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Oakley's Tour de France Collection Throws It Back

Ever since cycling champion Greg LeMond tossed on a pair of Oakley Eyeshades in the mid-1980s, Oakley has been heavily represented in the Tour de France. In fact, before LeMond, not that many riders wore glasses at all, except for people who actually needed them to see. But ever since those enormous shades hit the tarmac, they haven't left—a legacy that Oakley is celebrating with their just-released Tour de France Collection. 

We stopped by the new Oakley Flagship Store in NYC to try some on, and we're pumped they're bringing back the old Eyeshade for this limited edition collection, which sports yellow, green, and polkadot accents to honor the leaders' jersey colors.

Special Edition Tour de France Eyeshade - $200
This is the classic that started it all. It's white so you can see the blood, sweat, and tears, with the subtle Tour accents on the bottom left of the frame. These are still ahead of their time.

Special Edition Tour de France Radarlock Path - $330
These contemporary shades—which get plenty of action with the pros—stay true to the industrial, alien-style vibes that are Oakley's calling card.

Tour de France Racing Jacket - $250
Chris Froome won the Tour last year wearing these. 'Nuff said.


Ethan Wolff-Mann is an editor at Supercompressor. He does not wear sunglasses indoors. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.