I Can't Stop Wearing Sporty Sunglasses—28 Pairs in My Shopping Cart

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I have a distinct memory of myself in high school, looking puzzlingly at the baseball team because every single player had on the same blue- or red-lens Oakley (or Oakley look-alike) sunglasses, as if they were an official part of their uniform. Oversize, shield-like, and sporty—the latter of which I am not—the style made no sense to me aesthetically. That is, until now. Ten years later, those same aerodynamic shades are all I want to wear.

It started when I set out to find a pair of performance sunglasses to run in this summer and stumbled across a pair of matte black shades on one of those spinning racks at Duane Reade. (You know the ones.) At $13 a pop, I couldn't help myself. Before long, I began wearing them for more than just morning jogs, styling them with everyday outfits and even wearing them throughout NYFW. And apparently, I'm not the only one taking an interest in performance eyewear.

Ahead, see for yourself the growing interest in sporty sunglasses, and shop an array that ranges from Balenciaga and Bottega Veneda to Ray-Ban and District Vision.

Look at that: Kim Kardashian West wearing sporty sunglasses.

Flatlist Eyewear Black Veneda Carter Edition Disco Sunglasses ($260)

These shades, designed by Kardashian West's stylist Veneda Carter, keep selling out.

Balenciaga 57mm Square Sunglasses ($140)

You bet these are ready and waiting in my online shopping cart.

Mango Acetate Frame Sunglasses ($40)

From the front, these look like standard sunglasses. But once you see the side angle, you can tell they were made for ~sports~.

Nike Show X3 72mm Oversize Wraparound Sunglasses ($199)

This lens color is perfect for fall.

Is it too early to call these the It shades for 2022?

Oakley Gascan Prizm 60mm Polarized Rectangle Sunglasses ($172)

Obviously, I had to add Oakleys in the mix.

Faguma Polarized Sports Sunglasses ($17)

These come in 14 other colors, in case you're interested.

Maui Jim Ho'Okipa Polarizedplus2 63mm Sunglasses ($200)

I swear my mom had these, and now I'm wondering if she still does (so I can steal them, obviously).

Ray-Ban 63mm Polarized Wrap Sunglasses ($95)

The green lenses are so chic.

This bug-eyed style is a favorite of brands like Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, and Burberry.

District Vision Takeyoshi Altitude Master Sunglasses ($294)

This color palette!

Burberry 66mm Rectangle Sunglasses ($75)

This buggy shape is oddly satisfying.

Body Glove FL1-A ($27)

I just might have to buy these right now.

Bottega Veneta Yellow Thick Injection Round Sunglasses ($430)

I think about the fall 2020 runway look these sunglasses were included in daily.

I'm telling you sport sunglasses make every outfit look cooler.

Mojo Mojo1 Amber ($69)

Despite only just launching on October 31, sporty eyewear brand Mojo is already garnering attention among trendsetters such as Paige Reifler and Cailin Russo.

Nike Skylon Ace 69mm Sunglasses ($50)

I wear my Nike running sunglasses for workouts and brunch.

Urban Outfitters Vintage Maxi Ski Sunglasses ($20)

These are extra sporty.

ASOS Design Wrap Mid Square Sunglasses ($7)

Baby pink looks good on you.

Excuse me while I scour the internet to find these pink shades.

Tifosi Seek Polarized Wrap Sunglasses ($70)

A pair of tortoiseshell shades is essential.

Westward Leaning Volt 04 ($165)

Fact: These will edge up any outfit.

Adidas Sport Sunglasses ($130)

Do you think if I wear these that people will believe I'm sporty?

Vitenzi Bifocal Sunglasses ($30)

These are the eyewear version of "dad" sneakers.

It's safe to say that anything Dua Lipa wears I want to wear too.

Giant Vintage Cyclical Slate Sports Sunglasses ($22)

The future is calling…

Costa Fathom ($249)

Now, to find an entire outfit to go with.

All in Motion Blade Sport Sunglasses With Gradient Mirrored Lenses ($20)

Wear the rainbow.

Stella McCartney Sports Sunglasses ($409)

These will become the main selling point of your look, no matter what you wear with them.

Sporty shades aren't just for the slopes. Though, they will make your slopeside attire look tenfold more stylish.

Prada Sporty Narrow Shield Sunglasses ($317)

These are for sure going on my holiday wish list.

Arnette Quick Draw ($114)

A classic choice.

Retrosuperfuture Oversized Sunglasses ($233)

Okay, this color is incredible. The discount isn't half bad either.

Balenciaga 61mm Oval Sunglasses ($98)

Balenciaga for under $100? *Adds to cart.*

Next, 29 pairs of the coolest new sunglasses.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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