Summer is almost here, and this is a big one for both athletes and sports fans. August’s Summer Olympics in Brazil, will showcase many of the sports mentioned on these pages, and some Olympic athletes might even be sporting a few of these frames. If your customers come in wanting to start training for Tokyo 2020, we’ve got you covered. And armchair athletes will enjoy these styles, too.
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This article originally appeared in the June 2016 edition of INVISION.
RUDY PROJECT / CYCLING
Multiple IRONMAN triathlon champion and top American female finisher from the 2015 IRONMAN World Championships, Heather Jackson, wears model Tralyx. Follow Heather (@hjacksonracing) as she climbs the road back to Kona in October.
(888) 860-7597 | rudyprojectusa.com
TIFOSI / GOLF
Sunglasses alone might not lower your handicap, but model Crit is going to try very hard. Vented lenses decrease fogging, the frames are made from virtually indestructible Grilamid TR-90 and the wrap lenses protect the eyes from harmful UVA/UVB rays. (But not from gophers.)
(877) 530-0815 | tifosioptics.com
ZEAL OPTICS / CYCLING, RUNNING
The Big Timber has polarized photochromic lenses; the tint adjusts automatically as light conditions change, making them perfect for long bike rides or runs, or life in New England or the Pacific Northwest.
(888) 454-9325 | zealoptics.com
REVO / CLIMBING
As seen in the movie Everest, model Harness will help climbers reach the summit. Or at least look cool at brunch. And they can feel good, too: Revo donates $10 of every purchase to provide eyecare access to everyone.
(866) 678-REVO | revo.com
BOLL É / MOUNTAIN BIKING
Mountain biking is demanding, but model B-Rock’s anti-fog and hydro/ oleo-phobic coatings eliminate some of the most common off-road riding distractions. B-Shape temples provide a comfortable fit that remains secure in rough terrain. Shown with the Modulator lens option, which automatically adjusts tint depending on available light. B-Rock’s anti-fog and hydro/ oleo-phobic coatings eliminate some of the most common off-road riding distractions. B-Shape temples provide a comfortable fit that remains secure in rough terrain. Shown with the Modulator lens option, which automatically adjusts tint depending on available light.
(800) 221-9035 | bolle.com
SPY OPTIC / CYCLING, RUNNING, MOUNTAIN BIKING
The Flyer lives up to its name, providing everything an athlete needs to take off, including Spy’s Happy Lens and patented ventilation system, which combats lens fogging by promoting airflow between the lens and the face.
(855) 655-8980 | spyoptic.com
CHAMPION / TENNIS
Serena and Roger don’t wear sunglasses while competing, but we mere mortals need some extra help. Model CU6021 has extended peripheral coverage and the megol rubber inserts get tacky with perspiration for extra grip. Ace!
(800) 243-6350 | lamyamerica.com