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5" AFO Middle Short

5" AFO Middle Short

Our best-selling short — hyperlight with moisture-wicking brief liner

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M's 5" AFO Middle Short

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Available to Janji Collective members Feb 27 @ 6pm ET

Available to everyone Feb 29 @ 6pm ET. Join now to get one before they sell out.



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Regular fit, Size Chart Chhany is 5'8" // he wears size S Malik is 5'10" // he wears size M Shunya is 5'11" // he wears size M William is 6'1" // he wears size M Noah is 6'2" // he wears size M David is 6'1" // he wears size M

Our bestseller and everyday running essential — lightweight and fast drying short with a moisture-wicking brief liner. Read more

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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 brief liner
Integrated moisture-wicking performance brief liner

Softer, breathable waistband
An updated knit waistband with external facing drawcord provides a secure, comfortable fit while perforations enhance breathability

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

Keep it secure
A secure back zip pocket has a nylon pull for easier in-motion access; 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

88% recycled polyester, 12% elastane

Performance brief liner
94% polyester, 6% spandex

106g / 3.7oz (M’s Medium)

Garment made in Vietnam


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 sacrificing 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.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 382 reviews
Eric M.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
Usual Size: S
Size Purchased: S
Best shorts on the market

I’ve had a number of running shorts over the years, but the materials used in the 5” shorts are amazing. Soft, quick to dry, move with your body with mild stretch, comfortable wasteband and great pockets for keys ir gels! I’ve been very pleased with my purchase and would recommend these to anyone looking for a new pair of running shorts.

Jacob N.
Wear it for: Running, Hiking, Camping, Everyday wear
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'10" to 6'0"
Usual Size: L
Size Purchased: L
Shorts are shorts, right?

Wrong... These are the best shorts. I do exactly what running shorts are supposed to do, without the riding up and bunching into a wedgie. The waistline is comfy and holds its form. I have thighs that are a bit thicker and these have space to accommodate without being baggy. These are SOLID shorts.

Andrew M.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'10" to 6'0"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
Almost perfect

Fit/length/cut? ✅
Light weight? ✅
Soft, comfy fabric? ✅
Liner? Wish I could get this exact short without
Pockets? Back pocket fits a Google pixel 6 but it doesn't feel secure. there's too much movement on the run.
Internal key pocket works fine.
Must carry something if you have fuel, phone/wallet, key
All that said, I really like these shorts and if the pocket security/floppiness was improved, even if no additional pockets were added, I'd call these the perfect short.

Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'10" to 6'0"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
great runnibg shorts

I like the waist band. Good fit, great colors. But , I carry things ( gum or flip-phone or wipe rag) and I don't like fanny-packs.
I need a pocket or two.

Rick A.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
Usual Size: S
Size Purchased: M
The perfect running short for passionate runners

Initially when trying these on it felt awkward since I’d be fooled to think I wasn’t wearing anything at all. The brief liner actually works well and I didn’t need to adjust. After running a PR 10k I was very impressed with how these performed. No heavy coated sweat or chafing afterwards and everything stayed in place. I will wear these proudly for my next race! So glad I came across this brand. Also who ever is in charge of the design Kudos! The patterns are awesome and likely another reason I would purchase again

Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
Usual Size: S
Size Purchased: S
Chafe free

I did a chafe-free 100 miler in these a few weeks ago. They are now my favorite shorts.

Becky C.

I would love to give a review, but I have not received the order yet!!

Nolan B.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Runs large
Height: 6'0" to 6'2"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
Great But

Great shorts. Had a pair for almost 3 years until a tear. Got the same exact ones (size M) like my old pair but these new ones the leg opening is massive. I'm 6'2 195 with considerably muscular legs and a M leave at least a 2.5 gap that makes them look almost baggy which is hard to do in a 5 inch running short


Top of the line shorts. This is the first one of many more.

Anthony C.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'10" to 6'0"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
My favorite shorts

My favorite running shorts! Wore them for my first marathon with zero problems and have bought a few pairs now. My only wish: that they came in pink!