Others take inspiration from historical design, while SMITH Optics evolved from it and forever pay homage to their history.

Meet the XC. Originally launched in 1984 as a skiing sunglass, reborn in 2023 as our latest honouree to the Archive Collection. And just like the original, it includes a 90-degree flip-up lens for a truly nostalgic feel.

SMITH Optics Archive Collection pieces are not reimagined, but replicas of the original with state-of-the-art material upgrades. The XC is now built with Evolve™ bio-based frame material as well as ChromaPop™ lenses which deliver greater contrast, more natural colour, and unmatched clarity to allow you to see more detail.

Respect those who paved the way and #PursueYourThrill