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Running Sunglasses: Sprint, Jog or Walk in Style

Running Sunglasses: Sprint, Jog or Walk in Style


With the weather warming up there is no better time than now to dust off the running shoes, go outside and put in a few miles for the week. Before you set off on your trail don’t forget to grab a pair of running shades that will up your performance. It’s almost marathon season just as you don’t want to finish last you don’t want to be the last to purchase your pair of race day glasses. It’s important to always protect your eyes from sun rays especially when running long distances outside. Take a look at our guide on what to look for when ordering a pair and our favorite picks from the best brands on the market. Don’t forget to view the full list of running glasses on our website.


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Whether the running route is an urban jungle or a rugged terrain Smartbuyglasses has a pair that will bring the most out of your workout. Durability plays a major role in design when crafting a pair of athletic shades. It is important to search for running eyewear that is made with secure grips meant to stay on during heavy movement. Our team at Smartbuyglasses searches for brands that only use the best materials to optimize flexibility and stability in performance delivery. Take for example the trusted and loved brand Julbo and their model Julbo BIVOUAK  with the wraparound frame style the glasses are made for heavy impact. Try the Julbo STONY  or for the same effect.

Julbo BIVOUAK J383 322 running sunglasses Julbo STONY J459 3114 running shades Oakley OX8027 Crosslink 802702 running sunglassesPolarization

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While outside enjoying the sunshine and the spring air don’t forget to shield your eyes from all of the natural elements working against you. UV rays are a serious concern for runners and can have long lasting effects such as cataract and even blindness. Instead up your fitness game and throw on a pair of shades with lenses that will provide maximum polarization protection. You’ll even notice an improvement in your step, stop covering your eyes as you run and do yourself a favor with high tech lenses designed to maximize function and comfort while staying out of your workout. Try out leading sportswear brand Nike and the Nike SKYLON ACE  model which gives you great UV protection in addition to tinted yellow lenses. Our other favorites include the Oakley OO9102 HOLBOOK and the Maui-Jim Wiki Wiki .

Nike SKYLON ACE EV0525 073 G running sunglassesOakley OO9102 Holblook Polarized 910251  Maui-Jim-Wiki-Wiki-B246-171Ventilation

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Those who are not new to wearing running glasses know that foggy lenses can be the most frustrating and common problem with wearing a pair during a workout. There is nothing worse than having poor ventilation be the cause of a bad run. Search for lenses like the Bolle Ransom  , Nike Excellerate-EV0742 and the Nike 6037-045 that tilts outward for a fog proof workout. Additionally, runners won’t have to deal with bugs flying into their eyes mid stride, the glasses act as a shield against insects of all kinds.

Bolle Bolle RANSOM 11696Nike EXCELLERATE EV0742 538 running shades Nike 6037 045Style

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Runners research heavily the types of equipment needed to improve their workouts and above all choose their shoes selectively so why not their eyewear? Smartbuyglasses makes it easy to shop with so many different styles to choose from. Not only do the glasses provide function but they also look great on. Some great stylish options include the Bolle GRACE 11650 for women and the Oakley OO9013 FROGSKINS  for men.

 Bolle GRACE 11650 running shades Nike_POISE_EV0741_205 Oakley OO9013 FROGSKINS 24 325


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