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Men's training shorts: your workout, your way
A pair of men's training shorts is a gym bag essential. With the flexibility of our innovative fabrics, Nike men's gym shorts move with your body, so you can bend and stretch with total freedom. Plus, the lightweight, breathable construction means they'll help you to stay cool while you're training hard. Expect lightweight cuts and a range of styles to suit your personal look.
Constructed with pro technology
Our patented Dri-FIT technology works as hard as you do. When you sweat, it wicks moisture away from your skin and disperses it across the surface of the fabric so it can evaporate faster—keeping you fresh and cool for longer. The smart material is also exceptionally flexible, so you can stretch in all directions. Elasticated, fold-over waistbands hold our men's gym shorts in place all day, and you can easily adjust your fit with interior drawcord.
Practical details sewn in
Need somewhere to stash your phone during training? Use the zip pockets at the back of our men's gym shorts to keep small items secure, like keys and cards. For your phone or wallet, pick a set of shorts with deeper slip or patch pockets on the sides. Meanwhile, flatlock seams prevent irritation during repetitive movements, while air holes enhance breathability when the intensity rises. Look out for styles with mesh lining or compressive under-layers, helping to keep everything in place during explosive burpees.
Style them your way
What does every pair of Nike men's training shorts have in common? Our iconic Nike Swoosh, of course. Whether you want a classic look with neutral tones or a statement print with bold colours, we've got plenty in our range. Relaxed fits allow you to move freely, while compressive shorts give you a second-skin fit with added muscle support. For an extra pop, pick a pair with a contrasting-colour waistband and branded detailing.
Better choices for a greener future
You'll find men's workout shorts made with recycled fibres in our range as part of Nike's Move to Zero—our commitment to net-zero carbon emissions and net-zero waste. Take our recycled polyester, for example—it starts life as plastic bottles which are cleaned, shredded and spun into a high-quality yarn. In addition to reducing waste, recycled polyester lowers carbon emissions and diverts an average of one billion plastic bottles annually from landfills and waterways.
What type of shorts are best for the gym?
When working out in an enclosed space like the gym, it's best to wear lightweight, breathable and quick-drying materials. This means sweat will evaporate quickly, keeping you cool and dry. Look out for men's gym shorts made with mesh panels for maximum ventilation. Since you need to be able to move freely to push your limits, opt for shorts made with stretchy materials that flex with you. And for extra support, compression-style shorts are a great choice for faster recovery times.