Li-Ning Way of Wade 7 Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$164.99
Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
12/2018
Outdoor Rating:
83%
# of Reviews:
3
Traction
6.7
Cushion
8.7
Material
9.0
Support
9.0
Fit
8.0
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

PROS:

  • Premium materials
  • Comfortable cushioning

CONS:

  • Very slippery on dusty courts

Summary of 3 Expert Reviews:

The Way of Wade 7 gets mixed reviews. In general, reviewers weren't happy about how the traction performed. Especially on dusty courts, there was a lot of slipping and the outsole is not easy to wipe. The cushioning is a little less soft than the Way of Wade 6, but still very comfortable and plush. The highlights are definitely the premium materials and the great build quality - these shoes will last a long time! Overall, at $165 there are better performers out there, but if you play on clean courts and you're a fan of Dwyane Wade, give these a chance!
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Expert Reviews of the Li-Ning Way of Wade 7:

8.8
The Sole Brothers
The $165 is justified by the premium materials and great build quality. This is a great performer with very comfortable cushioning - I thoroughly enjoyed playing in these!
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8.6
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The Wade 7 is a fun shoe to play - definitely recommended!
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7.4
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I am not a big fan of the Wade 7 on-court and I definitely don’t want to play in them again.
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Traction of the Li-Ning Way of Wade 7:

8.0
The Sole Brothers
On a clean court, the traction is really good. But this shoe attracts a lot of dust and is rather difficult to wipe.
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7.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The traction was solid; they do pick up dust on dirtier courts but as long as you keep up on your wipes, you will be fine.
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5.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I slipped. Often. Actually, nearly every time I played in them
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Cushion of the Li-Ning Way of Wade 7:

10.0
The Sole Brothers
Impact protection in the heel is really nice and the forefoot feels a little like Boost with a very nice compression. This is one of my favorite cushion setups.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Great impact protection and a very comfortable ride.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The step-in comfort is amazing, but they feel pretty dead under-foot.
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Materials of the Li-Ning Way of Wade 7:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
The materials look and feel super premium and are comfortable on-foot.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The textile mesh upper wrapped my feet nicely but the synthetic shroud in the forefoot did very little for me.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Materials are nice and well-built.
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Support of the Li-Ning Way of Wade 7:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
No heel slippage, perfect lateral containment and very stable.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The shoe makes sure that our foot is secure and glued to the footbed.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Support is good, but the shoe is very stiff because of it.
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Fit of the Li-Ning Way of Wade 7:

8.0
The Sole Brothers
There was a little dead space in the front.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
I went true-to-size and that works for me.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I couldn't get the right amount of lockdown without my feet going numb from the lace pressure.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

good
The Sole Brothers
Outdoor use should be good because of the hard rubber.
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fair
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
This shoe won’t wear down as quickly as others outdoors.
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good
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
This shoe is gripping well outdoors.
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Width of the Li-Ning Way of Wade 7:

slightly wide
The Sole Brothers
Slightly wide.
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regularly wide
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Wide-footers can go true to size.
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Size of the Li-Ning Way of Wade 7:

runs large
The Sole Brothers
Go down half a size.
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½ size large
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Runs a bit long.
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runs large
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Go down 1/2 size.
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