The folks at FastPass have brought us the Way of Wade 6 deconstructed so let’s get into it.
The Way of Wade 6 is not just a sneaker updated with contemporary technology — the brand went above and beyond when it recruited BASF Germany, the company behind Boost and DNA AMP, to develop its Drive Foam (polyurethane Elastopan).
For more information on this silhouette check out AnotherPair’s Way of Wade 6 Performance Review.
In the initial cross section of the sneaker I noticed something I hadn’t in any other pictures: the inner lining is quilted. Perhaps it’s just this Veteran’s Day colorway — which is actually $5 cheaper than other WoW 6 colorways — but it’s a very nice touch.
The cross section also shows the huge Drive Foam unit in the forefoot (12.66mm thick), the small foam Cushion unit (that’s what it’s called, Cushion) in the heel (9.85mm thick), and Li-Ning’s Cloud foam filling the rest of the midsole. The cushioning units are top-loaded, and a thick insole rests atop the strobel board.
The carbon fiber strap is true carbon and TPU composite, although it isn’t baked (like most carbon fiber is) to it can remain pliable enough to use as a strap.
That brings us to where the strap meets the midsole. As you can see by the shoe’s construction, when the wearers tighten the strap they are cinching the entire structure from the midsole, not the upper.
Finally, Li-Ning has used a composite carbon fiber and TPU shank to improve torsional rigidity. The integrated rubber outsole the shoe rides atop is 3.79mm thick.
Check out the gallery of images below and let us know how you like the Li-Ning Way of Wade 6.
You can buy the Way of Wade 6 ‘Veteran’s Day’ at WayofWade.com now for $155.