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Li-Ning Wade #MakeTheChange

October 9, 2012 BY / 41

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Thanks to the covert updates that Sneaker News has kept you up on, you already know that Dwyane Wade has made a huge change in his sneaker career, allowing his Jordan Brand contract to expire and linking up with Chinese sportswear entity Li-Ning. Tomorrow marks the 10/10 date hinted at by Wade on which the partnership is expected to officially be announced, but we’ve got some more photos and info ahead of that to shed light on the situation. First of all, Wade will have his sub-brand known simply as ‘Wade’, with an apparel line that he will have executive control over thrown in the mix. Secondly, reports have the line launching in China “soon” with an expected US arrival in Spring 2013.

During this big-time change for one of the league’s biggest athletes (#MakeTheChange being the apparent name of the campaign), some more insight has been given on the Wade/Jordan Brand split, with Wade speaking on the subject with “In the end, the pros outweighed the cons, Jordan might have that cool factor, but I’m at a different point in my career. I want to be involved in building something.” There’s no doubt that this new endorsement has given him that building opportunity, letting him carve out his own path and create a footwear legacy independent influence from any other Chicago heroes. You can expect to see Wade rocking his new Li-Ning’s on the regular at a couple upcoming exhibition matches out in China, with the in-game pairs to be auctioned off afterwards, thus becoming the first ever Wade x Li-Ning sneakers up for grabs. Click through with us to get the latest look at Dwyane Wade’s Li-Ning prototypes and check back tomorrow for more on the official dawn of the Wade/Li-Ning era.

via ESPN

Filed under: Dwyane Wade Upcoming Sneakers

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41 comments
kevbball
kevbball

they look like baby shoes just bigger

TonioCole
TonioCole

These are the defaults from Live 95 smh

lining
lining

Like chinese disease, it will "missspell" his name "Dwade Wayne" LOLLLLL

lining
lining

Lol, the rise of chinese brand....  

boogieblind
boogieblind

black one looks ok but I wonder whether these perform well

Kev Loco
Kev Loco

Only thing going for this ugly sneaker is that "W", and even that isn't that eye catching. But that's just me

jhoward151
jhoward151

Is that a Weinerschnitzl "W"???! DooDoo LMFAO

Kihmx
Kihmx

Career suicide

uwack
uwack

Looks like an NBA 2K13 shoe!

BigAnt117
BigAnt117

I'm all for D. Wade going where the money is at, but these things are ridiculously horrendous in my opinion. The fact that people are feeling them surprises the hell out of me, but to each their own.  

SneakerGenisus
SneakerGenisus

really feeling the white ones. the shoe in general is so much better than anything JB ever came up with

justwin
justwin

Yo they look like they could create missiles for em.

jigsaw2347
jigsaw2347

I like them but I'm not a fan of either color. The darker color definitely looks better though..I'm interested to see what else they come up with.

Thigh_pillowz
Thigh_pillowz

They look much better than the last pics....... But NO, NO, and Hell No. the look like trash to me. but thats just me.

DefineReal.
DefineReal.

I support Dwade so im going to cop. 

Twebb44
Twebb44

Yeah these aint bad. A big upgrade from the JB converse days.

Jumpfan23
Jumpfan23

They dont look too good that pattern kills it

Big_Infinite
Big_Infinite

midsole lateral support looks like a rolled ankle waiting to happen

TripleDtex
TripleDtex

IMO they are still ugly. I'm not going to lie they do look better then anything he had with JB and converse but that's not saying much.

Gusto
Gusto

These aren't bad. 10 times better than any non retro JB is making. All that patent leather is a bad look though.

FUBUoverBITCHes
FUBUoverBITCHes

These are slowly growing on me,the black ones look nice imo

muthatrucka
muthatrucka

Him and Melo should have a battle for worst sigs ever!

darkknightklf
darkknightklf

These shoes have potential to get to the kobe and lebron level of shoes. The black ones look fashionable enough to wear with stylish clothes. I say give them a couple of years and people will be coping these like they cop the kobes and the lebrons

DreamChaser
DreamChaser

well at least they will look better if you rock em with jeans then the flywades...they looked like clown shoes

ZTGiby
ZTGiby

why do people keep comparing these to lebron X's? Cuz the laces have w's in them for Wade???

187swizz
187swizz

This is HORRIBLE!!!! It looks like they put no thought into creating these. Looks like they put a bunch of patterns together.  SMFH!!!!!!!!!!  SWAPMEET MATERIAL!

Jakeypoo
Jakeypoo

They look more Asian than Jackie Chan driving a Toyota in San Francisco.

franklers_305
franklers_305

The black ones reminds me of the Kobe's zoom IV.

trucat4life
trucat4life

whether people like these or not there is one thing everyone will agree on...these are waaaaayyyy better than anything jordan and arguably converse made for d wade...i personally like em

infrared
infrared

they're okish (look a little similar to lebrons tbh) but that shine on the black ones kinda put me off

011781
011781

The black ones I could fuck with........... them bred ones tho, cmon son.

Tennessee1257
Tennessee1257

@muthatrucka you gotta throw Chris Paul in there too



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