Oakley Sunglasses Giveaway and a Monican Secret

What’s up?

I have a little known Monican fact to share with you today AND a great giveaway!

avocado half marathon results start line (450x800)

I don’t know if I’ve shared this on RunEatRepeat before but I had lasik eye surgery in college before I started RER. It’s NOT actually a secret we’ll keep those in the closet thanks but I told someone recently and they were really surprised since I had never mentioned it. Random.

Related: I have very very sensitive eyes to the sun. I am not sure if this is from the lasik or hereditary because I remember my Grams’ eyes always watering in the sun too. But, it happens.

It’s worked out well for me in times when I need to cry on command so I seem sensitive. I just run outside and stare at the sun. Then, this happens…

watering eyes

So, I’ve always worn a visor and sunglasses while running. And for the longest time I wore man-ish ones. I’m not proud of it, but I’ve finally found cute and functional running sunglasses.


Last year I discovered Oakley Women sunglasses for sweat sessions. They are awesome because the stay put when I’m running and minimize glare.

Plus, they’re less man-ish. Hello.

I got my first pair at the Fitness Meet & Tweet event in LA and recently the Sunglasses shop sent me a pair of Breakpoint Sunglasses. I love ‘em!

oakley sunglasses for runners (450x800)

I am a fan of BIG sunglasses, but they have a lot of sleeker versions too.


Oakley Sunglasses Giveaway from Sunglasses Shop

One RER reader will win a pair of Oakley Sunglasses like mine!

To Enter: “Like” The Sunglasses Shop Facebook Page.

Bonus: Leave a comment with your favorite pair of Oakley sunglasses.

Sunglasses Shop YouTube.

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by The Sunglass Shop. All opinions are my own.


  1. Samantha says

    Dyyyyying for a pair of these, because I, too, always wear mannish running sunglasses! Definitely the Break Points. Thanks!!

  2. Stephanie says

    My favorite pair is the Oakley Women’s Urgency – they don’t slip or move while working out! Love Oakely

  3. Kelly M says

    Both of the breakpoint and urgency look awesome!!!! I like bigger sunglasses too. Smaller frames make my face look weird.

  4. Erika says

    Same as you. I tear even when I run, my eyes are so sensative. The Oakley glasses are so cute and way better than my man glasses I sport right now.

  5. Nicole says

    Breakpoint. I am having a hard time find cute ones that I can run in. The ones I use now fog up and fall off. :-( These looks awesome though!

  6. Sarah says

    I’m usually a fan of the sleeker styles for active wear. So RSVP and Hall Pass look great. But I’ve also been looking at the Asian Fit styles.

  7. Lindsey says

    I just started wearing a hat this past weekend. Helped so much I can’t believe I haven’t been wearing them for years. I’m a big fan of the Feedback Gunmetal OO4079-07 Polarised, but no surprise there, I have a love affair with aviators.

  8. karleen says

    I love those urgency tortoise brand oakley glasses. My oakley glasses I run with now are way too scratched AND are men’s since they’re the only ones I’ve found that stay on my face!

  9. DD says

    I like the RPM Squared… but… I always have problems fitting sunglasses. They slide down my nose, sit crooked on my face, and often are just too big. The Asian Fit option on some of the Oakley sunglasses sounds interesting.

  10. Tara says

    I love the Forehand and the Obligation shades. Eye doc recently ordered sunglasses during all runs so these would be clutch!

  11. natalie says

    I was JUST thinking that I am loving the look of aviator glasses lately….but I feel like a poser trying to wear them. Can I pull them off??

  12. Kelly Jo says

    LOVE LOVE the Break Point Chocolate Sin!!! I love the way Oakleys feel on my face! I had a pair that I received as a gift and they were stolen at an amusement park :( And I am too cheap to buy a new pair!

  13. says

    I love my Oakley running sunglasses! They don’t fall down my nose and I don’t have to look like an alien bug with the regular “sports” sunglasses. Win win!!

  14. Margaret says

    I have a pair of the urgency glasses and they are AWESOME!!! they totally stay put and fit my little head. I’m a big fan.

  15. Kristin says

    I actually have never worn Oakley sunglasses! My eyes are also very sensitive to the sun :/ (blue eyes, what are ya gonna do?), so I’m looking for a good pair of sunglasses that don’t give me headaches when I run. Those are the absolute worst… I’ll have to give Oakley a try! I LOVE yours!

  16. Jess says

    I have a weird nose that makes choosing sunglasses hard…but I’d definitely like to try either the break points or the feedback gunmetal!

  17. Amanda says

    I have always tried cheap sunglasses to run in case I wanted to throw them off I wouldn’t care if I lost them. They always bounce around on my face and are uncomfortable though!

  18. MelissaC says

    Oakley Women Commit SQ in Brown Sugar…I don’t tend to wear sunglasses in running (I like a visor), but there are days (like this past weekend where I kind of wish I did). Would be interested to try them again. Why don’t I usually wear them? Had a bad experience with sunglasses in a half-marathon where I took them on/off and slid them up on my head when not wearing them. They got all sweaty, nasty from my hair and then I put them back on and all the sweat got in my eyes, it was a bad time!

  19. Corrinne says

    I have a pair of Oakley running sunglasses that I love but not sure what they are called but hey are white and pink. The Oakley Feedback ones above are super cute too!

  20. Shannon in Tustin says

    Mine are man-ish, but I’m strangely ok with it. They are Suncloud brand and work pretty well for under $50!

  21. Bianca says

    I have been eyeing the break point sunglasses for a while, but haven’t justified the purchase because my regular ole’ man-ish sunglasses do the trick. Maybe I’ll have to accidentally misplace those bad boys for a while…

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  23. april says

    i had lasik a few years ago, as well, and my eyes are really sensitive. i ALWAYS wear sunglasses when i’m outside, otherwise it bugs my eyes. like you, i’m not sure if it’s genetic or if it’s because of the surgery… either way, i’m just thankful that my vision has improved!

    i love the beckon dark tortoise shades!

  24. Melissa says

    I like the break point in the black. I also had LASIK 6 years ago. I wear sunglasses all the time. I believe it’s due to the sensitivity after surgery. Love it though.

  25. Megan Ayala says

    I really really really need sunglasses for running. My blue eyes are so sensitive. I end up just staring at the ground to avoid the sun

  26. says

    While there are TONS of their sunglasses that I love, I haven’t had lasik yet (crocodile tears on that one), but desperately want it! I’ve been running in just my regular glasses and it SUCKS. I had cute prescription sunglasses and then my car got broken into and they were in the center console. They stole them and I shed a tear as I realized that was $300 down the toilet. I haven’t been able to replace them and it’s been quite a few years. I took a look at the ones you can easily make prescription and really like the Urgency, Confront, Overtime and Underspin line. They do have more sport/running specific ones, but I am selfish and want to look cute and wear them during non-running times too :) Also, if I ever get lasik, they have about a million more styles I’d want!
    My eyes start burning like crazy out of nowhere and then water profusely. It’s really random and really weird and not convenient at all… especially when I’m driving haha

  27. Erin says

    Just tried on oakley aviators in the store the other day! Love that they have those little things so the nose pieces dont get stuck in your hair!

  28. Nadine says

    Love my Oakleys! Just commented today to my hubby that I need a new pair because I have scratches on the lenses and they don’t pop out like so many of the men’s versions do :)

  29. Tara says

    Oh crap! I was supposed to comment with my favorite pair! I’m gonna have to go with Urgency Raspberry Spritzer!

  30. Melanie says

    There was a style they had back in the day that were my fav they don’t make anymore =( I think I would get the aviator style now!

  31. Kaelin says

    I have had my Oakley Necessity sunglasses for a few years. They have been retired, sadly. Good running sunnies are truly a necessity!

  32. kasondra says

    my favorite pair is my pair by far. I know thats a lame answer but its true. they almost never leave my face!

  33. says

    Wow. lots of different options, but I think I like the Urgency Raspberry Spritzer the best! I have to wear sunglasses all the time too, same issue with the sun sensitivity. I’ve heard it’s because I have light blue eyes, but who knows how scientific that is!

  34. says

    I have three pairs that I’m in love with: The Frogskins, The Radar Path, and the FlakJackets. I should probably get ones that aren’t unisex….

  35. Victoria R. says

    I desperately need running sunglasses because a hat is just not enough sometimes. The Breakpoint ones are actually cute and stylish! Every girl needs something that makes her feel pretty when she’s a sweaty mess in public…

  36. Kara says

    I have a hard time finding sunglasses that fit my face, so I usually go without. The Break Point and Urgency ones look super cute.

  37. Torrey says

    I am in major need of finding a good pair of running sunglasses, thank you for the recommendation! I love the Feedback Gunmetal Polarized sunglasses!

  38. says

    I definitely have man-ish running sunglasses (I won them at my second tri). They’re nice, but, yeah, not very cute. I am like you and, though I haven’t had lasik, I have sun-sensitive eyes and have to have sunglasses outside (though, the opposite part is cool, I can see well in very low light). Those glasses look awesome!

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  40. Jenny says

    I would love to try some of these sunglasses! I don’t own any that I can run in, probably because I always buy cheap-o $5 sunglasses.

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  42. says

    It was fate that I read this today. I was just thinking that I needed a new pair of running shades.
    I currently use a pair of cheap granny shades I bought from a gas station.

  43. Anne says

    i have this problem all summer! granted that is only about 3 months here but still- and i haven’t found a pair of shade i can comfortably run with! -.-

  44. Tasha says

    Running sunglasses have been on my wish list for awhile… I love the Oakley’s Women Overtime in Crystal Raspberry! :-)

  45. says

    I really like the break point and overtime styles! Larger square frames tend to look good on me! :) I don’t mind the sun so much as I mind all the wind when I run some days… My eyes water like crazy! They totally help prevent that!

  46. Amy says

    Hello Monica,
    Oooh! I really like these Sunglasses (I Liked” the Oakley FB page). If I were to win your Sunglasses **GIVEAWAY** that would be great! I could really use a new pair here in Arizona.
    You mentioned for us to mention our “favorite” pair we liked from the Oakley line. I’d say it would be the “Oakley Women Commit SQ” in Silver. Those look really sleek. I like their style!
    ~Amy :-)

  47. Kailey says

    I too love bigger sunglasses- they make you feel like a running movie star! :)
    I love the Urgency Tortoise glasses

  48. Steph says

    I LOVE oakleys, but wish they would come in a cat eye shaped frame…….for when you’re feeling a little fancy! Nevertheless, they’re great quality and most of the styles are pretty cute!

  49. says

    SO, I saw on Twitter you had an updated look to your site! I was stopping by to check it out and found this giveaway which, I couldn’t resist! The gunmetal glasses are too cute! and so is your site! I’m loving the shades of green and blues! My site is under construction and will hopeful be done this week! So anyway! just saying hi!

  50. Heather says

    i don’t really have a favorite type of sunglasses… i just buy whatever is at target because i am always worried i’ll lose/break them…HOWEVER i have been really wanting to get some sunglasses to run in because like you my eyes are very sensitive to the sun!

  51. Anel says

    I love the updated look to RER. I had bookmarked your sweet potato recipe and when I went to it this morning, it was gone! Then I discovered the new look; I like it! I have a hard time picking sunglasses out. I feel like I have a weird shaped head :) But I do like like Urgency Tortoise sunglasses! Thank you!

  52. Kaylene says

    The Oakley breakpoints look fabulous – I love my Oakleys but after 5 years…they are toast!!! Need a replacement bad!

  53. Steph B. says

    I like the breakpoint and the necessity sunglasses, both would be great for everyday activities and things like running, the beach, hiking, etc. :)

  54. Veronica J says

    I LOVE the Feedback Wisteria Pearl and Tortoise! They are gorgeous! You look great in your new shades!

  55. Rachel S. says

    I can’t remeber the name because it has been so long ago, but the first purchase I made when I got my first job as a life guard was a pair of polarized Oakley’s. I loved those sunglasses, and kept them for four years. Then they broke and I was so upset. But I am digging the raspberry spritzer ones.

  56. says

    I need as somebody stole mine way back & could not afford to replace.. :) Too many choices but this one seems cool: Rpm Edge Green and White OO9257-08 Polarised

  57. Megan says

    I am in love with oakley’s athletic sunglasses! They actually stay in place during long runs :) I have the half jacket now in white/cranberry, but I love yours!

  58. Jamie says

    I love the Urgency style! I’ve been wanting a pair of Oakley’s for awhile, so winning this would be AWWWWESOME!!

  59. says

    I always wear sunglasses when I run. I feel more confident about myself when I do. Never tried Oakley though. I love having a dark animal print rim like the tortoise style women oakleys

  60. Nicole Bossak says

    I love the urgency raspberry spritzer ones. I have been looking for new sunglasses for a while, but haven’t found a pair I love. I too have sensitive eyes!

  61. Alison says

    I was just telling my hubby that I need a pair of sunglasses for running! Pick me! Also, loving the new blog design :o)

  62. Tiffany says

    The Oakley Urgency’s look like they would be great to run in! Plus, I think they would make me look faster :-)

  63. Nicole Reynolds says

    I love the Oakley Women Urgency the raspberry’s are really cute but I need Polarized so The Tortoise would be my choice.

  64. Lindsay says

    I love sunglasses, but haven’t had the money to buy new ones in a while, would love to get some new ones during my endeavor back into long distance running!

  65. says

    I love the feedback ones! I went for a run in a pair of designer sunglasses yesterday because they were the only thing that fit under my hat and I felt SO guilty the whole way through. Sport sunglasses would be so helpful!

  66. Tracy says

    I would love to try some Oakley sunglasses! I was wanting to get new sunglasses this summer and those Break Points are super cute! Love the new format, btw!!

  67. Claudia says

    Does loving the Oakley prescription glasses my boyfriend wears count. Dude cannot see without them! ;o)

    ps – love the new site design.

  68. Rachel says

    I love all aviators but have yet to find a pair of sunglasses that work while I run! The ones you wear look awesome!

  69. felicia says

    i need these! i have the most sensitive eyes, and my boyfriend always makes fun of how gross looking my running hats are in the summer!

  70. Laura L says

    Love the breakpoint glasses! I could definitely use a reason to toss my junk glasses that I use for running.

  71. says

    Oakley has the most awesome running sunglasses. I like their Radar Path and especially dig their Asian bridge nose thingy.

  72. Michelle B says

    I find it so incredibly difficult to find sunglasses that I think look good on me! I like them not too big, avoid all bling, and stick to dark colors. I did have a pair of Oakleys that I loved for awhile, but the style was discontinued. I would love to get another pair!! Now that I’m running a bit more, I definitely need better protection! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  73. BreannaS says

    I like the urgency style but I really need something that will work well when I run and not slip off or feel crazy hot.

  74. says

    I could really use new sunglasses! The ones I’m running in now bounce on my face and I just look silly. The breakpoint glasses are my favorite – very classic!

  75. Paula says

    The gif from Easy A is spot on. I like the look of the RPMs in chocolate. Delicious AND good for your eye health.

  76. Ashlee says

    OH, I think I’ll go for the “Forehand Black” sunglasses, since that’s my name anyway. Though I do love the “Changeover Mademoiselle” glasses.

  77. says

    I love Oakleys and then started buying cheap sunglasses because I always scratched them! I am now running in Optic Nerve (not cheap) but they fog up.

  78. LoudaZ says

    Funny I just noticed my favorite pair was scratched and was looking for new ones online. I love the look of the one’s you have on. The Urgency look nice too.

  79. Samantha says

    I don’t know why I think I’m saving money by buying $5 sunglasses from Forever 21 and such places. I wear them twice and they get so stretched out that I need a new pair. I need to invest in good ones (which I’ll probably lose)!

  80. says

    I’ve been wanting those sunglasses FO’EVA they are adorable. I have the same weirdly sensitive eyes and end up wearing my regular sunglasses for most runs which end up foggy and gross after 5 mins in Florida’s humidity. So basically I NEED these.

  81. Sents Saver says

    my favorite are the OAKLEY WOMEN Break Point Chocolate Sin OO9168-02
    or the OAKLEY WOMEN Caveat Rose Gold OO4054-01

  82. Liz Mitchell says

    I would love to have a pair of Oakley aviators. I need a new pair pretty badly. My current pair has lenses that pop out at any random time. <-kinda messes with a girls pace.

  83. Karen says

    LOVE Oakley’s and have had in the past but alas – none right now (too poor!)
    Please send me a pair of women’s Break Point in black and I’ll be happiest runner in the Midwest!

  84. Ashley says

    I am in love with the Gretchen Bleiler Signature Series Restless. I tried them on at the store and have been in love ever since, but they are just a tad expensive!

    Love ya Monica!!!

  85. Allison Elkins says

    I love the Women’s RPM glasses. I’m in the market for a new pair of shades so this is perfect timing.

  86. Emily M says

    Love my sporty Commit (in yellow) for my runs, but love what you are wearing since they can be for everyday use too. Nice!

  87. Lauren says

    I love the look of the Oakley Breakpoint! After moving to South Florida a couple months ago I’ve been trying to find the perfect ‘non-manish’ sunglasses for all these bright sunny days while running. I still haven’t found the perfect pair but Oakley’s may be the perfect match! If I don’t win, I’ll have to give them a try!

  88. Ashley G says

    I had a badass pair of frogskins when I was in high school. They are probably a little dated at this point, so I think I’d pick those classic looking Forehands in polished black/grey iridium.


    I’ve never won anything but there’s a first time for everything, right?
    I’m starting a new life…new sunglasses would be a blessing…. I’m thinking Urgency in black?
    (OH, I hope I win…)

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