Run: Speed Short *Block-It Pocket
exactly what i was looking for
i wanted plain black shorts that i could workout with and still have it at a nice length and these are perfect. I'm about 5'3'' and 130lbs, i normally get a size 6 in about everything Lululemon and these were no different. they are great and i would love to by more colors. personally the price was a bit too high but my other lulu items have lasted a while so i hope these do as well.
July 26, 2015
Wider band ? cute $4 extra gimmick
These shorts look absolutely adorable on! And I?m talking about the grapefruit/heather ones (neon orange, really ? hello 1980s!). The band in these shorts is a little wider than in regular Speed shorts to offer a tiny-weeny bit wider zipper-pocket lined with a ?special? fabric protecting our belongings from sweat. For me, that pocket is $4 extra gimmick ($58 instead of $54) since my BlackBerry does not fit into it anyway. The wider band has its plus: these shorts look even more appealing than regular Speed. I find them equally comfortable ? I have a flat tummy so I actually like things that accentuate my silhouette a bit. Also, I think that these ?Speed Block-It? shorts are true to size and are very comparable with regular Speed, both 2- and 4-way stretch. I am 26? in waist and 34.5? at the widest part of my hips and I wear size 4 in these shorts. I like them so much that I bought 2 pairs; I highly recommend them.
July 20, 2015
So great! They are perfect for everything. I wear them while I run, and wear them around the house/ and to school. They are gorgeous and comfortable.
July 19, 2015
I've had these shorts for about 5 months now and will never grow tired of them! While I don't always use them for what's intended (running), I wear them to dance class, a general workout at the gym, on walks, and I enjoy wearing them out and about or to school on a comfy, casual day. I don't find the block-it pocket a necessary feature, but that could be due to the activities I use these shorts for. Something that surprised me about these shorts is the liner. Normally I'm not into them and just find them annoying, but for this shorter style, it's comfortable and necessary. I do not chafe at all and it prevents the shorts from riding up! Overall very flattering and comfortable. Totally worth the money!
July 13, 2015
These shorts are soo soo soo cute. The cut makes it so that it covers your entire behind and still looks really good. It doesn't drape over the butt like a curtain but actually slightly hugs the butt. The material is really soft, comfortable, and airy. I got the bright orange/peach one and I feel so energetic wearing them. They don't make my short legs look stumpy and they fit my pretty large behind.
I don't mind the thick waistband. I consider it to be a two-toned short. It makes the derriere look slimmer with the waist band reaching a bit lower. Also, the zipper part is really cute. It doesn't hold your cell phone, yes, but it does hold your essentials for running (keys, cards, and ID). I'm an admirer! Please release more colors!!
July 12, 2015
Only buy if you fit certain weird size criteria.
I'm increasingly sure that I was sized wrong the last time I bought something in-store. Or these run small. Or my butt is big. I don't know anymore. I bought these in a 6 (allegedly my size) without trying them on because it was at an outdoor crossfit event and there was nowhere to try them on. Either way, I wouldn't mind so much that these were a bit snug in the waist if it weren't for the fact that the panty in these digs into my inner panty line whereas a 6 in the regular Run Times shorts do not, even when I wear a 6 in those. I have pretty skinny legs and not much of a butt for a crossfit girl, so only buy these if you're stick thin, or if you size up a lot. I wish I had had a way to try these on, because I would have sized up or not bought them at all if the size up fit poorly, which I think it probably would have.
July 9, 2015
Not the same cut as regular speed shorts!
I LOVE speed shorts. The cut, the fabric, the fit...it all works for my main activities which are running and crossfit. Please be aware, though, that the "block-it" pocket version is a slightly different cut. The waistband is approximately 1/2" wider. I might appreciate this if the top of the waistband fell 1/2" higher, but the rise is the same and instead they have moved the seam between the luxtreme waistband and the swift material down 1/2" to a less comfortable position on my hips. It doesn't change the length of the shorts, they have just used less swift material and more luxtreme waistband. I attached a picture to help illustrate (same sizes, flashlight is the original and confetti is block-it). I don't hate the pocket, but I do notice a difference in the fit and I prefer the original version.
June 27, 2015
I love the length of these shorts. Very comfy and they dry quickly. I have worn them in the water.
The only thing i dislike, is the built in underwear have a very thick elastic around the butt/legs and it causes a VERY obvious panty line....more like indent! It would be nice if the underwear cut was a little more flattering and not so bulky. Because of this, i don't wear them other than around the yard or where I know there isn't many people.
June 18, 2015
I am obsessed with these shorts. I own two pairs because I could not stop wearing them.
June 17, 2015
wearing these all summer long
I normally do not write reviews, but since I ordered these sunday and they arrived today (Tuesday), I was incredibly pleased with its speedy delivery. Anyway, these shorts are a great buy! I've been eyeing these for a while and finally decided to buy and sure glad I did! These shorts are fairly short but I'm 22 so I am not bothered by it. They are very light weight and look great. We will see how these hold up over the course of the summer!
June 16, 2015