Oakley Launches Japan Collection In Various Markets

California-headquartered Oakley has announced that its Field Gear Line, designed in Japan, will be available in various markets outside the Land of the Rising Sun. More specifically, it will be introduced in select countries across EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia-Pacific).

Oakley buckets the above-mentioned apparel range under the Japan Collection tag. It is designed to fight against the elements in extreme outdoor conditions, such as intense sunlight, strong winds and rain. The collection features wrinkle-effect woven fabrics in neutral tones while including elevated trims and a performance-oriented fit.

The Oakley Japan Collection also includes apparel specifically designed for Golf and Training. These boast Hydrolix, Hydrofree DWR, and UPF50 materials for sun protection. The Golf Collection has three style lines: Fashionable Skull, Retro-inspired Icon, and Classic OG.

As mentioned above, the Oakley Japan Collection will be available in select countries and sold only in select stores. Buyers can also visit Oakley’s official website.

Asics Launches Two New Metaspeed Running Shoes

Japanese sportswear brand Asics has introduced two new running shoes in its flagship Metaspeed Series. They are called Metaspeed Sky Paris and Metaspeed Edge Paris. Compared to the previous versions, the new ones are lighter by 22g. That comes courtesy of a new Motion Wrap Upper 2.0, which has also made the shoe nearly 8 per cent more breathable. Another new aspect is the addition of FF Turbo Plus midsole foam. As per the manufacturer, that helps in weight saving while providing a softer and bouncier experience.

Besides those improvements, Asics has also widened the full-length carbon plate in the forefoot section of the Metaspeed Sky Paris derivative. The brand claims this addition will boost ‘Stride’ runners, who spend large periods airborne and increase their speed by extending stride lengths. On the other hand, the Metaspeed Edge Paris has been updated with a better toe-off and a forefoot made using a new last. These improvements should help ‘Cadance’ runners, who have minimal up and down motions, and increase speed by extending strides and increasing the number of steps per minute.

Both shoes are available for men and women from the brand’s retail and online stores. They are priced at AED 1,050 / SAR 1,210 / KWD 87 / BHD 119.5 / OMR 116.5.

Oakley Launches Two New Sunglasses For Athletes

With the Summer Olympic Games fast approaching, California-headquartered Oakley has launched two new sunglasses specially designed for athletes – Sphaera and BiSphaera. The duo offer the “most extended field of view yet” per the brand. That is paramount because, in competitive activities, one wouldn’t want too many blind spots.

Both sunglasses feature a lightweight design, which comes in handy during outdoor competitions. Sphaera features Oakley’s Prizm Lens Technology, an O-Matter frame, a front vent for improved airflow, Unobtainium nose pads and moulded-in ear socks. Those features will help Team Oakley athletes across various segments, including Fred Kerley, Loana Lecomte, Mark Cavendish, Francisco Lindor, Dylan Fratelli, and others, to deliver when it matters most.

On the other hand, BiSphaera sums up as a versatile option to Oakley’s Flak 2.0 XL. The newcomer is a better bet when it comes to adaptability. Besides boasting a lightweight construction, BiSphaera can accommodate Oakley’s Authentic Prescription lens and those mentioned above. That means athletes can wear these on and off the playing field.

Both new eyewear are now available on Oakley’s official website and select Oakley stores. The brand’s partner dealers across the globe will also have them in stock.

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UAE Gets A New Versace Outlet

The Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, UAE, is a place to find opulent outlets of high-end luxury labels. The latest to join the scene is Versace. The Italian brand has inaugurated a 270 sq.m. boutique on the second floor of Fashion Avenue.

Light colour palettes for the fluted walls, white terrazzo floors, and golden metal highlights on display sections make for a subtle backdrop. That goes well to showcase the vibrant creations that Versace is known for!

To hit the ground running at its newest outlet, Versace will showcase its latest collection, Spring-Summer 2024, along with the Ramadan Capsule.

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Puma Suede Series Gets An XL Derivative

Among the most iconic sneaker styles introduced by Puma is Suede. The simple silhouette has garnered customers from graffiti writers to B-boy crews for years. Now, a new chapter unfolds for the series. Enter the Puma Suede XL. As the name suggests, aspects have been enlarged for those who like to make an XL-sized statement with their footwear. The highlights of the heavily cushioned shoe include a padded tongue and Formstrip, along with “ultra-wide” laces.

Puma says Suede XL “is inspired by the nostalgia of ‘90s and early 2000s skating footwear”. The derivative is available in an ‘Electric Blue’ shade, with more to be added later this year. Those interested can head to the brand’s official website. Alternatively, select stores and Puma flagship outlets have those on sale.

Check Out The 2024 Oakley Lunar New Year Collection

Inspired by the Wood Dragon, the Chinese Zodiac of 2024, Oakley has devised the 2024 Lunar New Year Collection. The eyewear maker says the dragon, the only mythical entity in the Chinese Zodiac, exudes certain qualities, such as enthusiasm, confidence and authority. And the four-piece collection it has launched tries to capture those traits.

The 2024 Oakley Lunar New Year Collection comprises two eyewear styles – Holbrook and Sutro. Both have Prizm 24K lenses and a custom micro bag donning a hand-drawn dragon logo. The logo is also found on the lenses. Rounding off the collection are the Line Miner Goggles with Prizm Snow Torch, a geometrical pattern on the strap, and the MOD1 helmet, featuring hand-drawn dragon logos on the temples.

The collection is available at select Oakley stores and on the brand’s official website.

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New Balance X Joe Freshgoods Kicks Go On Sale In The UAE

‘90s cinematography and hip-hop are some inspirations that designer Joe Freshgoods (JFG) has tried to capture in the New Balance Made In USA 990v4. The shoe is now on sale in the UAE. The standout highlights are classic black-and-white and white-and-black dual-tone schemes coupled with the textural variations of the New Balance’s 2016 silhouette.

The shoes feature suede overlays with mesh and patent leather underlays. JFG printed foxing, a ‘1998’ label on the heel, JFG branded inserts, cotton laces, ENCAP midsole, reflective inserts and a rubber outsole complete the package.

In the UAE, the New Balance X Joe Freshgoods Made In USA 990v4 is exclusively available at the New Balance showroom in The Dubai Mall. The price is AED 1,000.

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