Back in April, I first saw goodr sunglasses on Instagram and instantly fell in love with the fun colours. However, l have learned that there are many things that I see on the web and can’t find in Canada, so I just oogled over them from afar and became more and more envious of every runner I saw sporting them in an Instagram post.
It wasn’t long, though, until The Runner’s Shop posted that it is the only Toronto retailer selling goodr glasses. My heart jumped, my fingers twitched and typed, and I soon had my own pair in my hands.
So why Goodr? First, I love the colour; it is fun, bright and cheerful. I also love the reflective lenses because, when I am outside and talking to students at school (or dealing with the odd issue that can come up), it means that students are drawn towards the bright pink frames, but they can’t see my eyes. As a teacher, this is a true benefit of the glasses and should also be mentioned with the other details on the box.
As a runner, I really like that the glasses do not bounce or slip. I do, though, sometimes have difficulty with the lenses. When I wear goodr sunglasses running on the road only, I can see well, but I have trouble differentiating between the sidewalk and road when I am wearing them and running from one to the other*; I always feel compelled to slow down so that I don’t fall flat on my face (because I have done that before and it was disastrous). I don’t know if this is due to the reflective lenses, but I don’t have this problem with other sunglasses that I wear while running. (I should point out that I have the same trouble when I am running under different types of light, such as moving between shade and sunlight, which I am told is due to aging eyes.) So, when I am wearing my goodr glasses and running, I stay on the road and adjust my pace when I need to move on or off the sidewalk.
Goodr makes an affordable pair of sunglasses that is giving me my money’s worth. At $39.99 Canadian, I can wear them to school, while I run at lunch, at the pool, walking the dog, driving….the list goes on and on…and I don’t worry about them. I dropped them once, a lens fell out and I popped it right back in; there wasn’t even a scratch on the frames.
In my house of boys and men, I love my Goodr sunglasses. And I love that I got the pink as I don’t have to worry about someone accidentally wearing them – unless it happens to be Pink Sunglass Day.
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