This year’s Li-Ning Way of Wade 5 Birthday colorway celebrates Dwyane’s 35th birthday, becoming the 5th installment of the WOW Birthday signature colorway.
It also represents the first retail Way of Wade 5 constructed with a woven upper while mixing a strong balance of Steel Grey and Metallic Gold with traditional Black and White accents. The printed upper pattern Roman numeral “V” is another first for the WOW5 and executes in reflective Black as well.
The upper construction represents the WOW5 “Woven Version” which is a single jacquard woven textile upper, custom engineered for a high-quality and tighter woven external surface for increased lock-down support. The external upper pattern straps and heel counter are strongly reinforced from the backside and made of highly-reflective materials. The internal bootie and tongue feature an updated comfort-focused construction as well. The sole is crafted from semi-clear White rubber with only the pivot point popped Steel Grey. It’s supported with an internal classic Black carbon fiber mid foot shank.
Li-Ning Way of Wade 5 Birthday Release Date
Look for the Way of Wade 5 “Birthday” to release on Saturday, January 21st, honoring Dwayne’s 35th birthday. Retailing at $160, available exclusively online at WayOfWade.com and in stores at The Edition Boutique, Miami.
January 21, 2017
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