightweight. Longer shorts with or without compression may be better suited for long-distance or trail runners as they provide a bit more protection from the sun and are warmer if temperatures drop. Keep in mind that for people of average height, a three-inch (7cm) short will finish on your upper thigh, a five-inch (12cm)  short should approach the mid-thigh area, and a seven-inch (17 cm) short will finish just above the knee.

To get the size right make sure to take a look at our size charts located on all products pages of our online store.

Best running shorts

At the Running Republic, you will find the best available men´s and women´s running shorts that will definitely improve your performance while taking care of the environment as well. Simply put! our 2 in 1 is our top choice recommendation when it comes to running shorts, and here´s why. Our highly technical 2 in 1 short is a very versatile garment that is suitable for medium and long-distance runs for both trail and road running. Both inner and our shorts are elastic, providing superior comfort.  It is packed with features such as reflective accents and a back pocket for storing gels, keys, and other items.

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Now you know how to choose running shorts that will fit your style and needs as a runner. Visit us at The Running Republic and check out our collection of high-quality and stylish activewear. Join our efforts for a better and more sustainable future, and also follow our social networks on Facebook and Instagram.

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