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 27 reviews

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!!

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!

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!

Sizing off but love everything else

I wanted to love these but the overall sizing is way off for me. I feel like these shorts were made for tall ladies with a booty. I'm 5'3 112 and went for a 6. They are the perfect tightness in the waist - I think a 4 would have been way too snug - but they are so baggy in the butt and liner. I'll still wear them, I just have to roll the waistband over once and then it fits perfectly. Too many concerns about chafing with that to make them true "distance'' shorts for me but they'll work for short runs and strength training. Maybe I just need to do more squats and work on the booty and then they'll fit.

What I DO love about them: the material is awesome! The design on the sides is gorgeous! Besides the sizing, the cut is great. I love the wider leg holes - it allows for a nice range of movement and air flow. Pockets are always appreciated.

Based on the other reviews it looks like I'm in the minority for sizing. I would appreciate if you could give more sizing info. The "Athlete Info" is all for ladies in the 5'8'' range who appear on the leaner side.


Zero complaints while wearing these! Bought a pair awhile ago in a cute pink color and just purchased black and I am STOKED! They are so comfortable - running, hiking, lounging, painting your living room, kayaking, you name it, these shorts will be there for you

favorite running shorts!!!

have two pairs, about to order another, my all time fav running short!!!!!