Wade All City 11
The Wade All City 11 gives us a Nike Kyrie feel but with its own style.
Release Date: 2023
The Wade All City 11 looks to follow in the footsteps of its great predecessors, the Wade All City 10 and Wade All City 10 V2. From our initial impressions, we can already see that it will be a worthy successor.
Traction: Way of Wade All City 11
The Way of Wade boasts some excellent traction. Depending on the colorway of the shoe, the Way of Wade All City 11 comes equipped with either a fully translucent rubber outsole or a combination of translucent rubber with solid rubber traction pods. In both cases, however, we have full-length herringbone as the shoe traction pattern. A rather beefy pattern at that.
This setup will provide excellent multidirectional coverage and will perform well both indoors and outdoors. But, if you are planning on playing with these outdoors, then you really should go with a colorway that has those solid rubber portions. No matter the surface you are playing on the Way of Wade All City 11 will grip the court very well and have you covered no matter what moves you are making on court.
Cushion: Way of Wade All City 11
The Way of Wade All City 11 features full-length Boom cushioning. Boom is Way of Wade’s and Li-Ning’s best foam cushioning system, and is very reminiscent of adidas’ Boost. It offers a nice blend between responsiveness and compression, and a very smooth ride on court.
On the Way of Wade All City 11 the slab of Boom foam is thin enough that the shoe retains a lot of court feel while still providing tons of impact protection. The Boom foam is also caged for added stability and, all in all, this is a very well-balanced and versatile setup that will work well for most positions and body types.
Materials: Way of Wade All City 11
Way of Wade shoes in general don’t have great materials, but, the Way of Wade All City 11 has some of the best materials we have seen from the brand. The All-City features a completely synthetic upper built with a combination of faux leather, mesh, and some TPU reinforcements as well.
Nothing on the shoe is premium in any way, but the layering and selection of materials boost the shoe’s performance, and in-hand feel. The good thing about having those synthetic materials is that the shoe requires minimal break-in time and remains lightweight and well-ventilated.
Support: Way of Wade All City 11
Support on the All City 11 is also on point. The shoe features a TPU torsional shank plate, two lace cables in the forefoot of the shoe, and a TPU reinforcement piece in the heel for added stability. On top of that the cushioning system is very stable itself, we have a very wide and stable base with a lot of contact area with the ground, and the materials on the upper do their job well.
There is nothing groundbreaking in terms of support on the All City 11, but all of the support elements work well together and provide a stable and secure experience on court.
Overall: Way of Wade All City 11
The Way of Wade All City 11 is another great performance model from Way of Wade in 2023, and it is also probably the most versatile shoe in its roster. The tooling and performance of the shoe will work well for most playing styles and positions, and, not only that, it will work well both indoors and outdoors. If you wanted to try your first Way of Wade Model, this might be the best place to start.
What’s in the video?
In the video, Chris provides detailed information from all the usual categories, providing the in-depth information you need. He supplies expert-level opinions on the materials, cushioning, traction, support, and fit. Here’s some of what he discusses:
- Kyrie-esque tooling
- Beastly traction with two types of rubber
- Full TPU midsole wrap
- Full-length BOOM cushioning
- Textile upper with synthetic overlays
- Forefoot Flywire-like lacing system
- Interesting lacing configuration
- Fluffy insoles
- Sizing recommendations
The Wade Shadow 4 is also showcased in the video. It’s now on sale for $99, giving you a lot of value for your money. There are support features that are built in to keep you on the footbed. The midsole is Li-Ning’s Cloud, an EVA-based foam, with a forefoot BOOM puck. They’re a little stiff to start with, but the break-in time is worth it. You can see the Shadow 4 in our Best Budget, Best for Wide Feet, Most Comfortable, and Best for Centers lists.
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