As his age becomes a more common talking point among sports experts, LeBron James is walking down memory lane with his iconic sneaker line. Most recently, the Nike LeBron 9 has surfaced via unofficial images that almost confirm that a retro run has been planned for the silhouette before the end of the year.
First released in October 2011, the silhouette was a notable change from the two previous models, which are widely hailed as “Akron’s best kid.” Worn in pursuit of his first NBA championship, Jason Petrie’s designed basketball sneakers indulged in an ultra-technical, modern aesthetic fit of James’ foot in a “new kit.” Hyperfuse panels and a FlyWire support system took over the LeBron 9, which also appeared in two other versions throughout its lifespan. There hasn’t been a word on iconic colorways like the retro ‘Big Bang’, ‘Canon’ and ‘China’, but that will certainly change as fall draws closer. What is certain, however, is that the current Los Angeles Laker has already demoted half of the Nike LeBron series, suggesting his days in the NBA are numbered.
Get a sneak preview of one of the LeBron 9 styles slated for release before the end of 2021, and anticipate details for Nike.com’s launch in the coming months.
Outside of the performance basketball space, NIKE, Inc. recently put together a handful of new Air Jordan 1 Low colorways.