What shorts do people wear?

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07/09/2005 at 12:35
Just wondering what shorts people favour, lycra, baggy etc.

I am looking to get some new shorts, not sure I would suit 'proper' running shorts as they seem very short!
07/09/2005 at 12:52
Hi Moggo
I wear baggies for my training runs to avoid the ridicule from my nearest and dearest, but 'proper' running shorts for races.
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07/09/2005 at 13:03
Hi moggo
I wear general shorts and lycra ones but given im so small they always come way down.

Forget what you look like go for what feels the best and proper shorts are the way to go.
07/09/2005 at 13:19
lycra all the way - stops us big lads chafing
07/09/2005 at 13:57
Yep, I don't care how I look, lycra keeps it all together ;)
07/09/2005 at 14:02
can't say I could ever wear lycra, I always cringe in embarrasment when I see other men wearing them, never mind how embarrassed I'd be myself!

I wear the adidas response baggy running shorts, not too baggy and not too short..
07/09/2005 at 14:03
Lycra - mid thigh length most of the time, ankle length when it's cold.
07/09/2005 at 14:05
A couple of pairs of Nike baggies - never had any problems with those. Still, yesterday I got myself a pair of proper running type shorts so I could at least look like a real runner on occasions :)
08/09/2005 at 10:26
Technical baggies for the routine plods
and proper shorts for races (you have to look like you know what you're doing!)
08/09/2005 at 10:46
It has to be lycra. Far more modest than some of the skimpy shorts I've seen blokes wearing.
08/09/2005 at 11:15
I wear short shorts...
who wears short shorts?..
I wear short shorts!..
08/09/2005 at 11:18
I have short shorts not my favs but good if very hot and running hard

and I had 2 pairs which look more like footy shorts longer and more comfortable

Winter I wear lycra tights
08/09/2005 at 11:59
Nike baggies for me too. Not too short, lined with a little pocket at the back.

My legs are far too pale for short shorts.
08/09/2005 at 12:19
I go naked on my treadmill......... only joking. Don't want to subject you to a picture like that in your mind
08/09/2005 at 12:22
short-ish shorts! i.e. the ones that are about an inch longer than racing shorts and don't have the side-split thing going on.

I do have a pair of the really short racing ones but rarely wear them as always a bit concerned that I might be showing more than intended!

Couple of them are Nikes, one pair of Adidas Response and also some Hind shorts.

No lycra for me except for grey leggings in the winter. Even they look a bit ridiculous on skinny legs - black is out the question!
08/09/2005 at 12:24

If you wore short shorts your legs wouldn't be pale!
08/09/2005 at 12:32
lycra, as buddha says for us big boys! anything else i've tried, rubs at the top of the legs.
08/09/2005 at 14:21
Lycra, lycra, lycra.
Back in the pre-lycra days (this tells you I'm at least old enough to not care if people laugh at my lycra shorts!!) there was no adequate preventative measure for thigh-chafing on a long run.

I bought a pair of lycra cycling shorts and they were so good (for cycling - I don't run with a padded backside!) that I immediately bought a couple of pairs of lycra running shorts and have never suffered theh dreaded chafing since.
08/09/2005 at 22:07
A bit longer than very short, although my teenage daughter hates it. She hates vests as well and hates lycra even more.
09/09/2005 at 16:57
I like my Race Ready shorts...a bit baggy, with lots of pockets.
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