As I mentioned before in my initial article on the Way of Wade 5 “All-Star” HERE, Way of Wade is pushing forward and making their presence felt during all-star weekend by releasing the WoW 5 “All-Star”, despite Dwyane Wade being unfairly snubbed from this year’s game.
The sneaker will STILL be seen though, and they will be on the feet of Indiana Pacer Glenn Robinson III during the Slam Dunk Contest. So keep an eye out for that! It makes me wonder if he has dunk planned that will showcase the xeno/3m upper and glow in the dark outsole on the shoe. We shall wait and see!
The sneaker is first set to release a day early in very limited fashion at the “D&G His and Hers Fancy Pop-up Experience” shop in New Orleans on Friday, February 17th. The shop will be located inside the International House Hotel and will be open from the 17th-19th. For those of you who haven’t already figured it out, the D stands for “Dwyane” and the G stands for “Gabrielle” and the shop will feature apparel and accessories that Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union both support and yes they will be there!
A wider release of the sneaker will happen on Saturday, February 18th. The sneaker surprisingly only retails for $165, which is only a $5 up-charge from general release WoW 5s. They will be available online through WayofWade.com and in-store and online through the Edition Boutique (2 physical stores in Miami).
Detailed description of WoW5 “All-Star” from Way of Wade:
Introducing a mysterious, unique black-based WoW5 customized for The 2017 NBA All Star weekend. The classic black look changes personalities when hit with direct light or camera flashes, reflecting back an iridescent rainbow of blue, purple, green and yellow. The upper features a cut and sew technique and combines solid and micro-perforated material for increased breathability. Upper details include tonal black accents & special edition Chicago stars clusters. The sole is clean white and semi-clear rubber with a new Chicago star repeat pattern and – it glows green in the dark!
The WOW5’s internal bootie and tongue boast an updated comfort-focused construction and this version utilizes a new molded mesh. The sole is supported with an internal classic black carbon fiber mid foot shank. The sole intuitively cradles the upper using a newly designed dual-duometer TPU clip system, maximizing ideal lateral support and heel stability on-court. This style is packaged in special, metallic blue WoW5 box with Chicago star print and also comes with a special black carbon fiber hangtag, made from the same carbon fiber as the mid foot shank.