We had a few unclear shots a while back of what was supposedly the Way of Wade 5 (you can read my piece on it HERE). Now, some close up and detailed shots of the WoW 5 are starting to trickle in, and at first glance, any WoW fan will see the silhouette resemblance to the WoW 1.5 Encore. The first colorway we get to see a detailed glimpse of is comprised of mostly volt, white, and silver. (a color combination not yet seen on a WoW)
The detailed shots show a mesh type upper (much like the WoW 4), along with WoW branding on the tongue, heel, and the outsole. It wouldn’t be a WoW without a carbon fiber shank, so it’s only right he WoW 5 comes equipped with one. You can also see 5 lines on the heel tab, with the 5th being highlighted in volt to signify the model number. Li-Ning branding can also be seen on the lateral side of the heel counter. Finally, DWADE branding can be found at the bottom of the toebox area much like on the WoW 4.
One thing I’m personally hoping for is a brand new cushion setup. Their patented “Bounse” and “Cushion” foams are okay, but are in definite in need of an update with all the great cushion setups currently on the market. we shall see if that’s the case with the WoW 5.
There is no official release date or price at the moment, once that is revealed I’ll let you guys know ASAP. Until then, enjoy the images!
All images via WayOfWadeChina