Oakley’s OG Surf Speedies are Back from the ’90s

If you haven’t noticed, retro is in. From gaming to fashion, many yearn to relive the golden age of the 90s. With that said, Oakley’s latest collection pays respect to the OG style, unveiling their speediest Mumbo and Pro M Frame sunglasses. Nothing defined the decade’s Californian surf culture more than these two pairs of shades, and the brand’s relaunched MUZM collection combines nostalgic vibes with more technological advancements for a new era of surf steeze.

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Oakley MUZM collection

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When the original Mumbo frame came on the scene in 1989, it was immediately adopted by the California surf and beach scene. From the beach to the bar, the sunnies became synonymous with the surf lifestyle and was claimed by some of the biggest names in the sport. These two iconic frames were first introduced to the world with leading-edge technology such as High Definition Optics and a 3-point fit system. The frame later evolved into the launch of Pro M Frame in 1996, featuring an updated design with a more sculptural and geometric aesthetic and a hingeless frame for increased rigidity.

“Oakley’s roots in Californian surf culture are embedded in everything we do. This is no more evident than in the return of Mumbo and Pro M Frame. Each of these frames brought revolutionary design features to beaches and beyond, featuring unique styles that were unmistakably Oakley,” said Brian Takumi, Oakley VP, Brand Soul and Creative. “With this re-release, both Mumbo and Pro M Frame celebrate the brand’s heritage in surf culture while featuring updated designs to classic silhouettes for a look that combines style and function on the waves and off.”

Oakley Mumbo

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The new Mumbo and Pro M Frame comes equipped with more technological innovation and a unique Oakley aesthetic. The styles are completed with Mumbo Hybrid lenses and Pro M Frame Heater lenses, both with Prizm technology for enhanced colour and contrast, as well as Unobtainium nosepads and earsocks to provide a no-slip grip, all in a lightweight O Matter™ frame material in the original silhouettes.

You can pick up a pair of these surfy sun cheaters from June 2 at selected stores worldwide or on the Oakley website from June 6.

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Oakley Mumbo

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Oakley M Frame

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