Hey Scott, I know what you mean. I boght a pair of killer loops a while back (model name -99 degrees) and they are a dead ringer for the old zeros except they have the added advantage of ball bearing mounted ear stems so that they are more compact when folded.
If Oakley started making running shoes, or more sneaker like hiking shoes, then I'd go for them. As long as they looked good and weren;t too bulky or an odd material. Nik, my Nikes seem to last years. I only buy a new pair every 2.
OT: I don't know what the status of running shoes now is at Oakley. I remember at an investor's meeting they were talking about Red Code and how a potential venue for that was in running shoes. However, now that the basketball line is all but kaput (Skillet and Paint were sweet tho) maybe the push is off on Red Code, and therefore explicitly athletic shoes, in general. Anyone know?