Back in the 1980s, kids would kill for a pair of Oakley Frogskins with their Wayfarer shape, fun colours and new iridium lenses.
New wave Frogskins sunglasses haven't changed that much, but the devil is in the detail.
Before they were discontinued in the mid-90s, Frogskins were released in over 50 different colour and lens combinations.
First released in 1985, when The Terminator was a box office hit and Ronald Reagan was in the White House, Frogskins put Oakley on the pop culture map.
The iconic sunglasses were a style hit and popped up everywhere, from appearances on newfangled music videos to the noses of silver screen celebrities.
Previously known only for performance eyewear, Oakley took the world by storm with fun glasses designed for everyday streetwear but without compromising on quality.
You need only peek at a pair of modern-day Frogskins to see the Wayfarer roots, but with an Oakley twist.
The keyhole bridge helps give them a slimmer and livelier look. The colours in the new Frogskins are a tad more sedate than the originals but they still push the limits of classic with style option sin woodgrain, camouflage and even neon.
The lens options have expanded mightily on the originals both in colour choice and technological know-how and lenses are usually Oakley's signature Iridium, which cuts glare and improves clarity.
Modern technological know-how has also improved the robustness. The metal hinges have gone, replaced with bevelled nylon and the frame is manufactured in the ultra-lightweight proprietary O-Matter nylon infused plastic.
The Oakley logo is now printed on the side of the glasses, replacing the older raised emblem.
Today's Frogskins keep the retro look but are now super-light for all-day comfort and super durable for long-lasting appeal.
Arms and lenses are easily removed and replaced, allowing Frogskins to get a quick 'upgrade' at any time.
Lenses come with full UV protection and with High Definition Optics -- a bag of patented technologies that meet the highest standards for optical clarity from all angles of view.
Oakley Frogskins are iconic sunglasses boasting a modern high-tech update. The youthful and classic combination has bagged a place in style history over four decades and looks set to last a lot longer.
Oakley Frogskins are iconic sunglasses boasting a high-tech update. The youthful and classic combination has bagged a place in style history over four decades and looks set to last a lot longer.
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