Myles was founded by a group of friends with experience in menswear, activewear, story-telling and a passion for inspiring more active, stylish, and healthy(ish) lives. [Their] mission is to deliver a fresh perspective on fitness that is driven by smart design and inspiring, active people. [They] hope to create and empower a community that shares our belief that fitness, like life, is about the journey and not the destination.
Product: I am a big fan of shorts. Unless it is under freezing, I am generally walking around in shorts of some kind. Even when running outside, shorts are my go-to, even though I do have some great running pants. In a short period of time, the Myles Everyday Short has become one of my favorite pieces of apparel in my closet – both when running and also when I am just lounging at home. First, the specs:
- 4 Way Stretch Fabric
- 87% Nylon & 13% Spandex
- Custom Drawstring
- Ballistic Mesh Pocketing
- Durable Water Repellent Treatment
The Myles Everyday Shorts come in S-XL sizes and two inseams – the Standard 8″ and the Long 11″. I opted for the long version in the color River – an off-Navy color with a aqua blue inside. At first glance, I thought the elastic waistband would be uncomfortable and visually off-putting (I think my last elastic waistband was in elementary school), but slipping them on was a whole different story. These are just well made shorts. They feel (and have proved to be) very durable. The fabric has the stretch, and provides for supreme flexibility. Even the elastic doesn’t feel out-of-place or weird, I think due to its streamlined and tailored fit. I really don’t have to spend my time adjusting them, because they just fall into the perfect fit.
Even though the Everyday Shorts are really durable, I have found that they aren’t restricting and are great training shorts to get in some short runs. I wouldn’t exactly recommend them for racing, but let’s admit it – we aren’t doing speed work every day. Being here in Oregon, I also appreciate the water treatment on the fabric, as water just brushes right off. This has come more handy with drinks at home, but still… The pockets themselves are made of “ballistic” mesh, which also have some stretch to them. Generally mesh and keys aren’t exactly the best combination, but I have yet to have any issues.
While I have gone for numerous runs in these, they are clearly manufactured to be more than that. I spend a lot of time relaxing in them at home, in between runs, and are even well-fitted enough to be able to wear casually with a collared shirt in the summer. They really are an everyday short.
If I really had to choose a con, it would be that you wouldn’t really be able to sneak up on anybody in these. They have that “swish-swish” sound when in motion
The shorts are made in California, and $58 may seem sort of high, but with the expected durability, I expect these will far outlast cheaper varieties. Like them on Facebook to get a glimpse at their line.