Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2

Released 4/2023, High Top, Dwyane Wade, 
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8.5
EXPERT RATING
4 reviews
9.2
USER RATING
14 ratings
The Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2 has some of the best traction - it's a fantastic performer.

Best Suitable For:

This shoe is a solid pick for players looking for something similar to the Kobe line.

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Available at 2 shops | Official Retail Price: $159.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (4)
User Ratings (14)
Traction
9.0
Cushion
8.5
Materials
8.0
Support
8.8
Fit
8.3
Outdoor
75%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
NA
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2 Review

Pros:
Outstanding traction
Soft and light cushioning
Cons:
The materials could be more comfortable

Performance of the Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2:

The traction of the Ultra V2 is fantastic. It plays well on all surfaces. The solid rubber options are top-notch. Reviewers suggest avoiding the translucent outsoles. The drop-in midsole is reminiscent of the Kobe line. It feels soft and comfortable while remaining lightweight. A revamped heel and ankle section improves the support and lockdown of the Ultra version. Reviewers say the materials are light and perform well, but they also mention the comfort could be better. The Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2 is an impressive performance model. The traction excels, and the Boom drop-in midsole works.
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Expert Reviews of the Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2:

Expert Rating: 8.5 (ranks #113 of 305)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.6
April 13, 2023
The Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2 is a fantastic performer. It reminds me a lot of the Kobe 9. The traction is outstanding, and the added heel lockdown is a welcome improvement.
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The Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2 improves on the regular 808 2 with improved cushioning and a revamped ankle collar. The fit and support feel better too.
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8.5
August 18, 2023
The Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2 is a solid performer. The fit and lockdown are the best features. I wish the traction performed up to my high expectations.
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8.4
September 3, 2023
The Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2 feels like an upgrade. The heel and ankle support are where the shoe shines. It has dependable traction and cushioning, too.
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User Reviews of the Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2:

User Rating: 9.2 (ranks #30 of 305)
10 - Amazing
5
9 - Great
8
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.8
June 24, 2023
Shoe is close to perfection. The only complaints I have are very small. The material is a little cheap and takes time to break in. The material will feel better over time. Also make sure to wipe the outsole on dusty courts. If you don’t you will be okay but will for sure slip out on EXTREMELY aggressive moves.
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9.2
August 5, 2023
The traction and cushion is amazing. It fits slightly long. The outsole is really durable. Dust doesn't affect the traction. The upper material could've been better. But overall, great performance
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7.0
August 26, 2023
The most overrated shoes traction is Okey Cushion is good but the fit and the support is horrible. Don't buy it there is better options.
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10.0
August 29, 2023
If you need a shoe to have a perfect court feel I'd recommend these they are absolutely awesome indoor/outdoor they feel great!
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9.4
May 29, 2023
User didn't add a summary.
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Traction of the Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2:

Expert Traction Rating: 9.0 (ranks #74 of 305)
User Traction Rating: 9.6 (ranks #20 of 305)
10 - Amazing
12
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
10.0
April 13, 2023
The traction provides an amazing bite. It grips all types of surfaces. Just don't get a translucent outsole.
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The traction is my favourite aspect of the shoe. It's thick and multi-directional. This traction pattern handled every court I played on.
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8.0
August 18, 2023
The traction was decent, but it didn't meet my expectations. I went into this test with high standards. Dusty courts gave me problems.
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8.0
September 3, 2023
The traction is dependable.
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Cushion of the Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2:

Expert Cushion Rating: 8.5 (ranks #149 of 305)
User Cushion Rating: 9.1 (ranks #61 of 305)
10 - Amazing
6
9 - Great
6
8 - Good
6
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
April 13, 2023
The Boom drop-in midsole is soft and comfortable.
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The Boom foam is soft. It has better impact protection while still feeling light and smooth.
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8.0
August 18, 2023
The Boom cushioning is soft for those light on their feet. It's not meant for heavy impact protection.
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9.0
September 3, 2023
The drop-in Boom midsole is one of my favourite foam cushions.
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Materials of the Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2:

Expert Materials Rating: 8.0 (ranks #182 of 305)
User Materials Rating: 8.7 (ranks #91 of 305)
10 - Amazing
4
9 - Great
5
8 - Good
8
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
8.0
April 13, 2023
The materials conform to your foot well. It's thin and breathable too. The added Dynamic Shell feels great.
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The materials are my least favourite part of the shoe. They're light and breathable but could be comfier. The ankle collar and back of the shoe feels better on the Ultra, though.
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8.0
August 18, 2023
The material choice is solid. The shoe is flexible and well-ventilated.
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8.0
September 3, 2023
The Dynamic shell upper is responsive. There's no lag when moving.
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Support of the Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2:

Expert Support Rating: 8.8 (ranks #75 of 305)
User Support Rating: 9.2 (ranks #37 of 305)
10 - Amazing
8
9 - Great
7
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
9.0
April 13, 2023
The heel lockdown is outstanding because of the Dynamic Shell. The containment is better too.
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The shoe's support features keep the shoe flexible but rigid.
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9.0
August 18, 2023
The dynamic shell, carbon fibre heel, and overall fit provide excellent support and lockdown.
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9.0
September 3, 2023
Heel lockdown and containment are outstanding.
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Fit of the Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.3 (ranks #141 of 305)
User Fit Rating: 8.8 (ranks #99 of 305)
10 - Amazing
5
9 - Great
5
8 - Good
7
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
8.0
April 13, 2023
I didn't have issues with the fit.
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The shoe is snug through the forefoot. The Ultra has an improved fit because of the ankle collar.
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9.0
August 18, 2023
The upper feels form-fitting. The fit is one of the shoe's best features.
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8.0
September 3, 2023
When I got my correct size, the fit felt comfortable.
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Durability of the Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2:

User Durability Rating: 9.3 (ranks #29 of 305)
10 - Amazing
5
9 - Great
7
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 75.0 (ranks #62 of 305)
User Outdoor Rating: 86.4 (ranks #53 of 305)
Good (100%)
10
Fair (50%)
5
Bad (0%)
0
good
April 13, 2023
The rubber is tough enough for outdoor play.
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The thick and durable rubber outsole makes this a good outdoor option.
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fair
August 18, 2023
The grooves are thick enough for outdoor play.
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fair
September 3, 2023
The rubber is okay for outdoor use.
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Width of the Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2:

very narrow
1
slightly narrow
5
regular
9
slightly wide
1
very wide
1
slightly narrow
Go up half a size if you have wide feet.
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slightly narrow
August 18, 2023
Those with wide feet might go up half a size.
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regularly wide
September 3, 2023
Go true to size if you have a wide foot.
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Size of the Li-Ning Wade 808 2 Ultra V2:

very small
0
slightly small
1
true to size
9
slightly long
6
very long
1
true to size
Go true to size if you have narrow or regular feet.
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true to size
August 18, 2023
I went true to size.
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½ size large
September 3, 2023
I went down half a size.
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