Shorts! They’re back in vogue. They’re so back that Victoria Azarenka is wearing them on court for her matches at the Australian Open.
If you can’t tell, I’m excited. It’s about time, I say, for a resurgence in shorts. My long favorites, the Nike Power Knit Shorts, are still around, but now we of the tennis shorts fan club have more options. From Nike, I’ve picked up the Tie-Break Knit Short in Spark Pink. The short is a good length, the built-in short has enough stretch to hold the tennis ball in place without constricting my legs, and has the optional fold-down waistband. Rolled down, the waistband it says Love Tennis with a Swoosh. I like these so much, I think I’ll add to the collection with a pair in black and Mega Blue.
adidas has a new short offering that shouldn’t be missed by us shorts fans. The Sequential Short is another two-in-one short. This one differs with a drawcord at the waist and a more traditional woven outer short. Like the Nike short, the inner short hits the mark, offering ball storage and comfort. I love the black and white for the option of mixing and matching, but I hope adidas sees the need to roll these out in more colors later this year.
Similar to the Nike Tie Break Short is the Roxy Pace Yourself 2-in-1 Short. The inseam measures longer than the Nike Tie Break Short, but it fits shorter and tighter on me. Though I find it true to size, I think I would get a sizer larger than I usually would because I prefer it to be slightly longer, and with the elastic waistband and drawcord I can adjust the waist.
With all these options, it looks like I can finally start to retire some of my older shorts. I think I’m going to stock up, too, just in case the powers that be decide to take us into another tennis short drought!
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