Keep Your Eyes Protected with Some Cool Running Sunglasses

During the hot days of summer, and even in the winter months, the bright sun can make running outdoors uncomfortable for some.  Some people, like myself, tend to have sensitive eyes, and get headaches if they are out in the sun too long.  Not only that, but the sun’s rays can be harmful to your eyes over time.  Wearing the right sunglasses can help make your runs more comfortable, and keep your eyes healthy as well.

There are several things that you may want to consider in purchasing a set of running glasses such as price, fit, appearance, polarized, color change, UV protection, anti-fog, and ability to change lenses.

Personally, I price and comfort are the biggest factor for me in purchasing a set of glasses.  But you may find the higher end of glasses to have some features that just look better, or are important to you.  Here are a few sunglasses that you may want to consider.

Smith Parallel ($75)

This is a nice looking set of sunglasses, that also includes some clear and interchangeable lenses.  This are not the cheapest glasses in the bunch, but worth taking a look at.


Rudy Project Rydons ($175)
running sunglasses
If you need a prescription pair of sunglasses, then this might be the ticket for you.  You can interchange the lenses to meet your specific running needs.

If you are looking for some glasses on the lower end of the price spectrum then take a look a these options:

XLoop Silver Frame Running Sunglasses ($13)
xloop running sunglasses


JiMarti JM22 Sport Sunglasses


In the end, the important thing is to get a pair of sunglasses that meet what you are looking for.

Don’t forget to go Check out these Sunglasses:

Smith Parallel ($75)

Rudy Project Rydons ($175)

XLoop Silver Frame Running Sunglasses

JiMarti JM22 Sport Sunglasses


Obviously there are a ton of different glasses out there, and this post just covers the tip of the iceberg.  I found some of the more information and recommendations about running sunglasses in this post over at iRunfar. You can go find out even more about running sunglasses, and so much more over at their blog on outdoor running.

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