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Oakley Sunglasses

Oakley Sunglasses

Oakley Sunglasses have been producing some of the world’s most technologically advanced Sports Performance and Active Lifestyle eyewear since 1975.

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Say “Oakley” and people hear “innovation with style.” So, it follows that Oakley sunglasses are some of the most unique and popular eyewear on the planet, but also some of the most technologically advanced. Superior construction combines with well-researched optical performance and protection, to bring you sunglasses that will keep your eyes working longer, just as they’ll keep you looking great, whatever your sport.

The Oakley Company was founded with just $300 in California by Jim Jannard, who worked from his garage to create a new motorcycle handle grip for riders. A new material he invented, called “unobtainium,” actually increased grip when it came into contact with sweaty riders’ hands, and became an instant success in the sports world. Still used today for cushioning and grip in Oakley sunglasses’ earpieces and nosepads, it set the standard for what Jannard likes to call “inventions wrapped in art.” The quality, look and popularity of all the company’s products are a testament to this driving goal.

Oakley went on to develop numerous types of sporting equipment for the BMX and motocross markets, from chin and elbow guards to tough yet flexible gloves, all constructed using innovative materials and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques. This standard for making sports equipment like none around, combined with a spirit of innovation that meets the demanding needs of athletes still drives Oakley today. In 1980, Oakley created the O-Frame goggles, sporting the now-familiar “O” for Oakley logo on the strap, and these became an instant hit.

Next, in 1983, came the brand’s equally popular ski goggles, designed expressly to protect skiers’ eyes from snow glare and limit the lens fogging that often bothers skiing enthusiasts and competitors. Still, Oakley style maintained a distinctive look that commanded respect and went on to become favoured among international athletes. The maker’s first sunglasses, Factory Pilot Eyeshades, and their successors, the casual Oakley Frogskins became an instant hit.

The ever-popular and iconic Oakley RadarLock Path were seen on many athletes in 2012’s London Olympics games. Look to Blaze, the top provider of cheap Oakley sunglasses, for many of these models. Knowing they have a superb return and exchange policy and quick-ship system means you can order several styles for yourself and for friends, and exchange or return easily, if you wish...and, no one offers lower prices, guaranteed.

Athlete input was sought out from in Oakley’s early days and all products were field-tested and proven by professionals, including in the often-dire climate conditions faced by extreme sports competitors, then military and law enforcement personnel as Oakley became a seller to the US Army and many police departments. Oakley provides US Standard Issue eye protection to these groups, and Oakley M Frame sunglasses, seen frequently in movies and on the Internet on military folks, are included in the US Army Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL), no small accomplishment.

As more sports fans and competitors jumped on the Oakley bandwagon, and the company in turn started an active sponsorship of teams and individuals in sports that continues today, more so than with most companies. The roster of teams spans virtually all sports, including snowboarding, beach volleyball, BMX racing, golf, mountain biking, sports car racing, cycling, skiing, tennis, track and field and fishing, to name only a few. Numerous individuals, from snowboarder Jake Blauvelt and NASCAR racer Clint Bowyer to tennis pro Sam Stoser and London 2012 beach volleyball winner Kerri Walsh all use Oakleys for the impact protection, eye and eye area protection and superior quality and look they provide. Oakley also participates in the 26-year-old OneSight program, a non-profit international scheme of the company’s owner, Luxottica, to provide eye exams and eyewear for school children worldwide.

Oakley sunglasses are unique in their production of HD Polarized eyewear, which protects eyes against dangerous reflected glare and block 100% of ultraviolet light (UVA, UVB and UVC rays, a top-standard safety level). Lenses are multi-layered through their patented High Definition Optics (HDO®) method, a technique that fuses layers without glue, for greater visual clarity. Many new Oakley sunglasses feature Oakley OO colour contrasting in their lenses, for even more precise vision in variable lighting conditions.

Frames are constructed to take all the impact and abuse professionals can give them so you know they’ll work for you and last a long time. Three-Point Fit is an Oakley development that ensures good matching of style and face shape as well as optical performance. For superior quality Oakley sunglasses, try the many models available, including O Matter®, C-5 (TM) Alloy, Titanium and X Metal ® versions.

Go with the “O” for Oakley, and know that you’re wearing style that protects your eyes and your cool image, as well.