Last year, we and the rest of the internet encouraged you to ditch your 7″ and 9″ inseam shorts and swim trunks in favor of a length more flattering, one that clocks in at or under 5 inches, and thankfully that sentiment has really taken hold a year later. We can attribute our little short short renaissance to one Milo Ventimiglia, actor and my childhood celebrity crush, who made headlines a month ago after stepping out of the gym in a pair of teeny weeny gym shorts. While he claims the brevity of his shorts has been greatly exaggerated (they were just pulled up high, he has said), Milo’s very bare and very toned quads set off alarm bells, signifying the beginning of a Hot Thigh Summer.
We’ve already detailed how you can achieve massive thighs this summer, ones that are reminiscent of honey-glazed Christmas hams, but now you need the workout shorts in which to do so. So without further ado, below are ten incredibly sexy, thigh-baring gym and running shorts — none of which are over 5 inches in length.