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3" AFO Middle Short

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3" AFO Middle Short

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Regular fit, Size Chart Gabby is 5'8" and wears size S

Our bestselling short is better than ever — same fast-drying AFO shell fabric and moisture wicking brief liner as previous versions along with an updated waistband for softer next-to-skin comfort. Read more

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Print Story

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

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

As part of our Chennai Collection, this landscape print is designed by Chennai-based textile artist Kashmira Baheti and represents the vivid energy of daily life in Chennai through hyper-saturated, color vibrance. 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

Softer, breathable waistband

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

Stay seen

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

Highlights

features

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

AFO
88% recycled polyester, 12% elastane

Performance brief liner
94% polyester, 6% spandex

Weight
94g / 3.3oz (W’s Small)

Garment made in Vietnam

Fabric Callout

AFO

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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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

sustainability

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

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Favorite Shorts!

These are my second pair of AFO Middle Shorts and they are my 2nd favorite pair of shorts, the first being my first pair in Indigo (why I like them more is explained below). These are great shorts to run in and to lounge in. The fabric is so light and the waist band is extremely comfortable - you almost forget that you’re wearing shorts at all! The one downside in the updated fit (on the color Haze) is that the drawstring appears on the outside of the waist band as opposed to on the inside, which is how my Indigo pair is designed and how I prefer it to be. That being said, it’s only a minor cosmetic issue (in my opinion) and it doesn’t affect the functionality of the shorts.

In terms of sizing, I went with a size small, which turned out to be perfect. For context, I am about 115 lbs, 5’3” athletic build and wear a size 25-26 in pants.

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C.N.
Love!

My new go to. I have been a long time loyal wearing of a different brand and these have won me over. Waist band great, light, dry fast. I need all the colors!!

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J.B.

W's 3" AFO Middle Short

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C.
Would Recommend!

This is my first pair of Janji shorts, and I love them! The shorts are super comfortable and light.

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M.S.
Love these (and I can't emphasize this enough) SO MUCH

I am 5'9; 135 lbs and bought a size Small

I have gradually found myself to be very picky when it comes to running shorts... and these shorts are incredible. I've worn these for a few long runs and a workout and appreciated that there are 2 pockets (one zippered and one with a little loop for my keys), the material is ultra lightweight, the liner is not so tight that it rubs against my skin, and the waistband is comfortable plus has a drawstring. These are fairly low (sit multiple inches below my belly button) as is shown in the pictures which is fantastic for summer running!

All in all these shorts are fantastic and I plan to run many of my future races (namely a marathon this upcoming Fall) in these shorts!

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K.
My favorite shorts

These are so comfy. I love to run in them and have been part my quarantine uniform

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A.
Fit and feel great!

Great quality and material!!

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K.
my favorite shorts

I wear these shorts 24/7. They are light and airy and also don't get bunched up during my runs. They also are the perfect length IMO and I also like the amount of tapering on the sides. The pocket works great for a couple gels and doesn't get in the way. I am anxiously awaiting the next set of patterns to be released so I can buy some more!

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K.
Love these shorts!

I'm always on the lookout for seamless shorts that don't chafe on long runs, and these Janji shorts are a new favorite! They have a back pocket (which a lot of the minimalist shorts don't) and they provide more coverage than similar styles I've tried (like Nike's aeroswift shorts or Saucony's endorphin split shorts). The waistband is a tad tight, but it helps keep the shorts in place if you put keys or anything in the back pocket. Would definitely recommend!

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H.B.

W's 3" AFO Middle Short in Steadfast Midnight