The Best Oakley Sunglasses for Running

Oakley has long dominated the sport eyewear category by becoming the first company to truly identify athletes needs in a sunglass. Now, top athletes across the globe choose Oakley to protect their eyes and give them an edge in their respective sports. Runners are no different. That is why we put together a list of the top Oakley Running Sunglasses.

All of the frames on this list were hand-picked by our knowledgeable sport opticians and athletes in-house at SportRx. If you haven't caught on yet, we know a thing or two about sport eyewear. Understanding the features that make a good pair of running sunglasses is where we started.

What to Look for in Oakley Running Sunglasses

With frames designed for nearly any sport under the sun, Oakley engineers have created proprietary materials to set Oakley apart from the competition. For frames, that means O Matter™ construction and Unobtanium™ grip. This means a durable and lightweight frame with grip that gets stickier and tackier the more you sweat. When it comes to lenses, nothing provides contrast like PRIZM Lens Technology. These three technologies combine to create sunglasses that are second to none. Continue on for a more in-depth look at the Best Oakley Running Sunglasses.

The Best Oakley Running Sunglasses of 2019

Oakley Jawbreaker

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If you want a heavy-duty, full shield frame, the Jawbreaker will deliver. Vents are incorporated into the lens to reduce any chance of fogging. Unobtanium™ nosepads and temple arms keep the sunglasses aligned throughout your run. The more you sweat, the sticker and tackier the grip will get! The Jawbreaker temples are interchangeable for a more customized fit option. This sunglass has a large fit.

Frame Dimensions

  • Lens Width: 150 mm
  • Lens Height: 50 mm
  • DBL (Distance Between Lenses): 18 mm
  • Temple to Temple Width: 137 mm
  • Temple Length: 120 mm

Oakley EVZero Path

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The EVZero Path is another shield sunglass from Oakley. Unlike the Jawbreaker, this model features a fully rimless shield. These sunglasses are incredibly lightweight, making them extra comfortable for distance running. The bottom of the lens is cut around your cheekbones to give you maximum coverage while avoiding contact. This sunglass has a large fit.

Frame Dimensions

  • Lens Width: 140 mm
  • Lens Height: 50 mm
  • Temple to Temple Width: 140 mm
  • Temple Length: 125 mm

Oakley EVZero Stride

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Similar in structure to the EVZero Path, The EVZero Stride has a slightly different lens shape. You still get the weight reduction and the grip where you need it. The lenses on this model give you a bit more coverage than the EVZero Path since there are less cut outs around the edges.

Frame Dimensions

  • Lens Width: 138 mm
  • Lens Height: 56 mm
  • Temple to Temple Width: 138 mm
  • Temple Length: 125 mm

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

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The Flak 2.0 XL is without a doubt, one of the most popular sport sunglasses. period. The size, fit, and design have made it the preferred choice among elite athletes. With a semi-rimless lens, you never lose sight of the road ahead. The Flak 2.0 XL fits a wide variety of head shapes and sizes but is best for people with a medium to large fit. The 'XL' in the name refers to the extended lens height. There is also a standard Flak 2.0 that features the same frame chassis with a shorter lens.

Frame Dimensions

  • Lens Width: 59 mm
  • Lens Height: 37 mm
  • DBL (Distance Between Lenses): 16 mm
  • Temple to Temple Width: 133 mm
  • Temple Length: 125 mm

Oakley Half Jacket

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At first glance, the Half Jacket 2.0 XL may look almost identical to the Flak 2.0 XL. However, this sunglass is quite a bit smaller. The Half Jacket 2.0 XL has a medium fit and is also offered in a non-XL version with shorter lenses.

Frame Dimensions

  • Lens Width: 60 mm
  • Lens Height: 37 mm
  • DBL (Distance Between Lenses): 16 mm
  • Temple to Temple Width: 133 mm
  • Temple Length: 135 mm

Oakley Quarter Jacket

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On the smaller end of the fit spectrum is the Oakley Quarter Jacket. This frame can be worn by anyone who needs a smaller fit. It is essentially everything that is great about the Flak 2.0 XL in a smaller package.

Frame Dimensions

  • Lens Width: 61 mm
  • Lens Height: 35 mm
  • DBL (Distance Between Lenses): 11 mm
  • Temple to Temple Width: 125 mm
  • Temple Length: 122 mm

Oakley Radar EV Path

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The Radar EV Path gives you the coverage you want in a semi-rimless lens. This extended view lens increases your peripheral and downward views so you don't miss a beat. Venting is built into the top of the lens to mitigate any chance of fogging. The O Matter frame and Unobtanium grip temples make this sunglass highly durable and comfortable enough to be worn for extended periods at a time.

Frame Dimensions

  • Lens Width: 138 mm
  • Lens Height: 51 mm
  • Temple to Temple Width: 140 mm
  • Temple Length: 128 mm

Oakley Mainlink

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The Mainlink has more of a casual look with sport features included. Like most of the other Oakley running sunglasses, you have an O Matter frame and Unobtanium on the nosepads and bottom of the temples. The main difference here is the frame shape. The Mainlink has a flatter front which gives it a more casual appearance. This is a great choice if you want a versatile sunglass with a more low-profile design. The Mainlink is recommended for large heads.

Frame Dimensions

  • Lens Width: 57 mm
  • Lens Height: 40 mm
  • DBL (Distance Between Lenses): 17 mm
  • Temple to Temple Width: 131 mm
  • Temple Length: 138 mm

 

Oakley Targetline

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The Targetline is another model that may have thrown you off at first glance. The approach of this model is unlike the full wrap sport sunglasses at the top of the list. With that being said, the Targetline still has all the features needed to make it a great running sunglass. The Unobtanium saddle bridge, textured temples, and Oakley's Three-Point Fit System keep this sunglass optically aligned for the duration of any run. The brow line of the frame is angled down and the temple arms are thinner on the ends for complete hat compatibility. This sunglass is best if you are looking for a medium to large fit.

Frame Dimensions

  • Lens Width: 57 mm
  • Lens Height: 43 mm
  • DBL (Distance Between Lenses): 16 mm
  • Temple to Temple Width: 135 mm
  • Temple Length: 135 mm

 

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