Do you just love to soak up the sun? Do you relish those summer days when you can enjoy the sunshine on your face while you tear up the streets? Then we have the perfect accessory for you. With your new sunglasses, you’ll not only be enhancing your outfit, you’ll be doing your eyes a favour! Just when the sun is beating down relentlessly, that’s the moment when you really need eye protection so you can see the rails, coping, and ledges, especially in those last moments when the rays of light are blazing. In the skatedeluxe Online Skate Shop. You’ll find a large selection of sunglasses from top brands skate and streetwear brands like Ray-Ban, Anuell, SK8DLX, Vans, Independent, Oakley and many more! Whether man, woman, girl or boy, here every sun-worshipper can find the perfect companions.
It’s an English thing - A Short History of Sunglasses
Much has changed in the aesthetic of sunglasses since the original Inuit models, which were basically just animal bones with small slits to peek through. Good thing too, because we have no idea how you’d catch a kickflip with a pair of those. Major props to James Ayscough for developing the first pair of glasses with smoked glass lenses in 1752. For that, we are forever grateful to the grandfather of sunglasses. This visionary optician also recommended spectacles with blue or green tinted lenses, which is even stylish to this day. As you can see, this trend is here to stay, but you also have a bunch of other styles to choose from. You can learn more about them in the following sections.
Your style – Your Shades
Imagine for a moment that there was only one trick and eventually, everyone could learn it. Life would be a total drag. Luckily, sunglasses are equally as multifaceted as skateboarding; with models in many different shapes and styles. The basics, essentially the “ollie” of sunglasses, are the plastic-framed models. Metal frame sunglasses are as timeless as a Boneless and always deliver with mad style points. As a board sport enthusiast, you definitely have to check out the models with wooden frames. If you’re looking for something more than simple and sleek black, we also have loads of options from striking and loud designs, to frames that are printed with brightly coloured artwork.
The shape defines your style – not only is it true for the wide selection of skateboardswith different shapes in the skatedeluxe Online Skate Shop, but also for your new sunnies. With a Wayfarer, you’ll keep it classic and cool like in street skating. With the timeless aviators, you’ll be ready for the pool or the park with the best of both worlds. Is your style rooted in the 70s? The cruiser is your favourite board and your walls are decorated with Vinyl from John Lennon and co.? Then click through our retro models with round lenses! Speaking of lenses, you don’t have to settle for something simply dark. With coloured lenses, you can optimise your look and really show off your individual style. You’ve got the entire rainbow to choose from without having to compromise the quality or protection of your new sunglasses.
What to look for when buying sunglasses
It’s hard for us to say this, but style isn’t everything. Your new sunglasses should also offer protection against ultraviolet radiation. For short: UV Protection. It’s important that the lenses block light with a wavelength of under 400nm because these are harmful to your eyes. Our sunglasses in the skatedeluxe Online Skate Shop provide at least UV400 protection.
Scratch-free thanks to well-packed sunglasses
Of course, at some point, you have to take your sunglasses off and pack them somewhere safe. In order to ensure your lenses don’t get scratched, many sunglasses come with a practical drawstring pouch or stylish case with a label or brand logo. That way, on shady days or in the evening, you can pack them safely away in your backpack without losing them or worrying that they’ll break or get scratched.
The best view with Polarised Sunglasses
Do you need optimum visibility and the ability to rely on your sunglasses in any situation? Then sunglasses with polarised lenses are just the thing for you. This special lens treatment only allows vertical rays of light to pass through, keeping out the interfering, horizontal rays, and eliminating incidental reflections. This means that annoying glare is a thing of the past.