m glad you agree with me. However his line won't be successful if they keep producing bad looking shoes. Its up to the chief designer to make to shoe appealing to the consumer and also shape a performance shoe to cater to the player. Wade 2's is a good looking shoe maybe even better than the wade 1's and if Tinker had some of his ideas of making wade 2's who knows the possibilities if Tinker was in charge of producing wade line from the start? Its not to late to change the direction of wade line. But if Duane Lawrence keeps producing Wade's line, Dwayne Wade would probably keep wearing the 1's through his whole career. The Wade line right now only needs to focus on resurrecting the shoe aesthetically cause like I said I'm not wasting my money to wear ugly shoes.
I hear you with the whole "Chief Designer" idea....but IMHO...thats not really going to make a difference. Nike is a marketing machine, if they want to make it work all they have to do is spend a little more money on marketing... The whole chief designer thing will make "YOU" feel comfortable because you know a little something about the designers. FYI Didnt Eric Avar design the KOBE 3's...you know the ones that everybody hated except me... And didnt Link design the Lebron 5's....not the greatest of shoe designs imo.....and peep this....The Converse Wade is only 90 dollars!......Name one Nike shoe that you've liked/loved that was 90 dollars....just one. Its tricky, if I was Wade, I'd be in Converses *&^s ....I'd be all up in the design process, like send me some drawings......Any piece of article with my name on it, Ima make sure that I give it the OK and that I like it. Thats why Jordan gets a pass....Tinker was in that Man's buttcheeks learning everything he could about Jordan.....and Jordan was helping him...If Wade has a problem.its not with the designers...its with some other aspect of the business.....or he could just be a diva..*idunno
Marketing for Nike should be no problem they control the whole industry and a player like Dwayne Wade they could basically just sell his name and his achievements. The whole pricing thing would be tough, but they would have frame around that and keep the shoe both appealing to the consumer and effective in performance while maintain affordability . You mention Tinker knowing what Jordan would like and Jordan giving his own input of what should be released and that my point of the whole "CHIEF DESIGNER". Duane Lawrence is not focusing on the life of Dwayne Wade personality on and off court. Research about the Wade 2's their is little aspects of his life in their and that has to do with Tinker affiliation making the shoe becoming personal and not about just making the shoe for just basketball. We see many inspirations in the Jordan line from 3's to 23's everything in the line has something to do with Jordan's lifestyle. I would like see the same approach put into the Dwayne Wade line.