CONVERSE WADE 3: THIRD POWER
From his triple double in his final game at Marquette to his being drafted in ‘03, the number 3 holds a special place in Dwyane Wade’s life. Wade, a devout Christian who purchased a building for his mother’s ministry, wears the number 3 becasue of the Holy Trinity. Wade won an NBA championship in his third year in the League, proving the theory, “third time’s a charm.”
As Wade’s game progresses, the Wade 3 strives to exemplify his ‘down the court, to the basket’ style, breaking up the shoe horizontally. Tying these layers together is a truss-inspired structure going from heel to toe, triangular zones of heightened performance within each layer and a three-row stitch detail that represents Blood, Water, Spirit ministry to which he tithes.
The number 3 is the backbone of Wade’s life, on and off the court. Like the amount of bones in the spine, The Wade 3 features 33 3’s of function.
The Wade 3 features an E-shaped top eyelet that subtly blends into a WADE-branded collar. The E becomes a 3 on the other side of the collar, bringing meaning to the final point of closure on the shoe.
Lace cover offers versatility in style: Wear it down to show off WADE branding. Open it up to reveal Converse branding.
The Wade 3 was released in 2007 and made an appearance in the 2008 Gold Medal Olympic run.