Dwayne Wade Designs A Wacky Sock Collection With Stance For “Bold Expression”
Fellas, you may not be able to take a walk in Dwayne Wade’s shoes, but now you can definitely strut your stuff in a pair of his socks. The 31-year-old Miami Heat guard just teamed up with Stance to create a sock collection featuring bold colors, zany prints, and fresh designs for men with serious style and an aversion to plain black socks.
“We’re very excited to unveil the Wade Collection,” said Jeff Kearl, CEO of Stance. “Dwyane has had an undeniable influence on the NBA and on fashion, and we are thrilled to collaborate with someone that is so passionate about everything that he is involved in. This is one collection that really speaks for itself.”
Added Wade, “Style has always been a personal interest of mine, and I’m excited to be able to express some of my own influences through my collection for Stance. Socks are often overlooked in fashion, but socks have the amazing ability to transform any ensemble into a bold fashion statement that reflects your personality and mood.”
To create the 13-piece collection, Wade worked with Calyann Barnett, Creative Director of Brand Wade, to develop a collection of casual and dressy socks that are inspired and influenced by his personal life experiences.
“The reason I started even loving socks to the point I was trying to wear something different is that it’s something people don’t see,” Wade told The HuffPost last month. “You look at people and you see what’s on the outside, but you don’t see what’s on the inside as a human. It’s the same thing with socks: Until I walk or take a step or until I sit down, [you don't see my socks]. And then once you see it, you get a different thought of my personality, and you start thinking, ‘Who is this guy really?’ I love it, I look at guys’ socks all the time because it changes what you see about them.”
For a closer look at the collection from the three-time NBA champion, head over to Stance.com and watch Dwayne talk up his tootsies on an episode of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno below. Whose celebrity sock designs do you prefer: Dwayne Wade or Robert Kardashian?