Cyndi Lauper nailed it with her iconic hit, “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.” Ain’t that the truth ladies? And when she said, “I want to be the one to walk in the sun,” YOU BETCHYA she’d be wearing goodr sunglasses had they been around in 1983. Cyndi, if you’re reading this, hit us up, because every pair of goodr sunglasses is infused with fun, and we’d love to send you some!
For this reason, and many others that we’ll get to later on in this deep dive, goodr sunglasses are the best sunglasses for women.
goodr’s CEO, Carl the Flamingo, rules his company based on four Fs: Fun. Fashionable. Functional. Ffordable. Carl wants you to know, speaking with a beak is hard and he’s been grateful for his Speech Language Pathologists over the years.
Regardless of pronunciation, it is these four Fs that make goodr sunglasses the best sunglasses. Period. Alright, that might make us sound a little full of ourselves, and we aren’t… unless we’re competing in a G.A.M.S. (goodr’s alcoholic mile series), in which case, we’re all drunk, and goodr is THE SHIT. PERIOD.
We’re here today to talk about why goodr shades are specifically the best sunglasses for women. That might seem sexist. So if you’re a man, or bird, or extraterrestrial being reading this article, please know, you’re important too, and it is quite likely that all of these tidbits pertain to you as well, so please keep reading.
First, in order to understand that goodr makes the best sunglasses for women, we must analyze what women like.
HAH! Good luck figuring that out. They say man has traveled to the end of the Earth and still couldn’t nail down what the hell it is that ladies want.
Time for research. The goodr sociologists didn’t risk the outside world and stayed on the couch, taking this age old question to the IG polls. We asked straight up, “What do women like?” Vague-ass question. We know.
The answers trickled in:
A good deal ✔
Lookin’ fly ✔
Pretty sunglasses ✔
To feel like a badass ✔
goodr sunglasses do all of the above and then some.
Let’s start with “a good deal,” because gurlll, we’ve seen your couponing skills. We don’t believe in buyer’s remorse at goodr. When you’re paying a fair price for a legitimately functional product that makes you look and feel amazeballs, fuck it. Buy them all.
So what are goodr’s price points? Simple. goodr sunglasses are all $25 or $35 dollars depending on the style. With the average cost of women’s sunglasses being $196 dollars… “SQUAWWWK!” That was the sound of Carl the Flamingo losing his shit. Let’s start again, with the average cost of women’s sunglasses being $196 dollars, you can buy roughly SEVEN PAIRS of goodr sunglasses for the same price. This means a pair of sunglasses for every day of the week. #lifegoals
Now that you’ve heard about the unbelievable bargain that is goodr sunglasses, it’s likely your wallet is like, “Tell me more! Tell me more!” I guess if you’re going to twist our legs (flamingo legs are very easy to twist btw), we’ll tell you more. How about we break it down nice and smooth into the four Fs while hitting the remaining top four answers received on the super unofficial IG poll. It will be like one of those rap performances where you give the rapper words and they have to freestyle it (except with a lot more words in between… sorry, not sorry).
Umm hellooooo! Have you seen our Runway style sunglasses? These cat eye shape sunglasses might get you a catcall, and we’re truly sorry about that, but it’s just because people are confusing you for a movie star. These shades are too hot to handle. Anyone see that reality show on Netflix? Yup, another cringe-worthy, binge-worthy reality show.
Cat eye glasses are a style that has been around for nearly a century, and has managed to evolve into its own distinct look each decade. Cat eye glasses were born in the 1930s after Altina Schinasi walked by an optician’s office and noticed the lack of stylish options for women. Inspired by masks Schinasi saw in Venice, Italy, she designed glasses with exaggerated framing around the eyes. The style eventually caught on in a New York City boutique. The trend for cat eye sunglasses grew in the 1960s when Audrey Hepburn famously wore them in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Hence our Hepburn inspired pair, an all black cat eye, called Brunch is the New Black. Since their big break in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, top female fashion influencers such as Barbie, Marilyn Monroe, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, have been seen rockin’ cat eye frames.
The Runways, goodr’s version of cat eye sunglasses, are priced at $35 and have rubber touchpoints on the nose and ear pieces. Even more exciting, they come in TWELVE different colors, each with coordinating classy metal accents. They come in mirrored lens options, and non-reflective lens options, these are ultra pretty sunglasses. Whether you’re walking down the runway, or running through the finish line of your first marathon, these sunglasses will have you feeling like the girl boss that you are. They are the ultimate sunglasses for females (and equally fabulous on dudes!).
goodr women’s sunglasses come in five different frame styles. They are, the OGs (a classic frame originating back to the 50s), BFGs (big sunglasses with more coverage), Runways (the cat eye sunglasses discussed elaborately above), Superflys (a retro frame made with cyclists in mind), Circle Gs (goodr’s new round frame sunglasses). So many options! If you’re trying to look sporty, or spicey, or really nice-y, you’ll always be appropriately fashionable with goodr sunglasses.
Hey ladies, what’s your thought on the importance of performance?
No, not like in the sack, like SUNGLASSES performing on your face. goodr shades were built with athletes in mind, taking into careful consideration varying head shapes between gentlemen and ladies. They are meant to perform no matter what activity you’re doing. Every style is tested to see if it is truly “no slip” and “no bounce.” If they don’t pass the test, they are lit on fire and cast to Hell. We don’t fuck around when it comes to no slip and no bounce.
How many times have you effed up the “fashion over function” decision. Thank goodness for booze in college, because there were definitely nights when it was too cold for that short sleazy dress and lack of socks... Amirite? The endless internal “fashion over function” debate is now OVER. The thought is 100% irrelevant when it comes to goodr sunglasses because they are always functional. Run an ultra race in them. Wear them to a wedding. CrossFit class? No problem. These puppies will keep you lookin’ fly even while during burpees-- no matter how ugly your sweaty “suffer face” is.
But really, what’s the purpose of sunglasses?
Some may say they are to guard the secrets of your soul. (Might we suggest mirrored lenses to prevent receiving or being seen giving dark creepy stares). The original purpose: eye protection. Isn’t this the #1 reason we wear sunglasses? ...Or at least at some point in our human existence it was, before Corey Hart decided to preach to the world that wearing sunglasses at night makes sense and now sunglasses are perceived more and more as a fashionable accessory compared to a form of retina protection.
It is important to note that goodr sunglasses have UV400 protection. That means, they block ALL those pesky ultraviolet rays trying to F up your vision and age your eyes. UVA and UVB your fun and games are over.
goodr sunglasses, except a few of our clear and low-light lenses are also 100% polarized. Polarization is meant to reduce glare from surfaces that reflect light. Like from the hood of that shiny red convertible you wish you had or the ocean. The way it works is similar to how blinds and certain window dressings control sunlight through the window. The sunlight bounces off of horizontal surfaces and then strikes the person’s eye like a dagger (that might be a little dramatic), this glare makes it hard to see objects in front of you. Polarized sunglasses can prevent this discomfort! The polarized lens has a surface that contains only vertical stripes, therefore, it blocks the horizontal light from bypassing the filter, and voila! Your eyes are saved.
What’s that you say? Oh, you’re blind as a bat? goodr sunglasses are RX friendly! Although at this time, we can’t pop the prescription in for you, your eye doctor can hook it up. Just bring your goodr frames in during your next appointment and they will get you set up with lenses. No slip and no bounce is even better when you can see clearly.
The ffordability factor… AFFORDABILITY. Damn Carl, now you got all of us pronouncing it like we have beaks. We were ROTFL… which apparently is “ROFL,” according to Urban Dictionary… (rolling on the floor laughing for noobs, but really… who decided that the “the” wasn’t important in the acronym??!) while reading an article about the “best women’s sunglasses.” The glass chosen for “affordability” ranged between $60 to $90 bucks, BUT if you wanted polarized lenses that jacked the price up to over $100. FOR SERIOUS???!! Pop quiz: What is the price of goodr sunglasses? Oh, $25 and $35 AND THEY ARE ALL POLARIZED. Oh, okay...
When further trolling the internet, for articles about ladies sunglasses (I mean, we had to make sure ours were the best before writing about it!) we came across one that stated, “purchase a timeless frame, so you can keep wearing them season after season…” You know what we say to that? SCREW IT. goodr offers incredibly timeless frames, classic styles found in magazines and runways consistently over the years. However, we also offer wild colors, and crazy collaborations (like our recent Wonder Woman release in partnership with Warner Bros!). Don’t be a stick in the mud wearing the same black shades year after year. Embrace the NOW. If those orange sunnies are calling your name, buy them! If orange becomes the most hated color of the future, well, you only paid $25 bones for them. So buy a different color and pass the orange ones on to your sister-in-law.
If you’re someone who enjoys matching, we have a color and frame style for every outfit, mood, holiday, party, marathon… the list goes on and on, and a price that allows you to have all the options without breaking the bank. SCORE.
We started talking about fun in the beginning of this blog, so it only feels right to end with fun. goodr sunglass’s motto is, “We are recklessly committed to fun… BLAH, BLAH, BLAH sunglasses.” Everything we do as a brand is infused with fun.
Every sunglass has a unique name and a custom nonsensical origin story written about it. Heck, the human CEO of goodr took the entire company on a booze cruise for a quarterly meeting. If that’s not fun, what is?! We love tiki bars, basset hounds, cool wallpaper, 3:45 is shot o’ clock, and we encourage authenticity all day, every day. goodr sunglasses exist to give you permission to be unabashedly yourself… unless you’re an asshole. We have a color and style for everyone x10, so instead of putting on the sunglasses you think the world wants you to wear, goodr inspires individuality. And not only is that fun, but being 100% yourself will make you feel like a badass.
And like that, BOOM! The “what do women want?” answers have all been massaged into this beautiful piece of literature. And friends, this concludes why goodr sunglasses are THE BEST sunglasses for women.