Kindness is Dope: A Knockaround Review

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Knockaround 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!

If you follow me on social media, you already know I’m a Knockaround Fan. To be fair, I have at least 5 pair currently in rotation with 4 of them reserved as “running only” pairs. When I had a chance to test drive a new style as part of the latest “Kindness is Dope” campaign, how could I resist?

What makes the ‘Kindness is Dope III” sunnies so special? Per the website:

• BOTH Fast Lane & Mai Tai model pairs included with purchase

• Polarized lenses on both pairs

• Holographic hand-numbered edition card

• Be Kind microfiber protective pouch

• FDA approved impact resistant lenses with full UV400 protection

As part of my BibRave campaign, I was asked to promote kindness and gift one of the pair of shades to an unknowing recipient – a random act of kindness, if you will. This was more difficult than I thought. I wondered if I should just carry the shades around and “catch” someone I didn’t know? Or maybe gift to someone I did know? Which pair would I keep for myself? Which would I gift to someone?

I decided to keep the Mai Tai style for myself. I do not have a style like this, so I was intrigued. Could I comfortably wear these running? Two short test runs told me “yes”! I was pleasantly surprised at how light they were and the polarized lenses were the same great Knockaround quality I’ve come to love, despite the new (to me) shape.

After a little thought, it came to me who should receive the Fast Lanes as a random act of kindness. I run for (and dedicate all of my miles to) my friend, Jessica. Jessica cannot talk, walk or run due to a Rett Syndrome diagnosis. Her mother is her main caregiver; she is constantly cheering me on and giving me updates on Jessica. She gives to many people and it was time to send her a gift! So, I loaded up a box with some race medals I recently earned (for Jessica) and included the Fast Lanes and a note to Jessica’s mom, and off to the post office, I went.

Jessica’s mom messaged me as soon as she got them! She was surprised for sure. She even sent me a pic with them on. I think she looks pretty dope in them. I can only hope it puts a little sunshine in her day- she deserves it for everything she does for others!

Medals and sunglasses on their way to Jessica’s mom!

I encourage you to check out Knockaround Sunglasses if you haven’t already. They are of great quality, and affordable and there are so many fun designs and styles.

Me and Jessica’s mom “twinning” in our Knockarounds!

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