Li-Ning WoW Way of Wade 4 "Lucky 13" Premium Basketball Shoes
Release Date: 28th Oct 2015
Conditions: Brand New in Original Box
Upper : Mesh + Textile
Sole: Bounce + Cushion + Carbon Fibe + Li-Ning Cloud
The WoW 4 Lucky 13 is one of special sneakers from Way of Wade 4 line, which shows it is Dwyane Wade's 13th season, and we all wish him enjoy a lucky seaon of 13. It was inspired by Liberty. It features synthetic leather and mesh upper with penetration lace system(more support and decrease the weight of sneakers), inner boot, 3D Carbon fiber midsole(Anti torsion), Bounse and Cushion tech for performance, and finished with solid rubber outsole. Other details include the 13 angles on Wade logo to shows us the 13th season for Dwyane Wade and new pressing tech on tongue and sole for more exquisite look.
The traction in these are great, I would give them a 8.5/10. Tiny bit of sliding on dusty courts, but perfect on clean courts. Triangular traction pattern does its job. WIPE AFTER EVERY PLAY for perfect traction.
Cushioning, it is decent. As meant for a smaller player (Dwayne Wade is 6'2"), it provides enough cushioning for rebounds, but if you're a bigger player perhaps you might want to invest in something different. For me, as a SG, it was enough. 7.5/10 here
Durability, I've been playing in these for 3 years, it has lasted this long. Slight degradation on the traction and cushioning, but it's still playable. However, I do remember during my senior year I did scrape my shoe against another player, and part of the paint did come off. 9/10
Materials: Lunarlon outsole is great, very durable and a great feel. Rubber tongue feels awesome, as it is only rubber on the front, and mesh against the top of your foot. Laces and tongue do not over grip your foot. 9/10
Support: If you lace all the way up, along with basketball shoes, your foot is gripped perfectly inside the shoe. Sure, if you land on someone's foot you are almost guaranteed to twist your ankle, but that's in every shoe. This shoe is considered a mid-cut shoe, it ends at your ankle. This offers some protection, and does not restrict your ability to move as a guard. 8.5/10
Overall, I would give this shoe a 8.75/10.