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Who would jog in jeans? More people than you would think.

gabeFirst off, yes, this website is ridiculous. But it is still around because of awesome people like you and me that, oddly, like to look at pictures of people running and exercising IN JEANS!

JoggingJeans.com was started purely as a joke. A joke to make my husband laugh. The story goes like this: My husband and I were waiting for the start of a Pittsburgh 5K that started on the Clemente bridge (I think it was the Pittsburgh Charities 5K Home Run). There was a guy in front of us, stretching and looking as if he was preparing to run IN JEANS. We said to each other, “What the heck!?” and “He HAS to be here just waiting for the start of a race with a ‘real’ runner, right?” When they guy turned around and we saw the race number pinned to his shirt, we started laughing. I said, “I wish I had a camera.” My husband said, “That would be a good idea for a website – people could send in pictures of people running in jeans.” A few months later, I pulled some pictures off the web and started it just a joke between the two of us. The next thing I know people were submitting photos, Runner’s World was linking to it, and here we over a hundred thousand views later. So to the man, in jeans, stretching and preparing to run the beautiful North Shore of Pittsburgh on that April morning, this blog came about all because of you! [Hug.]

Lastly, this website isn’t about making fun of people. Really, it isn’t. The beauty of running is that you don’t need special clothes or equipment or even shoes. In my opinion, jean-wearing joggers are more awesome than most runners. But, still, I don’t understand it and always think it is funny when I see it. Jeans in the gym? Now that is another story. If you can afford a gym membership, you can afford a pair of workout shorts.


JoggingJeans.com is a site dedicated to collecting and publishing photographs of people jogging and exercising in jeans! It relies on people like you to submit photos of people jogging or exercising in JEANS or JEAN SHORTS to joggingjeans [at] gmail [dot] com.

Please do not send:
1. Kids running or playing in jeans – that isn’t funny.
2. People running after a bus, robbing a liquor store, or some other situation that is clearly not exercise – that isn’t funny either.

A note about anonymous submissions: JoggingJeans.com relies on the submissions of viewers. If the photos submitted were not taken by the person that submits it, I attempt an exhaustive online search so that I am crediting the appropriate source. PLEASE, if you know the original source of any picture that you see on JoggingJeans.com, let me know and I will immediately update it.

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  1. Just when I think every possible topic has been written about I find a site like this! Great!

  2. GymRockStar

     /  January 4, 2012

    I love this idea. My gym is a hard core lifting gym. I should be able to contribute a pic or two eventually.

  3. I think it’s funnier when people *don’t* work out in jeans. They were, after all, designed for the specific purpose of providing something safe, durable and comfortable to wear while performing strenuous exercise; it’s just that back then, “working out” was simply called “work”; “weights” were called “bricks” or “logs” or “cotton sacks”; and “cardio” was called “getting somewhere as quickly as possible.” Back then, we didn’t have Madison Avenue to tell us we’d be better off working in flimsy, overpriced windpants that snag while you’re looking at them, so we muddled along in our feed-store Levis and Big Smith bib overalls and somehow managed to tame the West and industrialize a nation without the assistance of technical fabrics with moisture-wicking fibers that snag while you look at them.

  4. OK, I am just a little bit tempted to wear my jeans for one of my runs next week and get hubby to take a pic 🙂

  5. I saw your blog in runner’s world and had to check it out. Nothing brightens up my gym time like spotting a fellow sporting sweaty denim workout wear. Thanks for sharing your sick pleasure for those who are too stylish to leave their denim in the locker room.

  6. Jill, I will be photogaphing the 5 mile walk for cancer Sunday and will look for walkers in jeans to see you. In the meantime will look through my marathron photos for jean wearers.


  7. this blog is fun! thank you for following mine. 🙂

  8. I cannot articulately put into words how much I enjoy your writing style! You are so amazing!

  9. Odeus

     /  August 26, 2013

    Running or jogging jeans is all about transcending all the normal BS materials and rituals people think they need in order to run well. It’s about being someone who will run whenever and wherever the moment strikes. There is much to learn from a person who runs in jeans.

  10. Just came across this blog with a pic of Marilyn Monroe jogging in jeans…

  11. Haha this is awesome! I look forward to reading this and maybe submitting some of my own photos.

  12. Carla

     /  February 21, 2015

    Love this blog!!

    FYI: I jog in jeans because it’s the easiest way to carry my gun while running. Yes, I’m serious. And yes, I am licensed to carry it. 🙂

  13. A.PROMPTreply

     /  May 28, 2015

    Have had a nice look around your site and I’m going to start keeping my eyes peeled for runners in jeans! How awesome is this idea? Totally love it!

    • Thanks for the kind words! I ❤ Pittsburghers!

      • A.PROMPTreply

         /  May 28, 2015

        I actually have quite a few friends that do the marathons in Pittsburgh. I’ll have to ask if any of them run in jeans!LOL.

  14. Eli

     /  November 18, 2017

    I have been jogging in jeans and pointed toe western cowboy riding boots for almost thirteen years. I just finished the BassPro Marathon in Springfield Mo. The brand new insoles in the morning were squashed and hurting my feet by mile twenty three when I pitched them and finished with no insoles at all which is how I used to do all my runs in boots when I was in the 20s. I finished the Heart of America Marathon last year in 5:45 on a very hot day. I run in 100 percent cotton jeans commando. I have done forty milers on my own with 100 percent cotton jeans. This site does not let me upload any photos.

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