My Review of the Target All In Motion High-Rise Running Shorts

target All in Motion high rise running shorts for postpartum

I finally found a great pair of running shorts that isn’t lululemon and they’re only $20!  They’re the All In Motion high rise running shorts from Target and they feel great on this postpartum body of mine that gave birth to 3 children in 4 years.  Keep reading below to hear my full review on the All In Motion high rise running shorts with 3 inch inseam.  (Also, if you’re breastfeeding here is my recent blog post on how I navigate working out while breastfeeding!)

My Review of the In Motion High-Rise Running Shorts from Target

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I’ll admit, I’ve been a bit of a lululemon snob since I discovered the brand in 2011.  It has been my go-to for long distance running and working out and I still have the first pieces I bought nearly a decade ago because they hold up so well.  The speed shorts were what made me fall in love with the brand because of the built in liner that doesn’t give wedgies, the 2.5 inch length is perfect and they don’t ride up, and the pockets hold all sorts of things on long runs so that you don’t need to wear a fuel belt, even when you’re running a marathon.  While I was pregnant with Caroline I was able to get my hands on some limited-release high-rise speed shorts, and they are hands down my very favorite running shorts.  They’re just like the regular speed shorts (now called speed up shorts) but they’re high-rise, which feels better on my belly after having a few kiddos.  They hit just below the belly button and they’re incredibly comfortable!  These shorts are HARD to get your hands on though.  They’re only released about once a year and they sell out immediately.  If you can ever get some for yourself, then buy them immediately!  Anyway, the reason I’m sharing all of this is because I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of running shorts that fit similarly that are easier to find, and the Target In Motion high-rise running shorts fit the bill!

affordable high rise running shorts

These Target shorts have a very high rise that hits just above the belly button.  I wish they were a little bit lower, but it doesn’t bother me too much.  When you first try them on they’ll probably feel a bit tight around the top of the waist because of the drawstring…so the key to getting these to work is to cut that drawstring in the front!  There is still another band (that’s much looser) that runs around the inside of the shorts, so if you cut the one that you can adjust the shorts will still stay up.  They’ll feel much better too!  I even have a friend who is wearing these while pregnant with twins, and she said these shorts work really well for the pregnancy phase of life too!  I’d say they’re true to size, and I wear the small.

affordable high rise running shorts

Have you tried these shorts yet?  What do you think?!

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Katie Vail
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  1. Alexis Joseph-Ferrara
    August 17, 2020 / 10:45 am

    I found these a couple of months ago at my local Target in Boston and love them! I have them in black, purple and a not quite red pair! And I’ve been a Lulu snob myself. 😂😂 They wash great also! Have you tried their sleeveless shirts? They’re pretty nice only you have to bring them home and try them on because the same size in a different color does not fit the same! Thank you for always showing us such great style Katie! My closet has always been full of stripes, but I’m always picking up something new you’re showing us!♥️

    • August 18, 2020 / 6:03 am

      Hi Alexis! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I haven’t tried the tops yet, but might need to take a look now after your recommendation. Thanks so much for sharing and I appreciate you following along!

  2. Ann
    March 3, 2022 / 8:49 pm

    Know if they still have these shorts…?

    • March 8, 2022 / 10:23 am

      They didn’t bring them back in 2021 so I doubt they’re available this year either, unfortunately.

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