Oakley releases HYDRA, the latest sunglasses that evoke the retro mood of 1990s surf culture
The style of the time, inspired by the free surf mind, is developed with bold colors.
Deeply rooted in surfing culture, Oakley unveils the Hydra,
semi-rimless sunglasses with shielded lenses inspired by the Razor Blade.
Inspired by Oakley’s relationship with surfing since the 1990s, the Hydra’s design reflects the exhilaration of riding waves and enjoying the ocean with friends all day long. The campaign features Team Oakley athletes and professional surfers Ethan Ewing and Griffin Colapinto. The duo, who visited Indonesia on a surf trip, prove that Hydra is eyewear that captures the essence of “just the best of times.” [Image 2
The Hydra is accented with a modern trigger stem design that evokes the silhouette of 1980s and 90s surf styles and Oakley’s first surf culture-inspired eyewear, the Razor Blade. with the original logo. Additionally, looking to the future of Oakley eyewear design, Hydra’s brows share the same design structure as Oakley’s groundbreaking Oakley Kato eyewear launched last year. Exclusive Oakley features round out the sunglasses, including Prizm(TM) lens technology that enhances color and contrast, non-slip Unobtainium nose pads, and a Low Bridge Fit option that contours to your face shape.
Nick Garfias, Vice President of Oakley Design, commented: “Oakley’s relationship with 1990s California surfing culture is an important part of the brand DNA. Hydra exemplifies the tradition and legacy of the iconic surfer who rode waves to perfection more than 20 years ago. We needed to create a design that honored the familiar icons of yesteryear while incorporating the brand’s futuristic design.Hydra wanted to bring surf culture inspiration to the next generation of limitless possibilities. I aim to evoke it.”
The Hydra campaign features Team Oakley athletes and popular surfers Ethan Ewing and Griffin Colapinto. Ewing, who was born in Australia, gained a lot of attention in 2016 when he won the right to participate in the world tour “World Tour” at the young age of 17, and won the “World Junior Championships”. I won the right to participate in the Surf League Championship Tour. Colapinto, from California, is leading the next generation of young surfers with Ewing. In 2017, he became the first mainland American surfer to win the prestigious Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, and he has achieved many feats so far. Most recently, the 2022 MEO Pro
Portugal” and “Surf City El Salvador Pro”.
Ewing commented: “I have seen surfers who are called surfing icons countless times wearing Oakley shoes and celebrating their victories. I am very honored to join the company,” commented Colapinto. “The concept behind ‘Hydra’ is everything I love about sports. There’s nothing better than waking up in the morning and heading to the beach to do what you love until the sun goes down. For some reason, when I put on ‘Hydra’ it reminds me of that great feeling.”
Colapinto commented: “The Hydra concept is everything I love about sports. Nothing makes me feel better than waking up in the morning and heading to the beach to do what I love until the sun goes down. For some reason, when I wear it, it reminds me of that great feeling.” Hydra will be available at Oakley stores, Oakley official online stores, and some Oakley stores. (6 colors available, 25,960 yen each) [Image 8
Established in 1975. A sports and lifestyle brand headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, USA. “Everything in the world can be improved, and it will be improved.” -Inheriting the spirit of founder Jim Jannard, he takes on the challenge of developing new technologies. To date, we have created more than 900 patents worldwide, establishing ourselves as a leader in the eyewear industry. Its high quality is proven by the fact that it is used by top athletes in all sports genres. In addition to eyewear, we also have a wide variety of items such as genuine prescription lenses and men’s and women’s apparel. Oakley is the brand of Essilor Looks Otika. Details can be found at the official online store (https://www.oakley.com/ja-jp/).
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