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Li-Ning & WADE Brand Appoint Designer Alejandro Ingelmo as Creative Consultant

December 6th, 2012 by | 2 comments

designer alejandro ingelmo joins li ning wade line Li Ning & WADE Brand Appoint Designer Alejandro Ingelmo as Creative Consultant

Dwyane Wade is making some major moves with Li-Ning, showing the public that he intends to be involved with his WADE Brand under the Chinese footwear giant at every level. His first design team hire as Chief Brand Officer is Alejandro Ingelmo, an award winning fashion designer who will be filling the role of Creative Consultant for Special Projects. Hot on the heels of this announcement, Sneaker News got a chance to sit down with Ingelmo to discuss the new partnership and give you guys the inside scoop on this new WADE Brand development. Click through to check out the interview and let us know if you’re excited to see what comes from this D-Wade executive decision. Also, look for Alejandro Ingelmo’s first WADE Brand design to hit in Spring 2013 after debuting at his February Fashion Week show in NYC.

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Li-Ning “Avengers” Pack

October 21st, 2012 by | 12 comments

li ning avengers pack 1 Li Ning Avengers Pack

Does anyone remember Dwyane Wade’s alter ego ‘Flash’ that was given to him by former teammate Shaquille O’neal? Yeah, neither does Wade. Dwyane did bring his superstar power to the brand (officially announced last week), and while Wade might not be part of this pack of Superhero-inspired releases (Flash is a DC Universe fella), this ‘Avengers’ Pack couldn’t have arrived at a better time as Li-Ning continues to be a trend in sneaker circles. These were originally a sample for the third quarter of 2012, but with that season come and gone, maybe this set of releases won’t ever happen? Although these have no connection whatsoever to Marvel Comics, it’s clear that Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, and Thor were the inspiration for these impressive colorways, so check out the gallery below and we’ll let you know if Li-Ning plans to move forward with this release.

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Li-Ning Way of Wade – Shanghai Edition

October 16th, 2012 by | 7 comments

li ning way of wade shanghai edition Li Ning Way of Wade   Shanghai Edition

In another exhibition game between the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers in China, Dwyane Wade wore this White/Grey/Black/Red colorway of his Li-Ning Way of Wade dubbed the ‘Shanghai Edition’. This is the second known colorway signifying a major city of China (the first being the Black/Gold ‘Beijing’ that was featured a few days ago), and both share the skewed grid graphic on the toe and the circular logo on the heel. There are still a few intriguing details of the Way of Wade that could use some clarification, like the aforementioned logo and the graphics on the outsole of the shoe, so check out the extra angles of the ‘Shanghai’ Way of Wade and we’ll keep you posted on more Li-Ning Wade news.

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Li-Ning Way of Wade – Beijing Edition

October 13th, 2012 by | 17 comments

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One of the dominant stories of the week was the announcement and details of Dwyane Wade’s partnership with Li-Ning, but aside from all the bells and whistles, it’s the sneakers that matter to us. From there, we can make the proper judgement of whether or not the Wade-Ning deal is one to take seriously, or one that’ll fall on the wayside in favor of other established brands. This first detailed look at the Li-Ning Way of Wade reveals some impressive details and design cues that we haven’t really come to expect from Li-Ning based on previous designs for Baron Davis and Evan Turner; the padded and ribbed tongue, the skewed grid pattern on the toe-box, the funky ‘W’ structure of the laces – the Way of Wade is certainly headed in the right direction. A detailed viewing of the Black/Gold “Beijing Edition” colorway is right ahead, so give it a serious examination and let us know what your opinions are of the shoe.

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Dwyane Wade in Li-Ning Way of Wade

October 11th, 2012 by | 20 comments

dwyane wade talks wade brand and move to li ning 1 Dwyane Wade in Li Ning Way of Wade

After yesterday’s unveiling of the official partnership between Chinese athletic apparel brand Li-Ning and NBA Superstar Dwyane Wade, the influx of Wade-branded Li-Nings are beginning to approach. Let’s start with this tonal black ‘Way of Wade’ model; the primary design feature of this shoe is the unique ‘W’ lacing at the base of the lace structure, but some additional angles show some other finer details like the Air Force -like toe-box and extended outsole at the heel. Additional shots of Wade and the ‘Way of Wade’ is right ahead so give it a look and let us know if this beats any of the Jordan Brand kicks he’s worn in the past.

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Dwyane Wade Talks WADE Brand and the Move to Li-Ning

October 11th, 2012 by | 4 comments

dwyane wade talks wade brand and move to li ning 01 Dwyane Wade Talks WADE Brand and the Move to Li Ning

There’s a lot of buzz right now around Dwyane Wade and the recent announcement of his partnership with Chinese footwear brand, Li-Ning and last night, Sneaker News was lucky enough to catch up with the man of the hour for a few quick questions about the move and his new role as Chief Brand Officer of his own sub-brand. With only a short amount of time to get answers, we asked Dwyane some big picture questions regarding the future of the brand and what the impact of this signing can mean for both Li-Ning and NBA sneaker endorsement deals. Continue on after the jump to see what Dwyane had to say about his new endeavor, and stay tuned for more on WADE Brand and the Li-Ning Way of Wade signature model.

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Dwyane Wade and Li-Ning Officially Announce the WADE Brand

October 10th, 2012 by | 17 comments

dwyane wade and li ning officially announce the wade brand 1 Dwyane Wade and Li Ning Officially Announce the WADE Brand

Growing up in Chicago, Dwyane Wade idolized Michael Jordan, so it was a great honor for him to follow in his hero’s footsteps and represent the Jumpman for Jordan Brand. That partnership has ended and a new one has been formed, this time with Dwyane pulling another move out of MJ’s playbook, albeit for a different team now. It has already been reported that Wade will be joining Li-Ning, but the plot thickens a bit, as it looks like there will be a little more to the story. Like Mike branched out on his own with his own signature brand, Dwyane will be partnering with Li-Ning to launch WADE Brand, a division still operating under Li-Ning, but centered around all things D-Wade. The “Way of Wade” will be his first signature shoe as seen below and in previous posts, and will be followed by additional models, apparel and even gear for kids. Read more about today’s big announcement after the jump and stick with us for more on this intriguing new endeavor.

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