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7" AFO Middle Short

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7" AFO Middle Short

M's 7" AFO Middle Short

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Regular fit, Size Chart Aron is 5'11" and wears size MWilliam is 6'1" and wears size M

Our bestseller with a little extra length — essential, lightweight, and fast drying short with a moisture-wicking brief liner. Read more

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Print Story - Joy Champaka

As part of our Chennai Collection, this floral print is designed by Chennai-based textile artist Kashmira Baheti and is based on a magnolia flower, or champaka — commonly known now as the joy magnolia and revered in Chennai for its joyful fragrance.

Print Story - Nocturne

As part of our Chennai Collection, this landscape print is designed by Chennai-based textile artist Kashmira Baheti and captures the nocturnal energy of the junglescape that surrounds her hometown. The ground texture is intended to reflect both earth and water, as Chennai's landscape can fluctuate dramatically between the two with the changing seasons.

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

Stay seen

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



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

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

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
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

111g / 3.9oz (M’s Medium)

Garment made in Vietnam

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.


care instructions

Wash when needed on cold, delicate cycle with like colors

Tumble dry low or hang dry for best results and lifespan of the garment


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 21 reviews
Ryan S
Extremely comfortable

Extremely comfortable & light—you feel like nothing is there!

Mark Murray
Fit perfectly

So pleased with these shorts, comfortable & light
Fit perfectly

Anthony DeSabato

These shorts fit and feel great. I wish they had side pockets for keys

Great shorts for someone else

Love the AFO material, but the cut and liner on these isn’t great for me personally. I’m on the boarder between a medium and a large and ordered the large. The waistband fits fine, but the hips and crotch are strangely loose while the legs are almost too tight. Very odd garment shape compared to other brands I own (Nike, Brooks, Cotopaxi). Love the company, just not the fit of these particular shorts.

Comfy & Sharp Looking!

Super lightweight with slim look & great color. Dries fast too.

Lars Parmekar

M's 7" AFO Middle Short

Joseph Novencido
Great fit.

I like the fit on these 7" AFO Middle Shorts. The material is thin and comfortable, too. I have 3 pairs and they are my current favorites in my running shorts rotation.

Luke Parks
Everything you are looking for...

Janji, once again, hits another home run with the AFO Middle Shorts. Great fit, versatile and the Canopy color looks great. Great stretching material which seems like it will hold up well. I've taken them out on 2 10k trail runs and have been more than happy with them. Will buy again in other colors. I am 5'7, 140lbs, athletic build and wear a size medium.

Alex Tran
I need more of these shorts in my life

Super pumped to see Janji come out with a longer version of the middle shorts.

I love racing in the 5" middle shorts but they show a little too much thigh for my everyday runs. I only like to show thighs when I'm racing cause it motivates me to run faster so I reduce the time my thighs are exposed to the world. 😆

Anyway, these are the perfect everyday running shorts for me. Hope they continue releasing 7" versions in future drops. The designs continue to be on point!

7“ for the win

A comfortable liner, another great pattern, and now the 7” option. I’m 5’7” and for me the 7” is the perfect length, excited to see more of these!