Last updated on June 19th, 2018 at 02:34 pm
A great pair of sunglasses is on every runner’s list of essential summer gear, along with sunblock and a tank top. Today, I’m introducing you to Knockaround a brand of “great shades that won’t break the bank”.
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A few weeks ago, I was introduced to a brand of sunglasses, Knockaround. The Knockaround brand isn’t new, it’s been around since 2005 and they seem to have quite the cult following. Now I can see why!
“Growing up, my dad had a pair of sneakers in the garage that he’d wear when he mowed the lawn. He called them his ‘knockaround’ sneakers—you could count on them, they were dependable, and you didn’t care if they got beaten up.
So, I just applied the idea to sunglasses. I wanted them to be affordable, if you lost them or broke them, no big deal. The Knockaround name seemed like a natural fit—like, I’m just going to knock around this pair of sunglasses.”
Adam “Ace” Moyer
Knockaround sent me 3 pairs premium sunglasses to test out. Two pairs for me, one for my 5-year-old son (Thank you!. My son was quick to claim his pair and my husband, not wanting to feel left out, claimed the pair with a black frame and smoke polarized lenses. I tested and loved the solid matte graphite sunglasses with green moonshine polarized lenses (as seen in the image below).Looking for lightweight, affordable sunglasses that stay put while running? You might be in the market for a pair of @Knockaround sunnies! Click to read more. Click To Tweet
Knockaround sunglasses keeps the sun out of my eyes
I’m a migraine sufferer. Sometimes, the sun can trigger migraines and they can be downright disabling. It’s happened where I was out on a run and the sun triggered a migraine when I was kilometers away from home. For safety’s sake, it’s so important for me to wear sunglasses on my runs and when I cycle.
The Knockaround polarized glasses I received are general purpose sunglasses with high protection against sun glare. My pair performed well in this case, they did a great job at keeping the sun out of my eyes.
Knockaround sunglasses are affordable
Besides doing a great job at keeping the sun out (as any great pair of sunnies would) one of the best things about Knockaround glasses is that they are affordable. The Classics start at $10 U.S. while the Special Releases can go up to $40 U.S. At prices like that, you can buy several pairs, and you won’t worry if you are like me and constantly misplace them, or if you abuse them a bit (I’ve sat on quite a few pairs of sunglasses in my time).
Knockaround sunglasses are comfy
These sunglasses were pitched to me as great sun glasses for runners because they are light weight, comfy and stay put! After trying them out for several weeks while running and cycling, I can assure you that my Knockaround shades are exactly that. Once I have them on, I really forget about them. I never noticed them slipping down my nose. In my opinion, yes, they preformed as promised!
Knockaround sunglasses are stylin’
I’d love to have several of these in great colours, like pink, frosted mint or even orange (to go with my tri kit).
Scroll through the slider below to see a few examples of the amazing colour combinations Knockaround shades come in.
Just to recap, Knockaround sunglasses fit in anyone’s budget, they keep the sun glare out of your eyes, they are comfortable, they stay put while running and they have a variety of styles and colours to suite everyone’s taste. Honestly, I couldn’t find any fault in these glasses! Makes me wonder why I haven’t heard about these glasses before? How about you? Is this the first time you’ve heard of them, or are you a raving fan?
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