"You shouldn’t have to sacrifice fashion or technology with active eyewear," said Stirling Barrett, founder and creative director of KREWE, in a press release from the brand. And that's exactly what the newly launched KREWE ACTIVE collection set out to accomplish. Blending together high-style design with sport-ready performance features, the fresh additions to KREWE's lineup of lenses may be the key to perfecting your summer athleisure look.
Known for serving up seriously chic shades, the New Orleans-based brand is taking it one step further by unveiling an entirely new category on May 13: KREWE ACTIVE. The range features eight new gender-neutral models in 24 fresh frames, so you have a wide variety of choices within the collection.
Ranging from $195 to $315, the sunglasses feature high-performing polarized lenses and special coatings to protect your eyes, making them an essential accessory for all the sun-drenched days ahead. On top of that, you won't have to worry about these frames sliding off your face or weighing you down, as they're 25 percent lighter than other KREWE models and have a contoured-fit construction plus extra gripping technology to keep them comfortably in place as you move.
"Whether you’re going for a run or enjoying a day outside in the sun, KREWE ACTIVE sunglasses are designed with the same modern style that people love and expect from KREWE — all with sport-ready construction and active-focused features, making them lighter with more grip and durable enough for any activity," said Barrett.
In the mix are five styles made with bio-plastic, plant-based materials, ranging from the classic, wear-with-anything "Perdido" to the sleek, sporty aviator called "Ellis." As for the sweat that inevitably gathers under your shades on steamy days? These frames have got you covered with air vents located on the brow of the silhouette — a special design feature created for the ACTIVE range.
The remaining three models were designed with high-quality titanium and have a slight curve to prevent unwanted glare. Take your pick from two chic brow-bar shapes, the "Audubon" frames and the circular "Driskill," which both come in several different frame hues. Or, opt for the simplicity of the timeless "Banks" silhouette.
No matter your optical aesthetic, this line has a style for you. And with summer just around the corner, there's no better time to snag a fresh pair of sunnies that'll have you looking good while you get your sweat on. On that note, continue on to shop shades from KREWE ACTIVE and head over to the site to view even more color options.