Huge thank you to Mrs. O for sharing her fit review of the Speed Up Short. I love being able to share with you guys a good variety of fit reviews and since this is a new short style replacing the speed shorts, I think it’s especially great having a variety of perspectives.
After I saw the upload and saw the new Speed Up Short, I wanted to try them on. The ed confirmed they will be phasing out the Speed Short by the end of the year and replacing it with the Speed Up Short. I have a love/hate relationship with the Speed Short because of the waist band and liner. It just depends on my mood and if I’m having a “fat” day. When that happens, I wear my 8s. If I feel fine, I wear my 6s. I was curious to see what was different about the Speed Up Short. The waist band is thinner (not the rise but the construction) because it is lined with mesh. It has a bit more give in it than the Speeds. The pocket in the waist band is larger. I think the back zipper pocket is the same length. There was two big changes. The leg seam for the liner was thinner! Yay! No more VPL. The placement of the joining sides (front and back) made the short lay flatter in the back, i.e., it didn’t pucker as much along the back seam where the fabric is not joined together. The “v” connection at the side of the short is a little higher than the Speeds. The legs felt a bit tighter to me but I think they will stretch out after wearing. Although the inseam is the same (2.5 inches) the Speed Up Short felt shorter because the back of the short is not longer like the Speeds. (I tried taking a picture so you can see the back). I thought I would like the pattern (culture clash multi black) but it seemed too busy for me. Maybe if the pattern was on a smaller scale I would like it more. I’m undecided on these shorts and will try them on again to see what I think of them. For those of you who love Speeds, I recommend you stock up on them before the end of the year. They are definitely going to be phased out this year.