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Why I love our RunBreeze Performance Shorts
Okay so I am a little biased on this one but wanted to share what goes into the making of an item such as a pair of shorts. For me the shorts
are so important for runners. Before Rich & I set up RunBreeze I remember throwing away countless pairs after running once in them. Truth be told I now see my Dad doing the gardening in them in the summer when I go home to see my parents! Mum must have recycled them out of the bin, poor Dad has all my castaways. So why are they so important? Firstly and most importantly the inner lining on men's shorts are of paramount importance. A first class fabric for breath ability is essential and in 99% of running shorts used. However the feel of the fabric on the skin is the holy grail. Cheap nasty fabrics produces sores and rashes. That's why I sent the production samples back so many times and trialled so many before finding the right fabric. The inner liner is soft and silky as if putting on your favourite pyjamas, that's exactly how they should be. Sure if your are hitting the Tarmac or trail for. Run of over an hour or so you should use some Vaseline around those 'sensitive' areas to assist in comfort. The running short should never, ever be the reason for a run to end. It has for me in the past and I was determined that our RunBreeze shorts would never leave anyone in the same position.
Secondly the outside shell fabric as its called technically. The outside material has to be light. It must allow a full extension of the leg and allow for full range of movement. That is exactly what we have used and combined with the inner comfort makes the perfect running short.
Lastly for the convenience a pocket that is big enough to hold a full iPhone or iPod touch and a door key say. So many I've come across are just big enough to squeeze a 50p coin. O and I nearly forgot the draw string to hold the shorts firm around the waist, long enough so you do not lose the cord in the eyelet and to be lost to the world of summer gardening for the rest of time.