It seems high-waisted running shorts are magical unicorns that only appear every so often and usually, they’re not that great. We’re not sure why biker shorts get all of the high-rise love, and we wish there were more high-rise running shorts.
Finally, we found these Mesh Racer Shorts from Athleta, and we bought them in every color we could. (There are only three, unfortunately.) Still, our product testers are more than pleased with these Athleta shorts thanks to the wide leg opening, breathable fabric, mesh panels that allow extra air flow, comfortable cotton liner, and wide waistband.