What’s the Deal with “Asian Fit” Eyewear?
What’s the deal with “asian fit” eyewear such as sunglasses and goggles? Some people think it’s racist or derogatory, but it’s just a different type of fit used by eyewear manufacturers such as Oakley, Ray Ban, and Dragon.
Often listed in Steep and Cheap and Whiskey Militia deals, Oakley Asian Fit eyewear such as sunglasses and goggles are designed to have a different fit in several spots to increase comfort. Read more from Oakley about the technical differences here.
Getting the right fit is essential for comfort, protection, and even optical performance. You may have heard industry terms like “European Fit” and “Asian Fit”. If sunglasses tend to sit too low on your face or slide down your nose, touch at your temples or cheeks, or feel narrow at the sides of your head, try our Asian Fit. The tabs below show all the technology we put into making these frames fit with perfection.” — Oakley website
You don’t have to be Asian to buy or wear these sunglasses or goggles. I’m not Asian and the sunglasses I have do slip down my nose, especially when I’m hiking downhill! I could probably benefit from this type of fit.