Completing a 5k, exploring a new trail, jogging before work in the morning. You take your running workouts seriously, right? You should take your eye health seriously, too.

The right pair of sports-style running sunglasses will protect your eyes against UV rays, debris, and worst of all, sweaty foreheads. That way, you can keep your eyes on the finish line and stay strong, no matter what.

How to Choose Running Sunglasses

Key Components of Running Sunglasses:

  • Lightweight sunglasses will give you a I-don’t-notice-them-on-my-face feeling, so you can focus on your run — not your shades.
  • Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection will allow you to go further by protecting your eyes from harmful rays, every step of the way.
  • Prevent your sunglasses from slipping and bouncing by picking a pair that fits snugly on your face — look for rubber ear pieces and wraparound styles.
  • Some running sunglasses have polarized lenses, which helps reduce glare from reflected surfaces and clarify your vision. Learn more about polarization here.

1. Colt —

Polarized, lightweight, smoke-tint lenses — our Colt shades are perfect for bright, sunny days. Learn more by checking out the video above.

2. Cliff

amber tinted running sunglassesOur Cliff sunglasses are lightweight and feature amber-tinted lenses, which improve clarity and increase contrast on overcast days. If you’re looking for a versatile tint, we recommend amber lenses — they’ll improve clarity in nearly all environments. To learn more about lens tints, check our our guide to sunglasses tints.

3. Renegade

smoke tinted running sunglassesA wraparound style and shatter-resistant lenses make our Renegade sunglasses a good option for runners. The smoke lenses maintains color clarity and are especially effective on bright sunny days. Block the run and get going — you have a run to knock out.

4. Budapest

yellow tinted running sunglassesIf you like to get out early, or run just before the sun sets, then we recommend yellow-tinted sunglasses. This type of lens will help to improve clarity on overcast days when there is limited light. Check out our yellow-tinted Budapest shades for a lightweight option on cloudy days.

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