Sport is always a big part of everyone’s weekend and this weekend it’s no different! With a variety of sporting events taking place across the globe, RxSport cuts to the chase about whats on!
The Premier League starts tonight, the IAAF World Athletics Championships continues in London, the USPGA Championship is taking place across the pond and the ATP Rogers Cup is in full swing; with Roger Federer looking back to his imperious best!
RxSport are here to guide you what you can see this weekend and, as always, what sunglasses might be on show!
What better place to start than the beginning of the Premier League!
Less than 12 weeks after the final weekend of the season, the best footballers in the country are back plying their trade on sunny Saturdays across the country.
For the first time in Premier League history, the season begins with a Friday night fixture. One time overachievers and everyone’s favourite underdog; Leicester City travel to London to tackle Wenger’s Arsenal.
With the beginning of the season comes football pitches across the land bathed in August sunshine and plenty of fans sporting their fresh new sunglasses that the beginning of summer has given them.
The beginning of the season has put a smile back on plenty of faces and the football shaped void in people’s summers is about to be filled! Unless, like myself, you’re a Yeovil fan in which case being in the headlines at the start of the season for all the wrong reasons wasn’t ideal..!
So, what sunnies might you in the crowd when the camera pans around to sun drenched footie fans?
As consistent as an in form Stoke side on a wet and windy Tuesday night, Frogskins are a classic. Throwing style back to the 80s with very little to argue about!
2017 saw Oakley refresh their iconic frames with Prizm lenses, perfect for late evening sun in the capital!
Great quality at a budget price. You’d be almost forgiven likening the Recoil to Manchester City’s purchase of Vincent Kompany! The Recoil offers everything you would need for a good casual pair of sunglasses, quality frames, quality lenses and a great choice of frame colours; one to match even the most garish of replica kits!
2017 World Athletics Championship
The British public haven’t had too much to cheer about with the World Athletics Championships this last week or so… King Mo won us our only medal to date and the legend that is; Usain Bolt, couldn’t continue his sprinting dominance, being beaten into Bronze by two Americans.
Can GB get some more medals on home soil? Will Mo use his Quorn power to run to Gold in the 5000m? Lets hope so!
Athletics is often a sport that is overlooked by the British public; that is until the BBC airs competitions on the world stage, then we all turn to pro athletes!
Even on a wet and windy day in East London, athletes still turn up with their trusty sunglasses!
Here’s a selection of what we’ve seen on the track this week…
Something of a legend in the sports eyewear world! The Evil Eye Halfrim Pro is often associated with the world of cycling, not necessarily athletics! However it is the go to sunglass for a few athletes that we saw in London this week!
Ireland’s Brian Greegan showed off his patriotic green Evil Eye Halfrim Pro’s in London!
Worn by King Mo himself, the Vaporwing is the ultimate in running eyewear. The aerodynamic frame is partnered with cutting edge Zeiss optics for extraordinary optical clarity.
2 years of research and development went into perfecting these glasses and now they are available to those on the world stage and those of us in awe of the talent of professional athletes!
2017 USPGA Championship
Golf is one of our favourite sports for sunnies spotting! With golfers having some of the most lucrative sponsorships in the world of sport, it’s no coincidence the big players in eyewear budge their way in!
This week the USPGA Championship got underway at Quail Hollow in North Carolina with Jordan Spieth looking for his career grand slam! Brits Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey have started well so British success could be on the cards!
Pre-tournament favourite McIlroy is looking for a first championship win of the season after faltering in previous majors. Can he claw back to win this weekend?
We’ve written blogs before all about what sunglasses you are likely to see during a golf major, check that out here – U.S Open 2017, Who wore what?
An old favourite and potentially one of Oakley’s greatest ever frames. The Radarlock keeps it stake in the world of professional sport and is often seen being worn by Hideki Matsuyama, recently ranked #2 in the world after his impressive showing at the US Open.
The versatility offered by the Switchlock technology combined with Prizm lenses and an ultra lightweight frame makes them the go to choice for professionals. It can’t be doing Hideki too much harm either as this season has seen him win three tour titles.
Bubba Watson has provided Oakley a platform on which to spread the word about these new frames. He can often be seen posing for new photoshoots with the Flak Draft in tow.
The Flak Draft use trigger release lenses which lock the lenses in place during exercise. Drawing on the success of previous Flak models, the Draft is once again the pinnacle in sports eyewear; at least for another season until Oakley bring out a new model..!
ATP Rogers Cup Tennis
We love Roger Federer here at RxSport, a true gent and a giant of his game. Being one of the most successful sportsmen ever to have graced the playing field, Roger is once again back to winning titles thanks to his Wimbledon triumph.
This week; the Rogers Cup in Montreal is hosting a prestigious tennis event. With Rafa Nadal out and Djokovic injured, a brave man would bet against Roger to win yet another title!
Tennis and sunglasses often go hand in hand but it isn’t the saturated market that you would expect! Bolle have elbowed their way in by introducing a tennis specific lens – Competivision. A lens designed to enhance the yellow ball against a variety of backgrounds.
A truly versatile model, thanks to it’s lightweight frame and extended lens coverage. The Bolle Bolt provides a perfect frame for tennis thanks to lightweight and impact resistant B-Clear lenses available in Competivision.
The adidas Kumacross Halfrim offers great views and optical protection in a lightweight and flexible package. Being able to withstand an active lifestyle is crucial for a pair of tennis sunglasses and the Kumacross Halfrim does just that.
Combine the Kumacross Halfrim with adidas’ award winning Vario lens for a pair of sunglasses that can be worn in any condition. From inside and under lights to bright sunny days out on grass courts, the Kumacross Halfrim covers the ground like an in-form Andy Murray!
That’s it from us for this week, I’m sure there is plenty of sport and sunglasses to get your teeth into there!
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