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Eyes forward for ROKA with Outside Magazine Gear of the Year Award for Phantom sunglasses

ROKA Sports has received Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year Award for its ultra-lightweight performance sunglasses. The Dallas-based performance multisport brand released its first eyewear line just six months ago, and the designs are being ‘heralded for breakthrough innovations that redefine the product category’. Outside Magazine saluted ROKA’s Phantom eyewear, a titanium sunglass weighing just 20g, and featuring patented technologies.Rob Canales, Co-Founder and CEO of ROKA said, “As an...

Gear Check: Sunglasses Roundup

Through testing, we have found some models that are dedicated to the fashion side of things, models that are strictly performance shades, and then there are sunglasses that bridge the two points for all runners. Here’s a look at six pairs that have stood out so far.Julbo Aerolite with Zebra Light Red Lens ($190, julbo.com)These lightweight, sports-oriented performance sunglasses have some really neat features. There’s an adjustable nose piece as well as a rubberized temple tip that flexes a...

Meet the Woman Behind the World’s Coolest Glasses

Few accessories have as much potential to define a person’s entire look quite like a pair of glasses. And few eyewear designers create glasses as distinctive and statement-making as Cutler and Gross. Since its founding in 1969, the British company has grown from a tiny word-of-mouth outfit to a global brand respected for its innovative designs and enduring quality.We recently sat down with longtime design director Marie Wilkinson to discuss her history with Cutler and Gross and her approach...