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.