OAKLEY: Sports, technology, fashion – a Californian synthesis
Launched in 1975 in California as a technology company, OAKLEY has developed into an internationally renowned label for people who like to dress well for surfing and winter sports. With technical expertise, creative ideas and a burning passion to innovate, OAKLEY manages to combine high-tech with fashion and science with functional design. The company's own laboratory has been the source of over 600 patents and 800 trademarks. The products undergo the most stringent testing and new inventions are tested and evaluated by top athletes in real scenarios. Only after many hours of testing is the new invention cleared to carry the OAKLEY icon.
OAKLEY glasses for a better view
The OAKLEY success story began in the 1970s with a motorcycle handgrip in the garage of a scientist, Jim Jannard. Even with this product, he was already pursuing his vision that everything can be improved. A few years later, he realised his idea of creating sports glasses which would look and function better than any others had up to then. Oakley eyewear technology is completely robust and unbreakable, allows distortion-free vision even to the periphery of the lens, provides 100% UV protection (UVA/UVB/UVC and protection from damaging blue light at up to 400 nm), is outstandingly comfortable to wear and coated to be water-repellent. The brand never rests on its laurels and is always looking for new innovations such as the Oakley SwitchLock Technology, which makes it possible to switch the lenses in OAKLEY sunglasses and goggles quickly and easily. Other OAKLEY products are also impressive: the best athletes from every discipline are involved in their development.