today i was at the mall and i walk into the oakley store like i always do to look at the kick ass clothing and of course the eyewear. so i walk in and stop dead and my tracks because there is nothing in the store except for glasses. i walk up to the counter and ask "what the fuck?" and they say that oakley wants to concentrate on the eyewear. what the hell! i need flip flops! i need ski pants! i need board shorts! so i just decide to ignor the nonsense and ask the girl at the counter, "do you have a white crowbar goggle with a non-polarized black iridium lense?" and she says, "yes, we do." and here is what she does - she walks to the wall and pulls off a pair wire-framed sunglasses. i say, "it's a goggle, darling." i swear to God, they were so dumb in there that i am so disgusted with oakley now i don't even want to buy anything.
they also said that oakley is turning more into a boutique than a actual sunglass-clothing store.
i hate to sound like an asshole but, thats exactly what they started out as, back in the day there was no clothing, no hoodies, non of that. As far as their customer service and not knowing what product is what, these people work in a mall. it is just another retail job to them, there is no love or want or need to know the product because it is a joke of a job. it is a sad world where nobody cares about their jobs and yes oakley is known for eyewear in the general world outside of niche sports.
the new electric goggles are the sickest goggles i have ever seen, they dont come out til next year but mark my words they will change the goggle industry, you can see absolutely zero frame when you wear them and they look really sick.
i guess with electric the frames are just made so you don't notice them. they have people like albert einstein work with the technology. it's some crazy shit. there are so many formulas it's not even funny. those people get high off of E=mc2.