Oakley, Inc., based in Lake Forest, California, and a subsidiary of Italian company Luxottica based in Milan, designs, develops and manufactures sports performance equipment and lifestyle pieces including sunglasses, sports visors, ski/snowboard goggles, watches, apparel, backpacks, shoes, optical frames, and other accessories. Most items are designed in house at their head office, but some countries hold exclusive designs relevant to their market. Oakley currently holds more than 600 patents for eyewear, materials, and performance gear
Pure performance without taking a pill – Oakley is all about high performance blended with style. In our increasingly active lifestyles, glasses are no longer about just being trendy but tailoring our look to meet our lifestyle needs. The brand that is responsible for the incredibly popular Oakley sunglasses also make eyeglasses that provide precisely that – stylish eyewear and the best technology to meet the daily demands of wearing glasses
Oakley sunglasses are renowned for their ever-evolving innovation. Founded in the 1970s by self-proclaimed ‘mad scientist’ Jim Jannard, Oakley sunglasses rapidly became infamous for their state of the art technology and invention of new materials. Jannard first became successful selling Unobtanium motorcycle grips, which was then to be applied to Oakley sunglasses. The invention of a material known as Unobtanium increases grip with perspiration making Oakley sunglasses perfect for the active lifestyle. Oakley sunglasses now owns over 600 patents meaning there is no other sunglasses like this.
For over 40 years, Oakley has been testing new technologies on its sunglasses and optical glasses, combining science and art. Oakley has obtained more than 600 patents worldwide and today it is synonymous with excellence for those who face life with no compromises. For this reason it is the favourite brand among athletes.