January 18, 2012 BY John Kim / 52
Although not officially listed as one of LeBron James’ heroes, the upcoming release of the Griffey-infused Nike LeBron 9 is certainly a clear message that LeBron idolizes the ‘Swingman’. This colorway that combines an OG Air Griffey Max 1-esque Teal and Red exudes that Mariners feel, with the matte finish of the Hyperfuse upper shell giving off the emerald city appeal. Sneaker News confirmed the release of the Nike LeBron 9 ‘Griffey’ not long ago, so circle your calendars for March 2nd after you take a nice detailed look at this hot upcoming release. via yieke.
Nike LeBron 9
Green Abyss/White-Obsidian-Light Blue Heather
damn how many cw releasing in march? i really want the mango's but these might be to hard to turn down.
very red carpet-esque...i believe they come with red laces as well and i've been waiting for these skipping shoes the whole month of february for the march kobe and lebron releases
These are soooooooo dopeee. im a huge fan of the lebron 9 easily a classic sneaker and with such a wide array of colorways how can these be hated...Cannons,Chinas,Kentuckys,Freegums and the colorways also coming soon how can these be passed on?? Why cuz u wud rather get a garbage quality hyped up get shot sprayed and tazed for jordan? Nah no thanks i like the brons!! Nike yet again u bring an amazing color to the palette lets see this green abyss color used enough hyping up eggplant and retro and filament green use these sick colors!!!
Hhmmmmmm....the colour has changed on these. Remember, the first round of pics were quite navy/obsidian, not teal like these. It makes sense, considering it's Griffey-inspired, but I just don't like this shade as much.
they are straight but, I'm not tripping because my high school team already has the blk/red lebrons you see him wear. And for you lames thinking you're swagging with them for casual wear then... You LAME!!!And anyway I would rather play in the new kobes because they are swagg only on the court though.. Aye I bet you guys know what comes next to finish this comment #
Aesthetically the shoe is sick! performance wise TERRIBLE! payed $180 for some shoes that couldnt even grip a hardwoord court! Not sure if it is because of the pattern on the bottom or the material used on it, either way very disappointed
The Lebron 9 is trash, over priced trash, but yet you guys read these articles and buy into the hype. LOL. #allofthesecolorwaysequaloverkill
These might be my first lebron 9s I'm a sucker for griffeys, and emerald/teal/retro/freshwater colorways!!!!!
WHERE ARE ALL THE PPL THAT SAID THE LEBRON 9 MODEL WAS TRASH NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN EVERYONE LOVES THEM JUST BECAUSE OF A COLOR LOL WOW
This shoe has some of the best initial release colorways for as far as I can think. Remember the days people were trashing the lebron 9 model, then the colorways started releasing and everything changed, not being out of bounds, but this shoe will go down as legendary, the work Nike has put into this shoe is nothing short of remarkable.
these are NICE! the lebron 9s have the best colors i've seen thus far, these colors out shine previous models 7s & 8s. keep it up! liking what i see, but the hornets n big bang are the best 2
And im pretty sure you buy these shitty quality jordans they drop now that are over priced. Explain to me what the difference is if you like the sneaker
Stfu. I still thunk they are trash. I don't own a pair and I never will, so suck my big toe you filthy animal.
You are 100% correct. While it looks nothing like an AM95, it has the same feel to it. SOOO many colorways can make the shoe look SOOO good.
Really ? Thats like asking how many times can JB retro a sneaker and it sell out. Of course they all going to look alike but this sneaker has the best colorways hands down and anyone can tell you that
No my friend the China's kill the Hornets and are slightly better than the Galaxy's IMO. My guess is you havnt seen the China's in real life.
i have, but the china colorway doesnt stand out like the hornets purple and white! or does it stand out like the bright orange and glow in the dark sole of the big bang! so yea what you saying is
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