The only problem was that I got injured and couldn't run to try out the shades in a timely manner. So I enlisted my friend Andrea to do it for me. This is what she thought of the pair of sunglasses I would have tested had I been able to run:
Margaritaville Eyewear Tortolas.
I have never been comfortable running with anything on my head – no ear buds, no glasses, no hats.. Then I moved to Northern Nevada and I started to run in some really bright sunlight a few days a week. Unfortunately, this has caused me to start gaining wrinkles. Specifically around my eyes. And really, I’m too young for that! So, I started thinking about sun glasses – and jumped on the opportunity to try out a pair of Margaritaville glasses.Personally, I don't think the glasses are so big as Andrea's was a case of her face being small. (KIDDING!)
When the Tortolas arrived, I was a little skeptical about trying to run in them because they are BIG glasses. I don’t wear BIG glasses, and the thought of having that on my face while I was running was a little daunting. But they felt pretty solid, so off I went for a run. Honestly, I was pretty self-conscious during the first mile because it was something new to me. But when nobody else on the trail even gave me a second glance I realized it was all in my head. I relaxed and just settled into the run.
I ran 4 miles that morning, wearing the sunglasses the entire time. Once I got over myself, I really didn’t even notice them. They didn’t distract me, they didn’t feel heavy, they didn’t find that One Specific Spot to just aggravate. In fact, they didn’t really move at all - they were just part of my running attire. If you like BIG glasses (and yeah, I’ve heard it’s the style these days.. but, like skinny jeans, not my style) , these are well worth the investment.
Margaritaville Eyewear is on sale for 50% off, so now would be a great time to get a look that'll work either on the road with a water bottle in your hand or on the beach nursing a slushy drink with salt around the rim of the glass.