Has time slipped by us that quickly? It has already been 9 years since Lebron James burst onto the NBA scene? Yes, it has. King James was drafted in the 2003 NBA Draft and has been one of the league’ biggest superstars ever since. His first year, fresh out of high school, he averaged 20 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds. His rookie numbers are legendary. So are his shoes. Lebron’s Nike signature sneaker line dominated the sneaker world for 8 years now. It doesn’t look like that is going to change anytime soon With three different signature sneaker lines attached to his name, King James has more shoe models than any other NBA superstar. The new low-cut version of the Nike Lebron 9 will continue to build upon Lebron’s shoe legacy.
Dropping in the Summer 2012 shoe season, this low Lebron 9 will feature a Nike 360 Max Air cushioning system. The colorway will feature a Grey and Black upper with a white outsole and of course the 360 Max Air cushioning used in the midsole. This release is very similar to the that of the Lebron V/2 Low that released a few months back. With news of this low-cut release of a very high profile mid-cut Lebron 9 signature model that has not even released yet, it is apparent that the trend of low-cut basketball kicks will continue, and continue in a big way.
The Lebron signature shoe series is not new to low-cut editions. The last few years have seen a low-cut Lebron sneaker drop. One of the best low-cut basketball kicks dropped was the Lebron 8 V/2. This low-cut Lebron dropped in some of the sickest colorways sneakerheads have ever seen. The “Solar Red” and “Sprite”, and the very limited “Miami Night” colorways were the highlight of this series. A very dope looking Cool Grey and all Black colorways of this shoe also dropped, and are still available at Eastbay.com. The Solar Red’s, Sprite’s, and Miami Night’s are a little tougher to cop. Regardless of colorway, all of the Lebron V/2 editions feature a 360-Max Air unit in the midsole and Nike Flywire Technology on the shoe’s upper.
The success of the Lebron 8 V/2 is in stark contrast to that of the low-cut versions of his previous flagship signature shoe, the Lebron 7. Two different versions of that shoe were released to very little interest among the sneaker- buying community. This turn of events is just another sign that Nike will continue to drop low-cut basketball sneakers in the future.
With the news of a Lebron 9 Low already upon us, I think all sneakerheads are making plans to cop a pair of some of the sickest Nike shoes for basketball that are being made. This is destined to be a pair of epic signature sneakers that.