Why Is This Important?
Because you’ve probably been wondering why so many of the top athletes in Rio are wearing the same green-colored shades.
Long Story Short
Olympic athletes battle to get an edge in any way they can and the 500+ Oakley athletes participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will have one with Oakley’s newest high-tech replica sunglasses. The frames are a throwback to company’s early days while the lenses are a ray of their latest innovation, which means many of the top athletes will have enhanced vision, see more details and improved performance while the sun shines bright in Brazil.
Eyewear is key to the Summer Olympics – you know, with the sun beaming down and all – and to celebrate the 31st commencement of the Games, Oakley replica has created a very special line just for the event. They’ve gone back to their roots with a throwback to their first performance products back in 1980.
Remember the neon green they were famous for? They’re back in the Green Fade collection. The Oakley Olympic team, which is comprised of 500+ top athletes from around the world, will be wearing the iconic green-colored frames, which are integrated with the latest in Oakley’s lens technology.
The replica sunglasses are fitted with the Prizm lenses, which are as good as it gets for athletic performance. There are different lenses depending on the activity, such as field, road, water, golf, daily and trail, and each lens is fine-tuned to those sports and their specific environments. The athletes will match the lens to their sport, to optimize their vision and performance in that realm.
In total, there are eight styles with six for performance (EVZero, Jawbreaker, Radar EV Path, Flak 2.0 XL and RadarLock Path) and two for lifestyle (Frogskins and Crosslink Zero RX). The EVZero are a rare find as they’re the brands first-ever to have a dual Iridium lens coating that has two Prizm tints, which will be particularly useful to the cyclists and runners.
“It might seem complicated, but basically the PRZIM technology helps reflect certain light,” says Tatiana Kalache, one of cheap Oakley’s Research and Development Performance Specialist. “What that means is Prizm optimizes contrast and lets you see details in the environment that would be missed by the naked eye. That’s critical for performance”.
The beauty is that all of the athletes – from all of the different countries – will wear the Green Fade collection in a sign of unity. So whether it’s American golfer Bubba Watson, Brazil’s Alison Cerruti of the No. 1 beach volleyball team or France’s Julien Absalon, (recognized as the greatest cross-country mountain biker), the 500+ athletes will all have the same-colored frames in green harmony.
If you want to join in, you can buy one of the 100,000 Green Fade shades in this limited edition at select retailers around the country.