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A Guide to

Women’s
Running Shorts

The design process at Tracksmith begins by identifying a product need that is unique to devoted runners. We craft each garment from the ground up based on its specific training use case: selecting the best material, silhouette and details to make that run more comfortable and more productive. 

Our shorts collection is crafted to cover the full breadth of a training cycle from easy shakeouts to race day. We broke this list out by the short’s design intention, but that does not preclude, for example, a short for “harder efforts” being worn on an easy run.

Harder Efforts

These are shorts designed with higher intensity efforts in mind, whether that’s a long run or a speed workout. Organized from shortest to longest inseam.

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Van Cortland
Shorts

  Based on a classic running silhouette, these 2.5" shorts are made from our lightweight and breathable 2:09 Mesh. Key features include an anti-microbial mesh liner, two internal pockets for fuel, keys or a credit card, and drawstring waistband.

How we like to wear them

For speed work or a 5k-10k race on the road or cross country course

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Twilight
Split Shorts

These 3” split shorts are made from an ultra-lightweight and silky mesh that’s moisture-wicking and quick-drying. Key features include an anti-microbial liner, 3 pockets for fuel and a drawstring waistband.

How we like to wear them

On our Sunday long run or for a half to full marathon distance race

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Session Speed Shorts

The Session Speed Shorts are fast, lightweight knit shorts designed to handle plenty of repeat wear. Key features include a 3” inseam, Polygiene liner, exposed elastic waistband and hidden zippered side pocket.

How we like to wear them

For up-tempo work on the roads or track

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Allston Shorts

This 5” inseam short features a soft, high waistband and supportive fit. Key features include free-cut hems with silicone dots to hold the legs in place and two pockets in the waistband: one for keys or fuel and one for a phone.

How we like to wear them

For up-tempo work on the roads or track

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Lane Five
Tights

Crafted from our Italian-made Inverno Blend that’s soft, breathable and quick-drying, this 5” tight features 5 pockets for your long run fuel. Plus, silicone grips on the legs and our signature elasticated waistband ensure these tights stay put at speed. These shorts fit true to size.

How we like to wear them

Weekend long runs or races half marathon +

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Everyday Training

These are our most versatile shorts designed to work for the majority of your daily training, whether that’s a shakeout or a tempo. Listed in order of length from shortest inseam to longest.

Van Cortlandt Grand Shorts

These 4” training shorts are made from our soft and breathable 2:09 Mesh. Key features include an anti-microbial mesh liner, drawstring waistband, two internal back pockets for keys, credit card or gels. These shorts have a relaxed fit and high rise.

How we like to wear them

For a progression run on the roads, followed by an abs session

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Session Shorts

Made from a lightweight four-way stretch knit that’s breathable and UV-protective, the Session Shorts are both comfortable and versatile. Key features include a 2.5” inseam, anti-microbial liner, hidden back pocket that can hold a phone and an internal drawcord.

How we like to wear them

A mid-week maintenance run followed by strides

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Twilight Shorts

With a 3.5” inch inseam and lightweight Polygiene liner, these training shorts feature our silky-soft Italian-made Bravio Blend pin-hole mesh, in a longer, higher coverage silhouette with a dolphin hem. Key features include a drawstring waistband and three internal pockets for fuel.

How we like to wear them

On a mid-week long run that ends with some quick errands

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Session Short Tights

We loved the cool hand-feel and high-speed stretch of our Session Shorts and adapted it to perform in a bodywear silhouette. A 5” work-horse guaranteed to never see the back of your drawer, with a side zippered pocket and back phone pocket.

How we like to wear them

Days when we go from a run to weights

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Allston Long Shorts

These 7.25” tights are made from our compressive Allston Fabric, which offers coverage and support. Key features include a high, wide waistband with a double internal pocket that fits a phone.

How we like to wear them

For an afternoon tempo run

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Race Day

These shorts look as good in motion as they do standing still. The combination of premium materials and classic tailoring make them look and feel unlike any running shorts you’ve tried before.

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Bell Lap Shorts

Our Bell Lap Shorts come in a 3” inseam and feature a soft wide waistband and the same silicone leg grips as the Lane Fives. Made from our more compressive Allston fabric, these are the perfect shorts for speed work.

How we like to wear them

Speedwork or a race on the track indoors or out

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Race Briefs

Cut from our supportive Allston fabric with three pockets for fuel, the Race Brief won't budge, even when you're making a move or kicking to the line.

How we like to wear them

On race day when there’s a PR on the line

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Still Have Questions?

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