I own these in coal/chirp, and LOVE them! Actually they are my favorite running crops. I love everything about them - the fit, the length, the ruching on the thighs, the color, the material, the performance, etc. etc. They are great for every type of work out! They hit me much higher than the model pics, at right below my knee. I've worn them running, boxing, kettlebell, bootcamp, spinning, and just weight lifting and whatnot. So I've been looking for another pair for a long time. Most of the color combos of these were price adjusted from $86 to $69 and flew off the shelves. The solid black ones never did though. I guess they figured that black is popular since it goes with everything? I'm not sure, but I was very happy to have found them again and gotten them for the price I did!
I think these fit tighter than my coal/chirp ones through the legs for some reason. They are the same size - my regular size 4. But the black ones don't stretch as much or something. They also look shinier while the coal ones don't look shiny at all. The waist fits the same though, and the length is the same. It's weird. But it's not necessarily a bad thing, because the compression is probably better. And I can still move and bend my legs freely so whatevs I guess! I do think the ruching on the sides look cuter in the all black version because they appear to be more obvious.
Anyways, I love these and I can't wait to wear them! Love the fact that they are all black and low key too. I just know that I will get a lot of use out of them!