sunglasses made from skateboards by proof sunglasses made from skateboards by proof
feb 26, 2013

sunglasses made from skateboards by proof

‘ontario’ in red/blue



american company proof uses 5-ply canadian maple skateboard decks to handcraft a unique set of eyewear. an assemblage of colorful layers of wood, the ‘skate collection’ offers a number of different styles: ‘ontario’ is a wooden interpretation of the popular wayfarer style; the ‘bud’ sunglasses take on a modern classic shaped frame; and ‘smoke jumper’ has an aviator style frame. each pair is hand polished and coated with a water / sweat protective seal and comes with a custom wood case and microfibre pouch.a portion of each sale goes to non-profit charities in india that provide sight giving surgeries to people with cataracts.

‘bud’ in aqua

‘smoke jumper’ in rasta

profile – logos are laser engraved into the arms of the sunglasses



detail of the wood ply


the brightly colored layers of wood give a fun spin on eye wear


  • At $115. I doubt if a skater’s mom will buy them. As a longboarder, I appreciate the laminations but they are a little too goofy to be seen in.

    It is also amazing how far companies will bend to be politically correct in one direction or the other. It becomes cartoon-like when they try too hard.


    JimCan says:
  • An advice… just checkout Shwood sunglasses…

    Paulo Neto says:
  • JimCan, not the same, dude. Wood, yes. As colorful and cool, not really.

    Brad says:

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