I’ve been wearing STEPPER eyewear since I started to wear reading glasses almost three years ago. Since then, I’ve got to know the brand and the family behind it and even visited their HQ in Stuttgart. During my stay, I had the privilege of meeting the founder, Hans Stepper, (who despite being in his 80s, still works full-time), and his wonderful family. Not only that, we had a night to remember at the Stuttgart Beer Festival.
Why STEPPER Eyewear is so comfortable
STEPPER have been pioneers since they made their first frame in 1970. They use innovation and technology and embrace new materials and processes to create exciting and durable eyewear that fits; eyewear that is unrivalled in its comfort. It’s the comfort and fit that underlies the brand’s success, it’s what differentiates it from the rest. The most important function of a piece of eyewear is to hold a pair of spectacle lenses correctly and comfortably before the eyes with the utmost precision and comfort. A face is three-dimensional, so STEPPER frames are designed and manufactured in three dimensions. A good fit on the nose is derived from knowing the best fitting angles for gender and ethnicity. This face-profile knowledge ensures that every frame fits so well it almost goes unnoticed by the wearer and it minimises slip and pressure against the head and ears. This is why STEPPER eyewear is so comfortable.
But don’t just take my word for it. In August this year, STEPPER sent a survey to those opticians who already stock their eyewear to ascertain their thoughts towards the brand. This is just a small selection of the responses.
“Quality and lightweight.” “Comfortable to wear.” “Good designs, good service, nice people to deal with.” “Quality and value.” “Lightweight. Good price point for STEPPERS”. “Large and petite sizes available”. “The fit”. “Great fitting choices and titanium styles suit our customers well”. “Quality of product and service”. “Price point for the quality of product is fantastic”.
Comfort and quality came up over and over again and this is something I can attest to as a wearer and as a practising optometrist. Patients return to the brand again and again because STEPPER eyewear is so comfortable. They know they will get well-fitting, high-quality spectacles.
The latest STEPPER styles
I met with Business Develop Manager Liz Shepherd to view the new collections. I tried a selection of titanium and TX5 styles on. The new styles are chic, elegant, understated and timeless. They transcend trends and seasons and yet are forward-thinking and modern in both design and concept.
Here’s a small selection of my favourites.
Style 1: SI30156, material: TX5
Style 2: SI50222, material: titanium
Style 3: SI30151, material:TX5
Style 4: SI93626, material: titanium
Style 5: SI84773, material: titanium
Style 5: SI93683, material: titanium
And just to show it’s not all work and all play, Liz and I, who have been friends for 24 years, went out to lunch afterwards at The Two Sisters here in Skipton.
This is part of an ongoing paid partnership with STEPPER Eyewear. A version of this article first appeared on their blog.