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5 Things To Expect From Dwyane Wade’s Li-Ning WoW 6 Signature Sneaker

words and photos // Jordan Keyser:

As Dwayne Wade’s 15th NBA season is under way, he welcomes a new journey with the Cleveland Cavaliers and a new signature sneaker with Li-Ning. Since leaving Converse and Jordan Brand for the Chinese based sports performance company, Wade has amassed a core loyal following with the Way of Wade series. The line blends the potential Hall of Famer’s progressive style while offering a solid shoe to hoop in.

The newest WoW 6 is a vast improvement from its predecessor in weight, fashion, and function. I could show you better than I could tell you. Recently while attending Art Basel in Miami, Nice Kicks got a hands on look at what the future of Dwyane Wade’s sneaker line will look like. From limited colorways, to better cushioning, and thinking about life after his own career, the Li-Ning Way of Wade 6 takes the entire line to the next level.

Read ahead for five things to expect from Dwyane Wade’s Li-Ning WoW 6 Sneakers:


A small detail, but noteworthy change on the 6th installment of the Way of Wade line, is the simple but meaningful changes to the logos found on the WOW6.  The updated logo now features 15 Circles to represent Dwayne Wade’s 15th NBA Season, along with the 82 saw teeth around the logo, which represent the NBA’s 82 regular season games.


While down in Miami, Way of Wade gave me an exclusive look at the upcoming color ways for rest of 2017 and wha’ts in store for 2018.  Some of the limited WOW6 color ways celebrate Holidays, including a Red/Blue pair for Veterans Day, as well as a Green, Red and Black pair which celebrates the upcoming Christmas Holiday.  Some of my other favorites were the “Sunset” WOW6 which features a Black, Pink, and Orange hits throughout the upper and midsole, and the “Pumpkin” WOW6 which really popped with the use of Fall colors such as Orange, and Yellow, and a glow in the dark outsole.  These along with a slew of other upcoming releases will help the Way of Wade team bring the newly unveiled Way of Wade 6 to life.


The Way of Wade 6 features some noteworthy performance upgrades, including the use of a breathable-performance mesh upper, as well as the addition of a carbon fiber mid-foot strap that is sure to improve lockdown and stability. The Biggest performance upgrade definitely comes with the introductions of Li-Ning’s newest cushioning technology– Drive Foam Technology.


The introduction of Li-Ning’s new Drive-Foam Technology is by far the best improvement found in the WOW6, the comfort is next level. Li-Ning teamed up with BASF to create this all new cushioning system found in the WOW6. Those of you unfamiliar with BASF, they are the company that designs and licensesBOOST technology to adidas. So, it should go without saying that this new Drive-Foam Technology is the real deal in terms of comfort, both on, and off-court.


With Dwayne Wade’s on-court time seeing a reduction this year, Li-Ning and WOW are looking to grow their on-court presence through other NBA players signed to the brand such as José Calderón of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Glenn Robinson III of the Indiana Pacers, and both, Evan Turner and C.J. McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers.

Dwyane Wade’s Li-Ling WoW 6 is currently available right now online. Retail price is starts at $ 160 for select exclusive colorways. Browse below for an exclusive look at what’s in next for Wade’s newest signature sneaker with Li-Ning.


Kyrie Irving Hopes To Have At Least 12 Nike Signature Shoes, To Make a Sneaker Clock

words // Nick DePaula:

In a recent candid conversation with Cleveland Cavaliers-centric blog WaitingForNextYear, Cavs All-Star guard Kyrie Irving spoke about his involvement with designer Leo Chang on his signature footwear, when you can expect to see the upcoming Kyrie 3 both on court and in stores, and his long-term goals for his line.

Surprisingly, Irving has just one simple goal in mind — he wants to get to 12 signature sneakers — in order to spruce up his home’s interior design.

“I have an aspiration, and Bron has it in his house: I just want to get to 12 and have a clock running,” says Kyrie. “He has a clock running of his shoes. That right there was like a goal of mine to just make it to 12 and then I could choose my best ones. So, yeah, I want to have a clock of my shoes like LeBron.”

Twelve of course works for the hourly breakdown on a clock, but is also esteemed territory for signature lines. Only Michael, Kobe, Allen Iverson, LeBron and Carmelo Anthony have received twelve or more signature models.

Sneaker clocks might not be an entirely new concept, and historically have almost exclusively featured the first dozen Air Jordan models. Hopefully, Kyrie’s revelation about LeBron’s signature timepiece might push the Cavs star to share an image of his home setup. For Irving, we’ll have to wait another nine years for that to become a reality, but we like his chances.



The Nike Basketball “BHM” Signature Collection Drops on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

A pioneering figure in the African-American community and a leader during the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated every January marking one of the first major national holiday’s each year. Thus, Nike Basketball chose to release their annual “Black History Month” signature collection on that very day.

Consisting of the Nike LeBron 13, Nike Kyrie 2, Nike KD 8 and the newly released Nike Kobe 11, indigenous multicolor patterning makes its presence felt across each look while a black base acts as the foundation for the collection. Check out every look in the Nike Basketball “BHM” Collection and mark next Monday, January 18, for the release date.

Nike Kobe 11 BHM

Nike Kobe 11 BHM

Nike LeBron 13 BHM

Nike LeBron 13 BHM

Nike KD 8 BHM

Nike KD 8 BHM

Nike Kyrie 2 BHM

Nike Kyrie 2 BHM

Source: Heist NY


Dwight Howard Unveils PEAK DH1 Signature Shoe In China

words // Nick DePaula
images // Frank You for Nice Kicks

Just last week on Friday, after a series of rumors dating back to early summer, Peak Sports officially announced they were adding Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard to their list of NBA endorsers. Moments later, the @PeakSportsUSA account deleted all of their tweets, causing some concern that they possibly jumped the gun on their announcement, as sources have said that Dwight’s prior contract with adidas doesn’t expire until September 30th.

Nevertheless, Dwight himself was in China over the weekend to celebrate his new partnership with Peak and meet with fans of his newly formed “Peak DH12 Fans Club.” Howard was donning a full head-to-toe Peak outfit, and his jacket surely features a print familiar to the footwear world.

In a ceremony that also included the company’s CEO and its design manager accompanying Dwight on stage, the brand officially unveiled two variations of what could become the Peak DH1 debut signature shoe.

DH1 1200 US_CHINAPeak is letting consumers pick Dwight’s debut DH1 signature shoe among a trio of choices: “Three options for you to decide Howard Peak generation!” Using a stripped down polling service called Wenjuan, the brand has two designs of the DH1 posted, one created by the Peak Sports USA offices, and the other designed at the Peak design center in Beijing.

If you’re not feeling either model, you can also vote for “Option III,” which is simply a black silhouette, and then leave a suggestion for what you’d like to see in the comment box.  You can head to the site now to place your own vote. We don’t yet have an official word on when the sneaker will be making its way to stores, but you can expect to see Dwight wearing the DH1 from the jump as the Rockets begin training camp later this month.

Check out images from the signing ceremony held in Beijing over the weekend, and let us know on Twitter which of the two DH1 designs you like best. Stay tuned, as we’ll have more on the newly formed Dwight Howard and Peak endorsement soon.

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Signature Stories // Derrick Rose Previews the adidas D Rose 6

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HUF and ‘Thrasher’ Launch Austyn Gillette’s Signature Shoe With New Video

Austyn Gillette becomes the latest member of the signature silhouette ranks, with HUF launching his new sneaker – the eponymously-named Gillette – with a new video through Thrasher. The sneaker itself differs from Austyn’s previous outings, specifically his line with former sponsor Habitat Skateboards, in that it adopts a more mature, dressy aesthetic for skating purposes. Said aesthetic falls in line with HUF’s own diverse array of offerings, which has expanded towards formal silhouettes that perform on- and off-the-board. Celebrating this versatility, Gillette takes to the streets of fashionable skate destinations like Berlin, New York City and Copenhagen to showcase the sneaker’s international appeal. Peep the instantly classic part above and head to HUF’s website to purchase from the rollout inventory of the Gillette.


adidas Reveals New Signature Cleat for Lionel Messi

A bonafide star when it comes to world of soccer, Lionel Messi has added a new signature cleat to his adidas resume. Dubbed the Pibe de Barr10, the cleat draws inspiration from the Barrio of Las Heras, Rosario, where Messi first learned to play the game. With Rosario-born graphic artist Ignacio Valenti at the design helm, the Pibe de Barr10 revists Messi’s childhood in stylish fashion. Pieced together with a synthetic hybrid touch upper, the cleat is also equipped with a speed traxion stud alignment and molded outsole.

Set to first debut about the feet of Messi on Wednesday, March 18th, the brand new Pibe de Barr10 cleat will be available for purchase both on and at select retailers on March 19th. Get familiar with this upcoming release both above and below the jump, and be sure to keep it locked right here to Nice Kicks for more.

adidas Pibe de Barr10

Release Date: March 19, 2015

adidas Reveals New Signature Cleat for Lionel Messi

adidas Pibe de Barr10

adidas Reveals New Signature Cleat for Lionel Messi

adidas Pibe de Barr10


Video: Globe “The Sabbath” David Gonzalez Signature Shoe

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Pro-skater David Gonzalez teams up yet again with Australian footwear brand Globe to create his latest signature shoe model: The Sabbath. The ultra low-cut sneaker features embossed synthetic coated panels, a vulcanized rubber sole, and Globe’s proprietary P.U. shockbed insole for impact absorption and durability out on the streets.

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