Dwyane Wade and Li-Ning Debut the Way of Wade 9

Wade’s ninth shoe with the Chinese juggernaut features advanced tech like a BOA fit system and BOOM midsole technology.

By
Footwear
22,485 Hypes 17 Comments

Dwyane Wade‘s Way of Wade line with Li-Ning has debuted its latest model: the high-tech Way of Wade 9. The second post-retirement silhouette Wade has released — following 2020’s Way of Wade 8 — the WoW 9 offers a high-tech construction centered around a molecular motif that was created to represent infinite possibility both on and off the basketball court.

The Way of Wade 9 arrives in two different iterations. The first is a high-top dubbed the Way of Wade Infinity that features a futuristic BOA lacing system and a sock-like construction, while the other is a lower cut with traditional laces contained within its zipped shell. Both combine Li-Ning’s proprietary Jiang material with BOOM midsole technology and an Air Jordan 35-like midfoot plate for a feel that’s forceful and responsive while remaining soft and supportive. Special details include a “Wade” spellout on the circular forefoot pieces, a large Li-Ning logo towards the heel and “Family First” split across the back of the left and right shoes.

A release date and retail price for the Way of Wade 9 has yet to be announced, but it’ll debut in the black/gray/red “Announcement” colorway and white “Balance” makeup pictured above in the coming weeks. You’ll likely be able to spot WoW athlete D’Angelo Russell of the Minnesota Timberwolves sporting a pair on NBA courts as well.

For more sneaker news, check out the latest installment of HYPEBEAST’s weekly Best Footwear Drops list.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Givenchy Properly Introduces Matthew M. Williams' Antigona Bag Collection
Fashion

Givenchy Properly Introduces Matthew M. Williams' Antigona Bag Collection

A redesigned take on the signature accessory line.

New Balance Dresses Its 878 In Signature Gray Hues
Footwear

New Balance Dresses Its 878 In Signature Gray Hues

NB’s most famous shades arrive on the under-the-radar silhouette.

Lad Musician SS21 Blends Ian Curtis' Style With 'The X-Files' Suiting
Fashion

Lad Musician SS21 Blends Ian Curtis' Style With 'The X-Files' Suiting

Rich with bold floral patterns and painterly flourishes.


The Nike Air Max Plus 2 Returns With a "Celadon Green" Makeover
Footwear

The Nike Air Max Plus 2 Returns With a "Celadon Green" Makeover

After being revived in late 2020, the TN-loaded silhouette returns with iridescent accents.

Maison Margiela Parent Is "Interested" in Acquiring Jil Sander
Fashion

Maison Margiela Parent Is "Interested" in Acquiring Jil Sander

OTB may soon snap up the minimalist luxury label.

Instagram Exec Not Yet Satisfied With Reels, Acknowledges TikTok Is Ahead
Tech

Instagram Exec Not Yet Satisfied With Reels, Acknowledges TikTok Is Ahead

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri speaks on plans to grow Reels from TikTok and hints at consolidating Instagram’s video formats in a new interview.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.