Footpatrol has retreated to the wild with our latest collaboration with eyewear brand Oakley. Drawing conceptual influence from the ecosystem and habitats that surround our everyday biosphere, we delved deep into the biodiverse landscapes, in particular, bugs and how they play an impactful part in all cycles of life – no matter how big or small.
Pulling out evolutionary cues from the Minotaur beetles we looked toward capturing the texture, colour, and microscopic intricacies from the species. The frame is readied in an opaque black to clear transparent gradient design, with the black colour tone reminiscent of the Minotaur beetle’s hard shell exterior.
The transparent element of the gradient design is a nod to the sheen that reflects off the beetle body. Footpatrol bar logo branding appears on the bridge, and the Prizm Road Jade-coloured lenses deliver a blissful contrast with complimentary laser detailing etched around the perimeter of the lens; a detail referencing the horns of the Minotaur beetle.
Each set of sunglasses comes complete with a custom printed dual-branded micro bag and Oakley’s universal eyewear leash that snaps on the end of your frames to keep them firmly in place.
Available in-store and online, priced £195.
Please note, T-shirts will only be available in-store as part of a gift with purchase when you purchase this collaboration in-store. These won’t be available for sale.