Best Men’s Running Shorts for a Speedier 5Kfanyuying
When gyms closed earlier this year, running shot to the top of the nation’s exercise agenda. Even those historically resistant to pounding pavement were slipping on a pair of trainers, socks, jersey and running shorts for their state-sanctioned hour-long constitutional. What the majority came to find is that they quite liked it; that it was up there in the day’s highlights reel; that beneath the lockdown gaming and binge-watching, an inner Mo Farah lay dormant.
And so, the updated running kit became a priority – particularly what you’re wearing on the muscles taking the brunt of the work – the running shorts. A good pair will elevate your performance and have you looking good in the process.
What’s the best material for a pair of men’s running shorts?
“Innovations behind the technology of fabrics and apparel are constantly evolving,” says Knight. “A good pair of running shorts should always be lightweight and made from a material that draws sweat away from the body.” For most brands, that’ll tend to manifest in an entirely polyester or polyester-elastane blend.