If you are looking for something that extra bit special in a pair of sunglasses, then you need look no further than the Oakley brand. A fine combination of unique, innovative style and incomparable function, Oakley has a distinct vision all of its own and embodies the notion that only the best is good enough.
Part of the reason why Oakley has become so renowned and respected in the eyewear industry is because of its polarization technology. Many of the Oakley styles ranging from the fashionable Oakley Frogskins through to the exclusive, statement and sports orientated Pit Boss sunglasses incorporate Oakley’s High Definition Optics and Polarized lenses. Oakley’s High Definition Optics (or HDO) provide the ultimate in visual clarity and effectively eliminate any distortion. Often a pair of standard lenses will slightly distort images whereas HDO lenses enable to you see everything exactly where it is.
Polarized lenses then work to enhance the effect of HDO by balancing light transmission and blocking out glare which can be potentially damaging to the eyes. A huge number of professional athletes including Jake Halstead and Ryan Sheckler opt for Oakley sunglasses with polarized lenses and HDO because they help to maximise performance and always keep the eyes and face protected from harmful rays whilst on the go.
However, Oakley also appreciates that even if you prefer a more fashion forward pair of shades, you may also want to enjoy the superior Oakley technology and therefore a number of the ultra stylish Oakley sunglasses such as the chic and oversized Abandon ladies sunglasses, and the demure, versatile and super sophisticated unisex Square Whisker sunglasses, all have versions available that include polarized lenses.
Part of the reason why Oakley has become so popular is that it provides style options for every sport requirement whilst also creating a superb range of more fashion and trend led designs. Made using lightweight materials including the highly durable C-5 alloy for the slimmer wire style frames, to the robust O Matter frame as seen in some of the more bold designs that require that extra impact resistance, every part of every pair of Oakley sunglasses through to the frame, fit, aesthetic detailing and lens is designed with the wearer in mind and aims to create the best visual quality and experience possible.
Here at Shade Station we have an extensive collection of Oakley sunglasses available including some of the most iconic designs such as the Oakley Jawbone to the high tech Split Thump sunglasses which innovatively allow you to listen to music and communicate whilst on the go!
So why not check out the entire Oakley sunglasses collection and see the world through the truly unique Oakley eyes!
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There’s no mistaking the famous Oakley logo; it’s been part of the sports landscape for the past 30 years. Found on the arm of Oakley sunglasses, it is a subtle logo yet coveys a punchy reminder of just how big and well-respected the brand has become.
There’s also no mistaking a pair of Oakley sunglasses. The classic sleek, sporty design has been imitated over and over again – to such an extent that it’s important to make sure you buy your Oakley sunglasses from an official dealer, like Shade Station.
Oakley was designed and developed for sportsmen, so it’s not surprising they’re the brand of choice for a lot of active people in both traditional and freesports. As well as fielding their own Oakley teams in a number of competitive sports, they have some high profile athletes on their books representing the brand. These include: cyclists Victoria Pendleton and Bradley Wigan, cricketer Kevin Pieterson, and golfer Ian Poulter.
Oakley have earned an enviable reputation over the years through the production of high quality, innovative, performance enhancing eyewear for men and women. The company work hard for their money and reputation, continually developing new technology and specialist features, which they incorporate into the design of their sunglasses. For instance all lenses are produced with Oakley’s pioneering ‘High Definition Optics’ which was developed to give the wearer ultimate visual clarity. Other examples of innovation are Oakley’s ‘Thump’ and ‘O Rokr’ styles which feature both bluetooth and MP3 facilities built into the arm.
Although sport is Oakley’s main draw, plenty of people choose to wear Oakley sunglasses as a fashion statement or simply because they like the quality of the glasses. So in addition to high-performance sports sunglasses, Oakley have a number of collections including ‘Design your own Oakleys’, ‘Fashion’ and ‘Collector’s Items’. The highly collectable Oakley ‘Frogskin’ is an example which displays the diversity of sunglass styles that can be found within the Oakley portfolio.
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If you are seeking the perfect pair of sporting quality sunglasses, look no further than Oakley. Originally designed for solely sports purposes, the range over the past two years has become incredibly on trend yet still remains true to its sporting roots.
Some of the most popular Oakley frames include the M frame, Half Jacket, Custom M , and Juliet. Another high tech Oakley addition for this season is the Oakley Thump MP3 player sunglasses, which incorporates an MP3 player within the design. Oakley as a brand is renowned for pushing design boundaries and anticipates the wearer’s needs or desires. Similarly some of the new frames also offer a blue tooth feature enhancing the ‘always on the go’ vibe of the brand. The range of Oakley frames available and the fact that they are budget friendly means that when you want to diversify your look, it is easy to do so as the brand also offer a huge variety of lens colour options. Oakley lenses have been technically designed to balance the absorption of light meaning that they serve perfect eye protection for even the most extreme sports such as skating snowboarding and surfing – as well as looking great of course! Their innovative design maintains visual clarity from all angles of view making them outstanding eyewear.
Oakley prides itself on maintaining loyalty and is definitely more of a lifestyle brand as opposed to solely for the purpose of style and fashion. Most people who own a pair of Oakley sunglasses will likely stick to the brand because they like what it represents. Oakley also offers a service whereby you can customise your frames (this service is available via Shadestation) including the lens colour and lens etching meaning that your shades can be completely unique to your style and needs.
Sportsman who are regularly seen wearing Oakley sunglasses whilst in action include racing cyclist Lance Armstrong and skater Ryan Sheckler. Celebrities who love the fashion/function combo the brand has to offer include Elle Macpherson and Hayden Panettiere who has been seen out and about in the Frogskins style. Oakley sunglasses ultimately look sharp, cool and perfectly depict that ‘ready for anything’ look.
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Bag yourself a brand new piece of history. It might sound like a contradiction in terms to you, but we couldn’t be more serious. That’s because Oakley have only gone and resurrected their iconic Frogskin shades- the very things that put them firmly on the fashion map over twenty years ago.
Giving everyone who owned a pair in the eighties a healthy slice of street-cred, Frogskins’s come under the same category as Rayban Wayfarer’s and are back to boost the retro rankings of those who missed out on the trend first time round! A firm favourite with celebrities like John Mayer, Joel Madden, Kanye West, Rihanna and Scarlett Johansson, it’s not just their ‘too cool for school’ credentials that make them so covetable – the fact that they’re limited edition certainly packs a punch too. Since being re-launched earlier this year, only 3000 of these sunnies have been produced, propelling them straight to the top of every fashionista’s wish-list. Originally available in over 50 colours, the new breed of frogskins’ have been made in limited colour batches with a new colourway introduced each month. Already released this year, styles have boasted fluro-yellow frames paired with ‘fire’ lenses, glow-in-the-dark frames with bronze lenses, white frames with violet lenses and dalmation frames with a grey lense tint for the more audacious.
Oakley have also recruited skateboarder Greg Lutzka to create a signature frame for the range, alongside Andrew Petterson who has created 50 hand-painted Frogskins as an extension of Oakley’s Artist Series program, expected to roll-out in October.
Another reason these sunglasses get the big thumbs up, is not only do they look the same as back in the day, they’ve been made in the same way too, and by re-tooling their manufacturing methods and equipment, Oakley have created an identical frame and lens combo as the original. And regardless of the fun factor the shades have, they even feature the patented Plutinite lenses that block out 100% UVA, UVB and UVC spectrum so your iris’s stay safe as well as stylish. Plus, if you see eye-to-eye with your partner (literally), when it comes to your signature style, you’ll be pleased to hear these amphibious pieces of eye-art are unisex, so you’ve got double the chance of getting your hands on a pair – grab it while you can.
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