The Oakley brand is one of the most popular manufacturers of glasses. It has become the embodiment of extreme sports and pop culture. In recent years, Oakley has entered the world of high fashion through collaboration with Vetements and other big names. It's hard to believe that Oakley eye glasses started as a modest business producing motorcycle handlebars.
Jim Jannard decided to use a unique rubber compound called "Unobtainium" for motorcycle grips in 1975. As an avid fan of motocross, he wanted to eliminate the problem of a poor grip on the handlebars while riding. Jim called his brainchild "The Oakley Grip", starting to sell handles in the trunk of his own car. The starting capital was only $300.
Having entered the motocross industry, Jannard branched out into Oakley sunglasses manufacturing. The first prototypes left much to be desired, as the young entrepreneur did not know the specifics of production. However, by 1980, Jim finally produced the first Oakley glasses called O-Frames. The model became a hit since the innovator put the Oakley logo on the strap. The marketing ploy laid the foundation for the future success of the brand.
Oakley sports glasses appeared in 1983. A year later, the first model for cyclists, Factory Pilot Eyeshade was released. It revolutionized the sports world. The sunglasses were worn by Greg Lemond during his Tour de France victory. After that, Oakley became one of the best-selling brands in its segment.
Types of Glasses
Nowadays, the collections of the brand offer innovative materials and modern technologies.
Oakley titanium glasses are made from titanium alloy, which is lightweight and flexible. The spectacle frames are made of nylon. Lightweight and durable models can withstand heat and cold.
Each model has its own design features. Thanks to Switchlock technology Oakley prescription glasses give the ability to change lenses easily and quickly. The design of Oakley work glasses features no spectacle frames at the bottom and increases the range of vision due to the higher position of the lenses. Oakley fishing glasses maximize the upper field of view as they have no brow frame.
Oakley glasses for men and women are available for order. On GRITR Outdoors you can find Oakley sun glasses prices that you'll love!