What is the main characteristic that distinguishes VIKING models from SPARTANs?
Our catalog of fly sunglasses contains mainly two different fly shades styles. The main characteristic that distinguishes VIKING models from SPARTAN’s, is that the first fly sunglass style has oval lenses. Spartans are a bit bigger and have more rounded lenses. Even so, from a distance these small differences are negligible.
The VIKING 1973 model is special. We made them in one-piece version especially for U2’s Achtung Baby album – Über Deluxe box set, back in 2011. Thanks to the singer of the Irish band, they became popular in the U2 fan community, as he wore this style during ‘THE FLY’ video clip.
The SPARTAN 1968 fly shades style offers more protection from sunburn due to the larger areas of skin they cover. They’re comfy and easy to wear. It is also the preferred model for rock stars such as Lenny Kravitz, Keith Richards, Tom Petty or Bono to name a few.