Founded in 1992, the Arnette company was based around the desire to create high performance eyewear for board sports such as surf, skate and snowboarding. Since its beginnings, Arnette's line has expanded greatly into all extreme action sports, and has become widely adopted by extreme sport enthusiasts. Arnette creates highly functional designs around the specific needs of each sport, implementing extensive research and engineering for the highest performance possible. In 1999, Arnette was scooped up by the Luxottica Group, but, remains the eyewear industries' specialist in extreme sports, maintaining a wide appeal for athletes and casual wearers. Constant innovation and high tech designs have kept Arnette at the top of its game. Polarization of lenses lends to keen vision in snow sports, whereas longer ear curves are implemented for summer surf and skate. Each sport-specific eyewear that Arnette caters to comes with a wide array of styles and lenses, and all have a lightweight wear-ability that sets them apart.
Arnette has grown from a humble garage shop to an industry leader and legend. Like any smart sportswear company, Arnette taps into the athlete leaders who believe in its values and have the ability to test product to the extreme. Many big name surfers, skaters and BMX riders have helped make Arnette visible and star-worthy. The company has a legion of sponsored athletes around the globe, donning Arnettes in the most severe situations.
For both casual wear or, strictly for sport, Altrec carries a steady range of Arnette eyewear. Available in Men's Women's and Junior styles, you're sure to find a pair of cool Arnette shades perfect for your lifestyle. Protect your peripheral with the Full House, Rage, or Rage XL Sunglasses. Get your aviator on with the Sensation sunglasses. On the mountain, shredding the waves, hitting the dirt jumps, or simply chilling in the sand, Arnette is a solid and time-tested option.
Your eyes are important to you. Treat them to a pair of Arnettes.