Best running sunglasses

Four pairs of running sunglasses to look out for

Nike MAX Transitions Speed-1

Nike MAX Transitions Speed
RRP: £176
As is customary with Nike products, these glasses – with their minimal, lightly-tinted design – look the part. Performance-wise, there’s nothing to fault either. The frame sits snug against your
head and the scaled-down design means you forget they’re there. The star of the show, though, is the Max Transitions Speed Tint lens, which dims direct sunlight and any harsh light reflected off the road. If you’ve got some cash to splash, there are few better options.


Puma Exolite Pro
RRP: £151
Worn by Usain Bolt – aka running’s most fashionable man – these sunnies certainly don’t lack in the style stakes. The rubber nose-clips ensure a snug, bounce-free ride, while they promise to remain mist-free, thanks to the vents in the lenses. The product’s most remarkable quality, though, is its weight: a mere 19 grams. But there’s a trade-off: the plastic frames feel a tad on the flimsy side. And, at £151, you’d be gutted if you squashed them by mistake.

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Adidas Whipstart
RRP: £99
When it comes to sunglasses, there are really only two things you need to know: do they stop the sun’s glare and do they stay on? The Whipstart’s answer to both of these questions is a resounding ‘yes’. Lightweight SPX frame feels robust while adidas’s patented Traction Grip ensures they stay in place even on the bumpiest of runs. Some might want a closer fitting pair of specs, but for a combination of sports performance and decent looks, these are worth a look.

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Sunwise windrush yellow
RRP: £33.99
Looking for a quality pair of sunglasses that won’t break the bank? These are the shades for you. Admittedly, they’re unlikely to win any fashion awards. But who cares when, for £33.99, you’re getting a snug, well-designed product that’s more than fit for purpose. The shades come with interchangeable polycarbonate lenses, providing different levels of UV protection depending on light levels. There are plenty of cooler shades out there, but few better deals.


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