Many of the more glamorous shades we’re fond of for fashion’s sake, don’t quite cut it when you’re sweating it out in the elements. Now that lot of us have committed to New Year’s resolutions that involve getting more exercise and fresh air; its the right moment to assess 1) which sunglasses won’t slip down your nose when you sweat 2) which sunglasses are lightweight enough to stay comfy and 3) of those sunglasses, which are still gonna make you look cute…
Here are our Top 4 sporty-yet-cute shades that can be your fit-spiration
Costa’s are known as performance sunglasses, made especially for challenging (to eyewear) environments like seawater. But with a mind-boggling range of frame and lens options, you can really personalize your look. We’re partial to the tortoise with green mirror shades. You won’t find a more hard-wearing pair of sunglasses that provide the crystal-clear vision that these Costa’s do. And they have a feminine, over-sized lens shape that also give great protection to the delicate skin around your eyes.
OK, OK, I know what you’re thinking – these are fashion sunglasses not workout sunglasses. But, wait! One of our FramesDirect.com team members swears these are perfect for jogging – they don’t slip down your face because of the textured nylon frame front and keyhole bridge – and they’re light as air. So, if you’re a real fashionista that balks at wraparound sporty shades – don’t sleep on the Erika. They aren’t some of our all time bestsellers for nothing.
This easy-to-wear square version of classic aviator shades is understated, beautiful, and practical. Maui Jim’s are renowned for their lens technology – so you will see the world in gorgeous, polarized HD while forgetting these ultra-lightweight titanium babies are even on your face. Classic details like the double bridge and adjustable nose pads create a timeless sporty look – but these are delicate enough to wear from the jogging trail to the Catalina Wine Mixer.
We’re going way back to the 80’s with this one; it’s the frame that put Oakley on the map – the Frogskins. Frogskins will give you that “I woke up like this” attitude with their free-wheeling casual spirit. But they perform as well as they impress; Oakley guarantees their lightweight materials stay comfy all day and the retro styling will set you apart from the crowds in their Wayfarers. Â Frogskins are just a lot of fun, and you’re more likely to keep up your exercise resolution if Â you’re having fun.