Dwyane Wade has always been known as one of the fashion pioneers in the NBA, so it’s surprising that it took as long as it did for Dwyane Wade and Li-Ning to do a collaboration shoe. Wade ensured his first collaboration would be a seamless one by collaborating with Lyfe Brand, a Miami clothing brand Dwyane Wade has worked with before and still reps. Let’s take a quick look at the rumored soon to release Lyfe x Li-Ning Way of Wade 4!
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This particular collaboration utilizes the same type of design as the “Origami Stealth” and “Pink Origami” WoW 4s. However, with this particular collab, Lyfe and Li-Ning decided to go with a mostly purple and black theme. The purple and black theme has been used on Way of Wades before, but mostly on what WoW heads around the world would consider “grails”. WoWs like the the WoW 1 “All Star” (one of my personal favorites), the WoW 1 ” Purple Lavender”, and the WoW 2.5 “Royal Flush”.
Lyfe Brand makes sure their name is easily visible by placing their distinct logo where the WoW logo would usually be on the tongue. There is no special box for this collab, but it does come with extra laces and my gut tells me it will also come with special insoles as well.
There is no official release date yet or price point for this collab, once I get something official I’ll let you guys know ASAP!