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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.
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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.