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Leggings under shorts trend for men? Benefits and recommendations

Leggings or tights are only for women? Thanks to the casual tights and shorts combination, this attitude has long been a thing of the past. The alternative to sweatpants has become a global athletic trend originally invented by professional basketball players and their coaches. In this article you will learn more about the "small" men's revolution in sportswear. Then we'll give you six recommendations on which shorts to wear over your leggings.

Where does the leggings trend come from and why?

The trend towards wearing leggings comes from the USA, where it was made famous primarily by basketball players. Leggings, which are actually used as compression pants, which are supposed to provide support and support during sports, have quickly become a fashionable style. Colorful color combinations, eye-catching leggings and flashy shorts - more and more men are attaching importance to their clothing when doing sports and are saying goodbye to plain gray, black or blue.

Advantages and disadvantages of leggings for men

The combination of leggings and shorts for men looks cool, but the tights worn alone are silly. The leggings themselves tend to be associated with femininity, but the combination has something masculine about it and gives the tight trousers masculinity. But that's not enough:

The shorts over the tights protect against cool temperatures and wind, especially on cold days. If the shorts are too airy and the sweatpants too warm, the shorts over leggings is a good middle ground.

Another advantage is the compression effect, with maximum legroom at the same time.

The leggings also prevent the thighs from rubbing against each other, which can be uncomfortable, especially on longer runs.

If the leggings are worn alone, they give too much price, especially to men, which men do not want to show.

Leggings made of functional materials are water-repellent, quick-drying, moisture-regulating and improve dynamism in sports.

In addition, tight leggings make the legs look more muscular, which gives you a good feeling when doing sports.

In addition to the sporty aspect, the combination also has a practical and visual benefit.

Our recommendations for men’s leggings

The men's model [url = "", name = "Tights C3 Partial Gore-Tex Infinium Thermo", title = ""] from GORE WEAR is expensive but an absolute quality tights. It protects against all weather conditions on cold days while your legs stay warm. Like all leggings, this model is tight-fitting and ensures minimal air resistance. The fabric is stretchy and consists of 85% polyamide, 15% elastane, the outer fabric on the second inside is made from 100% polyester and the outer fabric on the second inside is also made from 100% polyester. The pants are extremely breathable, water-repellent and windproof and are suitable for the demanding athlete. It is available between € 107 and € 140, depending on the size.

In this model, the combination of leggings and shorts is already available in one part. The training pants [url = "", name = "2 in 1 shorts with short tights and short shorts by Lakaka", title = ""] are between 17 € and 20 € depending on the size to have. This makes it the perfect companion on warm days when long trousers would simply be too warm. The waistband is elastic, the material is quick-drying and breathable, consists of 92% polyester and 8% elastane and is very comfortable to wear.

Another combination model, but this time with long shorts, the men [url = "", name = "Leggings and shorts combination by activewear", title = ""] for just under € 26. The shorts are black and the leggings are optionally available in light gray or black. The entire material is made of 100% polyester.

The men [url = "", name = "Odlo running pants", title = ""] is available on Amazon for just under 65 €. It weighs just 280 g, but keeps you very warm despite the thin material. It consists of 88% polyester, 12% elastane and is machine washable. It is available in black, is highly breathable and suitable for intensive sporting activities. Thanks to its good thermal insulation, it is made for winter activities and offers a high level of moisture transport.

The men's model [url = "", name = "LIGA Baselayer Tight Pants by Puma", title = ""] is available on Amazon between € 14.74 and € 36, depending on the size. The leggings are made of 88% polyester and 12% elastane. The pants are long, the material has a high compression strength, and the textile layer on the skin works hand in hand with the body's natural systems to increase performance.

The men [url = "", name = "Ask SPRT Lt M Tights by Adidas", title = ""] are available between 22 € and 50 €, depending on the size. The pants are black and have a slim fit style. This means that the leggings are tight and therefore offer high compression strength, which is performance-enhancing. It offers maximum freedom of movement without the material slipping on the leg. The leggings are made of 83% polyester and 17% elastane and are suitable for autumn and winter.


Leggings under shorts look cool, masculine and fashionable. The performance-supporting effect of the tight trousers is due to the compression, which is not available with loose, fluttering material. Tights provide maximum freedom of movement and a pleasant feeling on the skin during sports. More and more men are benefiting from this benefit, because leggings have long ceased to be a purely female item of clothing. The shorts over the tights is a new global trend for men and in this combination of leggings takes the feminine touch. So take courage men, use leggings under shorts when doing sports.