I’ve been wearing basic “gym” style shorts for working out for 20 years & finally bought a proper pair of running shorts because they were on sale. Initially I wasn’t a fan of the short outside (hip) & the longer inside of the sort, or of the brief inside the short, but after wearing them a few times, I understand why they are designed this way & can appreciate the design. In fact, I wore an old pair of shorts I have today and they were noticeably riding up. I think buying these shorts was a good decision. I’ve washed these at least 20 times & they still look new!