Gear Review: Shady Rays Allure sunglasses great for running, the beach and more (+ discount code)

I got a post-run selfie on the first day I received my new Shady Rays Allure sunglasses.

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Shady Rays Allure sunglasses to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review, find and write race reviews!

I tested a pair of Shady Rays Signature Series sunglasses last summer, and I think the coolest thing about their look is the purple polarized lenses. When I got the opportunity to test a pair of sunglasses from the Shady Rays Allure collection, I was excited to be able to try out lenses with another fun color. I’ve had them for about three weeks.

Although I have numerous pairs of sunglasses, the look of the Shady Rays Allure is different than any of my other ones. The lenses have a black frame but gold-colored metal arms, with black for the ends that go around the ears. The lenses are also more rounded than those on other pairs I have. The color of the lenses that I have no longer seems to be available on the website, but there are other fun colors available.

The Shady Rays Allure sunglasses work for runs and beach days.

I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the metal sides for running, since I don’t love running in regular glasses (I have plastic glasses now, but I’ve had metal). However, they were great. The Shady Rays Allure sunglasses stayed in place for runs, even when it was super hot and I sweated a lot.

I can also see clearly out of the sunglasses. Although I’d occasionally see purple, it wasn’t like everything had a purple tint.

I have been enjoying wearing the sunglasses to non-running events, as well. I think they look pretty cool.

Running or everyday life — Shady Rays are a great fit!

I did drop the sunglasses and they got a minor scrape on the bottom, and another part looks like it is pushed up a tiny bit (probably from the same drop). Neither of these bother me, and someone would really have to look for a blemish to notice.

Anything that’s the brand’s fault is covered by the Lifetime Craftsmanship Warranty, according to the Shady Rays website. The brand also makes replacements for lost or broken Shady Rays non-prescription sunglasses, up to two times per pair, for just the cost of shipping and handling ($8.89 in the United States), the website states.

BibRave mascot Benjamin rocks some Shady Rays Allure sunglasses.

Another cool thing is that when you buy Shady Rays, you aren’t just buying sunglasses — you’re also helping feed people in need. Shady Rays joined up with Feeding America to provide 10 meals for each order placed, the Shady Rays website states.

I’m definitely planning to keep rocking these sunglasses.

Want your own? Save 50 percent on two or more pairs of Shady Rays with code “BIBRAVE” at’s Shade Shop. The regular price of one pair of Allures is $45 (but with the deal, you could get two for the price of one).

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7 thoughts on “Gear Review: Shady Rays Allure sunglasses great for running, the beach and more (+ discount code)

  1. I love how versatile these sunglasses are. You can easily rock them on your run/bike ride and then go out afterward to meet friends or family. LOVE them!


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