words // Brandon Richard
For the playoffs, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has switched from his Li-Ning Way of Wade signature shoe into its .5-style follow-up, the Way of Wade Encore.
Seen here in two similar white-based Heat 'home' colorways, the Way of Wade Encore carries over the silhouette of its predecessor with several cosmetic changes. The sides feature strap-like panels that overlap a breathable mesh window. Ridges run along the collar and heel and the eyestay has been modified with triangular eyelets. Li-Ning branding has been added to the heel and tumbled leather overlays appear along the base of the shoe.
Word is that the Way of Wade Encore will be released soon exclusively in China. Will you be pulling any strings to pick up a pair?
Check out close-up photos of both pairs below.