Air Max LeBron 8 – Miami Heat Stokes

Le Bron’s Move to the Miami Heat Stokes Interest for the Nike Air Max Le Bron 8

Anticipation is continuously growing for the Nike Air Max LeBron James 8, which is the eighth signature shoe of the NBA superstar James. Although the reception on all the previous editions of James shoes from his signature collection has been hot, interest in the James 8 has been particularly fierce because of his controversial decision to move from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat, making Air Max James 8 the first James shoe released under his new team. Le Bron has also been building demands for the shoes by being photographed wearing the kicks during the Le Bron James Skills Academy and the King’s Academy.

Early teaser videos for the Air Max Le Bron 8 released by Nike have revealed a shoe that is not substantially different from the previous releases of Le Bron’s signature shoes. Among the interesting details noted by fans is the use of the “Lion head” logo on the tongue of the shoe, a black, white and red colorways and the suede upper with fly wire or carbon fiber panels. There is also a woven patch behind the tongue, reading, “engineered and designed to the exact specifications of Mr. LeBron James 828”. One major detail that will probably change, however, is the ‘LBJ23’ at the back of the shoe, for LeBron has changed his jersey number under Miami Heat.

Although the photos featuring the shoe with the black/white/red colorways have been of a men size 9, the earliest teaser photos of the James Air max 8 have been of an all-white kid’s size shoe that still featured the LBJ23 logo, although the Lion head logo was also present. However, this shoe is generally believed to be an early development model, and it is still unsure if Nike will release the James 8 with an all-white colorway. The shoe is scheduled to hit the retail outlets in November although there are some online outlets where you can order them early.

The History Of Lebron James Shoes

Lebron James is a popular NBA basketball player in America. He entered the league as the number one draft pick in 2003 and was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers. After seven record setting years, James became a free agent and left Ohio to join the Miami Heat. The player has sparked a wave of controversy and inspired stadiums full of crazed fans but the Lebron James shoes are easily the most recognizable result of his influence.

James was born in December of 1984 and raised by a single mother. During his high school years, Lebron was known for shattering records and impressive stats. He had already experienced an enormous amount of fame and attention. He was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year during his junior year and played in three different all star games when he was a senior. Even his basketball games were nationally televised.

Rather than playing ball in college, the then eighteen year old star opted to go straight into the NBA. Teams all over the country desperately wanted the young talent but it was his home state’s team that used their first pick to grab him up.

Like many popular athletes, James was offered various different endorsement deals. However, unlike other players, he was offered a considerable amount before he even began his professional career. He currently has deals with over five different companies including McDonald’s, Sprite. However, it’s his work with Nike that has garnered the most attention.

Nike Incorporated is a major sportswear and equipment company that was founded in 1964. The company, which was originally known as Blue Ribbon Sports, is now one of the most profitable and sought after brands in the world. From their shoes and clothing to their jerseys and athletic gear, Nike has become a internationally recognized symbol. They are also known for recruiting and paying top athletes from many different sports to help promote their gear. The most talented soccer, football, and basketball players are paid handsomely to advertise the company’s brand.

With the Nike company, Lebron James has released six signature styled shoes plus four regular ones. They are, among others, the Ambassador, the Soldier, the Air Max, and the Zoom. The shoes from his signature collection tend to come out in the winter of each year, although he has also regular released new ones to coincide with that year’s playoff games.

All of the different products feature varying designs and colors but for the most part they share the same basic structure. To provide optimum performance on the court, the shoes feature thick sides and gripped bottoms. They also offer cushioned impacts with their double stacked heels. And their high laces help prevent career ending ankle rolls as well.

The different styles all feature James’ personal touch as well. For instance, the Nike Zooms have Lebron’s signature “King James” lion graphic on the tongues and his personal logo on the sides. Many of his playoff sneakers were released in colors that matched his team’s.

LeBron 8 Playoff Pack

The LeBron 8 Playoff Pack: The Next Stage of Evolution.

As one of the most talented basketball players, making him one of the most talented athletes, period, from Nike, LeBron James did not surprise any of the athletes that the Oregon-based company provided considerable care. When his Miami Heat marched towards the playoffs, leave it to Nike to produce something specifically for him to use in their matches for the championship. Enter the Nike Air Max LeBron 8 Playoff Package.

Nike Air Max Lebron 8 PS is the third and final step for the evolution of the LeBron 8 shoe line. The shoes are completely modified while maintaining the original genuine silhouette. Replacing Nike Flywire technology is the same mesh-based material used in their best-selling Hyperfuse shoes. Also, the pads for these shoes are very different. Instead of Air Max 360 sole found on the LeBron 8s V1 and V2, it was replaced with an Air Max 180 unit for the heel. At the front, Zoom Water is used to cushion the toes. Also, for additional support for your foot arches, integrated carbon fiber flake plates. Amazingly, this modification allows the Lebron 8 Playoff package to weigh 2.5 ounces lighter than Lebron 8 Version 1.

Nike released Air Max Lebron 8 PS on April 16, just in time for the Miami Heat’s first NBA Playoff 2011 match against the Philadelphia 76ers. And coinciding with this release is the Playoff Pack, the first color that will hit retail stores. The first colorway of the playoff package released is white. It features a predominantly white base. The inside of the shoe is red, which comes out through the Hyperfuse pores to create a nice white / red effect. The black spotlight, which is most visible in the swoosh logo, is strategically placed to create the right contrast. The second Colorway of the Playoff Pack displays a black base, with red and white spread widely with details such as rope, swoosh and heel. The black colorway is as good as the white one. Most people who see the LeBron 8 Playoff Pack like it, in fact, based on feedback, it’s probably one of the most popular shoes on the LeBron line this year.