November 16, 2011 BY John Kim / 24
Just last night Sneaker News gave you a look at a jaw-dropping ‘Watch The Throne’ colorway of the Nike LeBron 9, but guess who was wearing them at the show in Miami? None other than Jay-Z’s NBA superstar pal LeBron James. LBJ has been throwing up the ROC diamond for years due to that close friendship – one that had a few experts and analysts selecting the New Jersey Nets as the ‘Decision’ for LeBron. Again, the Nike LeBron 9 features a Black/Gold colorway with a luxurious graphic print on the inner lining and laces, inspired by the signature works of Givenchy Creative Director Riccardo Tisci. And additional shot awaits you below so take a look and let us know what you think.
I reserved my judgement for the 9's until I saw and tried them in person, and they are as TURRRIBLE as I expected!!! Tried on the Miami Night 9's. Hideous design, incredibly uncomfortable, and I hate the tongue of the shoe with a passion!!! 8's murder the 9's straight up. AND EFF these especially! Straight beat up with an ugly stick.
for someone with so much money you think he'd have a good enough camera to take decent pictures of these
for anyone that complains about the laces, you do realize thats something you can change on the shoe, right? Crazy isnt it?!?!?
The Shoe Is Nice,This colorway is wack as hell!I don't care about Givenchy or That Grandma Broach over the laces,good garbage!shoulda kept it pimpin with some Toki's.It just looks like they're trying too hard.#Fail
These things are not only ugly they are GAY as hell! It looks like something out of the Elton John collection. I'm tired of dudes wearing shit and hyping shit only because of the name associated to it. Half the dudes that will buy this disgrace will buy it just to fit in with the other hypebeast that bought them also. I might slap the shit outta a grown man wearing these things, look at the laces son. lol Oh and the design of the 9 is top 5 ugliest basketball shoe in the last 10 years!
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