Shoe Pick #25 – Li-Ning

Brand: Li-Ning
 Dwyane Wade Signature Shoe
 Black & White (more TBA)
Price: N/A

Li-Ning are one of the biggest sportswear companies in China, therefore making them one of the biggest on the planet. The brand may not have the mainstream awareness and pedigree of Nike, Adidas, Puma, etc, but they’re definitely starting to make their rivals take note. After signing basketball player Dwyane Wade away from Jordan Brand, they’ve collaborated with the man himself to produce his own pair of signature shoes.

Generally they seem to be have met with quite critical response, people expecting more from this strongly hyped release. Either way, I really like them. The lacing is different… to say the least, but overall the shoe looks like a really clean and solid piece of design. Li-Ning have been on the basketball radar for a while now, and big name signings like Wade are only going to increase their corporate profile in the years to come. Keep an eye out Jordan, the Chinese are coming!

Article @ Highsnobiety


About Tom McCluskey

My name is Tom, and this is my blog! I'm 19 years of age, and just beginning my 2nd year of a BSc/BA Product Design degree at Bournemouth University, UK. Otherwise, I live at home in Romford, London (not Essex!) during the summer period. Design is something I'm taking ever more seriously in life. Starting my degree, hoping to explore a field I had dabbled in with GCSE Graphics at school, design has gradually become something of an obsession. Shoe/Trainer/Sneaker design is something that particularly interests and inspires me, I'm quite the "sneakerhead", and I plan on using this blog to showcase my journey through university, and beyond. When it comes to extracurricular activities, I'm a big fan of sports, football and badminton in particular. West Ham United are my team, and you'd struggle to find a more passionate fan. Just ask my girlfriend, I was absolutely delirious when we won the play off's final against Blackpool earlier this year, COYI! Anyway, I hope you enjoy what I've got to showcase here in my blog, thanks for dropping by. Tom.
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