August 24, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 30
They’ve been the two most significant Nike LeBron 8 V2 Low colorways we’ve seen in the wake of the initial ‘Sprite’ edition, but what if the ‘Solar Red’ and ‘Miami Nights’ were a single pair? That probably has you picturing the latter’s crazy splatter-printed upper with some element from the Solar Reds, but if you were to go for roughly the opposite, you’d end up with something like what’s pictured above. These Solar Red LeBron 8 V/2 Lows add a matching full-length Max Air cushion and outsole for an even redder final product; did Nike Basketball make the right choice in swapping these for the released black bottoms? Click through to see more angles and leave a comment to let us know which design you like best. via FeetsMalone
For those sneakerheads who copped Solars...NYA-NYA-NYAAAAAAAHHHH!!! you've been duped!...BIGTIME!!! This is what Solars should have been, blackening of 360 air unit totally defeated its purpose. look at those Sprites,...VOLT ALLL OVER THE 360 UNIT...NOW that's a dope! Well, cough up another $150 to appease you when these solar reds drop. Sprites>>>Miami Nights>Solar Reds>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Solars>Wolf Grey>Black
I disagree I feel the red bottoms compliment the entire shoe better, the black midsole and bottom on the released version toned the shoe down too much and sort of left the midsole in the background, if they would have contrasted the outsole with a lighter color the distinction between the levels would have been more pronounced like in the sprites which sold out quicker than instantly. Instead the solar reds are lingering in retailers since its second drop. Personally I have the sprites and the solars once I got the solars quite honestly i wasnt that impressed in person as I thought I would .Another example the blackouts which are still widely available have no distinction of the levels, sells dont lie!