December 29, 2011 BY John Kim / 7
Some fine detailing went into the design of the Nike LeBron 9 ‘Watch The Throne’ PE, and with just six pairs rumored to be in existence, it was certainly worth it to go all out on these special edition PEs. There are a few notable details about the WTT LeBron 9, like the luxurious black/gold colorway, the sublime graphic on the inner lining and laces inspired by Riccardo Tisci’s design work with Givenchy, but sitting atop the midfoot is one of the most eye-catching set of ‘lacelocks’ ever seen – the gold-plated jewel piece crafted by jeweler Gabriel Urist. Some of you may remember Urist’s gold-plated Air Max 1 replica from a few years back, but the Watch The Throne jewel piece takes the cake as the most dazzling sneaker-accessory ever created. We’ve got some additional shots of Urist doing his handiwork with these gems below, so take a look and let us know – is the LeBron 9 ‘Watch The Throne’ the best unreleased PE LeBron ever? via InsideTheSneakerBox.