A perfect storm of sports and entertainment occurred 10 years ago, when LeBron James peaked in his basketball career in Miami and Jay-Z and Kanye West dominated music with their classic album. , Look at the throne. James, a longtime friend of Jay and Ye, celebrated their collaborative effort with a special Throne-inspired version of his signature sneaker, the Nike LeBron 9. The shoe was distributed exclusively to friends, family and customers. cause of an illegal internal Nike PE scandal. at the time, collectors who were willing to spend a lot of money to acquire a pair. Since then, the 9 “Watch the Throne” has become one of James’ most coveted sneakers, reaching five figures on resale sites such as StockX over the years. This price tag has made it virtually impossible for ‘ordinary’ collectors to lock down a pair, but that seems to change soon.
Images have surfaced of a retro LeBron 9 “Watch the Throne”, delivered pretty much exactly like the original. The shoe is designed in metallic black and gold, highlighted by a Givenchy-like print on the laces and lining, a nod to the predominant style in the rap duo’s wardrobe at the time. Perhaps the most eye-catching element of retro is the inclusion of the cast gold lace jewel, inspired by the artwork and the album’s overall aesthetic.
A release date has not been announced, but the official images uploaded generally indicate that a launch will take place sooner rather than later. Stick with Complex Sneakers to find out when and where you can finally buy a pair.
Nike LeBron 9 “Look at the Throne”
Release date: Fall 2021
Color: Black / Metallic Gold
Style #: DO9358-001