If you need to ask why Oakley sun glasses, then you maybe you shouldn’t buy them. Although Oakley sunglasses UK are perhaps not as up-to-date with the ranges available in the USA, the UK is not that far behind in terms of availability.
Jim Jannard started Oakley in 1975 from his garage with just $300. His first product was a motorcycle handlebar grip that increased the grip of the hands when the hands sweated. These were quickly picked up on by top sportsmen. Other products, including eyewear followed.
Oakley look for the unexpected but always produce well researched and tested, quality products that have been designed and produced to exceptional standards. The only downside for the consumer is that this type of quality will not come cheaply.
Oakley sun glasses are popular as they certainly set fashion trends, but also, are popular for many different forms of sports usage. High Definition Optics ® allows for sharper and clearer vision and provides 100% UV protection that is so important to protect the eyes from the sun. Different lens tints will allow the user to optimise their performance in different types of sport, and you can also find Oakley sun glasses with photo chromic and polarised properties.
Some glasses will have greater impact protection if they are coated with Plutonite ®lens materials. Amazingly, Plutonite will protect from a metal spike weighing just over a pound in weight and dropped from four feet, or, a ¼ inch steel shot travelling at just over 100 miles per hour! A Hydrophobic® coating will make glasses great for water sports (or the English weather!), as water will just bead off without streaking. It also makes the glasses more resistant to finger smudges, oils, dirt and dust particles.
Styles suitable for women include Half Jacket, Minute 2.0 and Flak Jacket. If you find that glasses tend to sit too low on your face, slide down your nose, touch at your temples or cheeks, or feel narrow at the sides of your head, you may need a European/Asian fit. These can be found in the Half Jacket, Flak and Radar Pitch ranges among others.
The worst thing about the success of Oakley sun glasses are the imitations. As with most popular merchandise, there will be those who seek to make a profit with inferior quality copies. Fine – if that’s what you want. However, if you want to know your glasses are genuine and will last and protect your eyes; do not mess with fakes.