|Back view of Old Navy womens running shorts, circa 2008-2009|
Prior to that (probably the previous fall or summer?) I got a pair of the same shorts in solid black, and green with white edging (right side). I think the original retail price for these shorts was $15. Not bad at full price either.
These were my first "real" running shorts... meaning they were short shorts and had that built in liner. When I first started running I wore mesh shorts with a nice wide waist band (that I still have) probably from Target?
Old Navy stopped making running shorts for a while, which was disappointing, (and also probably around the time that I transitioned to the much more expensive Lululemon running shorts), though I see they currently have a different version available online:
|Old Navy Women's Running Shorts (3") in Carbon|
These shorts are definitely worth a shot if you are looking for some budget running clothing. I have never experienced any 'chafing' with these shorts and they do wick sweat effectively. They have never looked wet from sweat after a long run. They are really lightweight and comfortable to wear, though they do have an elastic waistband with drawstring (no wide waist band like lulu shorts). Even so, I don't find that the waist band is unflattering on me.
I'm not a huge fan of Old Navy's sports bras (not supportive enough) or tanks (mostly cotton), but I do recommend their running shorts!