Rated 3 out of 5 by fadedshorts123 Faded shorts
initially I loved these shorts! Just the right fit and length for running! I still love the fit and style however they have faded an incredible amount after just a few washes. I did follow the washing instructions however this didn't seem to help. I don't know if I received a dud, or they are all like this! I would defiantly buy another pair if I new they would stay true to their colour.
February 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by PetiteRunner816 My marathon shorts
This is my first review, although I own a variety of pieces (Power Y, Run Swiftly long sleeve, Scuba Hoodie, Define Jacket - or something cut similar to that) from over the past few years. I have a few pairs of the Run Speed Shorts, most with the Block-it Pocket. They are perfect for marathons, and can hold a card, keys, and 5 gels, which is what I take. However, the sizing is large on me -- and I love Lulu because the sizing is less inflated than other brands (e.g., Nike, Asics, Saucony, Brooks, UnderArmour, adidas, etc. -- I've tried them all). I am 5'2" and ~100 lb, 32C/24.5/32, and size 2 is large on my hips even with the drawstring. As a distance runner, I am pretty average in size and can't imagine that I am the only Lululemon runner who wishes there were smaller sizing options! Up top, no problem -- I take a 4. So these are the best fitting shorts that I have found thus far, but I am on the hunt for better fitting shorts.
December 22, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Momof3lads Disappointed
I bought these shorts about 1.5yrs ago, the summer just before I had my daughter. So I didn't get much chance to wear them once I bought them as I obviously didn't fit them. However since having her and losing the baby weight I wore them a only a few times before the hem started coming out of them along the bottom. These r the first shorts I've found that I absolutely loved since my teen years I am very disappointed with the quality.
December 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by bahbahblacksheep fave short EVER; have it in 3 colors (so far lol)
no complaints! i wear sz 4 in bottoms, but for some reason, sz 6 fit me better in these (i'm 5'2", 34-26-34). both sz 4 & 6 looked the same, but sz 6 fit more comfortably.
November 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by IREALLYJUSTLOUNGE bummer
it wouldn't let me leave a review on the regular speed shorts so i'm leaving it here. my first couple pairs i returned because they were so tight. i'm all about loose clothing and i have pretty muscular thighs so definitely not my style. one of my friends who is just a tad bigger than me had a pair that's an 8 (i am usually a 4 and she is a 6) and i borrowed them.. the waist was obviously really big but i loved the super flowy fit in the thighs (working at a christian summer camp, these shorts are short already, i didn't need them to be short AND tight). the patterns on these shorts are always the best so i started buying them in an 8 and now have about 10+ pairs. however, i find that they fade really quickly which is a huge bummer. i had a bright yellow pair that i LOVED but refused to wear a lot because i didn't want to wash them a ton & risk fading/pilling/whatever. i've washed them probably 6 times and they are completely faded. not even cute anymore because they just look old and worn out. i'm really bummed because i love them.
i also found that, when you first get these shorts, they are SO soft. but once you wash them the first time, they completely lose that. now, that's not the end of the world but i really did enjoy how soft they were originally so i was pretty bummed. i'm really disappointed because i thought i finally cracked the code on these shorts when i realized the size thing... and then i ran into another obstacle. :( if they were on wmtm in a super cute pattern, i would maybe consider recommending to a friend but, with all these issues, full price isn't worth it.
October 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shan47 versatile shorts!
i found that these shorts fit slightly tighter than my other lulu bottoms even though i got my usual size, but i just wear them slightly lower on the waist than i normally would and it works fine. these shorts work great for running, other types of workout, and everything in between. the block it pocket works really well! i worked as a day camp leader in the summer and my phone (iPhone 5s fits perfectly in the pocket) was in the pocket when a bucket of water was dumped on my head and my phone stayed dry even though the rest of my waistband was soaked! these shorts are great, it just might be a good idea to try them on in store before buying
August 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bettie Too tight too loose
I first tried the 8 which was comfortably loose around the legs and booty, but too loose around the waist to run in. I exchanged for a size 6 which fit perfectly around the waist ( I'm 5'4/135 lbs) but it fit way too tight around the booty and thighs. The shorts are too darn cute to pass up, so I had to go back to an 8 and figure out a way to keep them on while I run. I squat pretty heavy and have a fuller butt and thicker legs because of this. If you don't lift, you'll love these shorts and you won't have the issues I'm having. I still highly recommend them!
August 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lalec Awesome summer shorts
I just received these shorts and I must say, I love the way they look! The only thing is that the underwear lining is a little tight, yet when I go up a size the shorts are way too big on me. I ordered the grapefruit colour and after wearing them during a an extra sweaty tennis session this morning, the dark grey dye from the waist band had leaked down onto my grapefruit coloured bum. I frantically threw them in the wash and they came out fine, but just something to keep in mind!
July 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SpinLove Wedgie-proof!
As a spin instructor, the short struggle is real! These are a perfect fit! They don't ride up (hence the title of review) and when you stand up they fall back to their original place. I also use them to teach other formats like Insanity and don't ever have to worry about them being bunched up in unwanted places! I'm sure we all, instructors and students, have been there!
July 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheFigureSkater 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