Dwyane Wade’s wardrobe change at halftime wasn’t about fashion — believe it or not.

Wade is one of the most fashion-centric players in the NBA and, yes, he’s trying to sell his new shoes at all times, but Wade said he changed his footwear for the second half of the Heat’s 105-91 victory over the Pacers because he burned through the first pair playing defense.

“I went through them in the first half,” Wade said. “I was moving. I wanted some stiff shoes.”

Wade finished the game with six steals; Miami had 10 steals as a team. As healthy as he has been all season, Wade said after the game that defensively he’s playing “as good as I have played in a while.”

“I’ve just been trying to be active and not make too many mistakes,” Wade said. “Everyone has to do their job and sometimes it’s my job to make big plays. Because I’m healthy, I’m able to move. I think it’s as good defensively as I’ve played since 08-09.”

In somewhat of a surprise strategic move, Wade started the game on defense covering Paul George, the Pacers’ young All-Star. George finished the game with 10 points in 42 minutes.

Wade was originally supposed to guard George Hill and said after the game that it was teammate LeBron James’ idea for a defensive switch.

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