Impact 3 Inch Short

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Our Impact 3" Running Short has a streamlined fit so nothing slows you down. The wide, knit power-mesh waistband delivers marathon-quality comfort, while NB Dry fabric wicks sweat to help keep you comfortable throughout every mile.

Impact 3 Inch Short

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This mid-rise short also features an adjustable internal drawcord and an internal brief for a layer of comfort and coverage. Plus, an all-important back zip pocket for stashing small essentials during your run.
  • Material: 86% Polyester and 14% Spandex
  • 3 inch inseam
  • Athletic fit
  • Back zipper pocket
  • Contour waistband with power mesh
  • Imported
  • Internal brief
  • Internal drawcord
  • Mid rise
  • Silver reflective logos and trims
  • Technology
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    Releases moisture away from the body
    Fast drying

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    Average Rating


    6 Reviews

    17% of reviewers recommend this product

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    Dec 1, 2016

    Why did you change the perfect shorts?

    - PA

    "I was so disappointed to discover New Balance had totally redesigned what had been great shorts. The waistband, gathering at the waist, fabric, and cut are completely different. These are not minor updates. This is a different (worse) product. I would have bought multiple pairs of the old model every year! Now I guess I'll have to find a new brand."

    Aug 17, 2016

    Great fit!

    - Alabama

    "I have tried every brand of running/workout shorts out there & by far, I'm happiest with these shorts from NB. They have a wonderful wide waistband & are short without being too short for this over 40 woman. A big plus for me is the drawstring which actually ties instead of that single loop style which never works well for me. I need a drawstring that I can pull, tie and untie & these shorts have it! My only negative is the fit around the hips/legs. These shorts tend to be loose in this area & can "flap" around a bit. This does not affect me while working out, but can be a little annoying. I still enjoy wearing these as they are the best I've found that actually cover my backside, unlike so many other running shorts out there."

    Jun 20, 2016

    Please bring back last year's shorts!!!

    - Rhode Island

    "These look similar but are NOT the same as the great version sold last year! They are heavy and tight in the waist. The pocket on the waist band was a nice idea but the changes RUINED my all-time favorite shorts. The pocket is not worth it--please go back to the 2015 version (I promise to buy 10 pairs)."

    Jun 13, 2016

    Very different from last year's style!

    - SC

    "I was wondering if I was the only person who felt this way, but I see that I'm not. I ordered 2 pairs as I live in the ones I bought last year. The internal drawcord is horrible and the waistband is tight - I've tried stretching them out but nothing works. The drawcord is thick and cannot be removed because it's sewn in. Last year's style made me feel confident and good in my skin - while working out or just lounging. Please, please bring back last year's style - I can't live without those, but these have got to go!"

    May 25, 2016

    Last years were way better!

    - Greenwood, MO

    "I used to absolutely LOVE these shorts and lived in them last year. I was very disappointed to see they changed them this year and they arent even ok anymore. They feel like a much hearvier, thicker matterial and the waist band doesnt stretch like last years making them feel constricting.....New Balance please please please bring back last years!!!"

    May 1, 2016

    Like an iron maiden ...

    - Cathedral City, CA, USA

    "Well constructed and cute, but the waistband is so tight I can't breathe. At 5.5 and 111 lbs, I am not even remotely fat. The elastic waistband is simply too tight. Too uncomfortable to wear for more than short periods. I wanted to like it, but I'm disappointed. I hoped it would stretch out with use but it hasn't."

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