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A club rider who wore a pair of imitation Oakley sunglasses in a race, for fear of damaging his authentic pair due to a perceived increase in risk due to racing, ironically injured himself because of the knock-off glasses when he did crash. Jamie Maidment of the Southend Wheelers CC in the UK suffered numerous facial injuries from what he says is a lack of impact testing that the authentic glasses endure, and the sharp edges created on the glasses from the impact made his injuries worse.
“Part of the reason for my relatively long stay was actually my choice of eyewear. And I feel like this is worth sharing with everybody,” reports Sticky Bottle.
“The problem is that genuine Oakleys are impact tested to quite a high degree whereas these are not. I discovered this when I face-planted. The right earpiece snapped clean off and caused a quite significant laceration above my right eye. Frankly, I’m lucky it didn’t blind me.
“Please bear this in mind next time you’re shopping for cycling sunglasses. The cheap copies are great if you never intend on crashing them.”
Click through to read more at Sticky Bottle.