Stay cool with these shorts. I recommend shorts made of wicking fabric to dry quickly and keep you cooler. Bike-style shorts with lycra can help prevent chafing. If you use arm motion, it is best to select shorts without side pockets so you won't catch your thumbs. If you need a larger size, browse our top picks for plus-size shorts. If you are traveling or doing a long walk in changeable weather, you may want to look for convertible pants with zip-off or roll-up legs to convert into shorts.
Some of us don't want short shorts. While I would prefer men's basketball players went back to the shorts of the 70's rather than the culottes they wear nowadays, I personally like longer shorts for walking. The Dri-FIT fabric is lightweight and wicks away moisture, all while giving you a bit more coverage with a loose-fitting 10-inch inseam.
These compression shorts are made of 89% Supplex® nylon and 11% Lycra® spandex. These performance shorts come in several colors and sizes XS to XXL. This design has a 7-inch inseam to provide more thigh coverage and prevent chafing. You can wear these shorts by themselves or layer under looser shorts or a skirt to provide chafing protection and support.
These cargo shorts are made with lightweight, breathable, quick-drying nylon. I love the pockets, they give me lots of options for where to carry my essentials. They have a water-repellant coating. They include two front hand pockets, two back pockets, two zippered leg pockets in front of two velcro-closed leg pockets. The waistband has as an adjustable elastic band, as well as closing with a snap and zipper. I like the 10-inch inseam length and the high rise.
If your walking takes you off-road, these Supplex nylon trail shorts are great to walk or hike in. The fabric is windproof, breathable and fast-drying. I've always loved Royal Robbins shorts for their plethora of pockets. These have front hand pockets, an accessory pocket on right hip, a zip security pocket on left hip and angled rear pockets. They come in sizes 4 to 18.
These shorts have low-rise construction for a comfortable fit. They are made of 100% polyester taffeta microfiber with contrast mesh and self-fabric side panels, contrast self-fabric binding along hem and side seams. The side panel notch design allows for good range of motion. They have an elastic waistband with internal drawcord, built-in Dri-FIT® crepe liner, internal card/key pocket, They are a short length with a 3-inch inseam.