Oakley Green Fade Collection launches

Limited edition models in EVZero, Radar EV Path, Flak 2.0 XL and RadarLock Path

Mark Cavendish and a handful of other cycling stars are showing off the latest from Oakley, the Green Fade Collection that mashes up an old-school look with new-school lens technology.

Green Fade versions of the EVZero, Radar EV Path, Flak 2.0 XL and RadarLock Path go on sale July 15.

Oakley made 100,000 of the Green Fade sunglasses, each hand painted at the company's headquarters in Foothill Ranch, California. 

Australia's multi-time world champion rider Caroline Buchanan in an Oakley paint booth: Australia's multi-time world champion rider Caroline Buchanan in an Oakley paint booth
Australia's multi-time world champion rider Caroline Buchanan in an Oakley paint booth: Australia's multi-time world champion rider Caroline Buchanan in an Oakley paint booth

While the green does happen to go nicely with the Tour de France sprinter's jersey, the style is a nod to Oakley products from 1980. 

Many of the new sunglasses feature Prizm lenses, which are tuned for eight different sports (including road and trail riding). 

A short Oakley clip on the Green Fade production
Ben Delaney

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Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team, Trek Boone 5, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4, Marinoni fixed gear, Santa Cruz Roadster TT bike
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
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