How Oakley’s Olympic Shades Could Help Athletes See Gold This Summer

Bubba Watson will see plenty of green on the Olympics golf course in Rio de Janeiro. But it won’t be the same green the rest of us see. Filtered through specially tinted replica oakley sunglasses shades, Watson’s version will have heightened contrasts that accentuate some colors and downplay others. It’s a modified view of the playing field that he and a handful of other Olympians hope will ultimately help them see another color this August: gold.

Whether it’s clarifying the subtle undulations on the fairway or highlighting white lines on race track,replica oakley sunglasses says its new Green Fade sunglasses aim to give athletes an edge by filtering light and creating what is essentially an artificial color spectrum optimized for the sport they play.

And before you scoff at the idea of performance-enhancing sunglasses, there’s actually some actual science (and logic) behind Oakley’s tinting technology. “If sunglasses filter certain colors, then the eye’s response curves will be responding to the transmitted colors and not sensitive to the blocked colors,” says Steven Jacques, an optics researcher at Oregon Health & Science University. “In other words, the wavelengths observed are now ‘more defined.'”

Defining specific wavelengths can have benefits for some athletes. Just ask Kerri Walsh, who will be wearing Oakley’s Prizm field lens on the Copacabana sand in Rio. Walsh says the tinting technology enhances whites against blues and can help her track the volleyball against the sky. “Most competitions are in the middle of the day, and sun is a huge variable,” she says. “Seeing the ball as quick and clear as possible is a game changer.”

Filtering colors ultimately results in losing visual information, it can be a strategic sort of loss for athletes. “This could be an advantage if there were colors that were distracting,” says Jacques.
Lords of Light

Getting rid of or minimizing those distractions means fussing with the wavelengths in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. Some of those wavelengths are shorter, like violet and blue, and some are longer, like orange and red. By using specific dyes in the polycarbonate they make lenses out of,cheap oakley sunglasses engineers can alter transparency and opacity to specific wavelengths. To see the subtle nuances of a blue ocean, for instance, engineers might screen the greens.

Most Prizm lenses have three or four distinct peaks in their light transmission profile. Highlighting those peaks creates a gap on either side of a specific wavelength. According to Oakley, this tuning helps athletes pick up on nuances otherwise missed with the naked eye. Instead of washed out, dull, or flat landscapes, certain details and objects pop—like a baseball, for example. The Oakley field lens is supposed to make the white of a baseball to stand out against both a blue sky and a green field (colors also helpful for track athletes in Rio, who’ll wear them to help see painted lines). “It is very easy to dull white, but not as easy to make white even brighter,” says Wayne Chumbley, cheap oakley sunglasses’vision performance lab manager. “The only way is by dulling the surrounding colors.”

Now the only question is whether cool sunglasses can make you run faster.

Oakley EVZero Range Photochromic cycling glasses review

Hyper-light, light-sensitive sunnies from the masters of eyewear

Replica oakley sunglasses has a highly deserved reputation for its quality of cycling glasses, so when you understand these are touted as its lightest sports performance offerings, it sets you up to expect something special — and it’s safe to say I wasn’t disappointed.

Out of the case they’re incredibly light (weighing in at around 25g), which on the bike translates into a barely-there feel but what’s instantly noticeable is the uninterrupted sight line.

The frameless lens sits high on the nose so that when you dip your head and look slightly up — as you do on a bike — there’s no line cutting across your field of vision.

The sticky rubber on the arms and nosepiece, which goes by the name Unobtainium, holds the glasses securely in place, even if things gets sweaty (in fact, it gets grippier) and that’s not just a good thing when you’re riding hard — these are so light that at certain angles the wind can get behind the lenses and you feel them ‘float’ slightly off your face. They never go anywhere, but it is testament to their impressively lightweight performance.

The lens quality is superb and distortion-free but best of all — and probably the game-changer — is that, quite simply, these glasses don’t steam up.

Combine that with the improved field of vision and can-hardly-feel-them-on-your-face performance and that makes them an investment worth making.

The Radar Pace has what Intel and cheap oakley sunglasses call a dual-initiative system, which, in layman’s terms, means that either you or the device can start a conversation. You can ask the Pace how you’re doing or it can tell you, without any prompts and after some time, how to improve your progress. And in case you interrupt each other, the Pace will cache your questions while it’s speaking and get back to you after it finishes what it had to say.

During my demo, cheap oakley sunglasses’ rep asked a slew of questions about his pace and cadence while running on a treadmill. The device told him that his stride rate was 85, and then, when he asked how good that was, it told him he needed to speed up and hit 88. All this in a calm, Siri-like voice that, let’s be real, isn’t nearly as motivating as a gruff, buff trainer yelling, “FASTER!” Still, it’s nice to know how you’re doing as you’re running so you can correct your technique during the workout rather than try to fix it afterward.

Oakley Jawbreaker Prizm Road sunglasses review

Replica oakley sunglasses’ Jawbreaker Prizm Road sunglasses are, for the most part, an excellent pair of shades for road cycling. The optics are crystal clear with no distortion and the Prizm tint clarifies road surface as well as provide the basic UV protection and shade for your eyes. The adjustable fit is comfortable and, thanks to replica oakley sunglasses’ so-called Unobtainum rubber bits, quite sturdy.

Yes, the look is polarizing (forgive the pun), but I’ll focus here on what you see from the inside out, not how the glasses themselves look. That’s for you to judge.

The 53mm tall lens works well for riding in the drops. The extended upper piece lets you see up the road when your head is tilted down.

The 131mm width wraps around the face considerably, with scalloped lower sections making room for your cheekbones.

My own gripe with the construction design is how the replica oakley sunglasses protrudes on both sides into your peripheral vision.

There are tradeoffs regarding the merits of frameless glasses versus something like the Jawbreaker with a full frame. Frameless offers excellent, unobstructed vision, but, if you drop ’em, you scratch ’em. The Jawbreaker frame isn’t really visible (save those annoying logos), unless you’re really rolling your eyes, and it has saved me more than a few times when accidentally dropping the glasses.

The nosepiece is adjustable for width and the earpieces for length. Both feature a tacky rubber that cheap oakley sunglasses, in true Oakley fashion, calls ‘Unobtanium’. Whatever the silly name, the stuff works quite well. When rattling across lousy road surfaces or even the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix, the glasses stay perfectly in place, no matter how much sweat is pouring off your face.

Speaking of pouring sweat,cheap oakley sunglasses has an excellent water-deflecting treatment that it puts on the outside of the lenses. For my money, I’d like to see it on the inside, too, as sweat smears are annoying.

The vents on the lens do their job. I have yet to notice the lenses fogging up, despite slow, laborious climbing in a full range of temperatures.

Opening the Jawbreakers to change or clean the lens is a tidy mechanical process. You flip up the nosepiece on a pivot, slide open a little metal latch and the upper and lower frame pieces then pivot open like a jaw.

The channels that hold the lens have little rubber bumpers too for a quiet and secure fit.

The Jawbreakers aren’t the lightest things in the world, but at 34g they aren’t a nuisance on your face.

The Jawbreakers come in a variety of frame colors and special edition models.

Dolores Park Style: an off the shoulder day

It was another hot day at the park. Tons of people were out, catching some sun, and having some fun. We saw lots of Louis Vuitton bags, reflective sunglasses, Oakley Sunglasses, and off-the-shoulder everything. There were also a good number of playful rompers and easy, breezy dresses. Although we usually capture both women’s and men’s fashion for Dolores Park Style, this edition is a highlight of the fab female styles we witnessed.

Name: Megan Zamiska
Brands? Matisse ankle boots, LF romper, Oakley Sunglasses
How Would You Describe Your Outfit? Very fun but casual

Vibe: You can’t see Megan’s fringe boots, but they were stylish and cute. They added a bit of unexpected edge and interest to her colorful romper.

Name: Liz Heinze
Brands? Candelaria romper (from the boutique, Angel Wings, in San Clemente), AJ Morgan sunglasses from the same boutique, Steve Madden sandals
How Would You Describe Your Look Today? “Um, I think it’s a day in the park, casual, like wanna get some sun, um, yeah just like nice out.”
Vibe: Liz’s romper was sunny and relaxed, in a fun color and print. More people should wear yellow!

Name: Alexis Montano
Brands? Forever 21 top, Zara skirt, Louis Vuitton bag, Sam Edelman sandals
How Would You Describe Your Look Today? “Sassy. I feel sassy today.”
Vibe: Alexis was the birthday girl, and she apparently got my aforementioned memo on the fabulousness of wearing yellow. It’s sunny, it’s bold, and it stands out like a sun or an emoji. It was just the piece to elevate her cute, yet seen everywhere, on-trend, off-the-shoulder ruffle top. The icing on the sartorial cake was the iconic Louis V bag.

Name: Jeanette Christy
Brands: LF romper, Oakley Sunglasses
How Would You Describe Your Look Today? “I would say casual but free. Flirty and free.”
Vibe: Jeanette’s romper also was a sexy yet not overtly sexy outfit. I live for rompers and jumpsuits in that kind of drapey, usually stretchy, and totally comfortable fabric. It’s fashion drama, without sacrificing comfort. I also love the sage green color, which was complimented by brown shades.

Name: Hannah Olson
Brands? Cleo Bella top, Carmar jeans, Sam Edelman sandals, Oakley Sunglasses
How Would You Describe Your Look Today? “Um I think I’m like more, say, kinda hipster chic-ish?
Vibe: Hannah was part of a group of friends out celebrating a birthday. I truly believe that friends that slay together, stay together. Even better than one girl looking fab, is an entire squad looking fab. Hannah looked summery in a very relaxed, boho Cher kind of way. It was sexy without being inappropriate or too much.

Name: Sophie Taylor
Brands? Wilfred Free (from Asos), shorts from boutique, sunglasses from Croatia, Fenty Puma By Rihanna slides
How Would You Describe Your Look Today? Oh, just free, like easy-going, Dolores Park style. Want to be comfortable, but not too hot.”
Vibe: Sometimes, you don’t have to wear a bunch of color or print to stand out. It also doesn’t hurt if you look like a model. Sophie looked chic and effortless in an off-the-shoulder top, that showed a hint of midriff, as well as a throwback, dangling navel piercing; shorts with just the right amount of detail; furry, Rihanna Puma slides; and sunglasses with just a hint of color.

Name: Monica Ha
Brands? Thrift store dress and bag, glasses from a street stall in Thailand, Alexander Wang ankle boots
How Would You Describe Your Look Today? Um I wanted something fun, but day-to-nighttime transition. Casual, yeah.
Vibe: Monica paired a sweet, feminine floral dress with the badass black ankle boots and a matching bag. Speaking of matching, her sunny, mango beverage matched her dress. Extra point for that.

Name: Abigaelle Mulligan
Brands? Misguided top, Brandy Melville pants, Forever 21 sunglasses, earrings from Therapy store in North Beach
How Would You Describe Your Look Today? Um, I would like to say very wispy and boho chic maybe?
Vibe: Abigaelle was another of those spotted from across the park style moment. Her look was a mix of relaxed and dramatic, easy and detailed. Her wide leg pants looked comfortable yet had that drama, and the top had an intricate pattern and a deep V that was sexy, yet not over the top. Her yellow (yes!) tassel earrings added just the slightest pop of summer color to the ensemble.

 Name: Nicole Wedlake
Brands? Free People dress, cheap oakley sunglasses, Dolce Vita sandals
How Would You Describe Your Look Today? “Um, boho and feminine and fun.” (was hard to hear but I’m sure this is what she said)
Vibe: Nicole’s dress was easy, relaxed, but had a color and print that caught my attention. It was effortless and hung beautifully on her slender frame. The sunglasses added the perfect finishing touch to the ‘70s boho look.

Name: Lia Elias
Brands? Urban Outfitters tank and sweater, J.Crew shorts, Converse sneakers, Fossil bag
How Would You Describe Your Look Today? “Um, casual, beachy I guess.”
Vibe: How cute is it that Lia and Selene are sisters?! And that they color coordinated by sheer luck (and what I know to be sister vibes they unknowingly sent each other)?!  It’s black and white done all kinds of right. Clean, crisp, timeless, and stylish.

Name: Selene Elias
Brands? H&M top, Urban Outfitter jeans, cheap oakley sunglasses, Michael Kors watch, Nine West sandals, Kate Spade bag
How Would You Describe Your Look Today? “Um, casual, relaxed, summer style.”

 

Oakley Sunglasses to keep you looking cool this summer

We’ve already enjoyed a smashing summer so far this year, and with more dazzling days to come, you’ll need a good pair of Ray Ban Sunglasses to see you through.

Here’s our pick of Swarovski’s latest offering. With classic silhouettes and contemporary accents, they’re super suave and perfect for protecting your peepers.

With a gold frame and mirrored violet lenses, these stylish, aviator-style Oakley Sunglasses are luxurious yet light, with adjustable nose pads providing comfort. The subtle crystal detail on the arm offers just the right amount of bling.

Make a statement with these round, shiny palladium specs with blue mirrored lenses. These swinging 60s-style sunnies are sure to make an impression – perfect when paired with beachy waves and flowing, floral dresses. Cool, man!

With cool grey lenses and a slight cat-eye shape, these frames are perfect for those who want statement specs that aren’t too loud. Designed with a number of crystals adorning the arm, they’ll dazzle in the cheap oakley sunglasses.

The Cheap Oakley Sunglasses I Wear With Everything From Cutoffs to Suits

I forget how I found my favorite replica oakley sunglasses. I believe they were an impulse purchase on a particularly sunny day maybe one to two years ago, when I wandered into Steven Alan and spotted the Mayhew. With their shiny Italian acetate and sleek design, the replica oakley sunglasses struck the very perfect balance: not too thick, not too bold, elegantly classic in shape. I bought them right there. Ever since, I’ve found them to complement virtually everything in my closet. That could mean an old pair of denim cutoffs when I’m walking through the park, a crisp white shirt for workdays, the track pants that I wear only to the bodega on the corner, or even my dark-gray suit that I reserve for the occasional wedding. They’re always just right. According to Steven Alan (the brand, not the man), the frame is “best suited to slender, rectangular, and square faces,” but I have yet to find them unattractive on any of the people I’ve forced to try my cheap oakley sunglasses on for size. (There’s a similar pair, the slightly more angular Mayhew II, available, too.)

I have to admit that thecheap oakley sunglasses aren’t cheap. They start at $185, but they’re virtually indestructible, which means a lot coming from me and my history with shades. There was that pair of cheap oakley sunglasses that would emerge from my bag bent completely out of shape. Or the ones whose lenses I scratched from what I considered normal wear and tear. But the Mayhews I’ve somehow managed to keep scratch-free, intact, and presentable for nearly two years. I’d say I’ve reformed my reckless habits a bit, if only because the protective case that comes with them is actually very handsome.

As I’m writing this and perusing the Steven Alan website, I’ve noticed that my beloved shades now come in new colors, like forest tortoise or crystal gray, with trendy flash-mirror lenses. I must admit that I’m so enamored that I’m considering buying another pair (or seven).

Oakley EVZero Range Photochromic cycling glasses review

replica oakley sunglasses has a highly deserved reputation for its quality of cycling glasses, so when you understand these are touted as its lightest sports performance offerings, it sets you up to expect something special — and it’s safe to say I wasn’t disappointed.

The cheap oakley sunglasses on the arms and nosepiece, which goes by the name Unobtainium, holds the glasses securely in place, even if things gets sweaty (in fact, it gets grippier) and that’s not just a good thing when you’re riding hard —replica oakley sunglasses are so light that at certain angles the wind can get behind the lenses and you feel them ‘float’ slightly off your face. They never go anywhere, but it is testament to their impressively lightweight performance.

 

Replica Oakley’s Radar Pace smart glasses are sunnies that boss you around

If you love gadgets and sports then try out a pair of Oakley Radar Pace ”intelligent” replica sunglasses, a real-time voice activated coaching system developed in collaboration with technology company Intel.

It’s like having a personal trainer give you instructions through an earpiece as you run or cycle. At $590 it’s an expensive pair of smart replica glasses, but cheaper than a flesh-and-blood trainer.

The glasses pair to the Radar Pace app on your phone, creating workout sessions based on age, height, weight, physical fitness, goals, and so on. Workouts are adjusted over time from performance information gathered by internal sensors in the frames, as well as paired third party sensors, such as heart rate monitors. The coaching focuses on technique, endurance, speed and strength.

The superiority of the Oakley Radar Pace glasses lies in the connected wireless earpieces. Voice communication is through these rather than your phone. You can ask questions about workout plans, possible strategies for improvement, and request spot-checks on your heart rate. Mostly it understands, but it can feel ridiculous running and talking into the air.

The sunnies are lightweight and supremely comfortable to wear, even with the earpieces. But as a fashion statement, they are no Tom Fords. The first thing that struck me about them was how unattractive they are, but the shape of the lenses has been around for a while and they do appeal to a certain type of sports fan.

Unfortunately, the phone is needed when you’re exercising, which is annoying when you want to run unencumbered by too many gadgets. As soon as all the intelligence is built into the earpieces the replica okley sunglasses will be optional, and hopefully the phone can be left at home too.