July 2, 2010 BY Aaron Hope / 0
And it’s official, LeBron James has signed . . . to stay with Nike for another seven years. OK, so that happened back in March, but with King James spearheading the greatest free agent group in NBA history, it’s hard not to play into the hype that’ll have your mom asking what all the hoopla on the news is about. LeBron’s destination remains in question, a fact reflected by the photos of the upcoming Nike Air Max LeBron VIII (8).
A thorough review of this new AML8 reveals a complete lack of uniform-number branding, something that’s been a staple on James’ kicks for some time now. He’s put in with the NBA head office to change his number to 6, but what that new insignia might look like is anyone’s guess. What we do know for sure is that the Air Max LeBron VIII comes to us in a mix of nubuck and Flywire-embedded carbon fiber, with leather running the length of the eyelets. There are a number of interesting details, including the inner tongue tag embroidery, speckled lower midsole and an entirely new traction pattern, so click the jump below for detailed photos and stick with Sneaker News for updates on the new LeBron James sneakers. via Taobao
Color: Black/White-Sport Red-Metallic Gold