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M's 5" AFO Middle Short in Steadfast Indigo

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M's 5" AFO Middle Short in Steadfast Indigo

Aron wears size M and is 5'11" Regular fit, Size Chart

Our bestseller; essential, lightweight, and fast drying short with a moisture-wicking brief liner. Read more

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behind the design

behind the design


Fast drying



Recycled poly

Built as an all-around performer and everyday running staple, the Middle Short is a silhouette we've been refining since the very beginning. It's our go-to short for crushing the majority of our mileage. Made from our ultra-light AFO stretch fabric with a built-in performance brief liner, the Middle Short wicks, breathes, and dries super quickly. Two pockets, a roomy back zip pocket and internal front drop-in, handle your essential carrying needs.


All about the pull

The back pocket of the Middle Short features a nylon pull to allow for easier pocket access on the move.



Weightless feel
Ultra-light AFO stretch woven fabric for a barely-there-feeling shell

Cool and dry
Fast dry time, high breathability + excellent sweat wicking for a cool, comfortable ride

Built-in liner
Integrated moisture-wicking performance brief liner

Breathable waistband
Perforated knit waistband with internal drawcord provides a secure fit that is both breathable + comfortable

Smooth finish
Bonded hem seams ensure an anti-chafe fit + clean finish

Keep it secure
Secure back zip pocket with nylon zipper pull for easier access in motion can fit most sized phones

Keep it separated
Internal drop down brief pocket for key/card includes a key loop bungee* that doubles as hang loop

Stay seen
Signature reflective logo on front and “watermark” reflectivity on back increases visibility in low light

*the s-biner clip, key ring + keys not included with shorts—sorry, we need our keys

materials + specs

materials + specs

88% recycled polyester, 12% elastane

Performance brief liner
94% polyester, 6% spandex

106g / 3.7oz (M’s Medium)

Garment made in Vietnam

Fabric Callout

Fabric Callout


Ultra-light and fast drying, AFO is a stretch woven made from recycled polyester. We use it across our Singlets, Splits, Middle Shorts, and 2-In-1 Traverse Shorts for high-performance styles that feel lighter-than-air.

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Our AFO fabric is composed of 88% recycled polyester. We use high-grade recycled polyester made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic like rPET (commonly found in single-use bottles and containers) to reduce the impact of our apparel without compromising on performance, durability or comfort. 

AFO fabric is also bluesign® certified meaning it is free from harmful chemicals and is fabricated in a way that meets a high environmental standard.

Learn more about our sustainable initiatives here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 143 reviews
He loved them

I bought these as a gift for my husband and he loves them. Perfect length and two pockets!

Love these shorts so much!!

I have a bunch of pairs of these shorts. They’re the perfect length. They breathe well and wick moisture—the don’t cling to your skin in the rain. They’re light. They don’t chafe. The rear pocket works well, I can access it while running, it fits my iPhone, and there is *no bounce.* Honestly, they are the perfect running shorts. Can’t say enough good things about them. If you have any fluorescent shirts that you wear for dawn/dusk runs, this print looks nice with those. One of my favorite prints so far.

Light weight, almost like not wearing anything.

The are the best running shorts I have ever owned. They are so comfortable and lightweight.

Comfortable comfortable

Best shorts I’ve ever had. Waistband is soft and liner is light and airy. The shell is light and stretchy. The pocket in the back is surprisingly roomy. I was so impressed I grabbed another pair for Black Friday.

Great Shorts!

I love these running shorts! The shorts are very comfortable and light weight! These are now on my list of favorites!