Silmo: The game-changing sports frames on show

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European optical practices always have the edge on their UK cousins when it comes to sports eyewear but, as Chris Bennett discovered in Paris the Brits are upping their game

Lightness is often a term bandied about by fashion frames companies hoping to conjure up a minimal feel to their frames but at this year’s Silmo in Paris it was the sports eyewear suppliers talking about lightness and getting out the scales.

Anyone who has competed in sport will understand the importance of lightness and as more people take part the demands on sports eyewear will increase.

Alice Delhomme, marketing and communications manager at Demetz, had the smile of a proud mum on her lips as she announced the firm’s Lazer Run weighed in at 23g. This Silmo d’Or winning frame is designed for a range of sports and has a geometry suited to smaller faces. She says the unisex Lazer Run is designed to allow people to do the sports they like. It comes with three pairs of polycarbonate lenses in clear, yellow and blue grey tints all with an anti-fog coating.

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