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5" Pace Short

5" Pace Short

Mid-rise, no sag compression with moisture-wicking comfort + 4 pockets

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Formfitting, Size Chart Lydia is 5’6” // she wears size SEirini is 5’2” // she wears size XS

Stay distraction-free, no matter your movement. Designed to keep you comfortable and prepared, from morning meditations to high-mileage pursuits, our best-selling compression short features ergonomic seaming that prioritizes unobstructed movement, with generous pocketing for storage on-the-go. Now available in a NEW 5" inseam for even more freedom -- let nothing stand in your way.Read more

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features

All about the Groundwork
Breathable, moisture-wicking fabric provides light compression with an unnoticeable feel in stride

Stays put
Silicone grippers on the hem prevent the fabric from riding up + keep the short in place during high-output movement

Unfussy + secure fit
Ergonomic waistband design contours the hips for optimal comfort in stride while power mesh lining offers secure support

Infinity drawcord
Allows for an adaptable fit + will not get tugged out in the wash

Pocket it
Two deep side pockets can easily accommodate the largest phone sizes (plus case) + minimize any movement or bounce

Keep it separated
An internal waistband pocket can stash card/cash or key

Back pocket duals as pass-thru
A back pocket can be used to store nutrition or as a pass-thru to secure a top or lightweight layer

Stay seen
Janji signature blue reflective logo on front and “watermark” on back increases visibility in low light

materials + specs

Groundwork Knit
68% nylon, 32% spandex

Power mesh lining
100% polyester

Weight
122g / 4.3oz (W’s Small)

Garment made in Vietnam

sustainability

Groundwork Knit is made using a premium grade nylon that has a significantly tighter woven filament than standard synthetics. Tighter filaments mean less microfiber shedding in the wash-cycle, plus greater durability of the garment (longer lifespan, more wearing).

Groundwork Knit fabric is also bluesign® certified meaning it is free from harmful chemicals and is fabricated in a way that meets a high environmental standard.

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Customer Reviews

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Kate
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'1" to 5'3"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
THE perfect pair.

In the winter, I exclusively run in the pace tights. In the summer, I rotate between the AFO Middle and 7" pace, but the 7" has never been IT for me. I love them because they fit well and stay in place, but I'm short and they're long.

I finally got to run in the 5" today (which I have requested in every single Janji survey ever), and I AM IN LOVE. The birds were tweeting. The sun was shining. Somewhere, I think I heard an angel singing.

Long love the 5" Pace Short. Don't change anything about them. They're perfect.

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Liz
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
10-mile run approved!

Love the color! Wore these for a 10-mile run, they stayed and in place and no chaffing. Different from my usual running shorts, it was fun to mix it up!

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charlotte d.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
Best running short tights

So comfortable, do not ride up. Material perfect. Perfect pockets, hold a lot of fuel/keys/phone with no bouncing. I LOVE these. Just waiting for other colors to be back in stock in medium!
I’m 5’4 and 135, mediums fit perfectly

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Alyssa A.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
Perfect Running Shorts!

I adore these shorts. The pockets are deep, hold everything I need for a long run or race, and most importantly, don't budge or fall down at all. I wore a pair for a rainy half marathon recently and they were perfect. Held gels, chews, phone, water flask, keys, wallet, everything! The material is soft but durable. I'm usually a medium in shorts and the medium fit perfect. The 5 and 7 in options are also great for folks like myself that run into thigh rubbing - these are long enough to prevent most of that (and they stay put! I never had to readjust or pull down)

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Chelsie
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'1" to 5'3"
Usual Size: S
Size Purchased: S
NAILED it.

Janji!! Thank you for these!!! I have several pairs of the 7” pace shorts and I love them, but I’d always wished for a couple of tweaks: a shorter inseam and a higher rise. Boom!! The 5” pace shorts are IT. The length is *chef’s kiss* on my 5”1 frame (and I see all the other petite ladies giving rave reviews for these shorts as well—finally we are seen!) I also think the rise is about 1” higher compared to the previous 7” versions. While they’re still a mid-rise short, that one extra inch goes a LONG way for feeling secure, and is much more flattering. The new style of silicone gripper dots are superior to the silicone band on previous versions as well.

Dang Janji, thank you! Please make these in allll the colors and keep them stocked, because I’m hooked, man.

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Lindsay D.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
Usual Size: S
Size Purchased: S
These might be the best running shorts I have ever worn

It’s hard to find shorts that can feel flattering, prevent chafing, have excellent pockets, and are light enough to feel comfy in even on a hot day. These shorts check all of the boxes!

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

W's 5" Pace Short

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Jamie N.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'10" to 6'0"
Usual Size: L
Size Purchased: L
Love them!

These are great! They stay put without riding and prevent inner thigh chafe (very necessary for those of us without a thigh gap). They're long enough to provide some coverage but not so long that you feel stifled or too hot and the material dries quickly. The waist band feels a little restrictive but does not move around AT ALL, I'm not going to complain about it because I raced last weekend and forgot I was wearing shorts!

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Nina S.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
Usual Size: L
Size Purchased: L
Like the 7" but maybe even a little better

The 7" pace short has been my total go-to, but I think I like this even a little bit more, especially for those warm days. The great pocketing we know and love. Great fitting. Just all around thumbs up! A new favorite.

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Maly T.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'1" to 5'3"
Usual Size: XS
Size Purchased: XS
A perfect run short!

First off, I just want to say that I have 5" shorts from a different brand and have been not so patiently waiting for Janji to release their own 5" shorts. When that day came, I frantically purchased 2 pairs and went for a 6-mile run the day I received them. The fit is great--I thought the legs would ride up even with the silicone grippers, but I had no such problem. The pockets are the perfect size and depth, and it's easy to retrieve my phone if I need it. The shorts are a great length (I'm 5'2") and provide good compression, but aren't too thick. I ordered the same size that I wear for the 7/8 pace tights. I only wish that the shorts had a higher rise (rather than mid rise) but these are still a fantastic pair of run shorts overall.