I have a clear memory of myself in high school, watching the baseball team puzzlingly because every player had the same blue or red Oakley lens (or Oakley-like) sunglassesas if they were an official part of their uniform. Huge, shield-like and sporty – the last of which I am not – the style made no aesthetic sense to me. That is, until now. Ten years later, these same aerodynamic shades are all I want to wear.
It started when I set out to find a pair of performances sunglasses to run this summer and came across a pair of matte black shades on one of those revolving shelves in Duane Reade. (You know those.) At $ 13 a pop, I couldn’t help myself. It wasn’t long before I started wearing them for more than morning jogs, styling them with casual outfits and even wearing them throughout the NYFW. And I’m obviously not the only one who’s interested in productive glasses.
Ahead, see for yourself the growing interest in sports sunglasses and shop for a set that ranges from Balenciaga and Bottega Veneda to Ray-Ban and District Vision.