This is the last Performance Teaser prior to the full review on the Jordan Fly Wade 2. Bottom line… this is my personal pick for performance shoe of the year.
Traction on most of the higher end performance sneakers have been foregoing the use of herringbone and instead using story telling traction. According the Dwyane Wade himself, the traction featured is supposed to look crazy and confusing representing his game on court for those unfortunate enough to have the daunting task of guard him.
Does this traction work? Yes, it does. While it could have gotten the story across while being a bit more functional is apparent, it still worked well overall and it didn’t hurt the shoes performance. The entire medial side of the shoe features the large pattern while the lateral features the same pattern in a smaller size. Honestly, the smaller size worked very well, much like herringbone, and the larger design worked but I feel it would have better suited the performance by going with the smaller sized design the entire way through.
If the court is extremely dusty the larger portions will have you slip slightly, luckily the smaller design saves your ‘slipping’ motion by catching you in action allowing you to retain stability without losing much control.
The Fly Wade 2 is an awesome performance shoe that I highly recommend. They make the Fly Wade’s before it look like amateur performance sneakers… and I really liked the original Fly Wade.
Full performance review will be coming soon… just in time for Christmas!