Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sugoi Verve Short Review ...

If you've ever read this blog before, you are completely aware of the fact that I am a skirt-a-holic. I almost never run in anything else. In fact, I could probably count the number of times I have run in shorts on one hand.


With that being said, when the lovely people at Outside PR sent me a pair of Sugoi Verve Shorts to try out, I was skeptical. Afraid even. The thought of running with thigh bunching made me want to cry. So, I eased myself into testing them.


On day one, I just wore them around the house. And I was impressed. They were super comfortable and cute. Two qualities I look for in workout gear. Since they performed well during the initial wear, I decided to test them while cross training (running in them was still too scary). I had P90X Plyometrics on the schedule. A good test for the shorts due to the amount of jumping and moving I would be doing. And again, the shorts exceeded my expectations. They did not ride up at all and allowed me to move easily in every direction. After that workout, I was convinced that these shorts were awesome (I even went out an bought another pair.) But I was still hesitant to run in them. What if they bunched? What if I had a constant wedgie? What if I loved them more than my skirts?


Finally, after much internal debate I sucked it up and got dressed to run. And when G saw me sans skirt, she nearly had a heart attack in my driveway. Once she regained her composure, she snapped this shot of me.


See, the shorts are super cute.


We had eight miles on the schedule. I figured it was far enough to get a feel for the shorts but short enough that if I couldn't stand them I could make it home relatively quickly.


So, how did it go? Well, can I just say that a quarter mile into the run, I forgot I was wearing shorts all together? Initially, I was overly aware of the difference from my usual running gear, but once we settled into our run, the shorts were great. They didn't ride up or bunch at all. I was seriously impressed. Shocker, right? Now, I won't be abandoning my skirts by any means, but I will definitely be wearing these shorts to cross train and who knows, they might even get pulled out for a run here and there.

If you are in the market for a great pair of running shorts, definitely check these out. You can learn more about them HERE.

* I was not paid for this review, although I was sent the product for free. The opinions stated here are completely my own.

16 comments:

Courtney said...

They do look cute! But I don't know about spending $40 on them. hmmm....

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

you + short = just not right!!!! lol, im wearing those same socks today....love them!!!!

Michelle said...

They are cute, but it just doesn't look like you at all...

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

They look great but you really do look difference with shorts ;) Thanks for the review!

ajh said...

I agree with everyone. You don't look like you but don't worry......you still look cute!

Molly said...

I had to do a double take when I saw the word "shorts" on your blog.....happy they worked for ya!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Great review! Those shorts do look super cute! :)

X-Country2 said...

Shopping for running clothes is almost my favorite part of running. :o)

Holly said...

Do they have built in underpants? I find this is a must in most of my shorts to prevent any bunching or uncomfortableness....

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

What is wrong with the world? You.have.on.shorts! Give me a minute to adjust.....ok, I'm back.

Cute shorts but I'm so used to you in skirts it's hard to get over. I just bought 2 Nike Dryfit (gift certificate!). I tested one pair in the 5k this morning but had on capris under so not a great test but they didn't cling to the capris (which I will be wearing till the chill or morning/evening is over) so that's a plus.

Cute shorts and great socks!

Tricia said...

yes, very cute and the socks complete the outfit. :)

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runningwithsass.com said...

GASP! you ran in shorts? just kidding lol!

Erica said...

that's awesome they are super cute!

MCM Mama said...

As per usual, you look super cute, but I so couldn't wear those. My legs are way too big.

Cynthia O'H said...

At first, I thought you wrote "sans shirt" and gasped. Then, I gasped again when I read "skirt".
Cute shorts. Will you wear them again to run?

Marlene said...

Great review! It's definitely odd seeing you in something other than a running skirt! And they still look great with your socks. ;)