I play soccer quite a bit and needed something a bit more supportive than a pair of cotton boxers. I got all that and more with the ventilator shorts. These keep the lads in place, and provide the compression needed to recover quickly from afternoons of mind-blowingly fast sprints to and from the goal. Combined with the Ventilator Top SS, I sometimes mistake myself for Lionel Messi. Bottom line is that these shorts are really great for anyone who needs to perform while running.