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5'' AFO Middle Short

5'' AFO Middle Short

    Midnight Plaid
M's 5'' AFO Middle Short in Midnight Plaid
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Our best-selling 5” Middle Short is now even better with an outer shell made from our ultra light, fast drying AFO stretch fabric. Newly updated for 2020, an interior brief liner pocket with key-loop bungee and intuitive back pocket redesign further solidify this short as a daily running essential.

Aron wears size Medium and is 5’11”


Built as an all-around performer and everyday running essential, 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 and consistently ranked as a best-in class running short.

  • Ultra-lightweight, 4-way stretch AirFlatOut woven fabric with a lighter-than-air feel

  • Fast dry time, high breathability + excellent sweat wicking for a cool comfortable feel

  • Integrated moisture-wicking brief liner

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

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

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

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

  • Signature reflective logo on front and “watermark” reflectivity on back increases visibility in low light
Materials
 
  • AirFlatOut (AFO) Woven: 88% recycled polyester, 12% elastane

  • Performance Brief Liner: 94% polyester, 6% spandex

  • Weight: 106g / 3.7oz (M’s Medium)
Made in Vietnam
 
*the s-biner clip, key ring + keys not included with shorts—sorry, we need our keys

 

5” inseam / Regular fit

If in between sizes or prefer your shorts roomier then we recommend sizing up one.

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Built as an all-around performer and everyday running essential, 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 and consistently ranked as a best-in class running short.

  • Ultra-lightweight, 4-way stretch AirFlatOut woven fabric for a barely-there-feeling shell

 

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

 

  • Integrated moisture-wicking brief liner

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  • 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

 

AirFlatOut (AFO) Woven: 88% recycled polyester, 12% elastane

 

Performance Brief Liner: 94% polyester, 6% spandex

 

Weight: 106g / 3.7oz (M’s Medium)

 

Made in Vietnam

 

5” inseam / Regular fit

 

If in between sizes or prefer your shorts roomier then we recommend sizing up one.

 

GO PLAID

Inspired by the urban grid and the energy of city life, this plaid is a fresh take on a heritage textile for unexpected runwear.

GO PLAID

Inspired by the urban grid and the energy of city life, this plaid is a fresh take on a heritage textile for unexpected runwear.

Customer Reviews

Based on 202 reviews
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Theo K.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'1" to 5'3"
Usual Size: S
Size Purchased: S

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James B.
Wear it for: Running, Hiking
Product Fit: Runs small
Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: L
2nd pair with more to follow.

Very light, flexible, comfortable and fast driving.

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Joseph N.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
Janji AFO Middle Short

I picked up a pair of Janji AFO Middle Shorts a year ago, and now I have 7. I have a few each in the 5 and 7 inch lengths. I love the fit and the thinness of the material; I wore them for the Chicago Marathon and a local Half Marathon for a PR this year. The zippered pocket in the back is perfect for my keys. I have several shorts from other brands, but I unfortunately don't use them as much after I was introduced to Janji.

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CHAD B.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
Barley there - feel so good you gotta make sure they're on!

Great shorts for the warmer weather. I had a sizing issue, basically relying on the guide for the brand. I didn't fall into medium based on their numbers so I went larger initially which was a mistake. I have Transit shorts that are a touch snug so I thought, why not, and went large. Anyway...got it all fixed, turned around, great exchange experience - and picked up more awesome Janji duds.

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Tanner R.J.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'10" to 6'0"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
AFO Shorts

This is my second pair of the AFO shorts 5''. My typical use in them is a 5-10 mi run. Buttery smooth. Zipper pocket in back doesn't bother me for doing ab workouts. The inner liner is more... generous... than it once was: big improvement! I have the reflective print colorway and it is super cool looking in person.

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JR
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Runs small
Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
Usual Size: S
Size Purchased: M
Please make a linerless version

I loathe liners with a passion and it seems impossible to find decent running shorts without one. I bit the bullet on the Janji AFO 5" due to reviews, thinking I'll just cut out the liner if I don't like it. Guess what? I %$*&!# hate the stupid liner! Please for the love of all things, offer a linerless version for those of us that prefer to choose what we wear next-to-skin and for junk retention. Or at least refund me money for having to slice out a significant amount of material that I don't want and will not use. I have yet to run in the AFOs but tried it on both with the liner and without and the fit and feel was so much better without. At least I was able to cut around the built in key pocket of the liner to retain that feature. Still, I'm not pleased with having to see the cut edges and the bunching of the exterior material means it is incredibly easy to also cut that when scissoring the liner. Overall, I'm not horribly impressed and think there is room for major improvement in many areas of these shorts.

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Kyle B.
Wear it for: Running, Climbing
Product Fit: Runs small
Height: 6'0" to 6'2"
Usual Size: S
Size Purchased: M
AFO 5”

Great running short. Very lightweight and comfortable. They do run a bit small, normally I wear size small in running shorts but had to size up to a medium.

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Customer
Lightest, most comfortable shorts I have ever worn.

I've been running for over 15 years...these are hands down the lightest, most comfortable shorts I have ever worn. You really barely even feel them and they dry so fast. I've worn them running in the deserts of Utah and Arizona, rainforest of costa rica, and throughout the rockies. The only potential issue would be on longer runs (10+) if you are used to more of a long spandex brief-style liner. But for shorter stuff, or if you are used to the smaller liner, then you'll love these. Wish I had like 5 pairs of these.

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M.L.
Comfortable shorts for warm weather long runs

I usually wear 7” shorts, but got these for warm weather long runs and they work great. The liner leg holes are a smidge too tight for me and I wish they had side pockets, but I am happy. Definitely one of the better items I’ve gotten from Janji.

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Cayce R.
Favorite Shorts!

Whether you want nice shorts to run in or if you want nice casual shorts to wear around, you have come to the right place. I wear these shorts all the time and they are super comfortable and look very nice!