The cricket season is well and truly upon us. We’re already looking forward to England v Pakistan at Lord’s on May 24th. It might be a little sad, but there’s nothing we enjoy more (apart from actually watching the match of course), then trying to spot who’s wearing what sunglasses.
There has always been a favourite frame type amongst cricketers and that’s the wraparound/ shield style. Why? Two key reasons, they provide an uninterrupted field of vision whilst offering maximum protection.
Stumped For Choice?
Here’s some of our favourite sunglasses for both the players and the fans. Look great whatever you’re doing…
Sunglasses For The Players
Oakley Radar EV Pitch (with Prizm Field lens)
The Oakley Radar EV Pitch sunglasses are a sport performance model designed for use in a wide range of environments. The Pitch lens shape maximises coverage of the upper face. Interchangeable, Unobtainium® coated nosepieces help to customise the fit of this lightweight and durable frame.
Oakley EVZero Stride (with Prizm Field lens)
The EVZero is the lightest frame in the Oakley range. The frame front was removed to not only optimise weight but maximise the peripheral views offered by the design. The Stride lens shape offers this iconic frame but in a size that is more suited to smaller faces.
Smith Pivlock Arena
Smith’s Pivlock Arena Max is designed to be the ultimate in sports eyewear. Using the unique Pivlock lens replacement mechanism you can adapt to changing light and weather quickly and simply using the extra shield lens included with this frame. This variant of the Pivlock Arena has a taller lens providing maximised coverage of the eye area and upper face.
adidas Evil Eye Halfrim Pro
The adidas Evil Eye Halfrim Pro takes all the great qualities of the adidas Evil Eye and adidas Evil Eye Halfrim and improves on them with a lighter, more aerodynamic SPX™ frame. There are 3 sizes available allowing for a perfect custom fit. Halfrim style sunglasses are becoming increasingly popular, and have been worn by England’s last two captains no less. They minimise weight, so they are good option for prolonged periods in the field.
The Bolle Vortex sunglasses lie in the performance range, designed with adjustable nose pads for a custom fit..
Sunglasses For The Fans
A rare classic, Oakley Frogskins first burst onto the scene back in the 80’s, when Run DMC ruled the charts and Terminator ruled the screens. Relive that pop culture golden era with re-vamped Oakley Frogskins!
Rudy Project Spinhawk
The Rudy Project Spinhawk offers you a pair of lifestyle sunglasses with a sporty, technical edge. This model has been seen on the face of many sporting stars when they’re not competing, likes of Cal Crutchlow, the elite Moto GP rider is a prime example.
Show ultimate style with the Smith Lowdown. The shape of the frame and lenses are classic and eye catching, and provide a superior fit due to the megol nose pads. Renewably-sourced Evolve frame material keeps the Lowdown feeling feather light, perfect for roaming the streets to wearing out on those active adventures.
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