Oakley launches limited edition Sutro glasses ahead of summer Olympics

The glasses front the brand's new Origins collection

Oakley has launched a new pair of glasses, with a Valentines day themed campaign to suit the launch date.

The Oakley Sutro glasses take design cues from the original Eyeshade, launched in 1984, with vented lenses to aid airflow. The big and bold new addition to the range comes with a bright colour scheme that would be hard to miss on the road.

These shades come with a 'Shield Lens', which wraps around the face to provide enhanced peripheral vision plus full-coverage protection.


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Whilst standard lenses will be available, Oakley is offering these with its popular Prizm Lens technology too, the colour enhancing contrast option provides greater detail in a range of light conditions.

Unobtainium nosepads provide a firm grip and there's a 'B1B' logo which pays homage to some of Oakley's first sponsored athletes.

Available in a range of colours, the lenses are far bolder than some of Oakley's more recent creations, such as the EV Zero glasses which provide as little frame as possible to remove the chance of distraction.

The Sutro Eyeshades are a limited run - so they won't be available forever, and pricing has yet to be confirmed - though we'll add it here as soon as we know more.

Supported with a range of V-day inspired messaging, the Sutro Eyeshades form part of an entire new collection: Origins.

The range will celebrate Oakley's history in sport, with a 'Love of Sport' campaign culminating at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics - so it's likely we can expect more additions to the Oakley family in the coming months.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan is a traditional journalist by trade, having begun her career working for a local newspaper, where highlights included interviewing a very irate Freddie Star (and an even more irate theatre owner), as well as 'the one about the stolen chickens'.

Previous to joining the Cycling Weekly team, Michelle was Editor at Total Women's Cycling. She joined CW as an 'SEO Analyst', but couldn't keep her nose out of journalism and in the spreadsheets, eventually taking on the role of Tech Editor before her latest appointment as Digital Editor. 

Michelle is a road racer who also enjoys track riding and the occasional time trial, though dabbles in off-road riding too (either on a mountain bike, or a 'gravel bike'). She is passionate about supporting grassroots women's racing and founded the women's road race team 1904rt.

Michelle is on maternity leave from July 8 2022, until April 2023.