words // Brandon Richard
It was a huge weekend for Dwyane Wade, who in addition to starting for the Eastern Conference in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, teamed up with Li-Ning for the official WADE Brand launch party in Houston. As part of the event, Li-Ning and Wade also opened a pop-up retail space, allowing stateside customers to be among the first to get their hands on limited edition Way of Wade colorways.
One of the colorways made available was the style Wade wore in the All-Star Game. Dubbed "Sting Wades," the bright purple kicks feature printed stingray details, textured overlays on the toebox and heel, a uniquely printed midsole and graphic-revealing translucent rubber outsole.
As of now, Li-Ning says "Sting Wades" are limited to the All-Star launch and will not be re-released. We'll update you here at Sole Collector if that changes.
Enjoy a detailed look below.