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About District Vision

We research and develop tools for mindful athletes, creating products that are equally function-first and performance enhancing. We believe in a holistic approach to athleticism and the idea that mental wellbeing is the foundation of every form of physical exercise.

Our first experiment was initiated in 2013 when we started testing sports eyewear technology with a group of downtown runners. Combining real-life feedback with Japanese engineering, the Keiichi running sunglass system was born – a proprietary solution for athletes, handmade in Japan.

As part of our holistic vision for the project we want to make meditation available to more runners and active souls in New York and beyond, through a series of talks and our Mindful Athlete Program (MAP), working with leading teachers in both fields.

Tom & Max

District Vision was founded in December 2015 by Tom Daly and Max Vallot. Tom and Max met over fifteen years ago at university in London. They moved to New York and enjoyed the city to the fullest until a series of life-changing events caused them to discover running and meditation. Tom was born in Ascot, England and Max in Cologne, Germany.

GQ, “Why Stylish Runners All Sweat District Vision."

Runner’s World, “How District Vision Obsessively Built the Best Summer Running Sunglasses."

Wired, “At Last, Technical Running Shades That Actually Look Stylish."

New York Times, “A New Sports Company Serves up Wellness, and Sunglasses."

New York Magazine, “The New Boys of Wellness."

Wall Street Journal, “Meditate, Bond and Buy Sunglasses."