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Do You Wear Sport-Specific Shades For Your Workouts?


Protecting your eyes during an outdoor workout may not be a top priority for you, but that doesn't mean it's not a good idea. The same UV rays that damage your skin can damage your peepers. I met with a few women from Oakley, the sporty sunglasses giant. Along with many other sports gear companies, Oakley has designed women-specific products for running and biking, with input from its athletes, like Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones. Our skulls, among other things, are shaped differently than men's — higher cheekbones, for one.

Oakley found, though, that most women (not all, mind you) like to wear more fashionable shades when working out. They want a pair of sunnies they can wear on a run and out to brunch. While my oversize cat-eye sunglasses don't cut it on the bike, I forgo shades when running. What about you?

Source: Oakley

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insanitypepper insanitypepper 5 years
I only exercise outside before the sun is up, so I don't need sunglasses.
inlove23 inlove23 5 years
Well all my sunglasses are broke right now =/ but normally no. I have a weird sunglass shape face. and I feel like workout designed glasses look dumb on me.
KMattes KMattes 5 years
I've been wearing my regular sun glasses when I run and now I have a nice white mark at the top of my nose between my eyes where the sun didn't hit. Guess I should get some better sports sunscreen to prevent that.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 5 years
How timely. I was considering wearing shades when I jog. I'm going to try it today.
christielynn_ christielynn_ 5 years
Can't handle wearing my normal sunglasses when I work out (feel like they'd fall off?), so usually I wear a baseball cap. Gotta work on finding some "cute but sporty" shades soon!
wiggle wiggle 5 years
I don't wear anything. I guess I should.
ticamorena ticamorena 5 years
i exercise in my old day-glasses; wearing sunglasses is so tiresome because i first have to put on contact lenses, and it's not worth it for just 2hrs a day. however, if i had decent vision,i would definitely wear them
stellaRuby stellaRuby 5 years
I wear the same thing as TammyO.
TammyO TammyO 5 years
When running outside I have my smaller sized yellow framed Wayfarers and they actually stay on without slipping and sliding. I love them, plus they are a cheery bright yellow!
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