Many active people get excited when respected brands like Oakley bring out new products, and this time they’re sharing that buzz with a whole new market – youth. Oakley has just announced a bunch of new eyewear for 2017, including new styles for men and women, plus a new collection for the young ones too.
On the sporty side, the EVZero Stride now boasts Oakley’s lightest performance frame paired with large, rounded lenses for a super-wide field of view. Pulling double duty are the new men’s Crossrange model, which features interchangeable arms and nose pads for either athletic or casual use, and then the all-occasion Reverie model targeted for women. For the kids though, now Oakley offers both sunglasses and prescription frames so they can experience the same quality and durability adults have enjoyed for many years…
The EVZero Stride is a multi-sport sunglass built on their rimless Toric frame, which provides an unobstructed field of view. Despite their simplicity, the ultralight frames use a design with Oakley’s Three-Point fit philosophy to keep your lenses positioned for the best optical precision possible.
The $160 EVZero Stride also features Unobtanium ear and nose pads, which get grippier as you sweat. This new model is designed to fit small to medium faces (but also comes in Oakley’s Asia Fit), and is available in six colors, including options with Prizm Road or Trail lenses.
Intended as a do-it-all pair of sunglasses for active people, the Crossrange gets two sets of interchangeable nose pads and arms, one designed for sport use and a set for casual daily duties. The Lifestyle nose pads are low-profile, and the corresponding arms are shaped and colored to offer a more subtle, refined look. When it’s time to get sweaty, the Endurance nose pads offer a more secure, grippy fit, and the arms bear performance-oriented styling with a bit of colorful accents. The Endurance arms are also designed to hold firmly in place while you ride, run, or pose for inspirational yoga selfies.
The Crossrange frames are made of Oakley’s light and tough O Matter material, and their Plutonite lenses provide 100% UV protection. Prizm Trail and Road lenses are also an option, as are Oakley prescription lenses. The new collection should fit just about anyone as it includes the original Crossrange frame, a more rounded Crossrange R, the Crossrange XL, plus Asia Fit options, with pricing from $150-210.
The Reverie was created as a versatile women’s sunglass that boasts a slim, lightweight design. Oakley strove to offer a look that would be equally at home on a spirited ride or hovering over a flute of Prosecco. Then, the Reverie frame was sculpted even a bit more to complement a variety of different face types in the small to medium range.
Tech-wise, it gets the Three-Point fit for a comfortable, zero-pressure feel. The Reverie also uses sweat-friendly Unobtanium nose pads, O Matter frames and UV protective Plutonite lenses. Prizm Road and prescription lenses are also available, with a price range from $130-190.
Most kids aren’t too stoked when they find out they need to wear eye glasses, but they might be less worried about looking nerdy if you offer them a pair of Oakleys. The big/small news here is that for their first foray into the youth market, Oakley are offering three models of sunglasses and prescription frames, all of which get an engineered fit for smaller kid’s faces.
Shrinking down their most popular sport model, Oakley has re-drawn the Radar EV XS as the high-performance option of the youth collection. With an extended upward field of view, the Radar EV XS would be a great choice for road riding but it is intended as a multi-sport sunglass. This model is available with Oakley’s prescription inserts, and sells for $140-170.
The classic Turbine sunglasses have also been downsized for youth, so they can rock the same style as their older sports heroes. Prescription lenses are available in the new Turbine XS frames, with prices between $110-170.
Finally, the Crosslink XS is a casual looking lifestyle model that’s ideal for prescription lenses. They offer a sporty look, and it’s nice to know how durable Oakley’s products are when you’re buying them for destructive young people. The Crosslink XS is also available in Oakley’s Asia Fit, and gets a $110 price tag.
All of the new shades are available now online and at your local Oakley retailers. To get a look at all of the colorways available for the new eyewear, check out Oakley’s website.