A Nike designer claims that a new pair of sunglasses can actually extend your field of vision.
The glasses have been designed with cyclists and extreme sports fans in mind.
Designer Billy May's super-shades have base-curve nine lenses at the front and will incorporate Fresnel lenses into their sides, which he claims will give the wearer a 25 per cent wider field of vision.
May claims that a cyclist wearing the glasses can see traffic approaching from his or her side that they wouldn't be able to see without them.
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Fresnel lenses were originally designed for lighthouses. They are based on a concentric ring structure and have the same optical properties as convex lenses with the advantage of being far thinner.
TechRadar has contacted Nike UK to request a pair of these super-shades to test out on our morning cycle into work. Next up, trousers that make you run faster…