Sneaker pimps waited with bated breath as fashionable three-time NBA champ Dwyane Wade debuted his design collaboration with Alejandro Ingelmo on “Way of Wade” Third Element collection of Li-Ning sneakers. The party was hosted by Haute Living and took place at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Miami Beach where to match the futuristic tone of the shoes, the scale model in the sales center was tricked out with aliens and flying saucers to play into the theme. This new color way of his famous Li-Ning kicks sell for $325, and will be available exclusively at Miami boutique, The Webster.
Wade sported a pair during the event alone with a pair of trendy leather pants and Armani tuxedo jacket. Fashion is clearly the player’s passion as he settles into what is already a second career for the player. “My fashion sense was a little limited when I came into the league, because I wasn’t into riskiness at first,” said Wade. “I wanted to do some things fashion-wise, but I didn’t know if I should. Once I got to around age 23, I started getting more confidence in myself and said, ‘You know what? I’m going to start doing the things I want to do that make me happy,’ and started taking more risks in fashion.” Mission accomplished.