When I was in California a few weeks ago, I decided I needed a new pair of sunglasses since it was so bright and sunny outside. I’ve always just stopped a the local gas station or convenience store and bout cheap sunglasses but I decided that this time, I’d go ahead and buy a nice pair of Oakley glasses.
A quick search on the internet for local retailers revealed that I was only a few minutes from the Oakley World Headquarters. So, I hopped on the bike, punched the address into the GPS, and headed to Foothill Ranch CA to try on some new sunglasses.
The building was a bit difficult to find as it sits atop a hill and the GPS didn’t exactly bring me right to the front door. Once I found it, I was surprised to see one of the coolest buildings I’ve ever seen as I rode into the parking lot. The building has a futuristic military look to it that seems to be something from a sci-fi movie set.
I went ahead and parked the bike and went inside. The military theme continues as you walk through a pair of heavy steel doors and into the lobby. Click Here to see some other photos from inside the building.
I spend about 20 minutes trying on a whole bunch of different styles of glasses and settled on a pair of Crankshaft sunglasses with polarized lenses. They are by far the most expensive shades I’ve ever bought but they do fit nice and the optics are great too. Now I just have to make sure that I don’t scratch them or loose them.