Ready, Get Set, Go! Shop These 11 Leggings Before Your Next Run
Even if you've got a high-energy playlist and the right attitude, it's hard to score your best run without the proper gear. Having a good pair of running shoes is only half the battle — there's nothing more annoying than leggings that dig into your waist or fall down at the hips. To help you beat your own personal record in style and comfort, we've rounded up the best leggings that were designed for performance so you can focus on yours. See 11 of our favorites ahead!
Nike Epic Lux Running Crops
Supportive yet stretchy, these Nike Epic Lux Running Crops ($95) hug your body while allowing free movement. Enjoy lightweight, breathable fabric from the lower leg to midthigh, plus extra perforations on the upper thigh for air flow. And don't worry about sweating through these — Dri-Fit Technology keeps moisture away, and the convenient pockets store and keep your valuables dry.
Speed Up Tight
World, meet your perfect running legging. The Speed Up Tight ($108) is made of Luxtreme, a medium-thickness, sweat-wicking fabric. The best part about this pant, though, is that it's got pockets, and plenty of them. If you're headed on a hike or run, you don't have to worry about your stuff, because these pants have got you covered. Bonus: they make your butt look pretty good too.
Gymshark Ombre Seamless Leggings
Look good and feel good in these Gymshark Ombre Seamless Leggings ($50). These are a triple threat built for running, squatting, and lunging. The supersoft fabric hugs your body in all the right places, while the seamless knit prevents chafing. No matter what color, this pair guarantees a dry and comfortable fit.
Adidas Response Long Tights
Style meets function with these Adidas Response Long Tights ($55). The reflective finish adds a cool touch and makes them perfect for a night run. Stay cool and dry thanks to the Climacool mesh side panels, and enjoy soft, stretchy fabric that moves with you. To top it all off, you can keep your valuables dry in the sweat-guard zip pocket.
H&M 3/4-Length Running Tights
If you've been in the market for leggings you can run to happy hour in, these H&M 3/4-Length Running Tights ($30) are for you. They feature fast-drying fabric and ventilating mesh panels, so you don't have to worry about cooling down. Plus, there's a hidden key pocket to avoid having to hold anything during your run.
Girlfriend Collective High-Rise 3/4 Legging
Meet your new go-to leggings. This Girlfriend Collective High-Rise 3/4 Legging ($58) was designed for every day and beyond. With a comfortable fit that's both stretchy and supportive and no-show fabric, it's no wonder this is GC's bestselling pair. On top of featuring high compression for muscle recovery after medium- to high-impact workouts, they're also eco-friendly (made from recycled water bottles).
Fast & Free 7/8 Tight II
If the Align Pant II was intriguing but you consider yourself more of a runner, Lululemon has answered your prayers. The Fast and Free 7/8 Tight II ($128) is made with its newest fabric, Nulux, and gives the same second-skin sensation with the added bonus of being sweat-wicking and quick-drying. It's a must have for anyone who's obsessed with that buttery-soft feeling.
Nike Power Running Crops
The stylish mesh details are what will initially hook you, but the comfort and support are what will make you fall in love with the Nike Power Running Crops ($60). Thanks to the sweat-wicking, compressive fabric, you'll stay dry and supported all through your run. Adjust the fit with the internal drawcord, and keep your items dry in the center back pocket.
New Balance Determination Crop
The New Balance Determination Crop ($90) was made for performance. Stay cool through even your toughest workouts with the powermesh panels at the lower leg and NB's sweat-wicking technology. You'll love the high-rise and body-hugging fit along with the stylish reflective trims that make night runs safer.
Zella Sprint In High Waist Midi Leggings
Enjoy a figure-sculpting fit with these Zella Sprint In High Waist Midi Leggings ($75), which feature a smoothing high waist and moisture-wicking fabric. Not only will these make you look good while you run, but they'll also keep you visible in low light, thanks to the reflective details.
Athleta Laser Cut Contender Tight
This Athleta Laser Cut Contender Tight ($89) features a flattering midrise and a smoothing waistband that won't fall as you run. Its laser-cut details add both style and ventilation, while the three pockets (yes, three!) let you stash all your valuables for a distraction-free run.