This Is Who We Are

Igor Gutiérrez is the managing director for Theflyshades, an online company in pursuit of preservation and innovation for these unique fly sunglasses. We are based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

As U2 fans, it all started for us back in 1991 with the release of U2’s Achtung Baby album. Draped in his new alter-ego “The Fly” Bono captured the public’s attention with his amazing one of a kind glasses.

Since that time, many sunglass manufacturers have reintroduced larger sunglass styles, but none that ever matched the mystique of our fly shades. We’re really proud to introduce these fantastic ‘space era’ fly sunglasses. Our effort is no other than to preserve their beautiful and unique design for many years.

Our sunglasses are also quite popular in the world of sports. Maybe the most known pair is the one who wore Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during his career with the NBA’s from 1969 to 1989.