December 27, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 22
A Zoom KD IV inspired by meterology, a whole pack of Zoom Kobe VIIs dedicated to deadly predators and now a Nike LeBron 9 ‘Big Bang’ colorway — anyone care to venture a guess the Color, Graphics and Materials Team over at Nike Basketball has been watching a bunch of the Science Channel lately? We saw a pronounced shift toward college-themed releases when the NBA and its PA couldn’t get their act together during the early fall, and this same kind of looking beyond the bounds of your everyday average NBA signature sneaker likely played a role in getting all these wildly inventive new looks to market. The ‘Big Bang’ LeBron 9 is arguably the most intense of all these colorways, a blazing mix of orange and red that features more little details than any release this side of Freegums’ doodle-heavy design. Sneaker News readers seem particularly jazzed about the galaxy represented on this pair‘s shank plate and insole, but that’s taking nothing away from the novelty of a sewn-on tongue tag. Click through and you’ll see all of these and more, and be sure to check back with us periodically for updates including word on their availability. via SoleWings
These are the allstar lebron 9. Doesn't anybody get the galaxy concept towards him participating in the all star game with this shoe having inspiration from the galaxy, or am i the only one who caught that.
too much bs going on over there at nike....i aint campin' out for LBJ or durants...hell hoh is an hour away from FTW so on tho the next gr
I hate the fact that every sneaker now a days seems to come out with a nickname or a lil gimmick...Its all to build hype for kicks...i miss the days when a sneaker came in different colorways and that was it, if you liked them you copd if not you left them alone...now every nice colorway has a nickname and you see dudes campin for days...WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SNEAKER GAME??
When I first saw the template for the LBJ 9s I was like these won't do great, but with all these great concepts on these shoes (Cannons, Chinas, Grfifey's, etc) I think OVERALL these cw's are better than the 8s.