Performance Review: Way of Wade 2 Low
|Tumbled leather is used in the upper which gives the shoe a premium look.|
|Synthetic leather panels are also provided for structure and also for support.|
|Bounce cushion in the forefoot|
|Cushion in the heel|
At first, I was concerned on how the traction would be. I even told myself that the shoe's rating would hurt if the traction was bad. Good thing that it wasn't the case. The outsole is made up of solid rubber with line patterns that go in different directions. Some might call it story-telling pattern, but I just see it as lines that go different direction although there are small details on the outsole, I am talking about the whole traction pattern in general. Anyway, it does get the job done. I was able to maneuver around the court without problems and it is a big deal for me since I play guard most of the time. It does grip the floor well even with some amount of debris present. But when the dust is heavy on court then some wiping would be needed. Also, I am not sure how long would these last outdoors on courts with very rough surfaces. Even though they are fairly thick, the segmented or sectioned lines might be "peeled off". So if you are asking me I would say these would be okay indoors and outdoors as long as the surface is not too rough.
|The collar is padded enough and secures your heel in place.|
|The midsole is protruded a bit to also serves as an outrigger.|
|Carbon fiber shank plate provides good torsional support.|
You can find the shoe on discount racks now so for all things that I said above, getting it on a lower price is indeed a good purchase. If I remember correctly, this cost around Php 4,500 at Olympic World Trinoma so again not bad considering that these even cost originally at around Php 8,000 back then. And in case you missed my Best Foot Forward segment of this shoe, the box really looks premium (they even included a dust bag).
The Way of Wade shoe is a great performance sneaker. This shoe has the same setup as the WoW 4 in terms of cushion and I think that this looks more premium because of the use of good quality leather. For me, the best attribute of the shoe would be the fit as it really secured my feet inside and I am not worried at all that I will be having a problem with regards to the shoe's support. The shoe offered adequate impact protection and good traction. And again, these can be found at a discounted price so I suggest that if you are trying to look for a great signature shoe and would not like to spend too much, then maybe you could try these and I hope you enjoy them as well.
Analykix Grade: 4.35