10 Best Running Skorts for Stylish Women

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Looking for the right Skort for your next running session? Take a look at the top 10 models in 2018, with Pros and Cons for each of them here!

Running shorts get boring, and they have a habit of bunching up. Running tights slide down all too often and, in real heat, they can be too tight on the skin. Shorts can only be so interesting when it comes to color, pattern, and style. The same goes for running tights, and sometimes they’re just too revealing.

If you want to make a fashion statement,  cover up your thighs, or you’re just looking for something new then what you need is a skort.

Last Updated: January 13, 2018
By Brian Price:

This list was updated to introduce skorts that have proven to be the best options available for the new year. Below you will find excellent and effective options that are sure to fit your specific needs. 

Gym Girl Ultra Skort
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Jette Short Skirt
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ASICS Striker Skort
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10 Best Running Skorts

 

1. Skirt Sports Gym Girl Ultra

Alright, so it’s a little expensive. But it’s one of the best running skorts for a lot of reasons. For one, if you love it, you can buy it in a huge handful of colors and patterns. If you can think it, they’ve probably got it.
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Skirt Sports is very popular brand. They offer wide range of design of skorts and skirts. This brand is very popular because there are sizes from 0 to 22 available so there’s no problem with finding size for overweight person.
This model is a blend of Polyester and Spandex so it really wicks the moisture.
There are two pockets on the shorts so you don’t need to worry about keeping your keys. The big convenience is ability to wash it in the washing machine. It’s not supposed only for running but also for other activities like gym, cycling and etc. it has sonic music port to make it easier to listen to music.

Cost/ Value
The price is a little bit high but this product is totally worth it. Fit and comfort will improve your performance and you can often find it on sale.
Pros
  • Great fabric combination for breathability, stretch, and moisture-wicking
  • Nice, simple feminine style
  • Available in numerous colors and patterns
  • Compression shorts stay put without chafing
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Somewhat expensive

2. Women’s Jette

Skirt Sports, as is probably obvious by the name, really knows how to make a skirt-shorts combo, AKA the skort. This company was actually founded by a professional triathlete, so this company has workout gear down. The Jette Short Skort is available in some wild patterns or classy black. Really, this skort has so much going for it. In particular, it’s summer-friendly with high-tech UPF 50+ protection fabric. Let’s dive in.
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This is the next product which is a blend of Spandex and Polyester. It’s very breathable but still provide firm compression. Perfect for running and many different sports because of the lightness. Like with the previous product, there’s special port for the headphones. Very skinny people may encounter some problems as there’s no XXS size. It is also pretty short for some runners. It has very cute look.

Cost/Value
Skirts Sports is a really good brand when it comes to skorts. That’s why the price of the skort may seem high- it’s more than 50 dollars. However, the quality of this product is very good and if you want to buy something comfortable and well-made, this one is for you.
Pros
  • Moisture-wicking and breathable thanks to lightweight fabrics
  • UPF 50+ protection for hot, sunny days
  • Cute, classy, feminine style with front pleats for movement
  • Hidden key pocket for small accessories as well as two other pockets
  • Non-irritating compression fabric
Cons
  • Some had issues with chafing

3. ASICS Women’s Striker

ASICS hits a home run (or wins a tennis match) with this minimalistic yet sleek-fitting striker skort. Super-advanced hydrology fabric wicks away moisture to the surface so it can evaporate fast and you can stay dry. The zippered pocket is always a welcome accessory. And anyone who’s bought workout clothes knows just how loveable any mesh fabric is. Here’s what it has going for it.
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This model is very liked by many women as it’s very tight. It can in easy way expose your silhouette and curves. It looks really nice and despite it’s skin tight, it still provides full range of movement. Compression shorts don’t ride up- they really stay in place. Comparing to other skorts, this one is 100% Polyester. This skort will be also perfect for hot days as material isn’t very thick. Customers said that there wasn’t any shrinking. It is described as very athletic product and you can use not only for running, but also for field sports like hockey.

Cost/ Value
If you search for something that costs less than 30n dollars but still is functional and comfortable, we’ve got good news for you. ASICS’s skort costs around 20 dollars so you don’t pay a lot.
Pros
  • Very affordable
  • Built-in compression shorts for support and comfort
  • Hydrology fabric for fast moisture evaporation
  • Zippered pocket
  • Meshy material is breathable
Cons
  • They run a bit large

4. Fila Women's Secret Message Skort

The Fila Secret Message Skort functions both as an excellent tennis or running skort. It is perfect for individuals looking for both a cost effective, aesthetically pleasing, and fully functional option.
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The Fila Secret Message skort is perfect for many athletic activities, not just running, because of its' durability, comfort, and flexibility. It is made of Polyester and Spandex, which allows it to be stretchy, lightweight and breathable, comfortable, and keep dry during your runs. Fila also incorporated an inside pocket key holder, so you don't have to worry about where to keep your key during your run--or worry about losing it along the way!The Secret Message Skorts also come in a variety of color, so you will have wider selection when choosing what you are looking for.

Cost/ Value
This skort ranges between $30-$45 in price, depending on what color you choose. At this price, it is an excellent investment because you will be getting a durable, versatile, and comfortable product.
Pros
  • Inside key pocket
  • Comfortable
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight 
Cons
  • Runs small--specifically if you are taller

5. New Balance Casino Skort

With the Casino Skort, New Balance brings a skort that is will keep you cool and comfortable during your runs. The last thing you want on a hot day is a wet skort bogging you down, and its NB and dry and NB fresh technology keep you dry--no matter the weather.
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This Skort comes equipped with built in boy shorts and pleated shorts on the back--which are meant to keep you cool throughout the duration of your run. It is made with polyester and spandex material, making it both lightweight and comfortable. The most exciting part is that it comes in a variety of colors--so you can get on in every color available and be set for days of workouts and runs.

Price/ Value
At a price between $35-$60, this skort is worth every dime.
Pros
  • NB Dry technology
  • NB Fresh antimicrobial treatment 
  • Wide color selection
  • Contoured  waistband 
Cons
  • runs small

6. Under Armour Women's HeatGear CoolSwitch Run Skort

Under Armour Performance Skort was one of the most attractive skorts we could find. It comes in only black shade. What makes it unique compared to other skorts is it has this fluttery, wavy cut that’s great for style and movement at the same time. The logo in the bottom left front corner is a nice touch, too. For such an attractive skort, you’d think the Under Armour Skort would be pricey. Here’s another plus on its side: it's not the most expensive.
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Here we go with manufacturer’s favourite blend of fabrics- it’s polyester and elastane. It’s skin tight but doesn’t restrict your movement. The fabric is very light and provides breathability. Heat Gear cool technology is perfect for hot days and you this skort will absorb sweat very well. Very comfortable as it has special waistband for more comfort.

Price
When it comes to the price, it’s not very cheap product as on average, you need to spend around 50 dollars on it. So is it worth it? Yes, it totally is as this skort provide great comfort, the shorts don’t ride up and this material wicks moisture very well. Worth every dollar.
Pros
  • Built-in compression shorts for stay-put fit
  • Signature Moisture Transport System wicks away sweat to keep you dry and comfortable
  • Gives full range of motion
Cons
  • Expensive

7. Loriet Women’s Monaco Performance

Loriet’s Monaco Performance Skort was one of the most attractive skorts we could find. It comes in neutrals as well as a dark purple shade. What makes it unique compared to other skorts is it has this fluttery, wavy cut that’s great for style and movement at the same time. The logo in the bottom left front corner is a nice touch, too. For such an attractive skort, you’d think the Monaco Performance Skort would be pricey. Here’s another plus on its side: it’s highly affordable.
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We really liked the designing of the skort. Very nice material and contrasting waistband in different color. The skirt has 3 to 4 layers and it looks very pretty. Shorts are very comfortable and this skort is anti-microbial so you don’t need to worry about bacteria and unpleasant odor. Like in many cases, this is a blend of Polyester and Spandex. It also provides UV protection. You can use it for golf, tennis, yoga running and many different sports. It is durable and fashionable at the same time.

Price/ Value
If you look for something very good but not very expensive, this skort is for you. This high-quality product is used by many athletes like tennis players during important tournaments. Don’t hesitate to buy it and we think that you won’t regret it.
Pros

Stylish

  • Stretch fabric
  • Anti-microbial, sweat-wicking fabric
  • Super soft and lightweight

 

Cons
  • Runs small
  • Shorts were longer than skirt on some women

8. ASICS Interval Running Skort

The ASICS interval running skort is the perfect skort for short and long distance running. Its' breathable and lightweight material will have you running on air, while its spandex and mesh combination will keep you comfortable and dry for the entirety of your run.
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The ASICS Interval running skort was brought in to replace the ASICS Women's Attacker skort. Made of spandex and mesh, this skort will provide you with effective moisture management and odor control during your runs. It also comes equipped with a stash pocket--which is perfect for your key placement, during your runs.

Price
At $36, ASICS provides you with a skort in 3 different color options, durability, and comfort. This is one of the most cost effective and useful options available.
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight 
  • Affordable
  • Breathable
  • 3 color options to choose from
  • Stash pocket 
Cons
  • Runs small
  • some complain it doesn’t stay in place during long runs

9. Colorado Clothing Everyday Skort

If you are looking for an athletic skort that you can use both in everyday life as well as running, then the Colorado Clothing Everyday Skort is the perfect match for you. This lightweight and comfortable skort is perfect for short and long runs, as well as many other athletic activities.
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This next skirt is the most conservative option available. Its loner length will allow you to run and take part in most athletic activities without having to worry about your skirt length. This is a perfect option for taller ladies who find themselves constantly pulling down on their skorts, or having to buy a larger size than they would normally have to. Its' breathable and lightweight material makes this skort this skort wrinkle resistant and a comfortable option for any athlete or runner. The most exciting part, however, is the variety of color and design selection provided. At its' low cost, you wouldn't expect to find so many options available--but there are more than plenty to choose from!

Price/Value
At an average cost of $30 this skort is the best bang for your buck. You get an extensive color an pattern collection, as well as a skort you can use in your everyday life or for athletic activities.
Pros
  • Large selection of colors available
  • Highly affordable
  • Longer than many other skorts available 
  • Moisture wicking fabric 
Cons
  • Sizing is off
  • No pockets 
  • some find it to be to long

10. ASICS Love

The title’s got it down: women completely love the ASICS Love Skort. It’s available in classic red, blue, black, and white. The ASICS logo is small in the corner, and as is typical of ASICS, this skirt is highly affordable. The pleats are modest but have just enough flounce for a dash of cute and functionality for a smooth gait during your run.
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It’s 90 % of Polyester and 10% of Spandex so it’s typical for skorts. It is available in 6 sizes. It’s perfect for running although it doesn’t have any pockets. The inner shorts give compression but there’s still breathability. It’s really cute and flattering. Praised for easy washing and drying. It’s perfect for tennis, golf, running or just hanging out with friends. Pay attention to the size as for some buyers, shorts are too loose and people sometimes say that it’s too short.

Price/ Value
It’s reasonably price. Not big amount of money for great comfort and perfect fit. What’s more, it’s not very hard to find it on sale. It makes you look very stylish and wearing it is a pleasure.
Pros
  • Very high-quality, breathable material
  • Complimentary fit for feminine figure
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • They do tend to ride up

The Criteria We Used For Our Evaluation Of Running Skorts

Choosing top 10 wasn’t an easy idea as there are many products on the market that are high quality and this is why we’ve decided to make the list of points. We’ve used this points to evaluate every product and they really helped us to choose the best ones. If you would like to search for products which are not on our list, you can use our points to make it easier.

Choosing the size

It doesn’t matter if you buy a skirt for a party or skort for running, if you choose the wrong size, you won’t enjoy the product really much. It may seems that finding an inappropriate size especially in the store is impossible. However, it is really often when buyers purchase product that is too small or too big. This is because buyers tend to choose the same size which they’re choosing while buying similar clothes like skirts or shorts. It’s rather bad idea as every manufacturer has different sizing chart. How to check whether the size is correct? At first, check the length of the skort. It must reach your waist and it must be tight enough so it won’t slip down. It’s your choice whether the skort is under or above knees. In our opinion, the best option is skort above the knees. This won’t restrict your movement but remember that your skort can’t be also too short. Products which are very short may cause discomfort while running as they will roll up. As we’ve said before, the skort should be rather tight but not too tight. People who are overweight should rather choose more flaring skorts for better performance. Comparing to normal running skirts, skorts are less problematic as even if they roll up, you still have shorts.

Material and comfort

Fabrics are one of the most important elements while creating good quality product. Runners are very demanding when it comes to skorts as running is high impact sport. When you run, you sweat a lot- it’s not a secret and it should be the first thing you should consider while choosing the material. There are many fabrics available on the market but only few of them are good enough to absorb sweat. For example spandex isn’t the best idea but special blend of polyester make it more moisture-wicking. Dry skin will also prevent from chafing. Look for skorts which are quickly-drying. We know that there are different weather conditions in different areas. If you live in the area that is very cold, look for thicker materials like merino wool. Breathability is also a big part of comfort. While wearing skorts, actually you wear two layers which is a lot. The material should be also stretchy enough and it should adjust to your waist shape. Anti-microbial fabrics are also growing in popularity as unwanted bacteria may cause unpleasant odor. If size and material are appropriate, there’s big probability that you will feel good in your skort. Skort has aim to give more comfort than running skirts and you don’t need to worry that it rolls up.

Any extras?

How many times did you have this feeling that you’ve found the product that was okay but not perfect. Well, it happens everyday , also with skorts. The most demanding runners need something extra and for them, normal running skort is boring. Reflective stripes or logo is a popular way to make your skort a little more extraordinary. You will also do a favour for the drivers, as you will be visible from longer distances. In most cases, there is a big problem with functionality of the skorts. Whenever you go running, you need to lock the doors, right? Where are you going to keep your keys? That’s a good question. Check if there are any pockets in your skort and check if it will be okay to wear your keys there. Some runners said that it is much more comfortable to buy special little bag for keys, phone and etc. If you want to have a pocket, think whether it should have zip or no.

How durable it will be and how to take care of it?

It’s not a secret that running clothes are more liable for damage and despite they tend to be stronger than usual clothes, you need to throw them out after a period of time. There are clothes that will last many years but there are also products that won’t stay up with you for even 5 moths. It’s really important for us that the product is durable. Here comes the question- what does durable mean. For us, durability is when nothing happens to the material after many intensive trainings and washing. Here comes the question- how to take care of the skort? Always read manufacturers instruction so you will be able to choose the washing program. During the first washing, check whether the skort dyes. There shouldn’t be any situation like this.

Other Important Factors To Consider When Selecting The Best Running Skorts

Here we go with some more points that may be decisive while choosing the best staff. During our research, we came to conclusion that comfort and functionality aren’t the only important points and there are many other things worth considering. Enjoy!

How much do you want to spend on it?

Our readers sometimes ask as whether expensive means better. The answer is obvious- no, but if you want to purchase good quality product, you can’t buy cheaply-made skort. There are many products like these available on the market. They draw attention because of the very low price but do they really are comfortable. Most products on our list cost more than 18 dollars and they can even achieve the price of 40. To be honest, while we do our research, price is one of the last thing that we check. Comfort, performance or durability are more important.

Materials used for skorts are more expensive than those used for everyday clothes as they provide more airflow and are moisture wicking. If we were asked whether it’s worth to spend 30 dollars on running skort, we would say If we were asked whether it’s worth to spend 30 dollars on running skort from our list , we would say YES. Why? Because it can be an investment for years. Who said the skort can be used only for running? This running stuff is stylish and sometimes it’s hard to say that it is destined for running. You can wear it even for a party in the town and nobody will recognize. However, if you have to tighten the belt and you can spend as much as 40 dollars, don’t worry. There are products on our list that cost less than 20 dollars and we guarantee that they’re also extremely good.

Style and color

Comfort and performance are important but don’t forget about the style. Runners have a big ability to show their taste of fashion as there are many stylish skorts on the market. It’s only your choice how you want to look like. There are skorts that are flared and it’s extremely comfortable to wear them as skirt doesn’t touch the tights but there are also tight versions that really expose the curves. You need to search an appropriate design for your body type. Asymmetrical seaming is growing in popularity and it gives more stylish look to the skort.

You know that clothes have big impact on your mood? If you wear ordinary skort, you don’t feel extraordinary. If you wear nice looking skort which gives you more confidence, the more you want to use it. This results in more running sessions and it’s perfect if you have problem with laziness. We guess you wouldn’t think at first that skort can be such a big motivation. When we talk about style, you need to also choose the color. There are colors that are very popular like black or grey because they’re very easy to wash. There are also very flashy colors that will also help to be more visible on the roads. One color that may not be perfect for some runners is white. It gets dirty really quickly and it’s not for off-road running.

Skin problems

It’s not a joke- there is a probability that you may have an allergy and you won’t be able to wear the skort. How is that? While writing both about running skirts and now running skorts, we encountered many opinions that the product was causing allergic reaction. It’s all about the material. Let’s say you choose the skort made from nylon or spandex. If you are allergic to spandex, there is very big probability that the rush will appear on your skin. Blisters are the other awful symptom of allergy. The other common issue is chafing.

This happens very often and it can really cause skin irritation and can really cause pain. While wearing skorts, the probability of chafing is very big as shorts under the skirt are usually tight. If you see that something bad happens to your skin, it’s not always the fault of the skort. Sometimes washing powder it’s the real cause of skin irritation. If you want to check it, wear for the whole day other clothes washed in washing powder. If you’re allergic to this powder, the allergic reaction will also appear with other clothes.

Can I return it?

You must know the happiness when you get the new product and you’re ready to test it. However, what about products that are damaged when they’re delivered? Here comes the solution of the problem. Look for the brands who offer replacements and your complaint will be considered in short period of time. It’s usually no problem when you discover that your product is damaged in presence of delivery man, but if you find it out on your own, it may be hard to prove that it wasn’t you who destroyed it.

It’s worth looking for products which have more than 6 months guarantee. Sometimes, during making process, there can appear stains and spots on your skort. If you see them, don’t hesitate to give your product back. If you’re really afraid about the condition of the product, the best solution will be to get it in the store. While shopping , you can check the material and the quality, you can try it on and check if the size is appropriate.

FAQ

We know that above criteria, our readers ask about different things connected with particular product. That’s why we have prepared some questions about skorts. Read them and check if you know the answers.

Q.Is it possible to check in short period of time whether the skort is durable or not. If not, can I return it?

A.This question is quiet hard to answer but we will try. At first, the durability can be checked in a few days. It takes longer to find out what is the durability of the product. The good test is washing. You need to know that in some cases, skorts change its shape or shrink. But this usually happens to very cheaply made ones. You skort shouldn’t dye. Sometimes, the user shorten the lifespan of the skort because he or she doesn’t read the washing instruction.

Most skorts , especially those on our list, are durable. Of course, you can’t wear the same pair for many years as it will lose elasticity and it will probably become too loose. It all depends on brand’s policy whether you can return the product. In most cases it is possible only if the product was damaged during making process or during delivery.

Q.I don’t know if I should by skort or just simple shorts? What are the advantages of the skorts?

A.Skorts are one of the most fashionable running staff. We know that women who run, they sometimes feel less pretty as they’re wearing bulky trousers and there’s lack of femininity in their outfit. That’s why running skorts and skirts were made. Sport designers have a lot of fun while creating skorts as they can imply many different patterns and styles.

Actually, it’s not only about the look. Comparing to running skirts, skorts don’t reveal your tights. This means that you don’t need to worry that you bend down and you reveal too much. It’s also good for people who don’t like to show their tights. Inner shorts are also perfect way to feel much warmer as you wear two layers instead of one. Skorts are not only intended for running, who said you can’t go in your skirt on the party? Skorts are so practical and that’s why we love them.

Q.How to find an appropriate size and how to measure?

A.This is one of the most popular questions. You won’t enjoy your skort if it’s wrong size, even if it’s made from high quality material and has nice look. It’s really hard to find an appropriate size even when it comes to normal clothes. While choosing the skort, you can measure yourself. At first, measure your waist- put the tape around your natural waistline. Then, it’s time to measure your hips- it’s about 20-21 centimeters under your waistline.

Always check the sizing chart as every brand has usually its own. You need to also be aware to check the size appropriate for your region- there is difference between 40 in UK and 40 in USA. If you buy your skort online, read the comments because if there’s problem with sizing, reviewers usually say about it. The best option is to go to the store and try it out.

 

Skorts make for a great fashion statement for one of the most stylish sports, tennis. But they’re not just for the courts – plenty of women are breaking out the skort for cycling and running, too. they are no-nonsense, comfortable, and modest with shorts underneath, but they’re also playful, fun, and stylish options for women getting their run on. We’ve found the top ten best running skorts the sports clothing world has to offer. They’re stylish, breathable, sweat-wicking, and comfortable. If you’re the type of runner who wants to make a fashion statement or who just needs a break from running tights or shorts, try out one of these skorts.

We hope that with our top 10 list, criteria and FAQ section, it will be easier for you to find the best product for you. There are many products on the market so you can look for products that haven’t been placed on the list. We hope that you will enjoy new skort soon. Or maybe you’ve already bought one? Let us know in the comments below!


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