Our shorts hub is your one-stop-shop for this summer essential in many forms, from workout-ready pairs to budget-friendly options.

Donning a pair of sports shorts gives you the opportunity to show your allegiance to your art, whether it’s basketball, football, or something altogether more niche — think Muay Thai. Thanks to their active origins, a pair of sports shorts will guarantee lightweight breathability, making them ideal for the warm summer months. What’s more, sports shorts often carry an eye-catching, color-blocked design reminiscent of team markings.

Using their online shopping expertise, Highsnobiety curators have selected the web’s best sports shorts, ranging from established classics like Reebok and Nike to exciting newcomers like Parisian-based Satisfy and On Running. Each of the selections boasts premium material construction with a strong twist of contemporary style, making this the definitive summer shorts roundup.

Browse our favorite sports shorts below.

Columbia Titan Ultra 2 Shorts

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Titan Ultra 2 Shorts



Buy at Slam Jam

Columbia's engineers have been hard at work to bring the Titan Ultra 2 Shorts that feature Omni-Freeze ZERO technology which makes the base layer breathable, cooling, and waterproof.

Nike Flex Stride Wild Run Shorts

Flex Stride Wild Run Shorts



Buy at ssense

While this pair of Nike Flex Stride Wild Run Shorts are technically workout gear — and they do that job handsomely — the strong detailing positions them as a stylish everyday pair, too. A large Nike tick to the reverse complements statement pockets.

New Balance Q Speed 5 Inch 2 In 1 Short

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Q Speed 5 Inch 2 In 1 Short


New Balance

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The 2-in-1 short is always the sign of a great runner. If you're not already, push yourself to become on with aspirational gear. Moisture-wicking technology keeps you dry and comfortable for any distance.

Satisfy Long Distance Short

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Long Distance Short



Buy at END.

It's more difficult than you might think to craft a pair of technologically perfect shorts, and it's even more difficult to make them look this good at the same time. Bravo Satisfy.

Nike Tech Woven Crinkle Short

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Tech Woven Crinkle Short



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This pair of eye-catching (but not attention-seeking) shorts from Nike's Tech department features a crinkle texture to the woven body for a contemporary twist on the classic workout shorts.

Salomon XA Training Short

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XA Training Short



Buy at Salomon

What may look like the strongest waistband you've ever seen is actually a 360-degree storage system. Storage around the waist means no annoying swinging pockets while you're running — every runner's nightmare.

On Running Hybrid Shorts

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Hybrid Shorts


On Running

Buy at On Running

Swiss-based running company On has swept the world of running over the past few years. Now one of the frontrunners of the culture, it's high time to introduce this label into your workout wardrobe.

ASICS Ventilate 2-in-1 Short

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Ventilate 2-n-1 Short



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With a pair of no-show compression shorts built-in, this pair of 5-inch ASICS Ventilate 2-in-1 shorts is one of the most lightweight selections in this roundup which will help you get one step closer to the personal best you're working for.

adidas Tky Urban Camo Water Repellent Shorts

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Tky Urban Camo Water Repellent Shorts



Buy at Nordstrom

A dark camouflage motif sets this pair of water-repellent shorts apart and promises to elevate your workout routine and style in one fell swoop.

Reebok Workout Ready Shorts

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Workout Ready Shorts



Buy at Reebok

As the name suggests, this pair of Reebok shorts is ready for the workout. As simple as sports shorts come, a classic white-and-blue combo shows that sometimes the classics don't need to be changed.

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