For frames that can do it all, and fit perfectly on small faces, SportRx has you covered with the best athleisure sunglasses for small faces. These versatile styles are perfectly at home in any environment and can keep up with wherever the day takes you. Join us as we review our top 5 frames, designed to enhance any spontaneous adventure you take on!

Table of Contents

A. What to Look for in Athleisure Sunglasses
B. The Best Athleisure Sunglasses for Small Faces
1. Native Eyewear Penrose
2. Oakley Turbine XS
3. Maui Jim Keanae
4. Nike Maverick Small
5. Kaenon Burnet
C. Prescription Athleisure Sunglasses at SportRx

Eyeglass Tyler reviews the top 5 athleisure frames for small faces. Watch below or keep reading to learn what they are!

What to Look for in Athleisure Sunglasses

When selecting athleisure sunglasses, you have a bit more room to play than sport-specific needs. There are, however, a few main factors to consider. In addition to being small-face-friendly, take a look at the criteria used by our Sports Opticians when choosing the best athleisure sunglasses for small faces.

Frame Material

No matter what the activity, a lightweight, comfortable frame is a must. This is largely achieved through innovative frame materials like TR90 nylon, Oakley O Matter™, or any other proprietary materials that boast durability and comfort.


To keep up with all your adventures, sun coverage is crucial. Found in many forms, all of these frames have wrap or generously sized lenses to give you the coverage you need. You'll be protected from harsh UV rays and have an unobstructed vision while enjoying the view.

Secure Fit

When you're on the move, don't let slipping sunglasses break your focus. Today’s lineup has strategically placed rubber grip so you don't have to worry about frame slippage and constant readjustments.

Want more information on what to look for in athleisure sunglasses? For a full breakdown, visit our Athleisure Sunglasses Buyer's Guide!

Best Athleisure Sunglasses for Small Faces

Let's get into the frames!

Native Eyewear Penrose

This eco-friendly performance frame fits in on beach days or unexpected outdoor adventures. Made from bio-based plant resin, the Native Eyewear Penrose is lightweight and can withstand extreme temperatures. The hypoallergenic Cushinol™ rubber nose pads and Mastoid Temple Grip™ keep these sunglasses in place while being comfortable to wear. Our Sports Opticians also love the Cam-Action hinges for their ease of opening and closing. And it's Rx-friendly!

native penrose sunglasses in black with blue lenses in lineup of best athleisure sunglasses for small faces

Native Eyewear Penrose in Matte Black/Crystal with Blue Reflex Lenses

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Native Eyewear Penrose Key Features

  • Bio-based plant resin frame material is lightweight & heat-resistant
  • Cushinol™ rubber nose pads & Mastoid Temple Grip™ for extra comfort & security
  • Cam-Action hinges for easy opening & closing
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 125mm (What is SFW?)

Oakley Turbine XS

A smaller version of an Oakley favorite, the Turbine, this XS frame was made with the same great features in a smaller fit. Made from Oakley's proprietary O Matter™, this frame material is lightweight and impact-resistant. The generous 8-base wrap gives you all the coverage you need and optimal sun and wind protection. Unobtainium™ rubber grip on the nose pads and temples provide comfort and extra grip.

As for the lenses, the Oakley Turbine XS is available with Rx-friendly PRIZM™ lens technology.

oakley turbine athleisure sunglasses in transparent brown with dark bronze lenses

Oakley Turbine XS in Brown Smoke with Dark Bronze Lenses

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Oakley Turbine XS Key Features

  • 8-base wrap provides maximum sun protection
  • O Matter™ frame is lightweight, durable, and impact-resistant
  • Unobtainium™ rubber grip gets tackier when wet
  • Available with Rx-friendly PRIZM™ lens technology
  • SFW: 125mm

Maui Jim Keanae

If you live in a coastal city or anywhere near water, you'll get views like never before from island-based Maui Jim. The Keanae sunglasses are one of the most fashionable frames in our lineup of the best athleisure sunglasses for small faces, and it doesn't skip out on performance! Round lenses feature Maui Jim PolarizedPlus2® lens technology, which blocks 99.9% of glare. A nylon construction makes it comfortable to wear, while the saddle bridge adds extra visual interest. We love the hidden adjustable nose pads, too. You'll achieve a perfect fit and extra security thanks to their rubber composition.

maui jim keanae sunglasses in olive tortoise with hcl bronze lenses

Maui Jim Keanae in Olive Tortoise with HCL Bronze Lenses

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Maui Jim Keanae Key Features

  • Round lenses are fashionable & functional
  • Rubber nose pads & temple tips provide extra comfort & grip
  • Hidden, adjustable nose pads are discretely placed behind the saddle bridge
  • Maui Jim PolarizedPlus2® lens technology
  • SFW: mm

Nike Maverick Small

If anyone knows how to get our hearts pumping, it's Nike. We love the versatility of the Nike Maverick Small and its ability to perform. Inspired by the ever-popular Maverick, this smaller version is perfect for those who struggle to find a frame that fits. Generous square lenses deliver great coverage and the lightweight frame will keep you comfortable all day long. Ventilated rubber nose pads encourage airflow and fog-free vision. The Nike Maverick Small also has innovative temple cushioning for a no-slip fit.

nike maverick small sunglasses in burgundy with blue lenses

Nike Maverick Small in Matte Smokey Mauve with Course Milk Lenses

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Nike Maverick Small Key Features

  • Square lenses provide generous coverage
  • Ventilated rubber nose pads encourage airflow & fog-free vision
  • Innovative temple cushioning provides a secure & ultra-comfortable fit
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 130mm

Kaenon Burnet

The most popular Kaenon frame, the Burnet sunglasses are the ultimate versatile piece. Generous rectangular lenses provide excellent coverage and are available with Kaenon's SR-91® Polarized lens technology. A TR90 nylon construction makes this frame ultra-lightweight and maintains its shape over time. Embedded rubber nose pads provide extra grip, so you can go about your day with a frame that stays in place.

kaenon burnet athleisure sunglasses in black with black lenses

Kaenon Burnet in Black Label with Ultra Black Mirror Lenses

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Kaenon Burnet Key Features

  • Kaenon's most popular frame
  • TR90 nylon is lightweight, flexible, & maintains its shape over time
  • Available with Rx-friendly SR-91® Polarized lens technology
  • SFW: 131mm

Prescription Athleisure Sunglasses Online at SportRx

Need prescription athleisure sunglasses? Done. When you shop with SportRx, you’ll find video guides and tooltips throughout the build process as you customize the perfect pair. An answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with an expert, give us a call! We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house Sport Opticians who can help you build your prescription athleisure sunglasses.

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