Live in or Near Chicago? Meet Dwyane Wade and Cop Some Way of Wade 5s Early!


I wrote a piece on what kind of impact Dwyane Wade and Way of Wade’s could have on Chicago now that he’s playing for his hometown team (read HERE) and it appears Wade and WoW are making a conscious effort to promote the brand and Wade already locally.

Not only will the Way of Wade 5 “Announcement” be available early starting on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 (11/26/16 everywhere else) at three DTLR stores, Wade will have a Meet & Greet this Sunday, November 13th, 2016, from 3-4 PM at the Madison & Pulaski DTLR store! Here are the DTLR stores who will have the WoW 5 “Announcment” (plus other previously released WoW 5s) on shelves for you to purchase;

– Madison and Pulaski – 3900 West Madison St, Chicago
– River Oaks Mall – 96 River Oaks Center, Calumet City
– 87th & Dan Ryan – 205 W 87th St, Chicago


Here is a little bit of information on the WoW 5 “Announecment”

*The Announcement name originally commemorated Dwyane’s footwear business decision to partner with China’s Li-Ning Sports and create his own global signature line and brand, which was an amazing milestone & announcement at that time. This year’s WoW5 Announcement colorway is again a mix of black/red/white colors but arranged a new and unique way. The upper is majority black-based on a majority white-based sole with accents of sport red strategically placed on the lace, tongue, collar lining and on his heel logo. The upper construction represents the WoW5 “Mesh Version” which is a unique layering of textiles and reflective materials to create a seamlessly modern new textile material package. The external upper pattern straps and heel counter are reinforced strong from the backside and made of highly-reflective materials. The internal bootie and tongue feature a updated comfort-focused construction as well. The sole mixes a semi-clear white rubber in the forefoot with semi-clear red rubber in the heel. The sole is supported with an internal carbon fiber mid foot shank which uses a classic black carbon fiber weave on this colorway. The sole intuitively cradles the upper using a newly designed dual-duometer TPU clip system, maximizing ideal lateral support and heel stability on-court.


Images via Way of Wade

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