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Our bestselling short is better than ever — same fast-drying AFO shell fabric and moisture wicking brief liner as previous versions along with an updated waistband for softer next-to-skin comfort.
Built as an all-around performer and everyday running staple, the Middle Short is a silhouette we've been refining since the very beginning. A bestseller, it's our go-to short for crushing the majority of our mileage. Made from our ultralight AFO stretch fabric, the Middle Short wicks, breathes, and dries super quickly and has an integrated brief liner and two pockets for your essential carrying needs.
Behind The Design
- Fast drying
- Color: Midnight
Ultra-light AFO stretch woven fabric for a barely-there-feeling shell
Cool and dry
Fast dry time, high breathability + excellent sweat wicking for a cool, comfortable ride
Integrated moisture-wicking performance brief liner
Perforated knit waistband with internal drawcord provides a secure fit that is both breathable + comfortable
Bonded hem seams ensure an anti-chafe fit + clean finish
Keep it secure
A secure back zip pocket has a nylon pull for easier in-motion access; can fit most sized phones
Keep it separated
Internal drop down brief pocket for key/card includes a key loop bungee* that doubles as hang loop
Signature reflective logo on front and “watermark” reflectivity on back increases visibility in low light
*the s-biner clip, key ring + keys not included with shorts—sorry, we need our keys
- Regular fit
- 3" inseam
Materials + Specs
Performance brief liner
94g / 3.3oz (W’s Small)
Garment made in Vietnam
Ultra-light and fast drying, AFO is a stretch woven made from recycled polyester. We use it across our Singlets, Splits, Middle Shorts, and 2-In-1 Traverse Shorts for high-performance styles that feel lighter-than-air.
Wash when needed on cold, delicate cycle with like colors
Tumble dry low or hang dry for best results and lifespan of the garment
Our AFO fabric is composed of 88% recycled polyester. We use high-grade recycled polyester made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic like rPET (a form of recyclable plastic commonly found in single-use bottles and containers) to reduce the impact of our apparel without sacrificing on performance, durability or comfort.
AFO fabric is also bluesign® certified meaning it is free from harmful chemicals and is fabricated in a way that meets a high environmental standard.
Learn more about our sustainable initiatives here.