Dwyane Wade Showcases The WOW6 Kicks At Miami’s Art Basel While Fat Joe And KRS-One Ripped The Stage

(TIML STYLE) On Friday, December 8th, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Dwyane Wade flew a few good journalists down (me included!) to his former team’s Miami stomping grounds for the first look of his new Li Ning/Way of Wade sneakers WOW6. The coolest part about the reveal was how Wade timed the trip to MIA’s annual celebration of creative works during Art Basel weekend. With tons of events going on through the city, the Way of Wade 6 launch also shared space with the ‘VIBES’ showcase organized by Miami sneaker retailer The Edition.

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Having OG hip-hop legends and Bronx natives Fat Joe and KRS-One rock out their classics and new  in the Wynwood District was the highlight of the surprises the Way of Wade squad had in store for the group.

Who would have thought that DWade could leave his former sneaker brand and win big with an international company that gets his personal style down to his most detailed design. Six years later, Wade and Li Ning have shown that their union produces colorful styles that support the casual kicks lover and basketballin’ beast. Check out the specs as explained by the WOW team:

  • The WOW 6 is a combination of top tech and design
  • The design originated from the power of new age technology
  • Knitting fabric, provides breathability, stretch and dynamic support
  • Carbon Fiber Strap provides midfoot locked down stability
  • Li-Ning Cloud midsole adds comfort and stability
  • Drive Foam forefoot unit delivers better and more durable bouncing function and increases the shoe’s pressure force
    • Pressure force: a change in shape on the bottom of the shoe, which occurs every time a players drives to the basket, changes direction, etc
  • Cushion unit on heel delivers responsive cushioning
  • 3D customized Carbon Fiber plate provides strength and stability
  • The 15 Circles on the updated logo represent Dwyane Wade’s 15th NBA Season
  • The 82 Saw tooth around the logo represent the NBA’s 82 regular season games
  • The two numbers on the interior facing side of each shoe represent coordinates of the location of Li-Ning headquarters, Beijing and Chicago, Illinois – the birthplace of Dwyane Wade

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So after @FatJoe takes us from Miami to the Bronx @teacha_krsone double downs on the BX travels and runs almost all of his hip-hop gems, does random freestyles and even gives a motivational speech for those that he felt he needed to reach. Hip-Hop is a spiritual force, go to a show by the likes of a Joe or KRS and you'll understand. Shit, the last third of KRS' set has @therealswizzz on stage in full hip-hop head mode. Also a Bronx native, you can see the admiration and love he has for the KRS…even Joe waxed poetical about his mentor on the mic. It was truly dope to rap along with the fellas to all of those selections going back as far as 1986…if you aren't familiar with their work, take a day and go through their albums from the beginning. Understand the times they were in culturally…see how things haven't changed much from Fat Joe robbing his cousin and KRS with guns on his album cover to how they evolved as their careers continued…puts a different light on cats like @21savage who are just expressing themselves, I believe he and the like will evolve as well and still be able to do their ratchet joints when they get older haha… Last night was dope…thanks @wayofwade squad and shout to the art and hip-hop loving crowd of #ArtBasel at #ToeJams #VIBES

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