words // Nick DePaula
images // Victor Sun

For seven seasons now, Li-Ning Basketball has been refining their annual Yushaui model into one of the sport's best guard-geared sneakers, and the new Yushaui VII looks to be the best edition of the series yet.

With bonded panels along the upper for a closer fit and a more targeted collar for better lockdown, the newest version goes lower and lighter than recent models in the line.

Once again featuring a full rubber outsole multi-directional herringbone pattern with precise flex grooves and contouring through the midsole, the shoe also includes an assymetrical collar, thinner tongue with zonal padding and molded medial ankle.

The Li-Ning Yushaui VII, currently worn by Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon, is available now in China in Black / Red / White and White / Black / Purple / Yellow.

For more on the newest model from Li-Ning Basketball, our Chinese readers can look for China Issue 4 of Sole Collector Magazine on newsstands now.