When my $24 sunglasses from Target broke the other day, I began keeping my eye open for a new pair of sunglasses. Maybe this time I will bite the bullet and invest a little into a pair and get the expensive “running” sunglasses. I looked around on the internet, glanced at some in the cases of Dick’s Sporting Goods and Sports Authority, and still couldn’t part with a $1oo bill for something that I seem to go through fairly quickly and don’t last all that long.
So, about a month ago I went into The Sporty Runner, a local running store and saw the display of Boston Bill sunglasses. They were light, fit snug (but not too tight) and seemed to disappear when I put them on. But will they stay on when I run? For $30, I gave them a try.
My first outing was a sweaty one and a bright one, a perfect day to try my new purchase. I was well down the trail and running into the mid-afternoon sun when I remembered I was wearing my new shades… and I was sold on them.
What I like about them:
1) they are light weight, no headaches back behind the ears
2) stylish (at least I think so)
3) amber lens: this is the first time I have tried them and they worked very well, including making the colors of nature REALLY stand out
4) full protection for your eyes – 100% UVA and UVB
5) even though they are light, they are tough and shatterproof – polycarbonate lenses and frame
So far, I am very pleased with these sunglasses, especially for the price. I highly recommend them and will soon be getting another pair (from The Sporty Runner of course).Kevin Chenoweth, http://chaplaintorunners.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/boston-bill-sunglasses-review/
I was blown away when I checked my mail this evening and found a new pair of sunglasses!!!!! I can't tell you how excited I am and how awesome I think you guys are. You went above and beyond to find me and you took a leap of faith and sent the glasses even though you weren't 100% sure that you had the right people. In today's world your customer service really makes a statement. You have made me a customer for life and I will be telling all my friends. You can disregard my earlier phone message this evening. That was before I checked my mail but at least you now have my name, number and address.
Thank you so much for standing behind your product. I can't wait to go running in the morning.Karen Stembridge,
My name is Ian and I have had a pair of your sunglasses (omega's) for over 3 years. I am a 5K runner, full time student and in the Coast Guard, as well as somewhat of a sunglasses enthusiast. No matter where I go for running, I have tried on sunglasses from brand new oakleys to the cheapies at the running conventions and I always go back to my Boston's when it comes to running. They are lighter and more flexible than any oakley I've tried, and in my opinion the best running glasses I've ever worn. Last year I spoke with Sandra at the Gasparilla running event booth for some time and I actually had no idea that my glasses were Boston's when I bought them, they were just simply good glasses that I couldn't figure out who made them. I appreciate the quality of Boston Bill sunglasses and hope that they will become more widely known because anyone who isn't running with Boston's is seriously missing out.Ian,
Four years ago I discovered a Boston Bill Sunglasses tent/stand at a marathon event here in Kansas. I was needing a new pair of sunglasses as my original pair were in very poor condition. i purchased a pair of Boston Bill sunglasses and have truly loved them. They are very lightweight, stylish, and very comfortable to wear and just a great product. They're so comfortable, a lot of times I forgot that i am wearing them!Rick Haden, Physical Education Instructor, Assistant Cross Country Coach, Head Jr. High Track Coach
I just ordered my second pair of Boston Bill Sunglasses. As a cross country coach and a runner I wear sunglass regularly and didn't know how long it would take to receive the new sunglasses i ordered, I was surprised to see them in my mailbox in just 3 days after i ordered them.. Wow! that is awesome service! I am committed to be always wearing Boston Bill Sunglasses.