Nike Hindsight For Extended Peripheral Vision
We like the Nike Hindsight, an innovative glasses idea from NY-based designer Billy May. The sport shades use fresnel lenses to give bicyclists extended peripheral vision, an extra 25º on each side beyond the normal limit of 180º. This means bicyclists can see (and avoid!) oncoming side traffic that would normally be out of seeing range.
YankoDesign explains how Nike Hindsight could be useful for non-bicyclists too:
…A less obvious advantage is reducing the necessary head rotation to check behind. Though it was intended for bicyclists, there’s a myriad of sports and activities where a greater field of view becomes an advantage. As for me, I would totally wear these 24/7 to keep this one particular friend in check. He finds it funny sneaking up on me. My nerves are shattered enough. I can’t take it anymore. I need these shades.