The Best Nike Workout Leggings for Women

Buying Guide

Check out the best women's workout leggings by Nike, including newly released styles in a range of lengths, colours and rises.

Last updated: 16 February 2023
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The Best Nike Workout Leggings for Women

The best workout leggings offer versatility, comfort and support that can stand up to the toughest exercise routines. Nike workout leggings come in a variety of materials, lengths and fits designed for high-intensity workouts, trail runs, yoga classes and more, keeping athletes comfortable wherever they go.

Use this guide to find your next favourite pair of workout leggings—and check out the Nike leggings size guide to find the right fit.

The Best Nike Workout Leggings by Collection

  1. 1.Nike Zenvy: For a Soft, Streamlined Fit

    If Nike Zenvy leggings have one defining feature, it's their silky soft feel. Made from Nike InfinaSoft fabric, these leggings are engineered at the yarn level to be plush and pliable, resulting in the softest Nike leggings yet.

    But Nike Zenvy leggings aren't defined by softness alone. They are made for movement, with an extra-wide waistband that stays put with every stretch, bend and shift of the body. They offer gentle compression, making them ideal for all-day wear. Minimal seams and raw hems make for a cosy, comfy fit and streamlined look. For convenient storage, you'll find one drop pocket in the middle of the back that's large enough for a phone.

    These leggings are infused with Nike Dri-FIT Technology, which moves sweat away from the skin for quick evaporation. They come in a high-rise and mid-rise silhouette and a variety of lengths from full-length to 20cm (approx.) inseam biker shorts.

  2. 2.Nike Go: For a Lightly Compressive, Locked-in Feel

    Made from recycled nylon fibres and Nike InfinaLock fabric, Nike Go leggings provide a locked-in feel so you can move and bend confidently, especially during vigorous workouts. Nike InfinaLock is a sleek, midweight fabric designed to feel compressive and supportive on the body, resulting in a locked-in sensation as you move. All versions of the Nike Go leggings are squat-proof, meaning you can stretch in any direction and the material won't become sheer or see-through.

    (Related: How to Find Squat-proof Leggings)

    Thanks to their smooth and lightly compressive feel, Nike Go leggings provide support for a wide range of activities, from running and high-intensity interval training to yoga and Pilates. The extra-wide waistband (especially on high-waisted pairs) is designed to reduce rolling, pinching and sliding—meaning they'll stay put throughout an intense exercise class. And like all the best workout leggings from Nike, these feature sweat-wicking Nike Dri-FIT Technology to help evaporate sweat and keep the skin cool and dry.

    Nike Go leggings (even the biker-shorts style) come with all the pockets you could ever need: two angled, seamless side pockets you can slip a phone or ID card in, three drop-in pockets on the back of the waist for small items like keys, and a zip pocket on the thigh.

  3. 3.Nike Pro: For Maximum Breathability During Tough Workouts

    The Best Nike Workout Leggings for Women

    For the toughest workouts or most intense HIIT classes, Nike Pro leggings are made to keep athletes cool and concentrated. These leggings specialise in breathability. Nike Dri-FIT Technology wicks sweat away from the skin as fast as it accumulates, while many Nike Pro leggings include mesh panels on the calves for additional airflow.

    The fabric is soft and stretchy to move with you as you sprint or lunge. Even the back seams are designed to give a full range of motion. Meanwhile, the snug, elastic waistband keeps these leggings in place and the tight fit provides a supportive, body-hugging feel.

    Nike Pro leggings come in a range of solid colours, bold graphics and swirling designs. Find them in mid-rise or high-waisted options, with lengths varying from full-length, 7/8 to cropped, as well as biker shorts with 18cm or 8cm (approx.) inseams.

  4. 4.Nike One: For the Ultimate Softness and Versatility

    The Best Nike Workout Leggings for Women

    These silky soft leggings are ideal for nature hikes, restorative yoga classes, running errands and everything in between.

    The Nike One line of leggings includes key features such as Nike Dri-FIT Technology to keep skin cool and dry throughout the day, as well as non-sheer fabric that stays opaque as you bend or squat. Nike One options built with Nike Therma-FIT materials help regulate body temperature in cold environments. Meanwhile, the Nike One (M) leggings are designed specifically for pregnant people and will fit over a growing belly through all stages of pregnancy.

    (Related: Everything to Know About Nike Maternity Leggings)

    You'll also find a diverse mix of patterns and looks among Nike One leggings—from fabrics that shimmer to printed designs including marbling, tie-dye, animal prints and specks of colour.

  5. 5.Nike Epic Luxe: For a Classic, Mid-rise, Athletic Fit

    The Best Nike Workout Leggings for Women

    Nike Epic Luxe leggings balance a lightweight, sleek feel with a compressive and supportive fit. Optimal for running, Epic Luxe leggings have enough stretch for full-range motion, and they incorporate perforations on the back of the calf to let cold air in and heat out. Plus, Nike Dri-FIT wicks sweat and moisture to keep athletes dry and comfortable.

    (Related: How to Find Nike's Best Leggings for Running)

    Some Epic Luxe leggings are made specifically for the outdoors—equipped with durable fabric and a water-repellent finish. Trail runners will love the drop-in pockets and zipped storage to keep small essentials secure and out of the way. You'll also find Nike Dri-FIT ADV in certain pairs, offering elevated moisture-wicking technology.

    Epic Luxe leggings have a mid-rise fit and come in full-length, 7/8 and crop cuts, as well as a biker shorts option. The sides are seamless, for a minimal-distraction fit.

Originally published: 19 October 2022

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