5 Best High-waisted Workout Shorts

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Comfortably move through a variety of workouts and activities with these top picks from Nike.

Last updated: 27 October 2022
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5 Best High-Waisted Workout Shorts

Looking for a pair of workout bottoms to wear with your fave workout crop? Consider investing in a pair of Nike high-waisted workout shorts. Designed to sit high on the waist, Nike's line of high-waisted workout shorts sport a signature elastic waistband that keeps them in place as you move.

Below, check out this round-up of the best high-waisted shorts for a range of activities.

The 5 Best High-waisted Workout Shorts

  1. 1.Best for Biking: Nike Sportswear Women's Sports Utility High-waisted Bike Shorts

    5 Best High-Waisted Workout Shorts

    Whether you pedal on the road, trail or at home, the two-tone Utility High-waisted Bike Shorts are body-hugging, quick-drying and high-waisted. Plus, the zip pocket on the waistband is big enough to store a handful of important items such as headphones, energy chews or keys while you ride.

    Top Features

    • Available in sizes XXS to 2XL
    • Zip back pocket allows you to store small essentials
    • Nike Dri-FIT Technology keeps sweaty spots dry all ride long
  2. 2.Best for Running: Nike Pro High-waisted 3 Inch (approx. 8cm) Training Shorts With Pockets

    5 Best High-Waisted Workout Shorts

    No matter where you're running, a pair of shorts that stays put will help you focus on the mile ahead. That's exactly what you get with the sweat-wicking, thigh-hugging Nike Pro High-waisted 3 Inch (approx. 8cm) Training Shorts. These short-shorts feature a stay-put elastic waistband and snug seam around the legs that prevents them from riding up your thighs. A bonus? The side pockets are large enough for your phone.

    Top Features

    • Available in sizes XXS to 2XL
    • Symmetrical side pocket are large enough to fit your phone or wallet
    • Elastic waistband prevents shorts from shimmying down
    • Nike Dri-FIT Technology helps move sweat away from the body

    (Related: The 3 Best High-waisted Running Shorts From Nike)

  3. 3.Best for HIIT: Nike Pro Women's 7 Inch (approx. 18cm) High-rise Training Shorts

    5 Best High-Waisted Workout Shorts

    No doubt, these retro-inspired high-waisted workout shorts look like they're from the 1990s. But they're made with Nike Dri-FIT Technology, which helps keep you dry as you sprint, jump and move through your sweat sesh. The wide elastic band on these training shorts keeps them high on your hips. (And, no, the band won't roll down when you twist or turn).

    Top Features:

    • Available in sizes XXS to 2XL, as well as six different retro colour schemes
    • Nike Dri-FIT Technology wicks away moisture from thighs and tush
    • Linear graphic creates a neat throwback look
  4. 4.Best for Yoga: Nike Yoga Luxe Women's High-waisted Shorts

    5 Best High-Waisted Workout Shorts

    If you want to be the most comfortable person in the yoga studio, these Yoga Luxe Women's High-waisted Shorts might fit the bill. Available in standard and plus sizes, these body-hugging yoga shorts are made from a quick-dry fabric that will keep you cool during heated flows.

    Another key perk? These shorts hold up in the washer and dryer, meaning they can be tossed into the laundry right after your workout.

    Top Features:

    • Available in wide variety of colours and sizes XXS to 2XL
    • Non-sheer fabric gives you freedom to bend without feeling constricted
    • Dri-FIT Technology moves sweat away from your skin, keeping you dry from the first Sun Salutation to the final Savasana Pose
  5. 5.Best for Leisure: Nike Sportswear Women's Fleece Shorts

    5 Best High-Waisted Workout Shorts

    On rest days, comfort is key. Nike Sportswear Women's Fleece Shorts are made from brushed-back fleece that keeps you cosy while you enjoy off-day essentials like park walks, movie marathons and stretch sessions.

    With their cut-and-sew design and cheerful colour palettes, these shorts are as stylish as they are soft.

    Top Features:

    • Available in sizes XXS to 2XL
    • Comes in three different two-tone colour schemes
    • Thick elastic waistband keeps them high on the waist
    • Brushed-back fleece fabrics makes the shorts warm and comfy

Words by Gabrielle Kassel

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