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. Whether you’re an avid trail runner, or the type who simply enjoys getting their cardio from running, Oakley sport sunglasses are for you. Explore our Oakley Running Sunglasses guide to find the optimal optical running companion for you.

What to Look for in Oakley Running Sunglasses

The name Oakley is the first name that comes to mind for sport-specific eyewear. They’ve earned their notoriety by listening to athletes, and molding the perfect frame and lens combo for every sport under the sun. Oakley running sunglasses were designed with optimized frame design to keep them in place, while you’ll have a lens option that suits whatever track, running path, or trail your legs take you to.

Frame Material

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 Unobtainium™ grip. This means a durable and lightweight frame with grip that gets stickier and tackier the more you sweat. No more halting your stride to readjust your glasses.

Lens Material

When it comes to lenses, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to find a lens with as much contrast and color enhancement as PRIZM Lens Technology. PRIZM lenses filter the light spectrum to boost colors you want to see while muting the more distracting colors. This makes everything in your environment pop with color. PRIZM makes every crack in the pavement and rock or root on the trail easier to see.


The Best Oakley Running Sunglasses of 2022

1. Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

When it comes to tried and true performers, the Oakley Flak 2.0 XL is a frame that sits at the top of the heap time and time again. To kick off our list of the best Oakley running sunglasses of 2022, let’s revisit this rugged frame. The well-designed frame shape pairs Oakley’s durability with premium comfort. The temple arms rest easy over your ears, while an ample amount of Unobtanium keeps these in place no matter how rough the trail becomes.

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Matte Carbon with Grey Lenses

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Flak 2.0 XL Features:

  • The semi-rimless design creates an unobstructed downward view, keeping you focused on what is ahead.
  • An interchangeable lens system makes swapping lenses a breeze. Get multiple sets for varying conditions!
  • The flexible frame chassis means this frame caters to a wider range of head sizes. Medium to XL is recommended.

 

Check out our Flak 2.0 XL review.


2. Sutro Lite

The Sutro might be the coolest Oakley to hit the market in recent years. Last year’s list featured the original Oakley Sutro and we still LOVE that frame for running. With that said, the Oakley Sutro Lite’s semi-rimless design drops a little weight and adds another great option for our runners out there. However, the Sutro Lite’s sporty design isn’t just about looks. The saddle-style bridge offers a comfortable and secure fit for all day wearability. The temple design offers textured Unobtainium™ to double down on grip. On a final note, if you want more info on all the Sutro options and why the Oakley Sutro is great for running, check out our other blog here!

Oakley Sutro Lite

Oakley Sutro Lite in Matte Black with PRIZM Road

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Sutro Lite Features:

  • The Sutro Lite is as cool on the run as it is kicking back checking out your Strava run profile.
  • The inside of the temple arms and nosepads feature Unobtainium grip for maximum grip.
  • The lightest Sutro thanks to the semi-rimless design
  • SFW: 136

 

Learn more about this model in our Portal X review.


3. Plazma

We know that some of you prefer bold sport frames. The Oakley Plazma is a capable running frame, and definitely makes a statement about how serious you take your running. This ultra lightweight frame has a smaller profile compared to some of the larger shield frames, which is nice for that minimalist look. AMple unobtainium does what it’s supposed to do, and makes sure these don’t constantly slip down your nose. A final noteworthy perk of this frame for our Oakley heads is the clear homage to the Racing Jackets.

Oakley Plazma in Black Ink with Prizm Trail Torch Lenses

Oakley Plazma in Black Ink with Prizm Trail Torch Lenses

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Plazma Features:

  • Retro design for those who love the classics
  • Minimalist design to pair with a minamalist look on the trail
  • The lightweight and impact resistant O Matter frame material can withstand any physical demands.

4. EVZero Blades

The EVZero Blades are excellent running sunglasses, and that’s why they’ve made our list two years in a row. The rimless design means you get an ultra-lightweight feel as if you’re not wearing shades at all. The wide shield lens keeps the sun out of your eyes and adds a good amount of peripheral protection, something you need on longer outings.

oakley evzero blades

Oakley EVZero Blades in Steel with PRIZM Sapphire Lens

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EVZero Blade Features:

  • Full rimless design for an uncompromising view.
  • With no top or bottom frame, this model is extremely lightweight and comfortable.
  • Unobtainium nosepads and temple arms keep this sunglass securely on your face.

 


5. Half Jacket 2.0 XL

To round out our list, we give you another trail tested classic. The Half Jacket 2.0 XL stands up to the test of just about anything we’ve thrown at it so it is easily one of our favorite running sunglasses here at SportRx. The lightweight frame design and lens shape both manage to be similar to the Flak and Plazma, while being distinctly unique. The slim profile of this frame is a great look and also keeps the weight down, making for a comfortable all day frame. The nose pads and temple arms are fitted with unobtanium grip to keep your frames in place no matter how rugged your run becomes. And on a final note, many runners like to have a frame that works for things other than running, the Half Jacket’s casual look, does casual, as well as it performs on a run.

OAKLEY HALF JACKET 2.0 XL

OAKLEY HALF JACKET 2.0 XL POLISHED in BLACK with BLACK IRIDIUM POLARIZED

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Half Jacket 2.0 XL Features:

  • Unobtainium nosepads and temple arms increase with grip the more you sweat.
  • Sleek look, that works as a running frame or casual frame
  • The extended lens maximizes coverage for a smaller frame, while also fitting well around cheeks and nose

 

Get Prescription Oakley Running sunglasses Online at SportRx

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Didn’t get your fill yet? We have our top picks from 2019 below!


The Best Oakley Running Sunglasses of 2020

1. Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Matte Carbon with Grey Lenses

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Flak 2.0 XL Features:

  • The semi-rimless design creates an unobstructed downward view, keeping you focused on what is ahead.
  • An interchangeable lens system makes swapping lenses a breeze. Get multiple sets for varying conditions!
  • The flexible frame chassis means this frame caters to a wider range of head sizes. Medium to XL is recommended.

 

Check out our Flak 2.0 XL review.


 

2. Oakley Portal X

Oakley Portal X Hiking Sunglasses

Oakley Portal X in Polished Black & PRIZM Ruby Polarized Lenses

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Portal X Features:

  • Get a laid-back aesthetic without losing out on sport functionality.
  • The inside of the temple arms and nosepads feature Unobtainium grip for maximum grip.
  • The O Matter frame material is both lightweight and extremely durable. These glasses are built to take a lick and keep on going.

 

Learn more about this model in our Portal X review.


 

3. Oakley Sutro

Oakley Sutro

Oakley Sutro in Matte Black with PRIZM Road Lens

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Sutro Features:

  • With a full shield, the Sutro has you covered, literally.
  • Unobtainium saddle bridge increases contact points with your nose bridge and provides relentless grip, even on the hottest days.
  • The lightweight and impact resistant O Matter frame material can withstand any physical demands.

 

Watch out full-length Sutro review.


 

4. EVZero Blades

oakley evzero blades

Oakley EVZero Blades in Steel with PRIZM Sapphire Lens

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EVZero Blade Features:

  • Full rimless design for an uncompromising view.
  • With no top or bottom frame, this model is extremely lightweight and comfortable.
  • Unobtainium nosepads and temple arms keep this sunglass securely on your face.

 


 

5. Radar EV Path

Radar EV Path PRIZM Road Black

Oakley Radar EV Path in Grey Ink with a PRIZM Road Black Lens

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Radar EV Path Features:

  • Unobtainium nosepads and temple arms increase with grip the more you sweat.
  • Venting along the top of the shield increases airflow to combat fog and keep you cool.
  • The extended shield maximizes peripheral coverage and extends around your cheekbones to keep debris out of your eyes.