Lens: Black Iridium
For me this design is possibly the pinnacle of Oakley understated style design, proving they can do elegance and class as well as cutting edge out there style frames. The fit is smaller yes, but that makes it perfect for my tiny face ^.^
I had 2 pairs of A Wire 2.0 Spring Hinge (SH) before this, and both times their ear stems had broken! The hinge design on these are perfectly sturdy, not placing pulling forces on a tiny piece of metal inside the stem attachment every time you open and close the stems like on the SH's.
This less complex mechanism allows more attention to detail in the design, particularly the icons and cutout sculpting on the orbitals rather than a big blob covering the temples.
To top it off the A 2.0's have the classic Oakley etching across the nose bridge, something sorely missed from their new slim/wire range. Light, sophisticated and classy!
Frame: Dark Thick
Lens: Clear RX lenses/Black Iridium
I bought these as regular sunglasses to use with contact lenses, but as I had a good number of sunglasses at my disposal, I went to my local Authorized Oakley Optician and had clear RX lenses put in them. When the Black Iridium lenses were in the frames, they didn't really stand out in the Dark Thick finish (probably would've looked better in the Brushed or Chrome versions), after I have the clear RX lenses set in, the frames immediately stood out of the crowd and looks very bold and unique; I would get compliments everywhere I went! Sometimes I would swap the clear RX lenses with the original Black Iridium, but usually I wear them as eyeglasses. Also, I've never had any of the lenses pop out on me. One think I don't like about them is that they do fit tight, as the other reviews mentioned. Too bad the Thick versions don't come with spring hinges. Anyway, they look awesome as eyeglasses and are my favourite pair.
Can I add a sixth star?
Frame/Lens: Black Chrome Thick/Emerald Iridium Polarized; Black Chrome Thick/Black Iridium; Brushed Thick/Emerald Iridium
Superb glasses, I find that they fit very closely and cover my eye sockets so even though the orbitals aren't huge, the coverage is very good for me. They are very snug - medium/large head and the earstems are in firm contact with the temples - but comfortable and fit very securely. The only downsides, aside from Oakley having no parts to repair them any more, have to do with the frame being quite soft and fairly bendable - I managed to bend my BI pair one day and although they bent back with care, there is still a tiny 'ripple' in the metal next to the nosebridge. Later Wire designs are much more rigid. The Emerald Pol pair tend to only come out a couple of times a year because they're essentially irreplaceable. A very lightweight, sleek, elegant design and without the weak point which seems to come with the spring hinges. I'd love another pair with the polarized Ice lenses but they don't come along very often!
Frame: Carbon A-wire
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
I was just told that Oakley no longer carries any parts for this glasses, lenses included. The best they offered me was a 25% discount on a new pair. Truth is that I don't want a new pair but to repair my old ones. I going to think long and hard about their offer but I am so disappointed that I will probably go with the competition. I loved my A-wires.
Lens: Black Iridium
Used these for a while and then traded them. They were a bit too big for my face. They look very classy and professional. The icon is a bit hidden, by the temple, but that is okay. The unobtanium allowed for a secure fit.