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Tracksmith + AO

Sunny and bustling days on the Charles River provided the inspiration for this collaboration between two American brands: Article One and Tracksmith, which share a commitment to premium craftsmanship and design. Tracksmith’s innate understanding of the runner and the gear necessary for high performance and Article One’s expertise in high-quality eyewear makes this collaboration a runner’s dream.

The Charles

Handcrafted in storied, family ran factories in Northern Italy, Charles sunglasses are the perfect pair of running sunglasses for both men and women. Made in a lightweight, hypoallergenic, polymer frame with no-glare polarized lenses included, Charles is designed to stay in place under pressure. New color styles now available with optional prescription lenses. $299


Lifestyle Active

The Charles running sunglasses has found the balance between well crafted active eyewear that perform well on a run as well as look great during those post-race drinks. Founded by runners in Flint, Michigan, Article One’s detail to quality design and craftsmanship has gained industry acclaim. Now in a special collaboration with Tracksmith, they have taken their expertise in high-quality eyewear to craft a pair of sunglasses to meet today’s runner’s needs.

The Optical. Co is proud to provide our expertise of high-quality, premium prescription optics to truly provide a great prescription pair of running sunglasses available.

Run Fast

The Charles is made of an incredibly lightweight and hypoallergenic material made to hold it’s shape after contouring to your face. Tonal silicone nose pads are made to grip and hold with a wire core skeleton you can squeeze tight during a workout, and let loose afterwards. Silicone pads wrap around your ear for additional comfort and grip.

Dival, Italian-made, CR-39 polarized lenses that block 100% of all UVA + UVB rays included with The Charles. Upgrade to prescription polarized sunglasses lenses from The Optical. Co to filter annoying sun and road glare to provide an unremarkable running experience.


Runner’s World Gear of the Year 2018

What do you get when you pair experts in running apparel and eyewear? A premium pair of running eyewear for men and woman. The Charles is crafted in Italy by experienced eyewear craftsman and include premium spring hinges and tonal silicone nose pads. Both are designed to provide a comfortable fit that stays in place during even the most long runs.


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