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Oakley, Inc., based in Foothill Ranch, California, was founded by James Jannard in 1975 out of his garage with an initial investment of $300. The inspiration for the popular brand came by a combination of Oakland and Berkeley, the two cities in California that Jannard regularly visited as a child. His first product was the Oakley Grip, he started selling these out of the back of his car at motocross events. It was quite unique and was different than the other grips available at the time. This was because he used a self-created material that he had patented himself under the name of ‘Unobtainium’. Unobtainium is still used to make earsocks on Oakley glasses, and many of the nose pieces. The initial Oakley sunglasses; Factory Pilot Eyeshades, resembled goggles and were more sports oriented. This was followed by the Oakley Frog skin made in Japan, which was a more causally designed model. Today Oakley creates innovative men's and women's sunglasses, athletic apparel, goggles, watches and accessories. Get the best deals on a wide range of Oakley Sunglasses, including Oakley Frogskins, Oakley Batwolf and many more at MyDeal Australia. read more