Run Times Short *4-way stretch
in love with these shorts
I bought my first pair of these last week & wore them three days in a row this week, before ordering another pair tonight. Day 1, I loved wearing these on the playground when I was chasing my boys around, bending over to pick them up, & in the hot sun all morning. They were long enough, that I felt completely comfortable playing with my kids without once worrying about who I was accidently showing what. Day 2, I wore them running & loved that I wasn't rearranging them every few strides. I don't remember needing to readjust them even once on my three mile jog. I experienced no weird chafing, bunching, or rubbing anywhere. And Day 3, I thought I would wear them to hot yoga because frankly wearing yoga crops in the studio (my usual go-to) has been killing me lately but I can't see myself running my post yoga errands in tiny yoga shorts. The run times shorts stayed in place comfortably & again, I didn't worry about flashing the other yogis. It was weird doing side crow with my sweaty legs against my sweaty arm, but I would wear them to hot yoga again in a heartbeat. After writing this review I am resisting a very strong urge to buy a third pair of these shorts. I love them.
August 29, 2014
BEST SHORTS EVER
these shorts are seriously life changing. i wish i would've known about these before purchasing any of my other shorts. the length is perfect (not too short like other lulu shorts) and they are super soft! definitely buying more pairs of these.
August 24, 2014
Love the length
I love the length of these shorts. I wish they would make more fun designs like the run speed. Please make the inky floral ghost inkwell bumble berry in the run times.
August 22, 2014
The Run Times have quickly become my favorite shorts, and I have tried most of the lulu shorts released in the past 3 years. I am 5'10", 145 lbs, athletic and wear my tts size 8. I've always felt just a tad self-conscious with the speeds, feeling they are a bit too short for a mom of 3.... but Lulu nailed these shorts. I will say that I stick to the 4-way stretch. I have 3 pair already and am hoping for more colors.
August 21, 2014
Obsessed with these shorts!
I was NEVER a fan of shorts w/built in liners UNTIL I gave these a try and 7 pairs later, I'm in love!! I'm constantly looking for new prints to buy! They don't ride up, they have a snug fit without creating muffin top! I'm a slim figure but do not have a small waist, so most shorts with elastic waistbands create an unflattering appearance but not these shorts! The waistband fit so smoothly on my stomach and flatters my very muscular legs. I'm a lulu lover for life! I've used these shorts for cross training, kickboxing & running, loved how they felt in each of those exercises.
August 20, 2014
Cranberry color bleed
I love these shorts, my husband bought me a pair for my birthday and I loved them so much he bought me another pair for fun! Unfortunately the cranberry color is a beautiful color, but my had color bleed. I was able to return them, but just a head's up that there is a potential risk with this rich color.
August 20, 2014
Run Times vs. Groovy Runs: a (long) comparison
This is a review for those who, like me, loved the Groovy Run shorts. (Naturally, as soon as an item becomes beloved and gets mainly five-star reviews, Lulu discontinues it and replaces it with something else!) Here?s my take on the difference between the two. I?m a scientist, so I?m all about data, and I used a tape measure on one pair of each. I am comparing two size 12s, and all measurements are approximate, ?cause it was kind of hard to hold the tape measure in place - I could have used a third hand! Also keep in mind that even two identical Lulu items can have slightly different sizes, so YMMV. GR = Groovy Run, RT = Run Times.
Inseam. GR 4.5", RT 4".
Waist circumference. GR 38", RT 37".
Leg opening. GR 31", RT 29".
Rise (measured from crotch seam to top front). GR 14", RT 12.5".
Fabric. Both are 4-way stretch, but the GRs feel noticeably silkier to me (I?m comparing two different colors). I prefer that softer lighter feel that my GRs have.
So basically in all measurements I took, the RTs are at least a little smaller. I?m really tall, with a 35-36" inseam, so the more length the better (can?t wear Speeds, it looks like I?m out there in my underwear). The loss of the half-inch inseam in the RTs is noticeable to me. I like a very breezy feel when I run (which is why I get 12s instead of 10s, and I also cut the liners out of both of these, which didn?t affect the measurements), so the smaller leg opening is noticeable to me too. The RTs aren?t too tight in the leg for me, but the loss of the 2 inches there creates less airflow. Because I?m so tall, I also like a higher rise, so the GRs win out there too.
Overall: depending on your body proportions and your preferred feel, you might like the RTs. For me, they were a step backward, and don?t compare well to the idyllic GRs. If I?d never run in a pair of GRs, I?d probably love the RTs. As it is, I find them just okay.
Unfortunately for me it?s yet another lulu example of replacing a beloved, well-designed product with something that just isn?t quite as good. What it looks like from here is being cheap. All the shortening and making it smaller here and shorter there means less fabric and more profits. (Not too surprisingly, the GRs and RTs were/are the same price.) Lulu, we can tell.
August 14, 2014
BEST SHORTS EVER!
Seriously, these are the best shorts ever. I love them! Perfect length, the material is amazing, they are comfy for running or just wearing to my daughter's sporting events. I am 5'1, 150 and athletic, and the 8's fit my muscular legs perfect. Absolutely buying these in every color! The liner stays in place when I run too, which is a bonus!
August 12, 2014
I love the speed shorts but with long legs I have been wanting something a little longer. These shorts are perfect! They fit similar to the speed shorts with an inch longer of fabric. I am 5'5 135 lbs and fit in a size 6. The 4 way stretch is the best! (I find the 2-way to be stiff and uncomfortable) Please make in more colors of the 4 way stretch!
August 12, 2014
My 2nd favourite shorts
I am 5' 1", 90 pounds so yes, I am quite a slim person. The Speed shorts are the only shorts (apart from the booty shorts) that fit me properly so they are my go-to! However, they are a little too short for kickboxing and that's where these shorts come in.
The Run Times shorts are basically a longer version of the Speed shorts. This is perfect for me! They are flattering like the speed shorts, but are longer so that I can kickbox without flashing anyone.
August 9, 2014