Take A Look At Dwyane Wade’s First Li-Ning Signature Sneaker
Late last week, we showed you a teaser photo of Dwyane Wade‘s first signature sneaker with Li-Ning. After three years working with Jordan Brand, D-Wade decided to jump ship this season and worked out a deal with the Chinese sneaker company in order to create a signature sneaker for the 2012-13 NBA season. So, what’s the verdict on that decision now that we’re able to see exactly what Wade will be wearing this year? Well, let’s just say that we’re not too upset to see which direction he’s taking his new partnership in right now.
As you can see here, Wade went with a simple black and white colorway for his signature sneaker that can best be described as minimalistic. Although there are several cool features of the sneaker that stand out—the “W” that’s formed by the laces is the first thing we notice when we see these—Wade and Li-Ning didn’t go too wild with his first sneaker. There is what appears to be a black patent leather upper, a speckled midsole, and D-Wade’s logo branded inside the tongue of the sneaker. And, there’s not much here for us to complain about. This is something we’d definitely consider rocking, and we’re glad that these aren’t covered in Li-Ning branding.
How will they perform on the basketball court? That is the question right now. From the looks of things, Li-Ning has constructed a pretty solid sneaker. But, in order for us to get too excited about it, we’ll have to try a pair of these on and play a few pickup games in them. Because while just about anyone can create a sneaker that looks good, it’s difficult to create a basketball sneaker that performs well on the court and offers all of the support necessary to help a guy like Dwayne Wade play his best.