November Partner: District Vision

By Mario Fraioli

A hearty thank you to District Vision for partnering with me to bring you Issues 104 and 105 of the shakeout. DV’s performance-focused running sunglasses are made in Japan and are the most stylish, well-constructed frames you can put on your face. Period. District Vision makes more than just eyewear, however; they research and develop tools for mindful athletes, exploring the relationship between movement and meditation to promote physical and mental wellbeing. I’ve been a huge fan of the brand, the product and their vision (no pun intended) ever since meeting co-founders Max Vallot and Tom Daly a little over a year ago. DV had a pop-up shop and led pre-race meditation sessions at the Boston Marathon in April, and did the same in their backyard at this year’s New York City Marathon, bringing a message of mindfulness and movement—along with some sweet special edition frames—to runners from around the world. I’ve been rocking a pair of Kaishiros and they’re the only sunglasses I own that don’t weigh down my face or induce any undue pressure behind my ears. Have a look at DV’s impressive array of eyewear for yourself and take advantage of a generous 20 percent discount when you enter the code “supermario” at checkout.