Fast Not Loose
The Van Cortlandt Shorts strike the ideal balance between race-ready function and common good taste. It starts by defining the proper "short short" shape - one built for speed, but cut for dignity. Falling in the 4" inseam sweet spot and made from a lightweight and antimicrobial fabric, these shorts are a simple, modern take on the classic running short silhouette.
Lightweight Anti-Microbial Mesh Body & Liner
Slim Fitting, Mid-Rise With 4" Inseam
Internal Back Pockets For Keys Or Credit Card
82% Polyester / 18% Spandex
Do Not Bleach
Tumble Dry Low
QUALITY FROM THE INSIDE OUT
A running short is only as good as its liner. So we built these from the inside out, using the same near-weightless, anti-stink 2:09 Mesh as the rest of the short. It's stitched with three separate panels for a more considered, comfortable fit. We finished the liner with a small pocket below the back waistband for stowing keys or credit cards.
The best way to test a running garment is to put it through a hard workout — it'll surface any issues, like chafing. So we asked 3:58-miler Jack Bolas to take us through one of his favorite speed workouts for track season.
The first thing we looked for was how it responded when things heated up — there’s nothing worse than shorts that stick to your skin when you sweat. We also looked for how the shorts moved with Jack's stride — some are too tight at the leg opening and you feel it working against your thigh. And finally, we didn’t check personally, but Jack reported no chafing after the workout.