As you know, I have NEVER met a blue and white pair of J. Crew shorts I could pass up. When I saw these at the store recently, I honestly could not figure out if they were just cute casual shorts, or if they were closer to pajama/lounging shorts. Then I wore them out to pick up prescriptions and dry cleaning and meet a friend for lunch. She asked me if I was wearing running shorts and I guess it hadn't occurred to me that the curved seams did make them look like running shorts. Looking at their website, I can't believe I missed that they were designed with vintage athletic apparel in mind. Even if I can't quite label them, I do know that they are so comfortable with the drawstring waistband and tailored pockets all around. These are comfy whether I am lounging on the couch or running around town.