As wonderfully minimal as running is, running with sunglasses will make your runs all the more stress-free and enjoyable. As we all know, sunglasses help protect your eyes from the sun and any harmful elements you may encounter, but a pair of running sunglasses will enhance your runs by making your strides smoother, leaving you with a stress-free sweat under the sun. So be before you lace up to head out on another run this season, check out our handpicked list of the best men’s running sunglasses of 2021 below.


Best Men’s Running Sunglasses

1. Best Men’s Running Sunglasses of 2021
1. Tifosi Vero
2. Maui Jim Ho’okipa
3. Oakley Flak 2.0 XL
4. Nike Show X3
5. SMITH Parallel Max 2
6. Rudy Project Rydon
7. Oakley Radar EV Path

2. Best Men’s Running Sunglasses of 2020


What to Look for in Running Sunglasses

There are three key things to consider when looking at running sunglasses. You will want to make sure they fit comfortably if you are going to be wearing them for miles. You will also want a frame that has a grip on the nose pads and temples if possible. The maximizing grip keeps the frames in place even if you break a sweat. If possible, keep the overall weight down. A heavier frame will have a higher tendency of moving around on your run.


Best Men’s Running Sunglasses of 2021

Tune in here with Eyeglass Tyler as he takes you through a deeper look at this year’s best men’s running sunglasses.


Tifosi Vero

First off, we have the Tifosi Vero, a frame that is most ideal for running. With its hydrophilic grip on the temples and nose bridge, they’ll be comfortable and hold on tight for all your sweat strides. This semi-rimless frame has interchangeable lenses which are great for different light conditions and they’re also ventilated for a fog-free, easy run in any weather.

Tifosi Vero

Tifosi Vero in Gloss Black with Smoke/AC Red/Clear Lens

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Tifosi Vero Key Features:

  • Semi-rimless performance frame
  • Impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses
  • Ventilated lenses
  • SFW – 130 (Small/Medium)

Maui Jim Ho’okipa

A super low-profile frame that is sure to make your run as fun as it should be. Maui Jim Ho’okipa is super lightweight and flexible — once you put them on, you’ll absolutely forget they’re there. With grip on the temple tips and nose bridge, they’ll stay on your face comfortably and help minimize that bounce. And of course, Ho’okipa comes with Maui Jim PolarizedPlus2 lens technology.

Maui Jim Ho’okipa in Gloss Black with Neutral Gray lens

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Maui Jim Ho’okipa Key Features:

  • Rimless, full coverage frame
  • Impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses
  • PolarizedPlus2 lens technology
  • SFW – 134 (Medium)

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

The Oakley Flak 2.0 XL is an amazing sport frame not only for running, but for just about every sport. Offering semi-rimless, interchangeable functionalities, this frame has more lens and depth for better coverage and peripheral views. Equipped with non-slip Unobtainium nose pads, Flak 2.0 XL is secured to take your sweaty pace up a few seconds faster.

oakley flak 2.0 xl sunglasses in black with prizm golf lenses

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Matte Black with PRIZM Dark Golf Lenses

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Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Key Features:

  • Semi-rimless, full-wrap frame
  • Taller lenses for more coverage
  • Alternate fit nosepad available
  • SFW – 135 (Medium/Large)

Nike Show X3

A newer addition to the Nikes Show collection, we present the X3. With a more aggressive style and larger lens, the Nike Show X3 is a semi-rimless frame with interchangeable lens capability. It has a contoured lens that gives you more coverage and has plenty of ventilation throughout the frame to make sure your run is anything but sweat-free.

Nike’s Show X3 does have a non-adjustable saddle-style nose bridge, so if you tend to have issues with a comfortable fit on your nose, this might not be the best option.

Nike Show X3 sunglasses

Nike Show X3 in Matte Black/Volt with Field Tint Lenses

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Nike Show X3 Key Features:

  • Semi-rimless performance frame
  • Contoured lens for more coverage
  • Interchangeable lenses
  • SFW – 135 (Medium/Large)

SMITH Parallel Max 2

The SMITH Parallel Max 2 is amazing for max coverage and a rimless aesthetic. It has a more minimal look with a thinner temple and simple frame material that is super flexible and durable. With grip on the inside of the temple tips and nose pads, this non-adjustable nose bridge is more forgiving with its low-profile fit. Featuring an auto-lock hinge design, the Parallel Max 2 enables an easy one-handed sunglass swap.

SMITH Parallel Max 2 in Matte White with Polarized Mirror lens

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SMITH Parallel Max 2 Key Features:

  • Rimless, full coverage frame
  • Carbonic impact resistant lenses
  • AutoLock hinges
  • SFW – 135 (Medium/Large)

Rudy Project Rydon

This frame is a great, versatile sunglass, amazing for running and really every sport. It has a very large, semi-rimless, interchangeable design with flexible, adjustable temple tips for a personalized fit around your ear. The nose pieces are equipped with grip and are fully adjustable for a frame to last all the miles you run.

rudy project rydon sunglasses in black with black lenses

Rudy Project Rydon in Matte Black with Smoke Black Lenses

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Rudy Project Rydon Key Features:

  • Semi-rimless full-wrap frame
  • Adjustable nosepiece & temples
  • Interchangeable lenses
  • SFW – 138 (Large)

Oakley Radar EV Path

Lastly, the Radar EV Path is the peak-performance running frame to close out this year’s roundup. This aggressively sporty frame has a full shield design for maximum coverage from the sun. It features Unobtainium nose pads and temple sleeves with a saddle-style bridge for a comfortable fit for many different face shapes. This intense sunglass is sure to make your summer runs as epic as they should be.

 

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Oakley Radar EV Path in Gray Ink with PRIZM Road Black Lens

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Oakley Radar EV Path Key Features:

  • Semi-rimless shield lens
  • Ventilated lenses
  • PRIZM lenses available
  • SFW – 140 (Large)

Best Men’s Running Sunglasses of 2020


Oakley/SportRx Flak 2.0 XL Limited Edition

You read it right—we’ve collaborated with our loyal pals at Oakley to create this Limited Edition Flax 2.0 XL. In nine different colors, these sunglasses you know and love are now even more unique than ever. These beast frames will take you miles on the road or in the trails, guiding your path with nothing but protection and clarity. With Unobtainium grip on the nose pads and temple tips, you’ll be shielded with a secure fit for every stride you take.

Oakley SportRx Flak 2.0 XL Limited edition prescription men's running sunglasses

Limited Edition Matte Carbon (Oakley/SportRx Collab) with Gray Lenses

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Oakley Mainlink

Oakley Mainlink is a REXY winner and forever one of our favorite frames. Equipped with Unobtainium material on the temple tips and nose pads, they have the stickiness and grip your sweaty run will need. The Mainlink is also equipped with a three-point fit system that gives you the most comfortable, all-day wear pair.

Oakley Mainlink prescription men's running sunglasses

Oakley Mainlink in Dark Ink Fade with Chrome Iridium Lenses

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Tifosi Dolomite 2.0

Tifosi Dolomite 2.0 is the most ideal running sunglass there could be. With ventilated lenses and sweat-detecting grip technology, what else could you need from a pair of running sunglasses? Dolomite 2.0 has an extremely high-strength Grilamid TR-90 nylon frame that makes them both durable and lightweight. So whether you’re hitting the trails, hopping over branches, or running along the coast of California, these sunglasses can go anywhere your legs take you.

Tifosi Dolomite 2.0 prescription men's running sunglasses

Tifosi Dolomite 2.0 in Crystal Smoke with Clarion Blue Polarized Lenses

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Tifosi Vero

For a smaller frame, the Tifosi Vero packs a big punch. Built with Grilamid TR-90 material, these running sunglasses are durable, lightweight, and highly resistant to chemical and UV damage. With vented lenses to improve air circulation and prevent fogging, they’ll be your go-to fog-free frame. With the sun beaming down and the rays scorching your run, the Tifosi Vero is the pair to wear for all those miles down the road.

Tifosi Vero prescription men's running sunglasses

Tifosi Vero in Race Pink with Smoke/AC Red Clear Lenses

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Nike Rabid 2

The classic that will always be the greatest. Nike Rabid 2 is your go-to running sunglass—always has been and always will be. They pack in the simplicity and durability of a casual sunglass. With their polycarbonate lens material and mirrored lenses, you just can’t go wrong with this frame. Their curved temple tips guarantee a secure fit.

Nike Rabid 2 prescription men's running sunglasses

Nike Rabid 2 in Matte Game Royal/White with Grey Silver Flash Lenses

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Get Prescription Running Sunglasses at SportRx

Need prescription running sunglasses? Done. When you shop with us, 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, Contact Us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your prescription running sunglasses.

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