Cute gym gear alert: Our new favourite running shorts

Image via Running Duds Instagram

We get that exercise is serious business for some people.

But that doesn’t mean your gym gear has to be duller than a banker’s suit. Wearing black to work out may be a funeral for the calories you’re burning, but it also gets a bit boring. Enter new Australian sportswear company, Running Duds. Their gym shorts are a full blown party in your pants  – featuring colourful prints like maps of the world, kaleidoscopes and pineapples.

Jessie Hop, head designer for Running Duds, spent nearly a decade designing for Billabong before coming onto this project.

“I pour ideas and inspiration into each and every design,” she says. “My favourite is The Gilbert because he is fun, quirky and inspired by the trees I pass on my runs.”

The shorts are water repellent, have an internal pocket, are machine washable, and come with an optional fitted liner. At $49.95 a pop, they’re not crazy cheap, but they’re not crazy expensive either. Here are a few of our favourite prints from the brand:

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You can buy Running Duds online, here.

What’s your favourite active wear brand? Let us know in the comments! 

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