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3'' AFO Middle Short

3'' AFO Middle Short

Hyperlight, fast drying short with a moisture-wicking brief liner

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W's 3'' AFO Middle Short
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Regular fit, Size Chart Gabby is 5'8" and wears a size S
Camilla is 5'7" and wears size L
Blake is 5'7" and wears a size M

Our bestselling short is better than ever — fast-drying AFO shell fabric and moisture wicking brief liner with a breathable waistband for softer next-to-skin comfort. 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 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

94g / 3.3oz (W’s Small)

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 (a form of recyclable plastic 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 79 reviews
My favorite shorts!

These shorts are *extremely* lightweight without being revealing, which is fantastic for summer running. They're also quick drying - I'm a big fan of jumping in the river after summer runs and these shorts are often nearly dry by the time I'm back home. I love the zippered pocket in the back (I've had my car key fall out of drop pockets in running shorts before!) but the cord to secure a key in the front drop pocket is a nice touch. I'm also surprised how well these shorts have held up - I've had them for a little over a year with very frequent wear and they look the same as when I bought them. I have an model that definitely has not held up that well, the updated fabric is very durable!


Love these--favorite running shorts!

Jaime W.

Love them!

Love the shorts

Took a little while to get to me but once I made a call they shipped right away but couldn’t get the shorts I ordered and instead got a different color. I do like the shorts but would love more colors

Lightweight and comfortable

Perfect pair of shorts for those long runs on hot days! The back pocket works well to fit a phone - there’s a little bouncing but you get used to it. I’ll definitely be reaching for these shorts for all my runs.

Ashlyn M.

W's 3" AFO Middle Short in Flora Laguna

Super c.
LOVE - Better than any US brand, incl. Nike or Lulu

I love these shorts!! When I heard 'lightweight', I was a little skeptical they'd be too airy, but the material is perfect and super comfortable. I'm a solid size 6 US, but I have thicker upper thighs and a wider butt, and there is a lot of room in the leg holes for me (DEFINITELY more than Lululemon) which I love. They're also 3", but they definitely feel longer and like they provide more coverage than my other 3". Only complaint is I also have wider hips and the waist band is just a little thinner than Nike's, which I prefer less. If you found this brand through social media ads, don't be sketched out. This brand is LEGIT and I can't wait to see them make more stuff.

Chelsea G.
first time buyer!

Making online purchases isn't typically something that I enjoy, trying things on is really important to me. The size chart was extremely helpful and accurate in my opinion. I am 5'6, 136 LB and the size medium fits me. I imagine the large being too big and the small being too tight. The shorts are extremely light weight and breezy. The inner liner really covers everything without the need for any other undergarment. I guess the only thing I'd want is a big enough pocket for my phone, however I understand sometimes pockets that are functional can add unwanted bulk or odd flair to the garment. So thats more of an minor comment than a real complaint.

Sarah C.

W's 3" AFO Middle Short in Flora Laguna

Kaitlyn T.

These are exactly what I was looking for! I needed something with a pocket that fit my iPhone 10, which they do. But, they surprised me with how light and comfortable the material is. I also appreciate the cut, no part of the shorts hug or tug at me in an awkward way. Love!