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First Look: adidas Zonyk Aero Midcut Pro Sunglasses

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adidas Zonyk Aero Midcut Pro Sunglasses
Price: $249
Weight: 2.3 ounces

Featuring a removable, one-piece, polycarbonate lens, the Zonyk Aero Midcut Pro (that’s an eyeful) comes in a variety of lens options from mirrored to polarized to photochromic (VARiO lens changes according to lighting conditions), the latter of which we tried out. The photochromic feature works well, changing quickly from nearly clear in low light in the trees to dark grey in the brightest sun, effectively negating the need for other lenses.

With a large-ish curved lens (one office mate asked me if I was doing some welding later…) and a half-rim design, the glasses offer a full field of vision and a comfortable, away-from-the-face fit that seems to enhance ventilation, reducing fogging. The light-yet-sturdy, curved temples felt comfortable and held the glasses securely, and are independently adjustable to three different up-down positions, allowing for a customized fit.

To further enhance the fit, the package contains a second, different-sized nosepiece (as well as a semi-hard case and microfiber bag); the nosepieces are each adjustable to two positions (narrow and wide) that permit you to raise or lower the frames on your face. To accommodate a range of facial sizes, the frames are available in both small and large sizes.

This Pro version of the Zonyk Aeros includes a detachable, foam “sweat” bar that pops into the top of the frame. While this tester cannot attest to the bar’s sweat-absorbing efficacy, he did not care for the feeling of the bar against his eyebrows and, hence, removed it for running.

All in all, the Zonyks are on the price-y side, but offer state-of-the-art optics and a customizable fit that make them one of the most full-featured shades on the market.

Mike Benge is the Editor of Trail Runner.

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