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This post is the 1st in a 2 part series about the 2 different pairs of sunglasses that I received from Knockaround. I was able to pick out 2 pairs of sunglasses – 1 pair for run, 1 pair to run… but I’ll be honest with you, I loved them both so much, I used them interchangeably!
I won’t deny it, I’m a sucker for sunglasses! With all the time that I spend outside, I usually have at least 1 pair with me (one on my head and a spare in my car or in my bag)
But I also will be the 1st to admit that I am both hard on sunglasses… and have a tendency to lose them! In fact, the sunglasses I had before these ones ended up missing in action… just in time for my Knockarounds to arrive (maybe it was fate!). Because of both of these reason, I don’t like to spend a lot on sunglasses. You will never find my buying a $200 pair of shades from some of those big name companies out there (I have better things to throw my money away on, like race registrations and shoes!)
Then I discovered Knockaround!
I fell in love with them when I was doing some reading on the website…
From the founder of Knockaround:
“Growing up, my dad had a pair of sneakers in the garage that he’d wear when he mowed the lawn. He called them his ‘knockaround’ sneakers—he could count on them, they were dependable, and he didn’t care if they got beaten up.
So, I just applied that idea to sunglasses. I wanted them to be affordable, if you lost them or broke them, no big deal. The Knockaround name seemed like a natural fit—like, I’m just going to knock around this pair of sunglasses.”
– Adam “Ace” Moyer (Founder)
The first pair I’m sharing with you are the Indigo Sky Mai Tai’s! When I saw these, I knew I HAD to have them! I love anything purple and the amazing colors in these really grabbed me! I honestly figured these would be my “for fun” ones… but the 1st time I wore them, was out for a run because I couldn’t wait to wear them!
I selected the polarized option and was really surprised at the price! $25 for durable, polarized sunglasses! Plus they come in fun colors – including fun lens colors!
As I mentioned, Knockaround prides themselves on being a quality, DURABLE product and so far I have ZERO complaints! I took these sunglasses on 2 different adventures. One to Colorado and one to Michigan/Minnesota. During those trips, they were with me for hiking in the mountains, plane rides (and getting shoved in my bag when I wasn’t wearing them), running along the lakeshore, getting buried in the suitcase and tossed around in my backpack. Oh yeah, they even joined me on a fun little run with Jared Ward!
They never let me down!
Frames are intact
Lenses aren’t scratched
and I have not lost them yet!!
I have one more pair to review and that post will be coming soon, but in the meantime, feel free to check out their website and see for yourself the fun styles they offer! When you find something you HAVE to have (and I am pretty sure you will!) use discount code “BIBRAVEKNOCKS2” for 20% OFF the entire order. Limited to one use per user. Coupon active only until 7/15.