Oh, I USE my goggles. I live out on the prairie, where there's a lot of wind, and on the western edge of town to boot. I do a lot of walking, and during the winter it can get very nasty. Glasses styles these days are very small and do not protect the eyes. My goggles have seen real use during winter, as well as during some of the nastier spring, fall, and summer storms. They're not merely a statement, they're practical!