January 30, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 9
How’s this for an interesting blend: a basketball shoe from a player in Miami designed to commemorate a baseball player’s best years in Seattle, has released in Europe so early in the year pitchers and catchers haven’t even reported yet. And the NBA All-Star Game is still a few weeks away as well, but that doesn’t stop the Nike LeBron 9 from getting a different kind of all-star infusion when the ‘Swingman’ edition rounds the bases with a sick deep ocean colorway in honor of Ken Griffey Jr. The ‘Swingman’ LeBron 9 even fits Junior’s looping swing insignia in with the Dunkman heel badge, making for a finished product so smooth it doesn’t even matter if the countries within the NikeStore Europe shipping zone might confuse it for a cricket theme. These will arrive in the States on March 2nd just as spring training begins, so if you can’t wait check with your friends overseas and check out some new images in the meantime.
Nike LeBron 9
Green Abyss/White-Obsidian-Light Blue Heather
I travel to Europe once a month, I was going to pick some up, but they are $230 dollars! I love my sneakers, but I rather wait until they come out in the US. Still very clean.