6 of the best men’s running shorts for spring

Thinking about ramping up your fitness with the end of lockdown in sight? Well, it’s time to hit the pavement and get on top of your running game. Now the weather is getting a touch warmer, you can get yourself into shorts again. Check out our pick of 6 of the best men’s running shorts for spring to put your best foot forward:

Foehn Brise Shorts ($79.95)

If you climb, camp, hike, or just love a great pair of shorts when running errands, Foehn’s Brise Shorts ($79.95) are ready to exceed all your previous expectations for what a performance shorts should offer. Despite being packed with impressive technical details that make them fantastic for everything from running the woodland trails to mountain biking, they retain a clean, contemporary design and fit that looks superb both on and off duty. The Brise Short combines best-in-class materials, engineered design, and a modern aesthetic in a striking short that proves technical can perform and also look good doin’ it. ($79.95)


Rhythm Classic Linen Jam Shorts ($50)

The days are getting longer right now, and when you need a comfortable pair of shorts to get you from A to B, C, and D, look no further Rhythm’s Linen Jam Shorts ($50) is the simplest decision you’ll make all day. Crafted from a cotton and linen blend, these ace looking shorts from Rhythm are meant for all-day wear when the sun’s up for 15+ hours of spring and summer running. ($50)


Flint & Tinder French Terry Sweat Shorts ($68)

Sweats were first made for sporting pursuits – for football and baseball players in the ‘30s taking the field in see-your-own-breath type of weather. For their French Terry shorts, Flint and Tinder took the original fit, comfort, and robustness of conventional sweatpants like the ones you saw Rocky Balboa train in, and cast them in a super-soft mid-weight fabric. A sleek fit and deep dye make them perfect for any situation whether it’s chilling at home or pounding the pavement. ($68)


Proof Nomad Shorts ($64)

Designed to showcase their performance credentials in all environments, the Proof Nomad Shorts ($64) is a technical short which has been innovatively crafted from a super comfortable, breathable Japanese Toray twill that stretches with you when you’re on the move. A hidden zip pocket is tailor-made for running to keep your EDC essentials close to hand and they’re also great for travel. This is undercover performance built for the 21st century. ($64)


On Waterproof Shorts ($180)

Trail running requires high levels of performance from both you and your gear. Uncompromising terrain, unpredictable weather – your apparel and footwear have to be up for anything. The Waterproof Shorts from Swiss running brand On will definitely ensure a sudden burst of rain or misty weather doesn’t slow you down so you can focus on covering more ground on your running adventures. But waterproof doesn’t mean unbreathable. With the ability to transport moisture away from your body, you’ll stay comfortable all day long. ($180)


Faherty All Day Shorts ($98)

The Faherty twins went and created the brand they always wanted. They offer apparel crafted from high quality materials, both ethically sourced and environmentally friendly, and that are specifically made for life’s great moments and adventures aplenty. Behind the flat front and sharp tailored fit, the All Day Short from Faherty ($98) is squirrelling away technical details that make them stand out from the crowd and ready for anything, on the land or in the water. ($98)

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.