Run: Speed Short *4-way Stretch
Great shorts for running!
I love these shorts! When I wear them they pretty much feel like I am wearing nothing because they are so comfortable. I also love the cut of these because they make working out so easy. I find these to be great for any type of workout because your legs have so much room to move and you are not constricted by the fabric. I cannot wait to buy more!
March 21, 2015
These are THE best running shorts EVER
I have been running in the Speed shorts for almost 4 years now, and once I tried them there were no other running shorts for me. I always order them online, since there´s no Lulu store in my country, or buy them when I go to the US. They fit perfectly, great quality and I have never had a bad experience with them during all this time.
March 21, 2015
Bad Quality and Even Worse Customer Service!
My speed shorts came to me with a pull in the fabric, right on the center of the right butt cheek. It looked like the kind of pull you get in pantyhose after a wild night out. It was trashy looking and clearly going to turn into a gaping hole once worn and washed. Unfortunately, I didn't see the pull immediately when I opened my package. I put the shorts in my drawer (with tags still attached) and was planning on taking them to have the brief liner removed (as I always do before wearing). I took the shorts out of my closet about two weeks later because I was going to take them to have the alterations done and noticed the damaged fabric (literally a few days after the return cutoff).
Now, the story gets worse. I took the shorts to my local Lululemon store in order to get a return or exchange for store credit. The sales rep wouldn't accept that I didn't want the shorts, and pressured me into taking an exchange for a new pair. This was NOT what I wanted. After seeing how the fabric of the speed shorts holds up, I don't want them. I would rather spend my $50+ on something else.
So, a few days later, I reached out to an educator via online chat and explained the situation to her. She told me to take the shorts into the store, but said that she can't predict if they will be able to help me, as now I have an undamaged pair of shorts, and not the (damaged) pair that had originally come to me.
This is really, really terrible customer service, Lulu. Heading into the store today to see what can be done, but I'm not optimistic.
March 19, 2015
Focus on Fit Please
Speeds have changed immensely over the years. They are getting small in the liner due to cheaper material, and the fit is super inconsistent making them a tough sell. I realize Lululemon has outsourced to many different countries. Maybe I'm reaching here, but some shorts are better than others and I think it is related to the country of manufacture. Let the teams that make the great shorts keep doing what they are good at. If it's not broken lulu, please don't try to fix it! You have many lovely prints but please keep it real with fit! Try to keep some basic go to colours (like white) and bring back what sells out fast!
March 18, 2015
I absolutely love these shorts! I own way more pairs of these than I care to admit (I'm deep into double digits now lol). They are short, stylish, comfortable, and don't show my sweat! I've had a couple pairs of Nike running shorts that have shown my sweat and I don't have that problem with these! They allow much more movement than the 2-way stretch. I do agree with some previous reviewers that I've noticed a sizing change. I have always gotten these in a size 2, but when I tried on pair in a particular pattern in the store the other month, a size 4 fit me and the size 2 were too small. I just thought that was odd. But lulu, please please please add some of these shorts in hot pink!!!!!!!!!!!
March 17, 2015
shorts shrinking or i am gaining???
Let me start off by saying I love the speed shorts, I own many pairs. I usually buy a size 6 (always going up a size because of the fit) but after doing my boot camp I realized my size 6 were getting big, like hanging on me (yeah!!!) I went online and treated myself to the lovely blue tropics speed short in a size 4. When arriving I tried them on and immediately noticed that they seemed to fit like a size 2...a little snug, but figured I could make it work...OMG, my front and back parts stuck out all through class , now I am 5'1 so usually the shorts are a bit longer then on most people but these were awful. I am so disappointed!!!!! I posted a picture, to show how much they are almost to my crotch (not comfortable)and way shorter and tighter then a size 4 should be...
March 17, 2015
Let me start by saying that I own WAY too many pairs of speed shorts, and adore every one. But lately my beloved speeds are letting me down!! For the third time I've ordered my usual size 6, only to have it arrive and be WAY too tight. Hugging my butt cheeks and wrinkling across the front. And NO, this is not a situation of weight gain--my other shorts all still fit just fine. Today I opened up the GORGEOUS Blue Tropics shorts, and fell in LOVE, only to find that they do NOT fit. My husband took one look at them and said, "That can't be the size you normally wear--those don't fit like your other shots." Oh but it is! And I've even gone to the store and tried on the 8, and they're HUGE, not wearable. Please, Please, Please, Lulu, can't you be more consistent than this? I want my old speed shorts, and I want to be able to order and know that they'll fit! I'm 2 hours from a store, so I can't just run in and try on. I can't believe I have to return this amazing pair of shorts, and worse, that my go-to shorts might have to be given up.
March 14, 2015
Great shorts, just try them on in-store first
My other two bottoms from lulu are a size 6, but I needed a size 8 in these shorts. They rise a little lower than the other two items I have, both of which still fit me just as well as the day I bought them. I am 5'4, about 125. My body type is an athletic hybrid, musclular shoulders and back, athletic arms and legs, but my hips do offer some curve and have a say in what size I by depending on the rise. These are great shorts though! They look and feel awesome. If you often go between two different sizes though go ahead and try them on in-store if you can!
March 13, 2015
I love the Run Speed Shorts!
As a marathoner I am very picky about my shorts. I used to run in the Nike Tempo shorts and once I found these I will never go back to those- These shorts are the perfect length and so comfortable! It feels like I am wearing no pants. The best part about them is that I never have to worry about rolling/adjusting them, they stay in the same place the whole time. Also love that I rarely get any chaffing (experienced some in my last 26.2, which is tough to avoid, I recommend wearing underwear under them if you're running a full marathon in them) .
For reference I am 5' 8" 135-140 and wear a size 6.
Overall AMAZING! Great job, Lulu!
March 13, 2015
How have I been running in anything else?
These shorts are amazing. The material is so comfortable and the stretch really allows great movement. Plus the fact that there is three different pockets, love that.
March 12, 2015