Miami’s heat (see what we did there?), Dwyane Wade, has launched his “WoW4” line of sneakers in partnership with Chinese sporting goods company Li-Ning. After collaborating with Michael Jordan’s Air Jordan, Wade joined Li-Ning in 2012. And this time around, his collection is named “Way of Wade 4.0.”

The 33-year-old Miami Heat player shared photos to his over five million Instagram followers showcasing the new line of footwear. The first photo, which has received over 48,000 likes so far, featured one foot of several people in a circle donning one of the new sneakers. Wade captioned it, “Any mini, mighty, moe… #Wow4 [sic].” Almost all of the comments on the post were along the lines of, “I want one of those.”

Two hours later, he shared another photo of a group standing in a basketball court with Wade in the front row, and again, all of them had donned the same pair of shoes. Wade thanked everyone in his caption, writing, “Big S/O & a big thank you to each one of these guys for coming down to miami to be a part of my #Wow4 launch [sic].”


any mini,mighty, moe… #Wow4

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The comments on this post, however, were a little different. One fan said, “Squad goals,” and another wrote, “I like the shoes but can’t afford to buy them.” This may be right, what with the prices for previous Way of Wade collections going well into the hundreds, although most of them are already sold out on Wade’s web site. The price for the 4.0 collection has not yet been released, but according to Wade’s site, the first color, “Liberty,” will go on sale on October 23 at noon.

The 4.0 series are said to be the lightest shoe yet with a layered mesh design and internal straps to make them that much more playable. According to reports, Li-Ning will be launching 18 different colors in the 4.0 collection over a 10-month period. Following the release of “Liberty” will be “Lucky 13” on October 28 and “25th Anniversary” on November 25. Wade will reportedly wear the “Lucky 13” version on his opening night to represent his 13th season in the NBA.

Dwyane Wade, Instagram post, October 20, 2015.
Dwyane Wade, Instagram post, October 20, 2015.
Carrillo, A., “Li-Ning and Dwyane Wade Set To Release The Way of Wade 4,”, October 16, 2015.
Image Source: Flickr; Image copyright 2011, Keith Allison


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