October 7, 2011 BY John Kim / 26
Jason Petrie has been one of the more community-involved Nike designers in recent memory. They guy loves his craft, and more importantly, loves to discuss his role in creating the most advanced basketball shoe Nike has to offer. He recently made himself available for a lengthy online video chat, answering questions directly from Nike LeBron fans. In addition to providing some poignant responses to some great questions regarding the shoe’s performance and comfort as well as LeBron’s involvement in the process, Jason Petrie showed off a few unreleased Nike LeBron 9 colorways, like the Nike LeBron 9 ‘Kentucky’ and the Nike LeBron 9 ‘Miami Nights’, which Sneaker News gave you a first look at. Also featured during the chat session were a few preliminary samples, like the Z-Core sample ,which Petrie describes as the first step in materialization of the shoe, and a full-length 360-Air sample. Continue reading for a look at all that was shown in the video and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for all Nike LeBron 9 updates.
The concept shoe looks better than the actually shoe. They should have made it like the orange, white, and grey colorway.
The last pair isn't even a shoe! It is a ceramic sample of the Lebron 9, but as others have said, I hope that colorway comes out in the future.
The last pair looks to be some sort of rapid prototype... (its not a wearable shoe) The KY shoe looks dope though. Cant wait to see it on court
Ima need someone to rock these right! Because as of now, Im still not feeling these. Maybe if someone brang out the good of this shoe i might cop.
The "Kentucky" (look more like a Magic/Penny CW to me) could get a purchase , still not really of a fan of the 9's, anxiously awaiting for the lows to be released
the blue ones are okay...other then that i dont really care about these, or this shoe. ill stick with my 8s