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One of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James’s most wanted kicks will finally be available to the public.
Through Highsnobiety, the retro Nike LeBron 9 “Watch The Throne” will be available to the general public for the first time on January 6th. If you can’t wait to get your hands on the sneakers right now, you can enter a raffle through END before embarking on a mission to secure a pair through select retailers like AFEW, BSTN. It’s unclear if the kicks will land on SNKRS, but we won’t be surprised if Nike hits us with a shock drop.
Considered one of LeBron’s most popular kicks, the retro LeBron 9 “Watch The Throne” is inspired by JAY-Z and Kanye West’s 2011 classic album of the same name. The kicks feature a black base colourway and carbon fiber detailing on the side panels of the sneaker. The side and middle swoosh features gold detailing and a lace dubre, a direct nod to the album artwork designed by Riccardo Tisci, who has also worked on sneaker collaborations with the sportswear company. . The laces and sock liners feature a colorful design to help the sneakers stand out even more.
Sneakers are considered a holy grail to many and unless you’re PJ Tucker or LeBron James himself you couldn’t get your hands on a pair unless you have five digits to blow on a resale sight.
From now on, the LeBron 9 “WTT” will join the LeBron 16 which also received the “Watch The Throne” treatment and was made available to the general public.
According to Highsnobiety, the sneakers will be priced at $ 200, we wish you good luck, but also keep watching the jig because it’s pretty strong with these kicks.
Photo: Nike / Nike LeBron 9 “Look at the Throne”