Nike Hindsight Gives You Unparalleled Vision

The urban jungle isn’t exactly the safest place for bicyclists. You need the right tools to keep you one step ahead of irresponsible motorists. The Nike Hindsight gives you superhuman like powers with extended peripheral vision so all those sneaky cars, beware.

They work similar to bifocals except for your peripheral vision. By using fresnel lenses on both sides of the glasses, riders can detect motion in a field of view beyond the normal human limit of 180º. If you want to get technical about it; high power, diverging fresnel zones aligned vertically distort into view an extra 25º on both sides. Vision is radically distorted in the periphery, but as the eye detects only motion in that area, little clarity is lost in the process.

A rider’s clear benefit is in the early warning of approaching vehicles, but a less obvious advantage is reducing the necessary head rotation to check behind. Tho it was intended for bicyclists, there’s a myriad of sports and activities where a greater field of view becomes an advantage. As for me, I would totally wear these 24/7 to keep this one particular friend in check. He finds it funny sneaking up on me. My nerves are shattered enough. I can’t take it anymore. I need these shades.

Designer: Billy May

238 Comments

  • Why dont they make a motorcycle helmet visor with this technology, this would help save lives when implemented on helmets.

  • Why dont they make a motorcycle helmet visor with this technology, this would help save lives when implemented on helmets.

    • Ben Lewis says:

      The helmets bulk would cut out most of the benefit. If you think about motorcycle helmets the add about 2″ of bulk to each side of your head. A helmet could be made to acomidate it, but the visor would most likely not offer much of an advantage in and of itself.

  • stuart says:

    how come the taxi lights weren't 'on' in the picture but they were when viewed through the glasses ?

  • stuart says:

    how come the taxi lights weren't 'on' in the picture but they were when viewed through the glasses ?

    • Nick says:

      You can't see whether they are on or not, there's a piece of plastic in the way…

  • Paul says:

    Cyclists need a device that helps them see what's right in front of them! The truth is they don't care. They think that somehow since they aren't paying any taxes for the roads they ride on there's no need to obey the rules of said roads. Roads were built and paid for by and for automobiles. Stay out of the way! YOU ARE A NUISANCE!! BTY, I think the glasses are cool and I like the idea of incorporating somthink similar into a full face helmet.

  • Paul says:

    Cyclists need a device that helps them see what's right in front of them! The truth is they don't care. They think that somehow since they aren't paying any taxes for the roads they ride on there's no need to obey the rules of said roads. Roads were built and paid for by and for automobiles. Stay out of the way! YOU ARE A NUISANCE!! BTY, I think the glasses are cool and I like the idea of incorporating somthink similar into a full face helmet.

    • Willie says:

      Because massive generalised statements are just great.

      I could say that all bicyclists are great, but that wouldn't be true, either. And what makes you think that bicyclists aren't paying for the roads? They pay taxes, and, depending on where you live, most of them all have cars.

    • Melvin Ducharme says:

      When roads were first built, they were built for cyclists. Today most cyclists also own and operate motor vehicles and pay the same taxes as you do. So shut your ignorant mouth until you get more educated

  • Ameth says:

    So with this amazing item I can see what is BEYOND my peripheral vision! What /End Sarcasm. I bet they are an arm and a leg too. What a waste of money. The funny thing is that many people will buy them and think that they can see more and that they “don't need to look both ways to cross the street”. Seriously, what a worthless product. They don't even look good as regular sunglasses imho.

  • Jim says:

    This is the coolest thing I've ever seen. 360 degree vision would be awesome and massively safer when in a busy city. Great article.

  • Jim says:

    This is the coolest thing I've ever seen. 360 degree vision would be awesome and massively safer when in a busy city. Great article.

  • That Guy says:

    Looks like a Spy Fox gadget…

  • AF says:

    though… now that you mention it, a similar glasses could be done using the principle of reflection with other interesting results

  • Very cool concept, while they may take a little while to get used to, seeing things you are not used to, it will help. Love them

  • Fuu says:

    next step Byakugan …

  • PranaWorld says:

    Cool glasses, a must have. Thanks a lot.

  • jim says:

    That’s why they invented contact lenses.

  • Jim says:

    I was gonna suggest the same thing. Market as “Situational Awareness Technology” the new gen of soldiers eat that stuff up like candy. Get a few hundred thousand sold across the world and boom, your looking at someone making a contract offer “because our boys need the best!”

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