With Vincenzo Nibali down by more than half an hour with just a week and a half in, Astana’s Fabio Aru is sitting in the team leader position at this year’s Tour. And his new French eyewear certainly isn’t helping him blend into the peloton. Sure a lot of riders wear flashy sunglasses, but Aru’s new gold and rainbow Ekoï Perso Evo4 goggles are some of the most dazzling. Now you too can shine like the Little Angel (seriously, that’s his nickname.)
All silliness aside, the new sunglasses from Ekoi are striking and include some cool functional tech. And they now are available in Aru’s signature gold frames. Plus with Ekoi’s full customization and online configurator, you can get whatever look you are going for…
Fabio Aru wore the new Perso Evo4 glasses this year since before his win Stage 3 win at the Critérium du Dauphiné earlier this summer and is racing with them at the Tour de France now. The new Perso Evo4 glasses are based of Ekoi’s own flagship Perso Evo range, but add 4 vents directly in the top of frame (as opposed to in the lenses themselves.) This is said to keep the optics of the lenses unadulterated for the best of both visibility and ventilation. Ekoi also claims that this layout more quickly moves sweat off the brow to keep it from dripping into your field of view.
The Perso Evo4 use a lightweight nylon Grilamid TR90 frame that is said to be very durable and resistant to breaking. They are available in 7 colors including the addition of the limited edition gold, with 5 earpiece cap colors. The Japanese-optics, polycarbonate lenses themselves are also claimed to be unbreakable, and weigh just 28g. They come in 5 different finishes: dark mirror, Revo red, Revo blue & Revo green rainbow mirrored, plus two levels of photochromic gray.
The glasses are said to be designed for any type of riding from road to mountain biking, even triathlon, and get an adjustable nose bridge. The standard shades with mirrored lenses cost just 70€, with the addition of photochromic lenses bringing it up to just 90€