When one brand is a top choice for athletes all over the world, you have to wonder what makes them so special. Oakley sunglasses are the number-one maker of high-end performance eyewear thanks to its numerous innovations over the years. A simple product description just isn’t enough to tell you all about what goes into producing a pair, so use this as your guide to picking out your next pair of Oakley shades.Many Oakley sunglasses are made with O Matter (R), a lightweight, plastic material that is made specifically for strength and durability, with shock absorption and the ability to weather the elements making them perfect for outdoor sports. Metal frames are constructed with either titanium or C-5 alloy, both extremely lightweight materials that are equally as as strong. You may notice that the nosepieces and “ear socks” are made of what Oakley calls Unobtainium, named for the curious way in which the material used increases grip in the face of moisture, so the frames will stay on during a sweaty game of football, an exciting day water skiing, or any other situation that leads to wetness behind the ears.Oakley offers a variety of lens colors not just for aesthetics, but each shade serves its own purpose for varying weather conditions, sunlight levels, and activities. This is the main reason the brand developed Switchlock interchangeable lens technology, which allows wearers to change up their lenses easily and securely according to their visual needs. Each color provides optimal vision in the appropriate lighting conditions, while iridium coating reduces glare. Visit Oakley’s site for an easy-to-navigate list of each option and its ideal use.