I still haven’t completed my Wade 2 review yet after all this time. But if you’re smart, and have been reading closely enough you should sense that the Wade 2 is by far my #1 preference of performance kicks. Not only its overall sleekness, its tight hug to my feet, responsiveness under pressure, and comfortability in general should definitely be rated #1, at least for the ones I have tried up until first half of 2012.
This EV version was defined as an "upgrade" according to Nike. The major difference to the original Wade 2 instead of two well breathable upper meshes they are replaced by the famous one piece Flywire material. Which is made from four layers of lightweight synthetic materials providing lighter in weight and improved durability.
As I have mentioned before the beauth of Lunarlon other than its super responsiveness would be its "molding" feature, where the shape of your feet will eventually be "molded" into the insole making a "customized" fit.
The EV definitely had that retained and slightly improved. It feels a little softer and "bouncy" like the Max Air but much more responsive. I fell in love with it immediately since the EV version has taken the already tremendous Wade 2 to the next level in this category.
See below close ups for major difference between fuse Flywire EV vs regular. They are both fine products.
Now here is the bad. I don’t hate the fuse but you may look at the material itself as one big piece of plastic with zero ventilation. Is it worth shaving off a few ounces in exchange of breathability? Big no if you ask me. Had to take off a couple points from fusing this up, it’s more of a gimmick for JB coming out with these so called “upgraded” versions.