My normal sunglasses drove me crazy in my last race and now that the sun is up in the morning, I need something (I run into the sun 2 times on my normal loop). Doing my long run yesterday with no sunglasses was painful. Any suggestions on a decent but not overly expensive pair of active sunglasses that don't slip down your nose when you sweat?
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I think your best bet is to go with Smith: http://www.smithoptics.com/Performance-Interchange_Category_30.html
Rudy Prject has a cool deal right now: http://www.e-rudy.com/rudy-project-gear-kit-details.php?e=1
This is what I use but I'm not convinced they are the best for running: http://www.julbousa.com/performance/
All options look great but very pricey. I was trying to spend less than $100 if possible.....any other less expensive options that you're aware of? Thanks for the info, though. Appreciate the reply.
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You might give these a try. My wife has these and they work well for both cycling and running. She uses the shiny lens most of the time, but it comes with like 4 options.
Great suggestion! Tifosi are affordable, light-weight and do the job. I had a pair in 2007, but during this race, I took them off at an aid station and they fell to the ground just as an aid station volunteer was walking by and she stepped on them! It was so sunny and hot out, I had to choice but to keep wearing them without one of the ear pieces haha. Check this out:
The price is right...Do they stay snug to your head without slipping? My eyes are pretty sensitive to light....are the lenses good for the glare? If so, I think they are the right choice and I'll give them a try.
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yes, they stay snug and if you go with the polarized lenses, you'll have no problem with glare. Just make sure the lenses cover enough of your orbital to minimize the light that comes in from the sides and under. It would really help if you could try them on before you buy...
I weard Uniforce 3-in one sunglasses. they come with different lenses for diff conditions and I've never had any problem with them coming off. they're very snug, and block sun from coming in on the sides.
Hi...I wear Tifosi, and love them. My mom actually gave them to me for Christmas, and I was a little skeptical, since she doesn't run or do any physical activities, so I wasn't sure if they would work. They do...I have been wearing them since January, and have not had them slide down my nose once. They stay in place perfectly!!! Mine came with three different lenses...so you can chose what you need for the specific conditions. I just ran my first race last saturday, and again had absolutely no problems. They are very affordable as well, and very comfortable!! [www.tifosioptics.com|http://www.tifosioptics.com]
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I wear prescription sunglasses. Unfortunately I can't recommend a specific brand of ready-to-wear sunglasses, but well-fitting lightweight wire rim frames do stay in place very well. I have never had a problem with my sunglasses slipping, even in the summer, and they're not tied on. Something similar in ready-to-wear would probably fit comparably.
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Well an inexpensive option having your glasses stay put is a lanyard. I have prescription glasses that slide down my nose dispite how many times I get the arms tightened. I went with a 6 dollar lanyard that looks like a shoelace which slides on the arms. A little bead in the back holds them tight to my head. It sounds a lot more dorky than they look.
I use Smith District II sunglasses and they are AWESOME. Light as a feather, don't slip down my nose, polarized, come with multiple interchangeable lenses...
I won't use anything else!! They are THAT good
I spent $3.50 plus tax at Dollar General and have never had any issues...
I use Nike Tarj, about 100 bucks. I run on the east side of our island and early morning sun reflecting off the ocean can be blinding especially in summer. I have two pair, both polarized and love em. They are lightweight and fit my face well and no pressure points or rubbing which is probably the best way to get glasses that stay put. Try as many pairs as you like at a store to get ones that are comfortable to find what works.
I recently got a pair of Rudy project "Rydon" glasses with photochomatic lenses for "0-dark thirty" runs that go from clear to slight smokey rose tint. Had them for a week so far and really liking them because as the sun comes up, the tint gradually gets darker. super moldable arms and nose bridge keep them in place. They are pricey, but for training runs and marathons at 5:30am, I can put them on and just go. I am slightly paranoid about eye protection so I always run with sunglasses. One note: The frames that are clear or semitransparent have an annoying glare when the sun hits the frames, for me anyway..
Good luck finding the perfect pair!
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