Knockaround G. I. Joe Premiums are real American eyewear

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As a Child of the 80s I grew up watching such animated TV classics as The Transformers and Thundercats. But due to its roots way back in the early 1960s, one show transcended them all and became an American pop-culture icon—G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero! I was totally stoked to stumble upon these awesome G. I. Joe Premiums shades from Knockaround. With their matte woodland camo frames and red, white and blue striping on the arms, they are a fitting homage to the epic battles between the G. I. Joe team and evil terrorist Cobra Command. These shades have orange mirrored polarized lenses and UV400 sun protection. Also included is a custom G. I. Joe sunglasses box, a microfiber drawstring storage pouch with images of G. I. Joe First Sergeant Duke and Cobra Commander, a G. I. Joe 1st issue comic collector’s card and a Knockaround logo sticker. These G. I. Joe Premiums shades are available for $30. Deploy your troops to for more info or to order.

2 thoughts on “Knockaround G. I. Joe Premiums are real American eyewear”

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  2. Tempted, but…They don’t actually say G.I. Joe on them anywhere! I’m not sure the camo and the red/white/blue striping are enough to identify them as such. This is one case in which I want a logo! Also, since I’m not sure of the sizing, I’d appreciate being able to return them, but their site says they do not accept returns on limited editions. I could check with them if I was more interested, but not being able to return would be a dealbreaker.

    1. Chris – I can’t completely disagree with you. While I do really like the styling, it would be a nice touch if they had included the classic G. I. Joe: RAH logo on the arms, maybe in the camo portion. After all, if these are truly a licensed item, why not include the original logo on them? As far as sizing, I’m not sure. I did read this under the ‘Sizing’ tab:

      Knockaround Premiums provide a slightly wider and more accommodating fit than the Classics, making them a perfect fit for most face sizes and shapes.

      However, their return policy does seem a bit overly restrictive in this day and age.

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