September 13, 2011 BY Aaron Kr. / 55
When pics of last year’s Nike LeBron 8 model first showed up in the standard black/red/white inline colorway, reactions were mixed and it wasn’t until the wildly popular South Beach edition that the masses started to change their tune in regards to the shoe. So far, early response to the Nike LeBron 9 has been similar to the last go-around, but we all knew it was only a matter of time before we got a look at the “energy” colorways sure to draw some additional excitement from the sneaker world. Here we get our first look at the “Miami” edition of the LeBron, featuring a Miami Hurricanes inspired colorway with a combo of green and orange further electrified by Volt accents. Stay tuned for more pics and info coming soon, and be on the lookout for more on the Miami LeBron 9 in the upcoming issue of Sneaker Freaker. For now, take a better look after the jump and let us know what you think.
UPDATE: It has been brought to our attention that the color inspiration for the shoe is not from the Miami Hurricanes, but actually derives from an Air Force base training camp event held last year. More info on that and further LeBron 9 specifics coming soon.
Jacory Harris & Sean Spence back and the investigation dieng down and now these kicks! the U is back!
It's the Miami Dolphins colorway fools, not the Canes. idk why they are being called the miami hurricanes colorway.
How are these even close to being called Miami? The green is nowhere near the canes green and organe aint even flashy besides the laces... Like the shoe still but dont call it Miami..
Nike Just Quit Yall Messing Up The Jordan Brand But I Refuse to let Yall Mess Up Some Lebrons 1-6 Ehhh I didnt really Care Because I Never Focused On Lebrons Then But The 7's Was Just Perfect Than The 8's Blew Me Away I Fell IN Love With LeBrons And Now These Tasteless Shoes Pass I'll Just Wait Till The 9 Lows Come Out Or Just Waste My Money On Some Messed Jordans Nahhh Imma If Nike Dont Make Any Great Shoes Other Than The Air Max Line I Will Start To By OG And Certain Retros From 04-85
whack whack whack whack whack . FOR THE LAST TIME NIKE , IF YOUR GOING TO MAKE SOMEONE A SIGNATURE SHOE, STOP TAKING CUES FROM SHOES THAT DONT SALE OR LOOK LIKE ANYTHING !!!!!!!!!!! WHACK WHACK WHACK WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP THEN I WILL SHOW YOU SOME ATTENTION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
still looks like a basketball shoe that CANT be rocked casually, but more so for strictly hoopin in... therefore id pass.
worst ball kicks ever they look like acgs TRASH! lebrons 7s was the hottest lebrons ever then they just fell off
The tongue is definetly not catchy as the 8s.. but I am sure that nike could pull out with some dopeass colors.. like we thought the 8s were ugly in first appearance then with the south beach came out... our eyes flashed with misconception.
The Lebron 9's will be HUGE just like the Lebron 7's, just like the Lebron 8's, and so on...They will be retroed in many years to come, they will become classics. This shoe is HOT EFFING MAGMA...IN EVERY FREAKIN WAY...I need these, and I need just about every other Lebron 9 that drops, cannot wait. Thanks.
still not a fan...but better c/w than the original pre-heat ones. need more pics to give final decision but 7's and 8's are still WWAAYYYYY more dope
Real nice color way just an ugly shoe ...but. Kno it probably makes up 4 it in the performance department
I like them. They're not gonna be as sought after as the south beaches but it's still a really nice concept. More photos please.....
Probably won't achieve no where near the amount of fame that the south beaches did but I see these being a hot commodity depending on the rarity..?...overall I like the shoe, I'd cop!
These r dope but they are no south beaches i still will b in line for these jiggas....hopefully funkytown will get them
Uh Oh, now watch some of cats jump on the band wagon with this color and by the end of the season a total shift. These are still no 8's but I love em anyway.
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i thought these were the worse shoes to possibly come out....but this cw has changed my entire perseption smh...damn u nike lol
okkayyy. Getting them. If you don't like them then don't! Just getting them because in my opinion they look fresh as hell.
Nah son, they might be way more obtainable but not way better. It's a good lookin sneaker tho, regardless of the new colorway...
Yeah, personally I'm a fan of crazy colorways on Nike Basketball shoes. This is definately one of them.