We want to tell you the story of our roots, and how we've managed to stick around by being the best affordable sunglasses company with creativity built into our soul.
Knockaround was founded in 2005 by Adam “Ace” Moyer during his time as a graduate art student at the University of California, San Diego.
Ace named his affordable shades after the sneakers his dad wore when he mowed the lawn, dubbed his “knockaround” sneakers. They were classic, they were durable, and should they get beaten up, it wouldn’t be the end of the world.
Ace applied the same concept to his newly founded sunglasses company: classic and timeless shades designed to take a beating. And should you lose or break your sunglasses, it doesn’t cost you a fortune to get a new pair.
Merging the classic East Coast prep style of his Virginia upbringing, his interest in design and fashion, and a newfound love for the perpetually sunny, laid-back lifestyle of Southern California, Ace created a company centered around a sunglasses line that was both practical and stylish.
Our affordable sunglasses are available in fifteen different frame styles (all unisex), each with its own unique look and characteristics, and all offered in a wide range of frame and lens colors.
Whether you’re looking for men's sunglasses or styles with a feminine flair, we’ve got you covered. We even offer an awesome collection of kids sunglasses available in bright colors and cool patterns irresistible to mini-sized sunlovers.
For collectors and unique eyewear connoisseurs, our ongoing Limited Editions and Collaborations offer a chance to own one-of-a-kind Knockaround sets that include a uniquely designed pair of sunglasses, custom pouch, box, insert item and collector’s card.