OG Distance Shorts

FG icon


The Distance Shorts are a fan favorite! A classic running short made from our lightweight woven, in brilliant colors, with two zip pockets—ready to stash and carry—plus a beautiful shaped leg opening and tonal feather arrow print. As many will attest, this design goes the distance, any distance.


• Tonal feather art on side panels
• Infinity drawcord
• Built-in technical liner
• Side zip pocket
• Rear zip pocket
• 3.25" inseam (all sizes)


• Distance Woven (polyester)

Learn more on our Fabrics page.

At Oiselle, our vision is to help all women feel strong and free through the joy of running. Our mission is to design great product, build the sisterhood, and improve the sport. May we all experience the transformative power of sports and community.

Customer Reviews

Based on 38 reviews
Truly the OG Distance Shorts

I love these shorts! The zip pockets are so nice for carrying a key, card, or other small object while running. I am 5'7" and 120 lbs and got the size 2 which fits perfectly.


The OG Distance Shorts are amazing! They are loose enough to not feel restrictive while running, and the 3.25" inseam is long enough to feel modest, while also not feeling too long. These shorts did not ride up at all - it didn't even feel like I was wearing shorts. I will definitely order another pair.

I am 5'4", 125 lbs, and I ordered according to the size chart, which for me was a size 6.

Is this a skirt? Size down.

Bought these on a super sale in August 2022 so it was worth the gamble to stray from my traditional daily run Roga shorts. For reference, I am 5’6” 133#, straight build and have always worn a sz 6 in Oiselle and other brands for years. These shorts are large. Flouncy, bouncy, billowy. Could definitely have sized down. I guess I will wear these on camping trips and late night runs in the dark. Oiselle has always been my go-to for running clothes. Please stop with the glamour sizing so we can shop online with confidence.

Not as good as they used to be

I had a pair of the original Distance Shorts from 2012 that I LOVED and wore to death. These new ones are just not the same. The material feels stiff and awkward. The drawstring is totally ineffective. And they run larger than the old ones (I put the Size 2 I ordered had at least an extra inch on the waste band than the old XS I had). I'm returning them :(