Dwayne Wade and Li-Ning’s WOW Brand Drops New “Futuristic” Essence 2 Sneaker

NBA all-star and fashionisto Dwayne Wade and brand partner Li Ning announce the release of their Essence 2 “Futuristic” sneaker, updating the shoe series with more unique design elements.

Since 2012, Wade and Chinese Olympian Li Ning have collaborated on their co-owned apparel brand WOW – short for Way of Wade – for seasonal drops of merchandise and exclusive items. For Fall/Winter 2021, the latest WOW sneaker has been updated with durable CORDURA fabric, a mixed-material upper and rubber-grip traction outsole.

The all-black colorway also features elastic pull-tab laces, a three-grid section midsole and a flexible high-collar. Light touches of grey graphic elements are peppered throughout the shoe, and the phrase “Make Your Own Way” appears on the midsole.

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