Commitment to selling the best quality product possible will get you far in business. It has brought Oakley from a one man side-business run out of a garage, to a multi-million dollar global company. Founder Jim Jannard, started out selling bike grips but quickly found his niche in sports eyewear. Even today, They pride themselves on making the highest quality sunglasses in the world. At times when convention hasn’t served them, they have charged into new territory. They have even created whole new, one-of-a-kind composite materials for their shades out of rubber and titanium.
Over the years, the brand and shades have been seen on many easily-recognized faces. They are well known for their sponsor of several Tour De France competitors, including 1984 winner Greg LeMond and seven-time winner Lance Armstrong. In fact, Lance loves Oakley shades so much that he signed a lifetime sponsorship contract with them. With the unique style has also gotten their sunglasses onto the faces of the stars as well. On and off the screen, Oakley’s presence in Hollywood is undeniable. Rapper Lil’ Wayne is a collector and spokesperson for the company. The company also does contract work for the US Military, and provides their soldiers will quality sunglasses suited for combat. From athletes, to celebrities, to soldiers.
As it has been said already, the best thing about the shades are the consistent quality of them. All sunglasses built by Oakley undergo shatter-proof testing, and come with a warranty of at least one year. Constructed from rubber and titanium alloys to fit specific needs, you can count on Oakley shades to come through just about any situation without a scratch. It may seem like overkill, but those who own them know that the difference is worth it.