I took the tags off my new Runday crops for a six mile run yesterday and I was very happy with them. They have to be among the most comfortable run crops I've bought. The luxtreme is thick, opaque, and compressive all the way down. The waistband is a little bit higher than Inspires, wide and very supportive. Since the weather was hot (I think it got into the upper 70s during my run) I unzipped the calf zippers and I could feel the breeze through the mesh as I ran. The back pocket is nicely roomy and my iPhone easily fit in it. I also had a couple gels and my car keys in the front pockets and they didn't bother me at all. The length is definitely on the long side, these are 1.5" longer than Inspires so they end up close to my ankles. All in all, a great run crop. I liked them so much after my run I went to the store and picked up a pair for my sister as her Christmas present. As for sizing I found the parallel black stripe ones to run a bit larger and could wear my size down for a more compressive feel without worrying about sheerness.