The Li-Ning Way of Wade 8 ‘Team No Sleep’ Has Released

The Li-Ning Way of Wade 8 'Team No Sleep' is now available.

Following the first look of the Li-Ning Way of Wade 8 months ago, we now have our best look yet at Dwyane Wade’s eighth signature shoe.

The Li-Ning Way of Wade 8 appears to arrive in two renditions, one that features a standard lace enclosure, while the other being a knob-tightening system similar to BOA lacing.

Cloud FOAM and Li-Ning’s BOOM is in full-length for the midsole, while an all-condition rubber makes up the outsole. A full-length carbon fiber plate runs through the entirety of the shoe, while the upper is constructed from a cordura fabrics, genuine leather, and a durable mesh.

An official release date has yet to be revealed, but keep it locked here as updates arrive. Let us know your thoughts of these in the comments below.

UPDATE (01/11/2020): The Li-Ning Way of Wade 8 ‘Team No Sleep’ is officially unveiled, and is slated to release today, Saturday, January 11th, 2020. Read the full press release below for everything you need to know on Dwyane Wade’ newest signature shoe.

“The WOW8 is our most futuristic basketball sneaker to date, packed with state-of-the-art innovation and technology. At the same time, the design heavily reflects the past, and tells stories of Dwyane Wade’s life and career through every detail. The midsole resembles a strand of DNA, because that’s exactly what went into the construction of this shoe – the DNA of a champion, to be carried on through future generations of athletes. The WOW8’s midsole is constructed with Li-Ning’s leading energy-returning technology, BOOM, for ultimate responsiveness and comfort, and a full-length carbon plate that maintains the athlete’s structural support on the court. The WOW8 is the future of Way of Wade.”

You can purchase the Li-Ning Way of Wade 8 ‘Team No Sleep’ now at for $225 USD in select sizes.

Proprietary lacing system featuring “8” shaped reinforcement, for tighter, locked lacing
Signature Way Of Wade forefoot strap – for increased stability and tighter directional cuts
The introduction of BOOM technology, and a full-length carbon plate
Padded heel cup inspired by racecar seats, protects against slippage and braces for speed
The largest Wade logo to appear on a sneaker to date, fully reflective so you can’t be missed
Cordura constructed upper for ultimate durability, reinforcement and breathability

Original Posting (11/04/2019): Best look yet at Dwyane Wade’s upcoming Li-Ning Way of Wade 8 signature shoe.

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