Stylish prescription sunglasses for running

So you’re considering wearing a pair of sunglasses when you next step out for a run, but you’re not sure where to start your search? Worry not, running in sunglasses is a lot more common than you might think and we have plenty of tips and tricks here for you. 

In this guide, we take a look at the best types of sunglasses for runners, the different styles of running sunglasses available and how you can take proper care of them, post-run.

Arlo Wolf’s Top Tips

  1. Secure Fit: Ensure that your glasses have a secure and comfortable fit. Glasses that slide down your nose or bounce around during running can be distracting and uncomfortable. Consider sports glasses with rubberized nose pads and temple tips for better grip.
  2. Anti-Slip Features: Look for glasses with anti-slip features, such as rubberized or adjustable nose pads and temple tips. This helps keep your glasses in place, especially when you’re sweating during a run.
  3. Lightweight Frames: Choose lightweight frames to minimize the overall weight on your face. This can make your run more comfortable, especially over longer distances. Remember you can always use our glasses home trial to find the right pair for you.
  4. Prescription Sunglasses: If you’re running in bright sunlight, consider getting prescription sunglasses. They not only provide vision correction but also protect your eyes from the sun’s glare and harmful UV rays.
  5. Anti-Fog Coating: If you’re running in varying temperatures or conditions, consider glasses with anti-fog coatings. This can help prevent fogging, especially when transitioning from a cooler environment to a warmer one.
  6. Secure Retainer Strap: A retainer strap can help secure your glasses during vigorous physical activity. This is particularly useful if you’re concerned about your glasses falling off during a run.
  7. Regular Cleaning: Keep your glasses clean from sweat and debris. Use a lens cleaning solution and a microfiber cloth to wipe them regularly. Clear vision is essential for safety while running.
  8. Consider Contact Lenses: If you find that glasses are uncomfortable or impractical during running, you may opt for contact lenses. Consult with an eye care professional to determine if contact lenses are suitable for your eyes and lifestyle.

Can I wear sunglasses when running?

You absolutely can wear sunglasses when running – we’d even encourage it to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. There are plenty of sports frames designed for runners out there, but the truth is, you don’t need to break the bank when it comes to finding a pair of running sunglasses.

The key to buying a great pair of running sunglasses is finding a practical (yet stylish) pair that fits you well. A pair of well-fitted, UV400 sunglasses will do the trick when it comes to running outdoors.

How to choose sunglasses for running

Step 1: Choose your style

When it comes to running sunglasses, style is likely just as important to you as the fit. We’ve got plenty of sunglasses styles to choose from, but it does ultimately come down to personal preference.

For a subtle frame, we’d recommend Brees Sun in Blue or Greyson Sun in Grey. For something a little more on-trend, take a look at Brooklyn in SIlver or Austin Sun in Gold.

Step 2: Find your fit

A snug fit is best for runners, which is why many sports models are specifically designed to stay on your face when jogging. However, you can easily adjust any of our sunglasses at home for a tighter or looser fit.

We’d recommend you make the most of our try before you buy service too, in order to test which frames you like the most when it comes to style and fit.

Step 3: Prescription or no prescription?

If you’re a regular glasses wearer, you might prefer to run with prescription sunglasses so that you see clearly. At Arlo Wolf, all of our sunglasses come with prescription lenses if required. Simply enter your prescription at checkout and we’ll take care of the rest.

Step 4: Take good care of them

If you’re running in your new sunglasses regularly, taking proper care of them is important.

Whether you’re exercising in your frames or not, cleaning them regularly is important. Take a look at our glasses cleaning guide for tips and tricks on maintaining your frames for years to come.

Get your miles in with Arlo Wolf

Ready to take on that 5k, 10k or half marathon this weekend? We hope you found our running sunglasses guide useful! Have fun browsing our collections of sunglasses for women and sunglasses for men.

Should you have any questions about our frames, lenses, or anything else, please get in touch or reach out to us on Instagram.