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post #31 of 8134
Not a big deal. His shoes were rotting on shelves, might as well go get that $$$ where there's no pressure.

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post #32 of 8134
Dwyane jus' did a Fly Wade commercial though. I doubt he's leaving.
post #33 of 8134
he really shouldn't have got his own line. i don't mind the fly wades, they're heaps better than the cp and melo lines, but wade started featuring the 2010 (yeah, those red clown shoes). i reckon they should have kept him on the main sig line. although it is jordan brand, the main sig line needs an active player's face to it.
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post #34 of 8134
Just borrow some of lebrons kicks..
post #35 of 8134
everyone saying these shoes are garbage, and haven't really worn them to play bball. I have the fly wade and it's honestly the best shoe I've played bball in since the huarache 2k4. These are better than the durants IMHO. Looks wise they don't give the same style/nostalgia that the numbered jordans do. Performance wise wade's shoes are great
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everyone saying these shoes are garbage, and haven't really worn them to play bball. I have the fly wade and it's honestly the best shoe I've played bball in since the huarache 2k4. These are better than the durants IMHO. Looks wise they don't give the same style/nostalgia that the numbered jordans do. Performance wise wade's shoes are great

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post #37 of 8134

He's my favorite player and Jordan is my favorite brand, so obviously I don't think he should leave. Unless it's to Nike and he gets his own sig, it'd be stupid to leave because he's basically the face of the brand, besides MJ himself. Plus I hate Li-Nig. If he gets a Nike sig and they look good, I'll buy every pair for sure.

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post #38 of 8134
yeah his line is horrible.
post #39 of 8134

Wade was better of rocking the non-retro Jordan sig shoes, than have his own JB sig.  This sounds like a ploy to gain leverage on his next sneaker contract.

post #40 of 8134
Wade's line is wack but I dont think its his fault, besides retros everything JB puts out is kinda irrelevant. If I were him Id just stay with JB and go the Ray Allen route and wear dope PE's.
post #41 of 8134
Good for him.

His sig shoes haven't gone better. I'm quite sure that even the other JB line up endorsers will follow soon.

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post #42 of 8134
Hope he stays with JB. I really liked the Wade and Wade 2 for playing ball. The aesthetics of the designs could use some work, but the performance is on point. I think the best course is to have him be the face of the 2013s and occasionally rock retros or team Js if they can't get better looks with the performance on a Wade 3.

I wonder if having Larry Miller back at JB will shift the focus of the brand back to the athletes and performance products. JB has been all over the place the last few years. If JB has a clear plan for Wade that includes great products, I can see him staying for slightly less money than Li Ning or another brand could offer.
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post #43 of 8134
His line with JB be uglyyyyy
post #44 of 8134

It's gotta be more than looks of his shoes. I mean have you seen Li-Ning's? They're not exactly a breakthrough in design.

post #45 of 8134

If he does leave it will be for a cash grab, whats does wade, steve nash and jason kidd have in common ?

 

They all went had messy divorces nash signed with a chinese shoe company but still wore nikes, kidd wore peaks for a few years, then he came back to nike

 

What better way to cut your loses sign with a no name shoe company get a lot of cash and u might not even have to wear their shoes during games.

 

Then come back to the swoosh like nothing never happen, sounds good to me

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post #46 of 8134
LiNing quality wise>JB

I aint even mad if Wade left. His sigs are not that impressive anyway.
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LiNing quality wise>JB
I aint even mad if Wade left. His sigs are not that impressive anyway.

You think his Li-Ning sigs are gonna have people rushing out to get them?

 

Probably not.

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His line with JB be uglyyyyy

all the JB lines are ugly...Melo, CP and DW. Not sure how the get away with putting out junk like that every year. All other areas of Nike are so good in design so it's kind of odd why JB designers suck so bad.
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post #49 of 8134

Not a fan of the wades or any other PE kicks from JB for the right price i'd cop so melo's but i think it a better move for him money wise, Dont know if kicks really sold like that.


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LiNing quality wise>JB

I aint even mad if Wade left. His sigs are not that impressive anyway.
You think his Li-Ning sigs are gonna have people rushing out to get them?

Probably not.

No but some of those LiNings look clean AF like the Dorrell Wright PE. nerd.gif
post #51 of 8134
Idk if he'll be missed @ the JB but whatever he decides he'll still have fans to buying his sneakers do to being fan of his game... Li-Ning make nice hoop'n sneaker but JB should improve D.Wade shoe design also his sig. Shoes made to hoop'n.... Everyone want to see a better development
post #52 of 8134

I can't help but think that all these up and coming Chinese brands will fade into obscurity in a few years. Nike/Jordan Brand DOMINATE the world basketball market with Adidas and Reebok a DISTANT 2nd and 3rd. Every other brand usually will get their 15 minutes of fame, but they eventually flame out.

 

Remember when And1 was HUGELY popular? Now you can't even find them in the top retail stores. Everyone thought Under Armour was going to finally make Nike sweat. Who they got besides Brandon Jennings? These Chinese brands are no different. Hell, alot of their signed athletes wear Nike/Adidas anyways, and only promote their Chinese Brands during marketing events. Sure, they may be popular in China (like And1 was in America) but they'll never be able to compete with the big dogs.

 

Not yet atleast.

 

Nobody is running out there looking to cop the latest Li-Ning's, Peaks, 361degrees or Anta's. Most you can't even buy in the states.

post #53 of 8134
I bet Wade could make LiNing relevant in the U.S. market.

His résumé speaks for itself.
post #54 of 8134
Brand Jordan's golden screw-up was giving the athletes that they contracted their own individual signature shoes. I've always felt that the marquee Athelete's that are signed to Brand Jordan should all be wearing the flagship Air Jordan signature shoe in their own team colorways.

The Melos, the Fly wades, and the rest shoes on that level of the Jordan shoe pyramid should be exclusive to elite college programs, and the lesser know stat sheet fillers of the NBA with less star power. You give these shoes the generic names like the Jordan tripple treat, the Jordan Swingman, the Jordan Fastbreak.

If D-Wade was associated with the Air Jordan sig shoe, I'm certain that Li- couldn't convence him to jump ship.
post #55 of 8134
Still surprised at this move. nerd.gif Granted his sigs were ugly, but him moving to Li-Ning isn't exactly an upgrade, imo. Plus, I don't see any longevity with them like with JB.
post #56 of 8134

yea i doubt hes leaving...

post #57 of 8134
imo dwade wont leave unless the $$ is too good to turn down. heck it's a possibility he start wearing lebron's/nike sneakers
post #58 of 8134
Look like JB is trying to save $ because the Wade line has been terrible in term of sale. Either that or Dwade is just tired of seeing his kicks end up being ugly time after time. Dude probably walked out of the meeting room when they show him the Wade 3. Lol
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Brand Jordan's golden screw-up was giving the athletes that they contracted their own individual signature shoes. I've always felt that the marquee Athelete's that are signed to Brand Jordan should all be wearing the flagship Air Jordan signature shoe in their own team colorways.
The Melos, the Fly wades, and the rest shoes on that level of the Jordan shoe pyramid should be exclusive to elite college programs, and the lesser know stat sheet fillers of the NBA with less star power. You give these shoes the generic names like the Jordan tripple treat, the Jordan Swingman, the Jordan Fastbreak.
If D-Wade was associated with the Air Jordan sig shoe, I'm certain that Li- couldn't convence him to jump ship.



Couldn't agree anymore.  Sometimes having the name tied to the shoe is too restricting.  Recall in the 90's when Eddie Jones and Vin Baker had their sigs, it was labeled subtly. 

Anyways, when DWade does decide to leave, I wonder how the marketing will be done with no one carrying that 'torch" for Air Jordan's. 

The AJ2012 flopped, I don't recall anyone wearing them but Gerald Wallace and Dwade during ASG'12. 

 

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Brand Jordan's golden screw-up was giving the athletes that they contracted their own individual signature shoes. I've always felt that the marquee Athelete's that are signed to Brand Jordan should all be wearing the flagship Air Jordan signature shoe in their own team colorways.
The Melos, the Fly wades, and the rest shoes on that level of the Jordan shoe pyramid should be exclusive to elite college programs, and the lesser know stat sheet fillers of the NBA with less star power. You give these shoes the generic names like the Jordan tripple treat, the Jordan Swingman, the Jordan Fastbreak.
If D-Wade was associated with the Air Jordan sig shoe, I'm certain that Li- couldn't convence him to jump ship.

They actually had the perfect shoe to make that happen this year with the Jordan 2012 having the flight system. They could have heavily pushed the different setups for Wade, Melo and CP3 but thats a huge ball drop right there.

But also a lot of what makes the Jordan Retro line is how much input Jordan had on the process and how personal his shoes were. With recent sigs especially Wade's you really can't see any of that. The new designs lack story and inspiration and to me thats why they fail. The 'predator pack' idea pushed kobe sales and is a prime example of what a little inspiration could bring to pretty plain design.

Either have Wade push the 2013 next year or step up the designs simple as that.
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