Fresh out of a savage row with Isaiah Stewart during a game against the Detroit Pistons, LeBron James made sneaker headlines as his Nike LeBron 9 “Big Bang” would go retro in 2022.
Widely regarded as one of the best versions of Nike Basketball of all time, the vibrant âTotal Orangeâ and âTeam Orangeâ color pair landed on the scene during the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend. at the event’s host city, Orlando, Fla., home to the Kennedy Space Center, the sneaker indulged in a ‘Galaxy’ theme that also appeared on other shoes of the time, most notably the Nike Air Foamposite One. In addition to the eye-catching citrus arrangement applied to Nike LeBron’s mixed-material upper, a handful of reflective “metallic silver” details further exploit the space-related theme. Glow-in-the-dark outsoles and a special ‘Big Bang’ logo on the tongue complete the almost 10-year-old sneaker.
No concrete details of the Nike SNKRS launch have been disclosed by the brand, but that is likely to change as the February NBA All-Star weekend approaches. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures of a pair from 2012 below.
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