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87 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews
A hundred and sixty bucks that is a little expensive but I feel like it is justified because of the materials that they used, just the quality, the manufacturing, and stuff like that. Even if this was not a good performer, the price is justified. For a high-level tech, you're talking carbon fiber. This nylon is super nice. The cushion is apparently really, really good so you know, that's what you're gonna pay for top-tier quality tech, and then especially if it is a decent performer. It is a great performer. I was very, very impressed with it. The only thing I would change about this shoe is I guess the traction could be a little bit better on dust. If there is a solid outsole rubber that does come out, hopefully, I will be able to try that out. Also, the fit, I would like to be a little bit tighter on my foot. I guess a little bit narrower. But other than that, I thoroughly enjoy this shoe and I love playing in these. And it's definitely gonna be in my rotation.
Overall, the Wade 7 was a pleasure to play in and I enjoy playing in these. Do I recommend these bad boys? Hell yeah. I honestly think more people should be playing the Wade shoes anyway because they definitely some sleepers here especially if cushion is what you are looking for, you can't go wrong with some Wade shoes. You can't knock them until you try them. So if you are looking for something different, try the Wade shoes.
Overall, I like the Way of Wade 7… off-court. I definitely don’t want to play in them again. Traction was less than desirable while cushion wasn’t anywhere near as awesome as it was last year with the Wade 6. Materials and build quality are great, but the overall function… they’re just stiff. Maybe it’s just me. But this was my experience in the Way of Wade 7 so this is how they played for me.
Overall, the Way of Wade 7’s are a fun shoe to play in; I enjoyed playing ball in these thang thangs. Would I recommend them? Most definitely. I think more people should give the Wade’s a try anyway because if you ask me, they are a sleeper.
In early 2018, Li-Ning and Dwyane Wade entered into a lifetime deal and launched the Way of Wade 7. During the launch, Wade also announced his plans of retiring from basketball after sixteen glorious years with the NBA.
These Dwayne Wade basketball sneakers come with Bounse and Cushion midsole foams for a smooth and impact-protected ride. The shoe comes with a translucent outsole rubber that has Wade’s logo incorporated in the traction pattern. For a comfortable and durable fit, the upper boasts a seamless multilayer composite nylon mesh.
Cushion. The responsiveness of the Li-Ning Way of Wade 7 comes from the full-length Bounse and Cushion midsole foams. For stability and torsional resistance, the midfoot boasts a carbon fiber shank. These Dwyane Wade basketball shoes also come with a thick insole. The heel has a crash pad that absorbs impact and provides energy return.
Traction. The Li-Ning WoW 7 comes with a translucent rubber outsole. Though durable enough for outdoor play, the rubber might not last long. The shoes are better used indoor
Length and Width. Owners of the Li-Ning Way of Wade 7 claim that the shoe runs a bit long and narrow. They say that wide-footers can opt for their true sizes. Those with normal feet can go down half a size, or double their socks for a snug fit. Narrow-footers are advised to fit the shoe first before making the purchase.
Lockdown. To keep the foot in place, the Li-Ning WoW 7 utilizes the standard lace-up system. The carbon fiber heel counter prevents foot slippage.
The upper of the Li-Ning WoW 7 boasts a seamlessly applied multilayer composite nylon mesh. The forefoot comes with a synthetic shroud that has perforations for breathability. The quilted inner walls of the ankle are packed with foam for a cozy fit.
The half-bootie construction of the Li-Ning WoW 7 comes with tongue and heel nylon pull tabs that are covered with rubber. The heel of the shoe has “Kaavia” and “James”–the name of Dwyane Wade’s daughter with Gabrielle Union. The brand’s logos are strategically placed at the forefoot and midfoot outsole. The WoW 7 callout is seen on the tongue.
The Li-Ning Way of Wade 7 sees two basic colorways and one special colorway since its release. The Overtown colorway sports the jersey colors of the Miami Heat. It comes with a red patent leather-esque shroud in the forefoot and a white base with accents of black. As for the sought-after Announcement colorway, it comes with a white shroud, black base, and accents of red at the pull tab, tongue, and inner walls of the shoe.
Li-Ning Way of Wade 7 Art Week Event
The Edition Boutique collaborated with Li-Ning to release a glow-in-the-dark colorway of the WoW 7. Only 200 pairs of the shoe were released. The colorway is a pre-order until January 31, 2019, and it retails at $250.