I bought these shorts for running and they have worked out great as running shorts. They have physically held up well after a number of washings. I deducted one star in the review since I have found the shorts are not colorfast, so if you buy white ones they will turn gray after a couple washings. I wear Apple AirPods Pro earphones when running and the white case with being inside the pocket will also turn gray from the darker colors. If you don't want this to happen, you might keep the case in a ziplock bag when running. If you wear white shirts the darker color shorts will bleed though to the shorts. I wear mostly darker shirts & shorts, so it is not a big deal to me.