Sunglasses are an important accessory for runners. In the warmer months, they protect your eyes from bugs, dirt, and other flying debris and dim the brightness of the sun. In the winter months, they protect your eyes from the cold wind and the glare of sunshine off the snow.
Cheap sunglasses may have worked for ZZ Top, but if you’re a competitive runner, you’ll want to find a pair of high performance optics to keep you in the race. Tifosi is an American company from Watkinsville, Georgia. Tifosi makes high quality sunglasses for athletes.
The Tifosi Podium is one of their most popular models. The Podium is specifically for runners and bikers. The frames are made of Grilamid TR-90, a homopolyamide nylon characterized by an extremely high alternative bending strength, low density, and high resistance to chemical and UV damage. They come with an adjustable rubber nose and ear pieces for a comfortable, no-slip fit. How many times have you had sunglasses that slip, or worse: bounce up and down as you run?
The Tifosi Podium sunglasses came in a durable protective case with a cleaning cloth and three interchangeable lenses. Each lens is specially designed for different lighting conditions. The Clarion Red lens features a hydrophobic coating that repels water and sweat to help prevent moisture from gathering on the lens, increasing visibility and preventing distortion. The AC Red lens is for all conditions and allows a little more light. The Clear lens is for nighttime use, but still offers UVA/UVB protection.
The Tifosi Podium is frameless. The ear pieces, and nose piece, simply snap on to the lens. The process of changing a lens takes less than a minute. You can order additional lenses if you desire a specific lens type or need a replacement for any reason. Check out their products here or visit Tifosi for more information.