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Athletic Shorts

Sale price: $10.00 Regular price: $19.99

Thanks to the cut and light weight, you'll forget you have these athletics shorts on! You are now free to concentrate on your personal goal!

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Sale price: $10.00 Regular price: $19.99

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Model: 8582497

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Athletic Shorts | Our athlete-designers designed this product for runners training on the track or road and in competitions all year round.

Thanks to the cut and light weight, you'll forget you have these athletics shorts on! You are now free to concentrate on your personal goal!

Freedom of movement

Wide openings on the sides for extra freedom of movement


Only 3.5 oz in size L

Moisture wicking

The fabric of the underpants wicks away perspiration and dries quickly


With a rear inside pocket for carrying your belongings

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Good lightweight shorts

Good lightweight shorts - random cut of the slits each side - doesn’t impact wearing them or comfort but looks odd vs other side cut shorts - good value for money

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Nearly perfect

Great for warm weather running but pocket is just a touch too small to get my phone in. Managed a couple of gels though.

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Very painful

Ran twice in these shorts, once 8 miles, the other 5 miles. Both times the mesh panel between my thighs chafed the skin and caused redness, swelling and discomfort. I had to apply cream to help the irritation to heal. Its not the inner briefs which cause the problems. It is the outer shorts, where the mesh panel is attached. They may suit some runners, but, regrettably, for me they are unusable. This is the only Decathlon product that I have had problems with over many years. I shall return to the store, who were very helpful, to see if they can offer any further advice.

Running shorts

I was in need of some new running shorts and for the price they were perfect not restricting enough movement in them when running and training!

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Avoid at all costs

Have just completed a gentle 4 mile run in these in cool conditions. The inner lining has seriously rubbed by inner thigh leaving a rash on both sides. I would like a refund Decathlon. Can you give me details on how I can return them without going to a shop?

Good product

Good product and good value for money

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fit well but rubbed

wore for first time today on a 16 mile marathon training run , ended up with rubbed red inner thigh from the inner mesh rubbing on my leg not had this from my other shorts. would not recommend for longer distance runs

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Great shorts for almost any sport

Bought for cycling and hill walking mainly but could also be used as beachwear and even swimming shorts, at least occasionally.

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Kieron running shorts

Very comfortable

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Hello Mel,

Thank you once again for your custom at our Bolton store and providing us with a 5 star review of this product.

All the best for Christmas and a happy new year to you, hopefully there is some racing to be done in 2021.



Fab running shorts.

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Favourite shorts for all training

These are my husband’s favourite running shorts for all his training - fast intervals to 30km+ runs. He has 3 pairs and runs 120km+ a week mostly in these shorts. He says the best feature is that his phone doesn’t bounce around in the back pocket so zero chafing. He’s a competitive (2:20 marathon) runner so comfortable kit that performs well is important to him and he prefers these to his expensive other shorts. They seem to last well too.

Major crotch rash!

On the face of it these are a good pair of shorts: nice and light, snug fit etc. However, for me, they cause a major problem....There is netting inside to keep your bits in place which works great, but the crotch of the outer material hangs very low below this leaving the inside of my thighs "exposed" which rub against each other and give me a major rash which results in a burning sensation for 24 hours. This clearly doesn´t happen to all, but for me and my legs, it is unbearable!

top quality

Again, for the price these are outstanding shorts. Yes they are SHORT, but for racing or fast running that is exactly what you need. Will not pay £30+ for a pair of shorts from other manufacturers and now I don't need to!

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Great quality as always. Very snug across the crotch tho. 32 waist here, and a medium is way too revealing.

Issue with the inner brief

The elastic of the inner brief has rapidly come loose. I can no longer use these running shorts. Hopefully, this is a one-off quality issue.

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Hello Alain,


Firstly, we apologize for the quality issues with our product.

We take great care to ensure that important matters such as this are properly managed. 

The issue has been already passed to the production line and we will keep striving for the best on the quality issue.

In light of this, you are welcome to exchange or refund the product (even without packing) in any of our 8 stores which we hope will be acceptable to you.

Please contact me should you have any further cause for concern.

Thank you so much.

Decathlon Hong Kong Sport Team

Chun Ho
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Main fabric: 88.0% Polyester, 12.0% Elastane ; Lining: 100.0% Polyester ; Yoke: 100.0% Polyester

Feel free and supported on the track or road

These athletic shorts have built-in underpants so you can run without underwear. The fluid fabric gives extra freedom of movement. Adjust the shorts to your size with the drawstring. For extra comfort when doing athletics!

Carry your belongings

These shorts have a zipped pocket for a smartphone (max. 2.75” x 5”) or gels. There is also a pocket inside the waistline for carrying your house or car key safely.

Product testing

These split-leg shorts were lab and field tested by athletes of all levels. They were adopted by all testers for their ventilation and comfort. The shorts have split legs for extreme freedom of movement when running long distances.



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