Mini Running Wear: A Buyer’s Guide


Soar Running, Dhb, and New Balance are some of the running clothing brands that go to XS in their men’s collections; Adidas owns the Petite range for men, which includes shorts, socks and jackets in shorter lengths. Shoe brands that offer small sizes for men include Saucony, which hits UK4; hookah, which has a size of 4.5 in the UK; and Asics, which goes to UK 5. For skinny feet, Brooks and New Balance offer certain models in a narrow “B” size.

petite running men's clothing

Philip Haynes

What are you looking for…

ready tops: If you have a skinny physique, avoid wearing baggy shirts. Choose shirts that are appropriately sized and layered, which will flatter your body shape.

Adjustable cuffs and cuffs: Long-sleeved shirts and jackets can be a problem for younger runners if the arm length is too long, so choose clothing with elastic or adjustable cuffs to keep the sleeves from going past your wrists. Some blouses and jackets also have an adjustable elastic hem at the waist, which will help you get a more tailored fit.

3 or 5″ shorts: When shopping for shorts, look for those that are 3 or 5 inches long, which will be higher on the leg. 2-in-1 shorts, like the ones Rodrigo designed above, are also a great choice for the little guy, as the compression fabric in the inner shorts accentuates muscle tone in the upper leg.

Gets Appearance:

Rodrigo wears (above): Top: Small; shorts: small shoes: uk 6

Model Height: 5’4″ / Waist: 30″

Men’s HeatGear® Armor Short Sleeves

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Under Armor 2 in 1 Rush Run Shorts

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Vizipro 14 . Guide


125.00 USD


Several brands of women’s fitness clothing, such as Sweaty Betty and Lululemon, cater to young runners, with high-quality leggings available in a range of lengths. Sweaty Betty offers 7/8″ leggings with a 24″ length (Tip: Although 7/8’s are designed to cut at the ankle, they can easily be worn along the full length). Lululemon offers a range of styles with a length of 25 inches. Reebok and Fabletics also offer a range of stockings in shorter lengths, while Adidas produces tights, T-shirts, and shorts in shorter lengths for petite women. Most mainstream clothing brands go down to XS, with some brands like Gore and Lululemon extending to XXS. For runners with small feet, many running shoe retailers drop to UK3, while Nike drops to UK2.5.

petite running women's clothing

Philip Haynes

What are you looking for…

figure-hugging clothes: Compression fabric running set can help accentuate your curves if you have a slim physique. Figure-hugging bottoms that loosen and drape at the waist, like cycling-style shorts, look great when paired with a T-shirt or cropped jacket.

3 inch shorts: However, those with shorter legs may prefer two-in-one shorts, such as those designed by Sarah (above), or split shorts, as they come in a bit shorter—look for those with a 3-inch leg.

adjustable fit: Some jackets and shirts come with adjustable cuffs, cuffs, and ties, which can help with a more snug, snug fit.

Gets Appearance…

Sarah (above) wears: bra: XS; Pants: XS; Shoes: UK 3

Model Height: 5’1″ / Dress: UK 4-6

Long line energy bra



Under Armor Women’s 2-in-1 Rush Run Shorts

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Aggregate Gel 23



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