There’s a reason why people come speeding around the bend on a bike or during a run in a sleek pair of wrap-around sunglasses with an extended shield style. Not only do these shades contain cutting-edge technology that enhances performance, but they can also help sharpen your vision helping dodge any oncoming obstacles to avoid collision or injury.
When it comes to biking or running on the road, there are certain details you want to make sure your shades have:
*Adjustable frames allow you to tweak the fit (of typically the nosepiece and temple tips) to ensure they stay securely locked in place.
*Lens technology with photochromic features (where the lenses lighten or darken depending on their exposure to UV light—i.e. going dim when introduced to UV light) so you can achieve a crisp, crystal clear view with improved depth perception of enhanced visual contrast no matter what the light conditions are. If they don’t offer photochromic lenses, then look for ones that come with an extra set of tinted lenses (like a rose hue which is meant for low light settings like trails or a bronze tint which is meant for water environments) as well as an interchangeable lens mechanism so you can easily swap them out when encountering those environments.
*UV protection helps shield your eyes from the harsh sun, providing you with a clear view ahead.
*Polarized shades are a plus so you can block out glare from water or pavement.
*A sleek wide design offers an unobstructed view.
*Great grip thanks to strategically placed pads of rubber (typically on the nosepiece and temple tips) ensure the shades stay put when you're moving in every direction.
*Durable materials that are shatter resistant are great if you're the type to forget you put them on your head when you stopped at a water fountain.
*And a stylish pair doesn’t hurt, either.
Here we garnered up 10 top-of-the-line shades featuring the latest in design and technology (like all of the above) so you can reach peak performance with optimal levels of comfort. The following pairs will fine-tune vision, promote clarity, fit great, reduce fog, and stay in place whether you’re an elite or more casual athlete.
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