‘Low-bridge’, ‘Asian fit’, ‘alternative fit’, we’ve heard them all before, but what exactly does this mean? There are several different terms used to describe sunglasses that are tailored for this specific face shape. We know it can all get very confusing, so here is a guide to help you understand low bridge fit fit sunglasses.
What are low bridge fit sunglasses?
Asian fit sunglasses, aka low-bridge fit, are created for people who have high cheekbones and low nose bridge. People with this face shape can have a very hard time finding sunnies that fit correctly and comfortably. Whether the issue is that they slide down their noses, or rest on their cheeks, low-bridge fit sunglasses are built so that everyone can sport stylish, well-designed shades.
Design elements of low bridge fit sunglasses
There are four key elements when designing alternative fit sunnies: frame, nose bridge, nose pads, and temple curvature. Here’s the deets:
Narrow nose bridge
A narrower nose bridge is the key to success when it comes to having a low bridge. It helps secure your shades onto your face, so they do not slip and slide as much. We all know how annoying it is when we’re just trying to frolic through a meadow and our sunglasses keep sliding down. Narrow nose bridges can help solve this problem for those with a low nose bridge.
Larger nose pads
Ah, larger nose pads, narrow nose bridge’s partner in crime. When picking out low bridge fit sunglasses, having larger nose pads can also reduce the slip and slide problem. Many alternative fit sunglasses are built with this feature, so any and all face types can sport them.
Having a frame that sits at an angle can be frustrating to those with high cheekbones. The shades will rest on your cheeks and ride up when you smile or make facial expressions. This is why low bridge fit sunglasses are designed in a flat frame so your sunnies don’t hinder your ability to show off those pearly whites.
Finally, last but not least, temple curvature. Typically, Asian, or low bridge, fit sunglasses feature ear stems with a more rounded shape, to help them fit more comfortably. With this extra curvature, your sunnies will stay locked and loaded for whatever fun lies ahead.
We want everyone to feel comfortable and confident in their shades. All Sunski polarized sunglasses are designed with all types of humans in mind.
“The way we sculpt our nose bridge as an organic curved surface, which naturally puts them at variable distances from the eye and therefore the nose bridge, makes the fit ideal for as many different face shapes as possible.” – Head of Design, Sindre
While Sunski shades are designed for everyone, there are several design attributes in Asian fit sunglasses that make sunglasses fit even better on everyone, which is always a key goal for us. These styles include the Dipsea, Bernina, Seacliff, Headland, Makani, and Foothill. These frames have a lower wrap and a less steep angle, unlike styles like the Topeka, which has a steeper angle, more wrap and isn’t the most ideal for alternative fit. Sunski polarized sunglasses are also made with our signature SuperLight recycled plastic with curved arms that are sculpted to give just the right amount of secure pinch without being uncomfortably tight, which keep your sunnies safely on your face.
All the areas that touch your face have been through numerous iterations with fit testing of all different sizes and head shapes. These critical touchpoints are what Sunski focuses most on when developing new frames so you can feel confident that your sunnies will fit like a glove.