After waiting months and months and months along with everyone else for the Stance Socks Dwyane Wade Collection to drop, I was pleased to find a slender box lovingly packed with three (like DWade’s jersey number) pairs from said collection and a signed Stance card from Dwyane Wade himself outside my office door today.
Pretty dern neat.
As seen above and in the photos ahead, from left to right, the designs are the Sol, Savana, and South Beach. Stance has sent over selections of socks before to examine, and all have been tip top in quality and detail, but the Wade socks have a personalized touch that put them on their own level.
No, not talking just about the stitched Wade brand logos included on the ankle bends.
Each pair has been carefully and deliberately designed by Wade and Calyann Barnett, Creative Director of Brand Wade, and inspired by elements from his personal life. There’s purpose to the funky.
And the patterns and colors aren’t simply screened on — every triangle, squiggle, zig and zag is stitched together with a potent and comfortable combo of combed cotton, spandex, and elastic.
The tags on these designate each pair as either “Mix Match,” “Casual Lite,” or “Athletic Lite.” I dare say you could play ball in these just based off of comfort alone. Not sure that I personally would, though. Don’t want to screw them up.
Stitch for stitch, pattern for pattern, style by style, from the Stance NBA Legends series to the Holiday 2013 lineup to the Wade Collection, these socks are pretty much the best socks money can buy. Really nothing else to say, so I won’t.
The Stance Socks Dwyane Wade Collection is available now at stance.com.