When you're pounding the pavement, the last thing anyone—man, woman, or stray dog—wants to see is your bulge (you know the one) flouncing about. Unfortunately, most running shorts aren't exactly built with discretion in mind. But behold: six new pairs of shorts into your running wardrobe.
adidas Men's Running Apparel CLIMACHILL Shorts
With a 10-inch inseam, these double-knit shorts can cover whatever you're packing. Plus, with CLIMACHILL mesh-like fabric, they literally conduct heat away from the body. Available in solar blue, black, solar slime, night blue (pictured), and earth green.
Brooks Running Men's Sherpa IV 2-in-1 7" Shorts
The boxer brief liner in these 7-inch shorts acts like a cushy jock strap, holding everything in place while reducing any below-the-waistband chafing. Available in black/Mars, anthracite gridlock/black (pictured), and black.
Under Armour Men's HeatGear ArmourVent Run Shorts
If you don't want to give up a good under-the-hood breeze, but fear flashing passersby, try these sleek shorts. An internal mesh brief lets heat and moisture escape from underneath the 4-inch inseam, while the shorts' four-way stretch fabric is built to move with your body while still retaining its shape. Available in black (pictured), graphite, and superior blue.
Nike 9" Phenom Two-In-One Men's Running Shorts
With a 9-inch inseam and built-in stretch boxer brief, these are about as modest as running shorts get. Plus, their Dri-FIT microfiber polyester fabric wicks away sweat, wherever it may pool. Available in black, gym red, military blue (pictured), turbo green, cargo khaki, and anthracite.
C9 by Champion Men's 9" Running Shorts
Prefer to blow your money on something you won't be sweating in? With a 9-inch inseam and mesh liner, these budget-friendly shorts keep everything under control and don't look too shabby, either. Available in ebony and flashlight (pictured).
New Balance Impact 7 inch 2-in-1 Running Shorts
These lightweight running shorts get an upgrade with the support of an internal compression brief. Yes, that means you can go commando. Available in black with cobalt blue, black, and magnet (pictured).