Just over a week ago I was graciously given some Brooks apparel to try. I am a huge Brooks fan and have been running in Brooks shoes for years! They have always fit so well, lasted so long, and have helped me through many races! I was so excited to have the chance to try Brooks apparel. First up, I tried the shorts.
I don’t think I have worn Brooks shorts before but I really liked them! I really really liked the inside of the shorts. The Brooks motto “Run Happy” makes me smile. I have always wanted one of their shirts that says it on it because I truly believe we should all be running happy. If you don’t like running marathons, don’t. If you don’t like speed work, don’t do it. If you are content running a mile and no more, happily run a mile. Whenever I start to feel like I HAVE to run instead of I GET to run, I know I need to take a step back, slow it down, and stop putting so much pressure on myself. Running should be fun, so RUN HAPPY 🙂
One of the things I liked best about the shorts was their length. The pair I received was the Brooks Versatile 5″ Woven Short. I feel like so many shorts are super duper short and for some people that is great, but for a girl whose legs are like 4 feet long, it looks like I am wearing my underwear to the gym. The waist band sat comfortably and had a drawstring that could adjust the fit.
The inside had a pocket for your keys or iPod shuffle. It isn’t a zippered pocket but that is what makes these shorts so light. They aren’t tight and stuck to your body, they kind of float around your legs. I wore them to the gym a couple of times and they were perfect. On a longer run they may ride up a bit and could potentially chafe but that would be easily solved with some Body Glide. So far so good.
These shorts come in a TON of colours. A few black pairs with different colours of piping, and then a few awesome bright shorts. Brooks just started shipping to Canada from their online store THIS YEAR! How exciting!
What I LOVED:
- How light they were.
- The length of the inseam.
- The “Run Happy” Liner.
- Little key pocket that doesn’t add bulk.
- Shorter runs.
- HOT summer workouts.
- Those days I don’t want a SHORT short.
- Gym workouts.