Dwyane Wade Unveils the Li-Ning Way of Wade 7 in China

A few days ago, we reported that Dwyane Wade was seen wear-testing the all-new Li-Ning Way of Wade 7 in China. The blurry images made it difficult to distinguish exactly what was going on with the sneaker but now we get to see how the final product turned out.

Earlier today, Dwyane Wade and Li-Ning officially unveiled the Way of Wade 7, his seventh signature model with the brand, as well as his lifetime deal with Li-Ning. And while his footwear line has inspired a few spin-off models, like the Wade Essence,  they aren’t part of the signature line (much like LeBron James’ Soldier models aren’t, either).

This initial colorway of the Way of Wade 7 features a multicolor upper with the dominant colors being black and white. The white areas appear to be patent leather, which wraps entirely around a black textile portion. Small red hits are seen throughout and the icy sole gives the shoe a sleek finish. On the toe, Wade’s logo appears just below the laces.

Carbon fiber has been strategically placed beneath the midsole and wrapped around the heel of the Way of Wade 7. The tongue appears to be perforated for air flow, as does the very front of the toe. Few details about the shoe’s cushioning technology have surfaced.

There’s no word on when the latest Wade shoe will be dropping, but expect a release around the start of the NBA’s regular season in October.

Wade was previously signed with Converse and Jordan Brand and had signature models with each.

What’s your take on the Way of Wade 7? Let us know what you think with a comment, and stay tuned to WearTesters for more updates.

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  1. I’m so excited for these, toe cap styled b-ball shoes usually win me over in the look department. (Jordan 11, Air Jordan 2010, Harden Vol. 1 etc.)

  2. Hope they leave the cushion the same. If so they will be top shoe of the year (if the fix that traction)

  3. I REALLY like how these look. Hopefully the cushion is full length DriveFoam. The whole shoe looks a bit chunky. Thick and a bit stiff (that’s what she said) but super supportive.

  4. I liked 6, but these are ugly imo. I hope I’m wrong, but materials look cheap and stiff.

  5. I don’t quite get a full-on harden vol. 1 vibe with these. Maybe a little, but they look more like his converse sig to me. I’m down, but in my experience Li-Ning, Anta, etc. seem allergic to making half sizes over size 11. That’s problematic for someone who’s a legit 11.5… Otherwise, I’d probably eschew Nike for some of their shoes.

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