Jimmy Butler signs with Li-Ning

Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler has signed a multiyear signature shoe deal with Chinese brand Li-Ning, according to Nick DePaula of ESPN. DePaula adds that Butler will become the face of the brand, which also has a lifetime deal with Butler’s friend and former teammate, Dwyane Wade. Specific monetary terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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Dwyane Wade will pay fine for WNBA player wearing his shoes

Should Las Vegas Aces forward Tamera be fined for rocking Dwyane Wade’s Way of Wade sneakers on the court, Wade said he’d pick up the bill. Aaron Dodson of The Undefeated, tweeted Young wore the shoes in the Aces’ August 7 game against the Atlanta Dream. The WNBA, in a move of brilliance, warned her she would be fined $500 if she wears them again since she she doesn’t have a deal with the brand. After getting wind of this , Wade tweeted: Send that fine my way @tyoung11 Send…

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SOLEcial Studies fall 2015 registration now open

Obsessive Sneaker Disorder’s SOLEcial studies class has paved the way for many people’s entrance into the footwear industry. The 8 week course stretches the participants’ conceptions of the footwear industries and builds a sturdy foundation upon which a career in the footwear field can be built. The registration for the fall session, which commences October 13,2015,  is now open. Interested parties can apply here through eventbrite. If you have questions about the class ask away at info@osdlive.com.  

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