took a chance
The only pictures of waistbands on the site are for the leggings, but they look like the nice wide-band yoga style, so I took a chance on the shorts. The shorts have a thick elastic strip kinda loosely sewn into the waistband, so the fabric is always twisting up and not laying flat. The thick elastic digs into my hips and is uncomfortable, especially on longer runs. I'd size up, but the leg holes on the small are already too big, so the shorts ride up when I run. The fabric is really nice though, breathable and soft, and I love that it's cotton and bamboo. It's really hard to find non-plastic running gear, so I'll keep them around for shorter runs. But fingers crossed that RawThreads makes a new version with a better waistband. (P.S. if you have a tiny waist and bigger thighs, these are honestly probably perfect for you, I'm just shaped pretty much the opposite).
soft & comfortable but they ride up
i was desperate for black spandex shorts to complete my marathon outfit and this was the only option i could find on short notice. i was assured by the salesperson that they would not ride up, but they most definitely do. they are soft and quite comfortable if you don't mind a *** of extra material between your legs.
These shorts are comfy and good to run in. My only issue is that they ride up a little while I run so I had to keep adjusting them.
The most comfortable shorts
I am so glad I purchased a pair of these hot shorts. They are the perfect length and are by far the most comfortable pair of these types of shorts I own and don’t dig in to my sides!
Nice little plain shorts for wearing under tutu or running costume. I chose these because they are short and won't show outside of my costume. Great for wearing around the house as well!