Lens: Ruby (Blade II) + Ruby (Plain)
A truly awesome color combo, with the matte black finish not as flaky as the X-Metal finish on the Romeo 1.0s, Pennys and Juliets. I'm neither a big fan of the Blade films nor Wesley Snipes, but I like the fonts on the BLADE II laser-etch. And the rarity too, of course, doubles the joy. Makes the one without the etching appear, well, plain.
Frame: Matte Black
These things are ridiculous! But I like 'em for that fact. Definitely a collector's item but not practical for genuine use outdoors. There's no practical way to store or transport these. I normally keep my hair cropped short so they don't "float" over my head too much but if I get lazy and let my hair grow out a little bit, they hold kinda funny. At least on me, the two pads above the lenses rest on my brow and if I make any kind of facial expression other than stone-cold stoic, they get crooked. This is a great example of Oakley's radical design thinking and why we love them so much.
Frame: Matte Black
Lens: Ruby Iridium
The name says it all. They are definately a bizzare pair of sunglasses. However, if you have the right head for them then you'll be pleased. They fit a little snug on me, so I can't wear them for more than a couple hours at a time without my head begining to feel a little compressed.
Still, it's a pair that can really get you a lot of attention, and the looks from people as they pass you by are just priceless.
When these came out I immediately had to have them. By far the most comfortable pair of glasses I own, with a near perfect fit to my head. The biggest downside is the large blindspot in your peripheral vision. The only other problem I have with them is that since mine are Gen1 the forehead padding that came with them sucks. The Gen2 padding was built in as opposed to stick on, and after several years the stick on is starting to peel off. Aside from that, I love the shock effect these have.
I saw the overthetops on the Oakley website, and despite being incredibly ridiculous, I still had to have them. They only had Silver frames for a while, but when Blade II came out, they made a Black/Ruby model. I got that for Christmas and wear them out on certain occasions. They will definitely get you some notice, so be warned. But if that's your intention, then so be it. The frames below the lenses, tend to give you 'bags' under your eyes if you wear them too long, so I find it's best to wear a hat under them. It does look cool under a hat though, or if you pull your hair through the top and just let the glasses pop out of your head. They also will not fall off no matter what you do.