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Run: Speed Short *4-way Stretch

A lightweight, sweat-wicking, four-way stretch fabric that feels cool and comfortable, keeping us moving in our hottest workouts
Woven for strength and no-bulk performance, this four-way stretch fabric moves with us and stays out of our way

why we made this

We made these shorts to keep us feeling comfortable and cool from training days to race day. A continuous drawcord is easy to cinch mid-stride so we can streak past our personal records. Get up and get it!

fabric + features

  • four-way stretch Swift Ultra fabric is lightweight and sweat-wicking
  • continuous drawcord is easy to cinch
  • secure your keys and cards in the back zipper pocket, and pack your gels in the two waistband pouches
  • wide Light Luxtreme® fabric waistband has added LYCRA® fibre for shape retention and lies flat under your top
  • imported

fit + function

  • designed for: run
  • fabric(s):
    Swift Ultra
    Light Luxtreme®
  • rise: low
  • inseam: 21/2"
  • liner: yes
  • leg opening: 263/8"
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$54.00 - $58.00 USD
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Great shorts -- but be wary of the sizing! I've been wearing speed shorts for years and I love them! I have several pairs from last season that are my go-tos and are always at the top of my dresser drawers. This season, I purchased two pairs of 4-way stretch: one in prism petal multi and one in pebble print. I bought the same size as every other pair that I own (4), but these seem SO much tighter and SO much shorter! I almost always hand wash my speed shorts, so I know the older ones aren't damaged and over-stretched. Why the sudden sizing change in my beloved shorts? March 30, 2015
2 seasons later still my go-to shorts! I rock climb in these, work out in these, I hike in these, I run errands in these. My most comfortable, breathable shorts. My only issue is to get the size that fits me from the front makes me look like I have a horrible panty line in the back because the built-in underwear is so tight (and I don't even have that big of a back side). Even a size up still fits well though, waiting till more solid bright colors come out to add a new pair to my collections March 30, 2015
FIRST TIME BUYER, NOT PLEASED I ordered these in the Dark Cherry color in a size 6 by using the size chart measurements. I got them in the mail and the inner liner was squeezing my butt so much that you could see the indent from the outside of the shorts. They also were too tight around my waist, and folded in the front. I measured for a small and always wear small in almost every short. So I drove to my nearest Lululemon store and tried on 8's in a bunch of different colors, all fit differently even though they were all 4 way stretch. I decided to go with an 8 because it seemed to fit just right, but if it stretched at all, it would be too big. I asked the girl if they would stretch at all and she said no, well they did. I wore them for a workout and by the end of it, they were hanging off me and weren't very flattering. I had to tie a knot on the inside of them so they wouldn't fall down. Im really disappointed, because now I'm wondering if I should have kept the 6's and hoped that they stretched out? $54 is a lot of money for shorts and now I am stuck with them. Not sure what to do now. 6's are too small, and 8's are too large! :-( I want to try the 6's but I don't want to be disappointed and throw money away with those too. March 26, 2015
the only running short I will ever wear! I have been running in speed shorts since 2010. True that some of them fit differently (2 way versus 4 way stretch), but I have always consistently been a size 6 across the board. I am 5'7" 130lbs. I LOVE the 4 way stretch material? seriously feels like I'm not wearing anything! So light and perfectly cut. I usually buy 2 new pairs each year, and this year I got a black pair, and the tiger water multi stripe. The tiger stripe are probably my favorite print EVER! So cute! Lulu don't change a thing on these amazing shorts. There is a reason why you can spot at least 30-40% of female runners in these shorts at just about any marathon. Classic running staple. March 25, 2015
1 of these is not like the other So... I have purchased 3 new pairs of speeds in the last month. I am loving most of the new prints and colors. I first ordered the jungle print in a 6, which is what I usually buy.. They arrived and to my surprise, they were so weird. The material felt the same, but the fit of these is horrible. Loose all over and long and baggy in the back. (And it's usually hard for something to be baggy on my squat butt) So sad, because I love this print, and I can't return them because I've already worn them. So, I buy the crushed black cherry star print a week later, but in a store. Didn't try them on because they looked normal. Get them home and boom-- Fit just like the old speeds! Just last week I ordered the blue tropics and they are the classic fit of speeds. Please tell me Lulu what I can do with a totally weird pair of speeds that aren't even the same as the others? Please make sure a product is consistent before you sell it. March 25, 2015
Same complaint as everyone else I really, really like these shorts....IF they fit. I've been disappointed in my last couple orders because one pair is much too long (Boom Juice) and the next pair is WAYY too snug (Menthol), both being the same size (6.) Please listen to your reviewers and figure it out Lulu. It's a joke to pay what we do for a pair of shorts only for them to be inconsistent sizing. I hesitate to order now because I don't want to deal with the hassle of sizing issues. March 24, 2015
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