These shorts are a great as the Italiana little black triathlon shorts! I love that the seams are similar to a tri short (minus the padding) which make them very flattering! I wonder why not all shorts have the seams this way? I'm a bit puzzled as for me I found the opposite...with the seam this way, there's no risk for cameltoe......not for me at least! They stay up, NO riding up the leg and have a drawstring to avoid any fold-over. I'm blessed with thunder-thighs and these are by far the best running shorts I've even owned.