September 19, 2011 BY John Kim / 37
Whenever we see a sick new colorway of the Nike LeBron shoe, we tend to approach with apprehension. Why? Well, you don’t want to fall in love with a shoe that might be unattainable, and as we’ve seen with the Nike LeBron line, particularly with the Air Max LeBron VII and the LeBron 8, a good chunk of the widely-praised colorway just never seem to release. The Nike LeBron 9 ‘China’ and it’s seemingly Knicks/CLE HWC colorway was an instant hit when Sneaker News first showed you the LeBron 9 last Wednesday, and here we finally have a detailed look at this upcoming LeBron 9 colorway; the outsole is a translucent light blue, and the tongue and lace harness at the midfoot appear to picture an anime-style graphic of some sort – possibly that of a dragon, considering 2012 is the Year of the Dragon (according to the traditional Chinese Zodiac). Continue reading for a detailed look and let us know if this new colorway changes your mind about the LeBron 9! via Dime China.
copping w/o question....loved the first glance of the bred colorway, now these really put them over the top......I see i'll be adding more to the LBJ collection w/ these....
Orange laces will make em pop like crazy! This shoe prob looks better in my size (9-9.5) then the lage sizes...kinda comin round the bend on these,,,need to see in person tho
I was skeptical about these as well, before this colorway.....good job. Buy what you like.....like what you buy. I'm definitely feeling the lows too. Bring on some more nice colorways of both versions!!!
I'm thinking orange or yellow secondary laces and we got a solidfied second place teal based lebron! Very fresh!!
same as last year first you got bad bad cw's and they look ugly and then you got some other cw's and the shoe is pretty nice
im telling u cats right now...if this wasnt lebron yall would be hating this shoe!!! again fake win real 0
Don't tell me that these are gonna be uber hyped. Great cw but I don't want them becoming the South Beach 2.0
the model is not half bad, the CW def is the eye popper, and probably be the reason the shoe does win hearts, But I think whats gettn everyone is the soles, the shape and design will do, we just need better soles
NICE!!!!! i was skeptical by the first colorway (bred-ish) but this shoe has grown on me and its the cws tht sway me
Just as i predicted, everyone and there dog clowning on the Bron 9's and as soon as they start leaking some colorways everybody loves them. Happens every year.
The 8's were fire. Even the bred color-way was fire. I don't care what color you put on this shoe, it's still trash. People just want them because it has LeBron attatched to it. Make these some 2011 hyperdunks and nobody talks about them at all. TRASH!
I'm seriously feeling these. I don't care what you guys think, but the LeBron 9's are freaking fresh.