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Nike Tempo Short Reviews

88 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

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4%Rated 2 stars

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85 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/21/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Perfect. As a runner who does not have a typical runner's body i.e., I'm 5'4ish and 155 pounds. I have a lot of trouble finding shorts that are comfortable and don't ride up. Actually, I'd never found another pair until I found these. For me, these fit slightly below the waist (not truly low-rise, but not at the waist either), and the legs are indeed pretty loose, as another reviewer mentioned. For me, as someone who has fairly large thighs and who wants shorts to stay down when I'm running, this is a good thing. The lack of that extra space is exactly why I hate other shorts. The large fits me perfectly, and now it's either these shorts or long compression shorts for any warm-weather athletic activity. I've tried to find other brands that match up to these, but I haven't found anything as good after 4-5 years of searching. I highly recommend them if you are a curvy runner who has a lot of trouble with shorts riding up: while they still do it a little bit every once in a while, it's enormously better compared to any other non-compression shorts. (If you really want shorts not to ride up, get some 5 or 7 compression shorts, but these are a lot more attractive than those, and arguably more comfortable.) I also have a zillion pairs of these just for lounging around.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/16/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

I found this short to be very unflattering-the waistband cut into my sides while the rest of the short was loose and baggy. I like the fit of the Nike Pacer short so much better.

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August 16, 2011

Anonymous

from Morris, IL

I found this short to be very unflattering-the waistband cut into my sides while the rest of the short was loose and baggy. I like the fit of the Nike Pacer short so much better.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 6, 2013

Chi K

from United States

I am a man and I wear these women's shorts. In the 1970s we (boys) wore this exact same style in gym class, basketball team, track, and cross country. I wear them now when I run because they are comfortable. We have to be dry, too. I like the variety of colors (I won't get anything with pink in it). So you should market these for men as well as women.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 5, 2012

Anonymous

from OH

Great color! Couldn't find these anywhere else. Of course, great service as expected!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

The Anthracite color is a little lighter in person than on the screen - looks grey not black. :) Great fit, as usual; this is my second pair of Nike Tempo shorts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 30, 2012

Anonymous

from New Jersey

If you are looking for perfect running shorts you have found them. These are my favorite shorts ever and even after being worn and washed many times they still feel and fit as well as they did the first time I wore them. They are expensive but I will never go back to cheap cotton shorts after finding these. The built in underwear is also a plus.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 25, 2012

Anonymous

from New York, NY

Great running shorts. I'm 5'1'' 100lbs and wear an XS. I do have to roll the top down once, but I find them to be very comforable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 31, 2012

Anonymous

 

So comfortable, really lightweight, with a very convenient pocket for your keys. By far the best running shorts available.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 23, 2012

Jen B

from Houston

I have many pairs of these shorts and I love them! They are great for running, lounging, etc. I also like that it has a small pocket inside to put a key. I am a size 10 and wear a Medium.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 17, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco Bay Area

These are perfect running shorts, I am buying another pair! They are not too short, comfortable, and easy to move in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 12, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great shorts! Have them in other colors and they are just as I expected. Comfortable, colorful...Also, the color is just as it appears in the photo so no surprises there. I have already gotten many compliments on them. Enjoy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 29, 2012

Amy S

from Washington DC

These are the best shorts ever! This is my fifth pair, and my favorite color as of yet. It is nice to wear bright colors when running in gloomy weather. That serves as an instant pick me up!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 24, 2012

Anonymous

 

Bought these for my daughter for track and she loves them. I have them in other colors for running as well. They wash nice and look great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Saint Amant, LA

Great shorts! Love the black on black. I bought a pair for my daughter and she absolutely loves them! They go with everything!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Oakland, CA

These are great running shorts for those with no thigh gap (thick thighs)! They rarely ride up and that's saying a lot for someone like me. They're comfortable and a great price; these are only second to the amazing (and crazy expensive) Lululemon Tracker shorts. Love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Lululemon Tracker shorts

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 30, 2014

Michelle R

from United States

They fit pretty true to size. Super comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 29, 2014

Rachael H

from Louisville, KY

Love these shorts. They are a little better price than buying directly from Nike and the Zappos return process is obviously much easier. The tempo shorts in generally run a little small so if you are in between sizes go up rather than down.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

I've worn the Tempo short from Nike since high school cross country, which was a WHILE ago! I tried other brands and styles...but always came back to these shorts because of pretty simple reasons: 1. They are neither too short or too long..just right. 2. They come in so many colors it's difficult to just buy one. 3. If you gain a little weight, the waistband stretches. If you lose weight, you can fold/roll the waistband down for a tighter and sexier look. 4. The key holder is sewn right on the part of your hip that never really moves when you run, very smart. Over time, and I'm talking about a 5 year span here, the elastic in the waistband does deteriorate and will not work anymore from the wear and tear and washing of these shorts. Then it's time to buy new ones!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 10, 2014

Kate M

from Austin, TX

These are my new favorite shorts. The waist doesn't ride up while I'm running or working out and the legs are roomy enough to move and not feel restricted. I can't wait to get another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 1, 2014

Stephanie

from Chicago, IL

These are the best shorts ever! I have four pairs and I am always washing them because I cannot live without wearing them everyday!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2014

Kelsey O

from Canton, Ohio

I love these shorts! They are the most comfortable running short I have ever owned and with all the color combos available I could literally wear them every day of my life. It was great to get them from Zappos because they weren't any more expensive than in a store and they shipped for free!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 24, 2014

Janet S

from Austin, TX

Finally, a pair of work out shorts for someone with hips!! These are the ONLY shorts that work for me. I have a curvy figure so I appreciate the roominess these shorts provide. They are well made and worth every penny. I wear compression tights underneath to prevent any jiggle. I ordered the XL since my hip measurement is 45 inches.

Brands I'd also recommend: None !

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 22, 2014

Kaija S

from New York

Why didn't I buy these sooner!? My other running shorts are Asics, and they're fine, I guess, but after putting on these Tempos I almost want to ditch the old ones and go whole-hog on Tempo. These are light, don't puff or bunch in odd places, the built-in undies fit snugly and comfortably. In short (har har), these shorts fit perfectly and feel amazing. Can't wait to run in them and drool with self-glee. Dri-fit is my new favorite thing.

Brands I'd also recommend: North Face, Helly Hansen, Adidas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2014

Carrie S

from Little Rock, AR

These are my favorite shorts for working out for several reasons. They "stay put." They don't ride up or fall, nor do they gather "in the middle" like some shorts do on those of us who are graced with ample thighs. They fit in all the right ways - not too long, not too short. I generally wear them with some sort of tights underneath, especially if I suspect said tights might be transparent. And besides all that, they look great!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

I'm a gym rat and a runner and I've tried several brands of shorts. I always come back to the Nike Tempo. The fit is great (i.e., not short shorts), they're comfortable for all kinds of sports (even hiking), and the Nike quality is there.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks, Mizuno

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 18, 2013

Anonymous

from Norwalk, Ohio

I bought these for my girlfriend for her birthday. She loves them, and uses them for running and dancing. They match her school colors and are very comfortable. They are sold at a price that you cannot beat with free shipping! Zappos is a very trusted and safe store with PayPal purchase options available. Another feature that I found helpful, and a cause for my purchase is their great return policy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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