Carrera sunglasses are leading sports sunglasses produced by Carrera company. Carrera is owned by Safilo Group, which is also the owner of Smith. Safilo Group owns several sports lines that are attractive for skiers, snowboarders, bicyclists, mountain climbers etc… While Smith mainly targets the US market, Carrera sunglasses focus on the Europe.
Since its creation in 1956, Carrera has been focused on sports products. It manufactures glasses and goggles for a wide range of extreme sports. In fact, the name of Carrera sunglasses also originated from an auto race named Carrera Pan-American, which is held annually throughout Mexico. Therefore, Carrera sunglasses are also well-known for the slogan “Racing sunglasses since 1956”, which helps Carrera in the marketing. Carrera sunglasses have always had great enthusiasm for sports and aim to be number one. By offering a spectacular fusion between fashion and racing, Carrera sunglasses have been among the top companies in the sports industry.
There are some categories of Carrera sunglasses: hi-performance, sports fusion, everyday and junior. And you may get a combination of both sports and everyday style. The junior style Carrera sunglasses fit younger athletes without sacrificing their performance.
Carrera sunglasses have many features and special designs. They offer 100% UV protection, anti-fog coatings, ergonomic nose pads, interchangeable lenses, optical adapter and adjustable temple ends. Carrera sunglasses use materials include grilamid, optyl, carbon-titanium, aluminum and monel metal.
In 2009, Carrera sunglasses have released their plastic-framed Aviators in a variety of bold colors including white, blue, black, yellow, turquoise and red, all of which have “Carrera” logos on the temples.