October 9, 2011 BY John Kim / 11
Jason Petrie recently showed you a first look at the Nike LeBron 9 ‘Kentucky’, but let’s be real – it looks like an awesome Air Penny colorway. Royal Blue, Black, and White is as much Air Penny as you can get, just like anything Blue/Orange represents the New York Knicks (albeit unintentional). This year’s LeBron ‘China’ colorway featured just that – a New York-specific colorway with two tones of blue on the upper and orange detailing. Thusly, the Nike LeBron 9 ‘China’ was the perfect way to roll out ninth installment of the LeBron saga, and after a initial release overseas, the China 9s could hit the states as well. Don’t want to wait around? Cop a pair now from id4shoes on eBay.
Nike LeBron 9 China
Neptune Blue/Current Blue-Total Orange
The bottom on these look off? They are supposed to be tinted blue to go with the shoe. In the pics they look clear?
I'm still confused about whether there will be a U.S. release of these. I have yet to see any information confirming the release but all I hear about on SN is that they are coming. Do we have a reliable source?
Jason Petrie said on his Facebook chat last week that a state side release is up in the air, they havnt decided yet. He is the lead designer for LeBrons.