These are the top 6 running shades for Oakley’s which will cover almost every run there is in Singapore.
Right at the top of the list is the Commit SQ, for obvious reasons. These are designed for the ladies, light, great looking paired up to your trainers, has a great cause, and with a G20 Black Iridium lens that protects your eyes for mid morning to the mid afternoon sun. It is also a no fuss shade, take it out from its vault, put it on, and go! Making it ideal for runners who clocks in high mileage. Price comes in at a reasonable $280.
Usage: Day activities. Run in the park. Training. Triathlon. Marathon.
2. Oakley Radar Edge
Radar Edge comes with a full shield style lens and can be interchanged with other replacement lenses that is easily available in the market. This means that when the sun goes down, pop in a clear lens and off you go. Definitely good for those that does night runs. Design is also robust, with little moving parts and good fit for those that does higher impact running. The edge fit of these lenses are catered more to the women and provides full coverage protection. Prices starts at SGD$300 and it comes with a carrying vault case as well.
Usage: Day activities with optional clear lenses for night. Run in the Park. Track and Field. Marathon. Triathlon.
Photochromic means that the lenses will darken when there is more light. This set comes with the VR50 lens and add to it, photochromic capabilities. So what’s so special with that? It is perfect for the marathon/triathlon events in Singapore. VR50 allows 50% light transmission for low light conditions at 5am. And when the sun starts climbing out of its slumber, the photochromic will keep on adjusting making sure that your eyes maintain low light intensities throughout your run.
Usage: Same as above Radar with added night capabilities and photochromic technology.
Oakley RadarLock are right at the top of the Oakley tree for sports. Nothing you do ever unsettles it. Built like a tank but with the finesse of a wild cat, its lightness and ability to change lenses super quick makes RadarLock the goto shades for top athletes. Comes with two lenses, one for low light conditions so you are covered for every situation. Also available are the widest available lenses for every event you can think of. Oakley designed RadarLocks to take a lot of punishment but manages to lower its weight for high impact sports. There are also optional straps for a more secure fit. There is also a photochromic version for the night runner. Prices starts from SGD$350.
Usage: All day capabilities. All activities imaginable.
The grandest of them all, Oakley M frame has won more competitions than any other shades out there. The seasoned performer worn by so many winners over the years. The comfort food whenever things goes wrong. The one that knows best, egg you on to be the best that you can be. Why? Because its a simple formula. Awesome shield lens that covers your eyes fully, unobstructed views, a light frame and a snug fit. You don’t want anything to go wrong when you are trying to do your best. You don’t want any distractions. You want to win. You want to be your only competition. So M frames work the way its designed as simple as possible. The medals show for it.
Usage: All day usage with optional lens. All activities.
6. Oakley Half Jacket 2.0
Half Jacket are slightly smaller in built and comes with two types of lens sizes, regular and XL. The same style as Commit SQ, the half jacket fits smaller to medium sized faces. So basically the usage is the same as Commit SQ but with a different fit. Prices are from SGD$200, these are great value shades that does well protecting your eyes whilst looking great with your gear.
Usage: Day activities. Run in the park to competitive events.
by Wong Kin Leong, eduKate Tampines, Pinevale