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  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Signature

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes embody the athleticism and symbolize the life of certain on-court legends. Hooping will surely be fine when you get kicks from their signature lines.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $160
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93 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 95 / 100 | The Sole Brothers

    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.

  • 90 / 100 | AnotherPair

    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.

  • First look / Unboxing | WearTesters

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Profile of the Li-Ning Way of Wade 7

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.

Performance

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

Fit

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.

Material

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.

Style

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.

Special Colorways of the Li-Ning Way of Wade 7

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.


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