New sunglass models combine tech and understated looks

The new Adidas Wayfinder and Protean sports sunglasses are designed to be minimalist and fashionable, but still highly functional.

Adidas has been expanding its range of sports sunglasses, with its more technical models worn by pro cyclists including the Movistar team of Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde. We’ve tested the Evil Eye Half Rim, giving them a round 10/10 for their high quality frame, light weight and excellent lenses.

But if you’re after something with a more relaxed look, and that you can use off the bike as well as on then the new Wayfinder and Protean models may be a good option.

New Adidas Wayfinder sunglasses have a more retro style

The new sunnies are designed to be ultra-lightweight with shatterproof frames that Adidas says adapt to the contours of your head. They also come with long temple grippers and adjustable nose pads for a secure fit.

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The lenses have enough size and wrap around that there should be good peripheral protection and they’re unlikely to impede your sideways vision. Whereas the Wayfinder model has a more retro inspired curved lens style, the Protean is more angular and modern looking.



There’s a range of lens options, including photochromatic and the frames can also be fitted with prescription lenses or a clip in prescription insert. Adidas says that its photochromatic technology will adapt from crystal clear to a dark tint in a matter of seconds, adjusting to changing light levels.

Adidas says that the new sunglasses will be available from this August. The range will include nine frame colour and lens options, with prices starting from £80.