The term 'fake' means a pair of sunglasses that is not made by the designer label and are being sold off as the original. It may also mean 'replicas' of the designer glasses that are cheap and inexpensive options compared to their original counterparts. Fake Oakley sunglasses means these are sunglasses that are labeled and sold as the original designer. However, these glasses are not tested or manufactured by Oakley. They are similar to the original Oakley in style but are actually replicas. They are sold at a price that close to the original one and marketed illegally. Also, cheap fake Oakley sunglasses are those that are sold at a much cheaper price than the original.
Why Buy Fake Sunglasses?
One will find cheap sunglasses, which are the imitations of this brand, for sale at every street and flea market in America. This is because Oakley sunglasses are popular among the masses as well as a big hit among celebrities. They are known to protect the eyes from harmful UV rays and last really long. The originals are really very expensive and are not affordable for many.
This is the reason why people often opt for Oakley imitations for sale. These glasses are available not only on the streets, but better quality replicas are available at sunglasses outlet stores as well. These glasses are priced at a relatively affordable price and look just like the originals.
How to Tell Fake Sunglasses?
Oakley sunglasses are known for their lens that protects the eyes from harmful UV rays. They are priced at about $120 to $300 and have a cutting edge optical technology.
The first thing to note is the price. The fakes are obviously priced cheaper than the original sunglasses. Secondly, the inner arm of the sunglasses will have the words, 'Made in U.S.A' embossed. These words will either be embossed or painted depending on the design. Cheap fake ones have 'Made in Taiwan' or 'Made in China' printed on them.
Next, their colors will differ from the original ones. You can compare these colors with the original on the company's website. The original Oakley are neutral metal tones and the fake ones are a tone lighter than the original ones.
Authentic Oakley sunglasses are made up of genuine titanium frames and plutonite lenses. When you buy fake Oakley sunglasses, they will either be made of plastic or cheap metals. The authentic ones are a bit heavier than the fake Oakley and have better girth than fake frames.
Next comes the 'O' symbol on the base of the frames. The original sunglasses have a raised lettering symbol that will remain so even if the paint wears off. In case of cheap Oakley sunglasses, when you scratch them off, you will find it is having a screen printing effect. Also, the Oakley logo on the nose piece will not be able to wear off even if you try to rub it off.
Watch out for stickers. Original Oakley glasses do not have stickers, whether you choose sunglasses or prescription frames. You won't find them on the lenses as well as the frames or the arms. Also, remember, Oakley prescription frames are specifically made at the factory. Thus, if your eye doctor offers you a Oakley frame, be aware. Original Oakley frames will be made specifically for you and shipped to you in a Oakley box along with a warranty card.
Check out the rubber present on the nose pieces and socks. You will find them very sticky as well as cushy to touch. This is because they are made using a chemical that is used for making BMX cycle handles. If it is a fake, the rubber will be firm and plastic.
The quality of the lens will immediately help you differentiate between a fake and an authentic Oakley. The lens is cheap and tinted, whereas the original lens are of high quality and don't tint a lot. The e-wire frames have two screws holding them together and the frames of fake sunglasses will have just one screw. Original Oakley tends to bend and fake ones tend to break.
Ff you are the one who does not mind spending the extra dime to get an original, make sure you know how to spot the fake ones from the original.