Unbreakable Sunglasses Made Entirely Of Rubber

Unbreakable Sunglasses Made Entirely Of Rubber
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Italia Independent launches eyewear you can sit on without breaking

Ross Brooks
  • 30 july 2014

It’s easy to find cheap and easy sunglasses while on vacation, but most people like to dig a little deeper and splash out on a designer pair. The only problem is that forgetfulness, back pockets, and sitting down is all it take to put an end to their short-lived existence. If you’ve ever experience this problem, then you will want to check out Italia Independent‘s I-Ultra sunglasses, a pair made entirely from rubber that are still fitted with high-quality lenses.

The company claims their glasses are made from a material that’s never been used before in the world of eyewear. It goes by the name XL-EXTRALIGHT, but for all intents and purposes you can just say it’s rubber. What’s important to remember is that the frames can be bent in any direction without breaking, making them immune to your back pocket, or the backsides of anyone else who decides to sit on them.


Italian Independent launched the glasses at the 69th Venice International Film Festival, and was happy to call them a “radicalization of the concept of extra large eyewear.” What that means is that they might look a bit large and goofy on some people, but for those with an experimental sense of fashion, they could be the perfect summer accessory.


The company has a strong reputation, so while the glasses might not be to your usual taste, the brand name should help to make up for any apprehensions you have about buying them. Plus, they’re available in 10 different colorways which means there is no shortag of choice. Head over to Italia Independent’s website, where you can buy a pair of I-Ultra Sunglasses for $167.

Italia Independent

[h/t] CoolHunting

Images by Italia Independent

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