Clear vision is paramount in being able to play soccer well. You have to be able to see the whole field in order to make quick decisions while in play. With all of the options out there it can be overwhelming to make a decision on which goggles are right for you. This guide simplifies your selection process. We will discuss the details that are most important for selecting the correct eyewear. Read on to find out what to look for in Soccer Goggles.
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The most important things to look for in Soccer goggles are the frame technology and the lens technology. These ensure you or your soccer champion in training will be covered and good to go.
With frame technology, you really want to focus on three things: durability, visibility, and comfortability. These will allow you to practice and play worry-free while on the field.
Soccer goggle frames should last for the duration of practice and game times. Strength and flexibility are key components of desirable frames. Polycarbonate or polyurethane construction will be what you want to look for as far as the build quality of your frames. The goal is to free yourself to focus on offense and defense, not the build quality of your goggles.
After safety, visibility is a key feature to look for in Soccer goggles. They should be clear, free of obstructions. Peripheral vision is important for any sport, particularly soccer.
Soccer games traditionally 90 minutes or between 65 to 70 minutes for youth. Either way, that's a long time to wear soccer goggles. If you are going to be able to wear them for the duration of the game they need to be comfortable. Usually, this means the material is light, and either rubber or Unobtanium™ as Oakley likes to call their material.
The best Soccer goggle lenses are impact and shatter resistant. With safety in mind first, the lenses in your frames should withstand being hit without dislodging or cracking. The ASTM (The American Society for Testing and Materials) is the organization that tests, rates and publishes the protective eyewear standards for soccer and other sports. ASTM F803 is the strictest standard for protective eyewear. Therefore, if the lenses are ASTM rated, you can rest assured that you have the safest goggles available for soccer or whatever your sport.
Look for lenses that are either vented or have an anti-fog coating like the Bollé Baller.
Anti-fog lenses are clear yet protect from ultraviolet sunlight. Additionally, transition lenses are available if you have a prescription.
Part of simplifying the process of selecting your soccer goggles is seeing what your options are. Just remember durability, visibility, and comfortability. The following list will let you know what’s available and help you get started with confidence.
See our Best Soccer Goggles of 2019 for more information.
Wiley X Gamer
Wiley X Gamer
The Wiley X Gamer is a part of the Wiley X Youth Force Line yet is a popular choice for adults because of the larger fit and the capability to transform the glasses into goggles or spectacles. The rectangular button just past the hinge allows you to detach the temple entirely and attach an elastic strap. Also, the oblong hole at the end of the temple is where you would push in the tab from the strap to attach it to the temples. Additionally, these glasses have been tested for sports safety and can withstand an impact of 90 mph without the lenses dislodging or cracking. ASTM F803 certified the Gamer glasses maintain eye safety at all times. This frame is perfect for you or your soccer champion in training.
Bollé Baller sports goggles are on this list because they are great for soccer, basketball, and tennis. The Bollé Baller is constructed with ANSI Z87.1 safety rated polycarbonate material, which delivers a comfortable, highly impact-resistant fit so your eyes are protected at all times. The Bollé Baller 59 Eyesize are engineered with a venting system that allows for airflow across the inside surface of the lens to prevent moisture build-up and fogging.
ProGear Eyeguard L strap in Shiny Metallic Black Frame
The Progear Eyeguard sports goggles are a next in line on our list for its comfortability. The Progear Eyeguard sports goggles are available in Large, Medium and Small for you or your young soccer player. A few of the prominent features in the Bollé Baller are the construction, comfortability, impact resistance, and adjustability.
Starting with the construction, the make-up for Bollé Baller is ANSI Z87.1 polycarbonate material. This means it is able to withstand high impact hazards. Progear Eyeguard L Strap kids sports goggles are a sleek piece of protective eyewear that offers style and function to teenagers. With larger lens and bridge widths, at 55mm and 19mm, the Progear Eyeguard L strap will get you to the fit that feels like nothing is even there.
If that isn't enough, just tighten or loosen the adjustable strap to your liking and be on your way. Get superior comfort, protection, and vision with a pair of Progear Eyeguard Strap prescription goggles.
Oakley Flak 2.0 XL
Last on our list as a wildcard and for the sake of versatility is the Oakley Flak 2.0 XL. These are a member of the Oakley Flak Jacket collection. Soccer coaches and players alike have worn these frames. The Oakley Flak 2.0 XL features a lightweight semi-rimless design for comfort and unobstructed views. Additionally, the Oakley Flak 2.0 XL has a durable O Matter frame material, Unobtainium ear socks, and nose pads for increased and maintained optical alignment.
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