Foster Grant Sun Luv Seize The Moment Square Sunglasses, Matte Metallic Teal, 55mm,10260199.COM
- Plastic frame
- Plastic lens
- UV Protection Coating coating
- Lens width: 55 millimeters
- Bridge: 16 millimeters
- Arm: 145 millimeters
- Men & Women’s Sunglasses: Celebrate a more sustainable future in style when you slip on our non-polarized sunglasses for men and women
- UV & Blue Light Protection: Our blue light blocking glasses for men and women filter blue light and block 100% of the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays for superior eye protection
- Scratch & Impact Resistant: These scratch-resistant sunglasses feature scuff- and impact-resistant lenses designed to withstand minor drops and dings
- Lightweight & Durable: Constructed from ReNew 50, a planet-friendly material composed of 50% reused plastic, these trendy sunglasses support good habits for good vibes
- Accessories Included: These cute sunglasses come with a soft carrying case that doubles as a cleaning cloth and a rubber bracelet
When you have style like this, why wait? Seize the Moment Sunglasses by Foster Grant are designed for you to grab and go at a moment’s notice. They have a classic wayfarer style frame made out of matte metallic teal ReNew 50 (a planet-friendly material comprised of 50% recycled plastic*) with satin gunmetal accents. Scratch-resistant green mirror lenses complement the frames and offer 100% UVA-UVB lens protection. Comes with a navy tensil case (marked with A4114A — All For One, One For All) and coordinating strong blue rubber bracelet in a reusable paper tube. Real style for real people – all in an inspiring way! The Foster Grant Sun Luv Collection takes individuality seriously while acknowledging the importance of togetherness. This style takes a “PLAY” from the ’80s & ’90s. With mirrored lenses and neon frames, each pair takes a unique, modern spin on retro styles. A4114A – “All for One, One for All” *Amount of recycled content is calculated by mass balance.
- Package Dimensions : 6.93 x 2.91 x 2.83 inches; 3.84 Ounces
- Item model number : 10260199.COM
- Department : Unisex-adult
- Date First Available : January 11, 2022
- Manufacturer : Foster Grant
- ASIN : B09Q89CYW4
- Country of Origin : China
Foster Grant was famous for its sunglasses in the 1960s with a line of commercials starring celebrities ranging from Peter Sellers to Vaness Redgrave, Woody Allen and OJ SImpson. The tag line was, “Who’s that behind those Foster Grants?”
Though the ad campaign has been revived several times in the decades since, Foster Grant is better known today for drugstore reading glasses than stylish sunglasses.
These are attractive sunglasses, well-made and nicely presented. If Foster Grant is to become famous once again for sunglasses, the look of glasses such as these will be part of the reason.
The frames are solid and attractive. There are no springs at the hinges to relieve tension and prevent bending, but I’m not sure springs are vital. I do generally prefer springs though, and cheaper sunglasses than these that I own have them at the hinges.
Lenses are plastic and non-polarized, though they do have UV protection. Plastic is more prone to shattering than polycarbonate, and lenses made of plastic are usually thicker when used with prescriptions. Both are more prone to scratching than glass.
Prince of Peas –
I have actually received 8 pairs from this line of sunglasses, so my reviews will be very similar for the plastic styles and the same for the wire styles.
As an Amazon Vine member I can order products at no, or little cost for evaluation and review. I say that in case you’re wondering why I would get 8 pairs of $40 glasses that I thought were average or below average; it’s because they didn’t cost me very much.
I have many pairs of sunglasses (we live in AZ where the sun burns out your eyeballs or something like that) and most are “quality pairs”.
A “quality” pair of sunglasses for me must have all or at least most of the following criteria:
1) A real glass lens or at least polycarbonate. These have plastic lenses, they’ll be scratched up soon enough and they aren’t the best optically.
2) Spring hinges. This is a minor cost, many very cheap sunglasses have them now and it makes them more comfortable and less likely to break.
3) UV protection coated lenses so that the sun doesn’t blind me, these Foster Grant sunglasses do have that benefit.
4) A comfortable nose bridge, preferably not adjustable. I’ve found over the years that adjustable nose pieces tend to move and get uncomfortable after a while, whereas the molded-in plastic nose bridge is smoother and more comfortable. That’s just me and my shaped face perhaps. The nose bridge on this pair is very comfortable.
5) Polarization is nice when needed, it’s not always needed and sometimes gets in the way. These are not polarized.
6) Style. Almost all of the Foster Grant Sun Luv series is fashionable looks cool and looks like expensive sunglasses.
Where these fail, in my opinion, is the cheapness of the plastic and hinges.
If you’ve bought drug store sunglasses that squeak when you touch them or move the arms, that’s the type of plastic and the type of hinges that comprise these sunglasses. They’re very light, which is a good thing when you’ve used special materials to get that lightness, but these are light because they’re made with inexpensive materials that are used at the minimal amount needed to be effective (at least that’s my opinion).
So why 3 stars? Because they look good, they have a UV coating which is very important and I need sunglasses to be everywhere I am, I often forget to have them with me so I need extra pairs.
Each pair that I have worn so far, has elicited good comments from friends (with one exception, but it just didn’t work with my face shape, not the fault of the sunglasses.)
The plastic arms on this pair are flat and linear cut, meaning that they have sharp edges (appearance-wise, you won’t get cut). If you look at some lenses that are in vogue lately, and you see the reflective “flat” lenses. These arms are blue but if you look closely. you’ll see that they’re just like dark tinted lenses and you can see through them. These are matched with a very nice matte, again flat, frame. The look is very modern and neat. The lenses are a very nice and reflective blue, which is the color that I use on most of my better glasses. Blue just works for me.
If you know what you’re getting, you won’t be disappointed and I pretty much guarantee you’ll look good and get positive comments. But don’t think that these will be your sunglasses for several summers, they’re just not built that well.
I’m a bit of an advertising nerd so I can’t look at these without thinking of that famous slogan from years ago, when Foster Grant was synonymous with fashion eyewear. That may not be the case any more, lately I have seen some solid offerings from them in the sunglasses department, and this is one of them! These shades are very cool – nice solid frame construction, they are a gorgeous color, and they have a comfortable fit if you have an “average” sized face. Note that while they are not polarized, and that is stated in the description…but this can be a good thing as thy do offer a nice amount of blocking rays and the lenses are fairly dark.
The price point is fair given that they are well made and of quality. They also come in very attractive packaging (with a bonus rubber bracelet)…both of which you’ll want to keep and reuse. There is a little anti dust bag included too that you can throw in the car for when you aren’t using them.
Overall these are a great buy and very giftable. Would recommend!
GA Reviewer –
I love these shades. I ordered a bunch lately and this pair has fast become a picked go-to of mine for driving around, gardening, and running errands.
I like the teal colored plastic frames that are comfortable and the lenses mirrored in a blueish green sheen.
The side arms of the glasses are a different plastic that’s not as smooth at the edges and it’s also mirrored and slightly see through.
I think they are a good deal for the money and would make a great gift item.
They come inside a tube and a rubber bracelet band around the cover. Inside the tube is a cloth drawstraing baggie to hold them in. Note there’s no real hard case other than the packaging cardboard/ paper tube. Since they are very sturdy I’ve just been using the cloth bag provided and at times just hanging them up between uses.
Overall I’d recommend it.
E. Nelson –
I am always wearing sunglasses and have different pairs all over–in my car, in my purse, in the house-for when I go on walks, etc. These foster sunglasses are great–they are lightweight, look good on and fit great. I have a small, thinner face, so sometimes sunglasses look huge on me, but these don’t. I also loved the case they came in and that it has a little bag to put them in, so they won’t get scratched. I would say these rate on of my favorites out of all the sunglasses I have. Fun sunglasses and they look great!
These Foster Grants are attractive Sunglasses that fit well and light weight. They do a great job cutting glare from the sun so I keep them in my car all the time. The lenses are plastic so take extra care or they’ll get scratched.