Despite its size as a fashion and sports brand, Nike isn’t known for its eyewear. Yet the global label offers a rather complete range, some of it even pitched to cyclists. So does the big Swoosh have a product worthy of your money, or has it just bunched cyclists into a group of sports sunglass users?
To find out, we got hold of the Nike Show X1 and Skylon Ace XV sunglasses. For us, the Show X1 offers the most coverage for cyclists, while the smaller split lenses of the Skylon are decent, but lack the wide peripheral vision and raised brow coverage needs of cycling. With that, this review will focus on the large shield-lens equipped Show X1 – likely Nike’s best option for cyclists.
Aesthetically, the Show X1 glasses clearly borrow inspiration from Oakley’s hugely successful Radar range. The Radars are a model that BikeRadar testers have long loved and so we felt right at home with the Show X1s.
Pricewise – $196 / £132 / AU$TBC with an additional lens included – the Nike Show X1s sit in a similar ballpark to the Oakley Radar EVs with a single lens. With that, we can’t help but draw further comparisons in this review.
The fit is quite similar to the Oakley Radar Pitch
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