This is definitely the year you get in shape, right? What you may not realize is that going for a run doesn't have to be miserable. No, really. You can have fun and be comfortable, and your sunglasses will play a big part in that. Naturally, you'll want to go for the best of the best—and that'll be Oakley. Read on to learn what goes into a great pair of Oakley running sunglasses and feel unstoppable whether you run one mile or five...or more?
Table of Contents
1. What to Look for in Oakley Running Sunglasses
1.1. Frame Technology
1.2. Lens Technology
2. Featured Oakley Running Sunglasses
2.1. Oakley Flak 2.0 XL
2.2. Oakley Targetline
3. Get Prescription Oakley Running Sunglasses at SportRx
Luckily for you, many of Oakley's features already contribute to what we consider a great pair of running sunglasses. We've highlighted the 2 main aspects below.
Coverage: To get the most out of your running sunglasses, go for a pair that gives you full coverage with a wrapped frame. If you've got a stronger prescription, don't worry too much—Oakley still has many great high Rx options.
Frame Materials: For running, you'll want to go with Oakley's proprietary frame material, O-Matter. Oakley makes it easy since most of their sunglasses are already made of O-Matter. It's a lightweight, durable, and flexible material to keep your eyes protected and comfortable even when you go that extra mile. Their sport-specific frames will also include Unobtainium grips, a special rubber that gets stickier and tackier the more you sweat. Some of Oakley's more lifestyle-leaning frames such as the Targetline will also have Unobtainium on the nose and temples.
Fit: Be sure to pick sunglasses that aren't too big nor too small on your face. You want to be able to run miles in comfort, not rip your sunglasses off your head after half a mile because they're slipping off or causing pain. To help figure out the best sizing for you, look on the inside temples of your current glasses or sunglasses to get an idea. Note that if you buy a wrapped pair of sunglasses, the lens width might be much different than what you already have.
Polarization: If trail running is your jam, we don't recommend polarized lenses. For one thing there isn't a lot of glare on a trail, and for another polarized lenses can affect your depth perception. Your success at trail running depends on being able to spot small obstacles in tricky terrain, and a polarized lens could make it harder for you. However, if your preferred place for a jog is by the beach or the side of a road, those polarized sunglasses could come in handy.
Most of Oakley's sport-specific lenses are non-polarized, so keep that in mind when you order. For a full guide on which Oakley lenses are polarized, check out our ultimate guide to Oakley PRIZM lenses.
Lens Materials: All Oakley lenses are made of Plutonite, an Oakley proprietary material that is lightweight, impact-resistant, and provides amazing clarity. Considering the goal with running sunglasses is to not feel them on your face, you're off to a great start when you pick Oakley lenses.
Color Enhancement: If you're trail running, we recommend a high-contrast lens tint like that in PRIZM Trail or Trail Torch to really help you spot those bumps and dips. If you prefer to run by the road, we recommend PRIZM Road so you still get good contrast but a bit of a darker lens to protect your eyes. If you have very light-sensitive eyes, we recommend PRIZM Black or Road Black to block out the most sunlight and keep you jogging in comfort. All PRIZM lenses regardless of tint provide 100% UVA/B/C protection.
Out of our Best Oakley Running Sunglasses list, we've selected 2 frames we think would make a great pick for running. Check out the blog to see more!
Without a doubt, the Oakley Flak 2.0 XL is the best pair of sports sunglasses out there right now. Not only is the Flak 2.0 XL versatile beyond belief and have all of the features listed above, you can even get it in prescription. What are you waiting for?
The Targetline is one of Oakley's more lifestyle-leaning frames that's still great for sports. Because of the flatter lens, these sunglasses are a great high Rx option. They also feature Unobtainium grips on the nose bridge to help keep them in place as you sweat. Additionally, the temples are hat-friendly and the top of the frame even slopes down to work well with a hat or visor.
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