Article One and Ciele Athletics Offer Runners Vintage-Inspired Frames in Sophomore Sunglasses Collaboration

April 18, 2024

FLINT, Mich. (April 18, 2024)/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Article One, the independent eyewear brand creating handcrafted active and optical frames, and leading performance-running brand Ciele Athletics are thrilled to debut the sophomore edition of the Article One x Ciele GTGlass performance sunglasses, an award-winning collaborative frame launched in 2020. Having earned several accolades for its technical design, including Runner’s World Gear of the Year, the two brands joined forces again for the GTGlass 2.0, which boasts a refreshed, distinctly vintage shape, performance-material updates and new color and pattern offerings.

“Since we first teamed up with Ciele, we have grown tremendously in our materials innovation and industry-leading technology,” says Article One founder Wes Stoody. “It’s very exciting to revisit a partnership that created an incredibly successful product for the running community. With the application of our new technical enhancements, and Ciele’s position as a trendsetting, performance-driven force, the GTGlass 2.0 is poised to be a favorite option for discerning, active individuals.”

A part of Article One’s award-winning ACTIVE Collection, the GTGlass 2.0 frames are engineered with hexetate — a patented acrylic resin that allows for improved flexibility, enhanced shape memory and added durability — and constructed with CR-39 polarized lenses that include a back-side anti-reflective coating to block 100% of UVA/UVB rays and prevent road glare. The frames also boast Article One’s signature adjustable nose pads, rubber temple tips and spring hinges.

“The GTGlass 2.0 is a slicker style, playing off a mix of early ’90s vibes coupled with ’70s-style frames for a contemporary look,” says Ciele co-founder Jeremy Bresnen. “As a sequel to the GTGlass, this second generation has been optimized to prioritize performance, providing more coverage and higher contrast, with the yellow lens in particular ideal for thick-forest runs.”

The Article One x Ciele Athletics GTGlass 2.0 (US$199) sunglasses are offered in two patterns — a classic black and a modern take on tortoise — each with two colored-lens options. Shoppers can purchase today on articleoneeyewear.com, cieleathletics.com and huckberry.com and in Ciele’s flagship store in Montreal, Quebec, espace | MTL.

To view Article One’s entire ACTIVE line, please visit articleoneeyewear.com.

About Article One Products

Article One is an independent eyewear company founded in Flint, Michigan, by former collegiate runner Wes Stoody. As the principal designer since the first collection launch in 2016, Stoody centers fashion at the heart of his creative process – constantly challenging traditional aesthetics of the performance category. With high-quality materials and high-performance innovation built by artisans from all over the world, Article One’s ACTIVE Collection has earned several awards for style and sport function. In 2023, Article One launched its unique partner program, sponsoring professional athlete-advocates and lending decision-making power as a way to support a diverse variety of philanthropic efforts.

About Ciele Athletics

Founded in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 2014 by Jeremy Bresnen and Mike Giles, Ciele Athletics offers high-performance, durable and lightweight apparel collections designed for runners around the world. Their apparel and iconic line of caps are sold in over 30 countries, including more than 600 boutiques in North America and 300 international locations.



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