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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.

- Distance Woven (polyester)
- tonal feather art on side panels
- infinity drawcord
- built-in technical liner
- side zip pocket
- rear zip pocket
- 3.25" inseam (all sizes)

Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
GA Runner
Back to original sizing, yay!

So happy my normal size 6 fits again! Last year the waistband was so snug, I’m thrilled these fit like my older ones so I can buy more and be confident they’ll fit. Oiselle, please don’t change a thing. These shorts are amazing for long distance, they keep you covered but they’re short enough and roomy enough to not get in the way or bunch up

Sarah L.
Gigantic and Oh-So-Billowy

I am 5'5" and 120-125# with a totally average build. According to size charts I should wear a 6 but I own other Oiselle bottoms and knew to size down. The size 4 in these shorts were enormous... they looked and felt at least 2-3 sizes too big with SO MUCH fabric in the legs -- it looked like I was wearing a billowy skirt. I am baffled by Oiselle's inability to get their sizing dialed in from product to product. For such a tremendous organization with such a smart team I would expect much more consistency in product delivery. Am exchanging for a size 2 and will update once I see how those fit.

Rachel Ingle
Perfect “split” short

I’ve been running since 1994 and these are my favorite shorts ever made. I have a pair of actual OG distance shorts from when the brand first started marketing to run specialty stores and gave me a pair to test. 12 years later and I still wear that pair at least once a week in the summer with no visible breakdown in the material.

This is what I will say about the fit. It’s NOT a slim fit short. They are meant to be baggy. Think about those super flowy xc uniform shorts or those old Nike Tempo shorts. Combine the two and give them superior materials and fit and you have the Distance short. Baggy, comfortable, feels mostly like your not wearing shorts. I have thighs that rub together and I use chafing gel on them to prevent excessive rubbing and riding up. Personally I find this to be superior to short tights. Hope this helps!

Ally Peters

I have these shorts in 3 colors and I LOVE them. However I went to get a few more pairs in the new colors and the sizing is WAY off. I am 5’9” 145 lbs and I usually get a 6, but I this time I was drowning in a 6! I held them up to my old ones (from last spring) and the waistband was at least an inch and a half bigger than my other ones lying flat. Consider sizing down in the new colors!!

Gabby Regard
Best shorts ever- extremely long lasting and good value

I have always been picky about my shorts and let me tell you, these are the ones. I bought my first pair probably about 5 years ago now, and still wear them every week. I have several pair and while I have probably run at least 500 miles per pair and washed them 1000 times, they have held up incredibly well. The only wear and tear after all this time is the pocket zippers, which are starting to stiffen a bit. For the amount of wear that I've gotten, I think that is incredible. They fit well, the pockets are pretty big and honestly are a godsend. I get lots of compliments on them as well. I have never found another line of shorts as good as these. Bravo Oiselle! I'm a customer for life!

Emily Harris
A Little Snug

Typically, I'm a 2 or 4 in pants. but ordered a 6 just to make sure the elastic wasn't too tight. I found the shorts to be extremely tight. I do like the length though! I'm 5'0, 120 lbs so the length was perfect.

Disappointed in fit

Ton of extra material. I wasn’t expecting these shorts to be slim fitting but gosh they are big. Went with a size 6 based on the size chart. The fit just isn’t for me.

These shorts are the most amazing

I ran my first 50k today (yay) in these shorts and I’m not sure how to express how amazing they are. I still used bodyglide but the shorts were comfortable the whole time and I barely noticed they were there! If you're looking for a long distance short that holds up, look no further!

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