From Humble Beginnings

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 you these fantastic ‘space era’ fly sunglasses. Our effort is no other than to preserve their beautiful and unique design for many years.

You can tell our models are really wraparounds. They belong to a specific design of sunglasses, characterized by a single, smooth, semi-circular lens that covers both eyes and much of the same area of the face covered by protective goggles. The lenses are combined with a minimal plastic frame and single piece of plastic serving as a nosepiece.

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.

U2 Bono Viking 1973_ UBER (6)

Polycarbonate lenses

The image of unmistakable quality and design.

Igor Gutierrez - Theflyshades

Our Love for Fly Sunglasses…

Igor Gutiérrez (born November 13, 1973) is the head designer for Theflyshades, an online company in pursuit of preservation and innovation for these unique fly sunglasses. These shades were a rarity for a long time and consequently very hard to find out items for many, many years.

An interesting characteristic of our fly shades is not only that they gave the glasses a more elegant & sophisticated look, they also reflect the surrounding colors.