reinvented sunglasses for sports use. Oakley used their previous innovations to create Eyeshades®, a design that started an evolution in sunglasses, which have gone from being a generic accessory to becoming a vital piece of sporting equipment.
The first well known athlete to seek out Oakley products was Greg LeMond, who became three-time winner of the Tour de France. Other professionals such as Scott Tinley, Mark Allen and Lance Armstrong were attracted to the performance and protection offered by the Eyeshades®.
Decades of innovation brought new product technologies, unions of science and art that have achieved more than 600 patents worldwide. Jim Jannard's brand, Oakley
, has now become the brand of excellence and the solution to the challenges faced by those looking for excellent performance.
The Oakley M Frame® glasses
have achieved more medals and won more championships than any other sports product. Thanks to the combination of all the experience of Oakley in the development of new possibilities, this invention has received 23 design patents and 7 technological patents.
Oakley M Frame®
are durable and lightweight, and they virtually eliminate any peripheral vision distortion. They are the highest performing sunglasses ever created. Their design is chosen by those who only accept the best.
The Oakley Fast Jacket sunglasses
allow the lenses to be exchanged in a matter of seconds. Athletes can be in tune with the changing mood of Mother Nature. Their frameless design prevents anything from getting in the way of your vision, which is a great advantage in activities such as cycling
When Normann Stadler crossed the finish line winning the Ironman
, 30 years of optical innovation crossed the line with him. Like many other athletes in this tough competition, he wore the Oakley Radar
model. These innovative sunglasses began offering a design with interchangeable lenses so that athletes could adapt to changes in light. But this was only the beginning.
The Oakley Radar
was designed with Hydrophobic lens technology that repels water and sweat, keeping the surface of the lens free of oils or debris that can hinder vision. In addition, the custom fit of the components and the clarity of Oakley HDO® represented a new milestone in high-performance sunglasses.
Most sports competitors are at the sun's mercy and the saying "adapt or die" does not achieve the medals by itself. The best athletes in the world know how to adapt and win thanks to important innovations such as the Oakley Jawbone Sunglasses
. Cycling champions Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie and Thor Hushovd (in addition to the MTB champion, Brian Lopes) have played an important role in the development and evaluation of this unique invention.
Oakley Jawbone Sunglasses
use SwitchLock technology, a revolutionary innovation in frame mechanics. With SwitchLock, the lower part of the frame opens to facilitate access and allow the lenses to be changed easily. The suspension system holds the lenses in place so that the pressure on the frame does not affect the optics. This patented technology is combined with exclusive lens innovations to offer athletes an unprecedented level of visual clarity and protection.