A new and special pair of shorts! First, we wanted to honor Kara Goucher's love of the short short. But we also wanted to tackle a few common complaints about compression shorts, namely that they ride up in the front, and often in the back. This design is unique: a standard inseam and front leg shape accommodates the leg lift of running, but then is met around the back of your legs with a lower and more covering rear hem. This construction and shaping means your gluteus maximus stays maximally covered. Add a spacious center back pocket, plus owl artwork made exclusively for Oiselle by Kimberly Hall, and boom: magic Kara shorts.
- Plya Interlock (polyester/spandex)
- rear waist pocket
- owl graphic on side
- interior infinity drawcord
- 2.5" inseam (all sizes)
Absolutely love these shorts! I usually have to go for capris because I have so many issues with shorts riding up. These totally stay in place. I bought them thinking they would be good to just wear around during this hot summer, never thinking I'd actually be able to run in them. I've never had any luck with any lenghth short, have thick thighs and pretty much everything rolls or rides up in the first few feet of a run, was totally shock at how solidly these stay in place. So comfortable to be able to finally run in short during the heat.. Wish I'd have bought them earlier so I'd have got a second pair before they went out of stock.
I'm 5'6' 120 and got a size 2. Fit is perfect.
These were absolutely perfect for me. I just finished my first run in them today and they felt so comfortable. No rolling or riding whatsoever. The owl is adorable. The pocket is a little harder to get my iPhone in and out of during the run compared to some others I've tried, but once you get it in there, it sits nicely. I got the black and I want the blue ones so bad now, but they're out of stock in my size. I'm 5'5, 135ish, slender and muscular and I got a size 4.
Oops, included my height/weight for size referencing ... the size 4 was perfect.
I LOVE these shorts so much that I purchased a second pair minutes after returning from my first long trail run in the first pair. Yes, they move a bit at first, but once they settle into your curves, they stay put. I find that to be the case with most short shorts... no two bodies are the same, so they have to find their resting place :) The waistband is perfect - doesn't dig in, and securely holds my phone. I have red (I'm sure it had a more creative name than that, but I can't recall it) and black, and I wish there were more colors to buy! For reference, I'm 5'4", around 117 lbs, somewhat short-waisted with a fairly athletic build (read: I have a butt).
I bought these shorts because they were super cute. But the positives stop there. They ride up like crazy and it’s impossible to run in them. It’s so uncomfortable. And once you wear them and find this out, you can’t return them. Such a disappointment.
I bought these shorts for the phone pocket and they did not disappoint. I have a regular sized iphone 8 and it fits perfectly - and better yet I ran 7+ miles with it in my pocket and couldn't feel a thing! It never bounced around or fell out. The shorts also did not ride up and had a comfortable fit despite being tight. The design is simple but fun and different!
10/10 recommend these shorts! They are completely worth the price.
These shorts are SO under rated!! The waist height and compression is perfect! The butt coverage is great, more than enough! I'm glad that I bought these in both colors before they sold out. I was apprehensive to buy these because of the reviews- but man, I'm sad I've went this long these. Please make more!
I wanted to love these (I love Kara Goucher and want to dress in her line), but buy these. They ride up, aren't comfy, and really just are pretty bad.