ou don’t need any announcement when Oakley release a new model – you just have to look at the peloton.Only a few months since the April release of the much-hyped jawbreaker designed with Mark Cavendish and it has become the dominant eyewear choice among pro-riders in the Tour de France.Cheap Oakleys. Oakley must have had their work cut out producing the shades in so many team colourways.It’s a fine bit of marketing which also endorses the capabilities of Oakley sunglasses, especially when it comes to sports-specific applications.Oakley Sunglasses Outlet. It is also an indication of flawless marketing that has seen the brand shrug off any association with its less-savoury devotees.
Oakley is a sponsor of SB Nation and Gaslamp Ball. You’ve no doubt noticed the Matt Kemp advertisement on our page all season. It’s actually probably the best looking ad we have due to Matt Kemp being part of it and it’s color scheme that looks so good in conjunction with Gaslamp Ball’s new retro Padres colors.Oakley Outlet.Well last week Oakley unveiled a new video featuring Matt Kemp talking about his One Obsession for baseball and his other obsession for stylish sunglasses that both protect his dreamy eyes and help him to perform better on the field. What kind of Oakley sunglasses does Matt Kemp wear? Oh those are the Flak 2.0’s with PRIZM technology that are specifically designed for baseball. How do I know this? Well last week Oakley’s PR company reached out to us with two offers.
First they asked if we would like to test these same sunglasses and second would we like to meet Matt Kemp? Uh, yes please!The very next day a pair of Oakley Flak 2.0’s showed up at my door. Without reading any of the documentation I took them for a run. I hadn’t yet learned about the PRIZM technology but noticed how vibrant the colors looked and how some colors seemed to pop.Fake Oakleys. Something special was happening to my eyes even if my mind couldn’t quite grasp it, my heart surely could. The Flak 2.0 frames were light but made with sturdy construction and rested comfortably upon my chiseled features. I appreciated the fact that they didn’t bounce on my face while jogging but fit snugly without any discomfort or pressure that you’d think would be needed to hold them in place.
I had an Oakley representative later explain to me what the PRIZM lenses are all about. They have two different types for baseball, ones for the infield and one for the outfield. They sent me the outfield lenses, undoubtedly knowing about my days patrolling the outfield for The Fighting Catfish in adult league baseball more than a decade ago.Cheap Oakley Sunglasses.The outfield lenses accentuate the blue of the sky to enhance the contrast of a fly ball. The infield pair makes greens and reds of the grass and dirt richer so the white of the baseball stands out. Click the link to above to see an interactive split screen example.Unfortunately I was not mistaken for Matt Kemp even while wearing these bad boys. That’s the only downside that I’ve experienced so far. It was only after meeting Kemp that I can see why.
That’s thanks to the Jawbreaker’s huge lens, a loose throwback to Oakley’s first sunglasses, the Eyeshade, and more recently’s POC’s Do Blade sunglasses. Oakley say the Jawbreaker’s are engineered to extend upward field of view (the top of the lens rises significantly above the nose clip) and improve ‘optical precision’ by 44 per cent (compared to the ‘average’ pair of sunglasses).Oakley Sunglasses. The idea is that the Jawbreakers will provide a wider field of vision on the bike, reducing the chance of the frame obscuring a rider’s eyeline – something Cavendish may have experienced given his low, aggressive position when sprinting.“The Jawbreaker really started with a conversation at a pretty casual dinner with Mark Cavendish,” says Ryan Calilung, director of concept development at Oakley.