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Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5

Released 10/2023, Low Top, Dwyane Wade, 
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8.0
EXPERT RATING
3 reviews
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The Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5 features impressive lockdown and stability.

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This shoe is best for outdoor play.

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Available at 2 shops | Official Retail Price: $129.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (3)
User Ratings (0)
Traction
7.7
Cushion
7.7
Materials
8.0
Support
9.0
Fit
7.7
Outdoor
100%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
NA
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5 Review

Pros:
Supportive and stable
Durable outsole rubber
Cons:
Difficult to put on
The insole grabs your socks

Performance of the Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5:

The Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5 is the most affordable shoe in the Li-Ning line of basketball shoes. The traction is decent after taking the time to break the rubber in. The performance is better for lateral movements. Li-Ning uses a Boom insole that grips onto socks, which is annoying. The foam provides decent impact protection, though. The materials are stiff but dense. The construction of the upper helps provide security around your feet. Lockdown and stability are the standout features. The shoe keeps you contained, especially around the ankle and through lateral movements. Li-Ning delivers a solid outdoor performer at a low price point with the Wade Shadow 5.
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Expert Reviews of the Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5:

Expert Rating: 8.0 (ranks #237 of 295)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.2
December 6, 2023
The Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5 is a decent performer, especially for a budget shoe. Stability is the best feature, while traction and cushion take some time to warm up.
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8.0
January 15, 2024
I like the Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5 as a budget performer. The shoe is impressive for lockdown, and the traction and cushioning are decent.
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7.8
December 6, 2023
The Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5 is better for outdoor use. The shoe caters to larger, more powerful players that can generate more force for traction and cushioning.
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User Reviews of the Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5:

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Traction of the Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5:

Expert Traction Rating: 7.7 (ranks #254 of 295)
User Traction Rating: NA 
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
December 6, 2023
The traction becomes better with more playtime. It becomes satisfactory but isn't top-tier.
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8.0
January 15, 2024
I needed to break the traction in during the first few runs. It performs solidly afterwards.
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7.0
December 6, 2023
The traction is better laterally than linearly.
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Cushion of the Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5:

Expert Cushion Rating: 7.7 (ranks #240 of 295)
User Cushion Rating: NA 
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
December 6, 2023
The Boom insole feels better than standard insoles, and the cushioning feels decent.
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8.0
January 15, 2024
The cushioning setup feels nice. There's a decent amount of impact protection and compression while sacrificing some court feel.
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7.0
December 6, 2023
The shank and tread bridge make the cushioning feel extra springy. The Boom foam provides decent step-in comfort. Be prepared for your sock to stick to the insole, though.
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Materials of the Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5:

Expert Materials Rating: 8.0 (ranks #168 of 295)
User Materials Rating: NA 
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
December 6, 2023
As a budget model, this shoe is heavier than most others from Li-Ning. The materials also feel stiff but perform well.
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8.0
January 15, 2024
I like the feel of the textile material. It feels comfortable and thin.
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8.0
December 6, 2023
The materials are dense and reinforced to offer additional structure and containment.
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Support of the Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5:

Expert Support Rating: 9.0 (ranks #20 of 295)
User Support Rating: NA 
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
December 6, 2023
The highlight of the shoe is the upper stability and lockdown.
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9.0
January 15, 2024
I'm good to go with the support and lockdown. I had no issues with lateral stability.
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9.0
December 6, 2023
The lockdown is tremendous, and there's no heel slippage. The tread bridge provides extra stability, too.
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Fit of the Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5:

Expert Fit Rating: 7.7 (ranks #258 of 295)
User Fit Rating: NA 
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9 - Great
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8 - Good
2
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
December 6, 2023
The insole causes my socks to stick, but the shoe fits well.
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7.0
January 15, 2024
The shoe is annoying to put on. The texture on the insole grabs your sock, too. I like the snug toe box, though.
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8.0
December 6, 2023
The fit feels medium and standard.
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Durability of the Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5:

User Durability Rating: NA 
10 - Amazing
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9 - Great
0
8 - Good
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7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
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5 - Poor
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Outdoor of the Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 100.0 (ranks #1 of 295)
User Outdoor Rating: NA 
Good (100%)
3
Fair (50%)
0
Bad (0%)
0
good
December 6, 2023
The outsole feels durable enough for outdoor use.
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good
January 15, 2024
The outsole rubber will hold up outdoors.
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good
December 6, 2023
The rubber is meant for an outdoor court.
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Width of the Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5:

very narrow
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slightly narrow
1
regular
2
slightly wide
0
very wide
0
regularly wide
December 6, 2023
The width is average.
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slightly narrow
January 15, 2024
The width is slightly narrow.
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regularly wide
December 6, 2023
2E feet can go up half a size.
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Size of the Li-Ning Wade Shadow 5:

very small
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slightly small
2
true to size
1
slightly long
0
very long
0
½ size small
December 6, 2023
I went half a size up.
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½ size small
January 15, 2024
I suggest going up half a size.
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true to size
December 6, 2023
Narrow and medium feet go true to size.
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