Oakley launches wild new retro-styled Sutro Eyeshade sunglasses

Oakley Sutro Eyeshade references classic design first launched in 1984

Oakley Sutro Eyeshade sunglasses

The Sutro Eyeshade is a new visor-style sunglasses model from Oakley that references a heritage design first launched by the brand in 1984. 

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The bold new shades bring the classic design up to date with modern technology and a subtly updated overall shape.

The DNA of the original Sutro can be seen in the latest model with the signature line of vents beneath the top of the frame and the legacy Oakley font carrying over to the new glasses. 

However, compared to the old design, the glasses have a larger and more squared-off profile, which should provide more complete coverage. The lenses have also been updated to include Oakley’s Prizm technology. 

Confusingly, another version of the Sutro is already in the Oakley lineup, though this has a more modern overall shape. 

Oakley Sutro Eyeshade with green frames
The glasses are available in three different colours.
Oakley

The glasses are available in three different colours, with pricing and availability still TBD. 

Oakley states that the new glasses will be a limited release so, if you want to bag yourself a pair of these wild shades, it may be wise to act quick. 

This launch follows hot on the heels of some wild super-large visor-style sunglasses from other brands that reference older designs. 

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Given fashion – on bike or not – is cyclical, we can only assume this means we’ll all be wearing something like the classic Briko Glasses Jumper in the near future.