While LeBron James doesn’t “rock the rock” as often as he could have 10 years ago, he’s still a part of JAY-Z’s exclusive circle. Such honor saw a young ‘Akron Child’ pose for magazine covers with band frontman Roc-A-Fella Records and musical acts, as well as receive a Players Exclusive Edition (PE) of the Nike LeBron 9 “Watch The Throne”, which is expected to be released for the first time in 2022.
Inspired and named after the 2011 joint studio album released by the aforementioned Brooklyn-born rapper and adidas Yeezy’s Kanye West, the LeBron 9 “WTT” captured black excellence, James’ dominance with the Miami Heat and the blurring of lines between hip-hop, haute couture and sport. While the basketball shoes predominantly indulged in a dark color scheme, the “Metallic Gold” accents throughout the upper directly referenced the opulent “Watch The Throne” album cover, which was released. designed by Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy fame. A heavy, molded lace accessory arrived with the once ultra-exclusive pair, closely resembling the embellished clutch. Multi-colored patterns appeared on the interior lining and laces, details borrowing from nature-reminiscent prints found across much of the hip-hop duo’s wardrobe during the album tour. Underfoot, the Air Max cushioned sole remained much more tame, but its gold-speckled midsole and icy semi-translucent outsole still infused an air of luxury into shoes that once sold for over US $ 10,000. in the secondary market.
Enjoy detailed images of the pair below, and anticipate a Nike SNKRS launch in the United States following an overseas release on January 6, 2022.
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Nike LeBron 9 “Look at the Throne”
Release date: 2022
Color: black / metallic gold
Men: $ 230
Model Code: DO9353-001
EuropeJanuary 6, 2022 (Thursday)