best running sunglasses

TOP Sunglasses for Running – Editor’s Choice

#1 goodr OGs Running Sunglasses

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They’re affordable, well-built, polarized, don’t bounce, and come in a ton of fun colors. The original model magically fits a lot of different head sizes comfortably, but opt for the BFG style if you have a larger noggin.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Affordable but not cheap-feeling
  • Lots of colors available
Cons
  • Might not have enough coverage for wide faces

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#2 ForceFlex FF500 Sunglasses for Running

ForceFlex-FF500-Flexible,-Unbreakable-Sports-and-Running-Sunglasses-for-Men-and-Women With a name like ForceFlex, these 34-gram glasses were asking for us to try to break them. With our bare hands, we couldn’t—they really are so flexible that you can bend them 180 degrees in any direction.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Extremely durable
  • Blocks all UVA/UVB rays
Cons
  • Lenses don’t add contrast for trail running

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#3 Rudy Project Propulse

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If Rudy Project’s Propulse looks familiar, that might be because you’ve seen this pair on the faces of pros like Aliphine Tuliamuk, Jared Ward, and Gwen Jorgensen. And it’s no wonder why. After thorough testing, the Propulse gets our vote because we’ve used it on trail, road, and track and in direct sun and low light, and it’s excelled at all of it.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Lightweight and comfortable
Cons
  • No hard case included

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#4 Smith Optics Reverb ChromaPop Sunglasses

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If you’re not familiar with Smith, the brand got its start making goggles for skiers and snowboarders in Colorado. Since that beginning, it’s expanded to sunglasses, helmets, and apparel for all types of athletes. Specifically geared toward runners and cyclists, the Reverb is a model we’ve been liking a lot for our daily runs.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Multiple lens and frame options
Cons
  • Less versatile for casual wear

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#5 Smith Optics Ruckus ChromaPop Sunglasses

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If you like the style and generous coverage of the Smith Reverb (above), the brand’s Flywheel sunglasses take things even a step further with a full-on throwback skier vibe that spans even more of your face without blocking the view with excess framing.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Retro style
  • So much coverage
  • Also good for cycling, skiing, and other sports
Cons
  • Heavier than most

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#6 Knockaround Premiums Sport

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These glasses have proven themselves stylish enough to cut the glare of the limelight for stars from Snoop Dogg to Selena Gomez. That’s not the only reason we like them, though.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Multiple lens and frame colors
Cons
  • Lenses don’t enhance contrast for trail running

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#7 Oakley Men’s Oo9144

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The Half Jacket is designed for those who like to easily swap out their lenses to suit the occasion and lighting conditions—whether you want non-mirrored or mirrored of any color; polarized, non-polarized, or some fusion of the two; or prescription lenses.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Customizable
  • Easy to change out the lenses
  • Lightweight and comfortable
Cons
  • Pricier than some options

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