Nike LeBron 9 ‘Freegums Inside-Out’ Customs By Gourmet Kickz

February 14, 2012 BY / 33

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As a gesture of ‘Happy Birthday’ to LeBron James, Nike Basketball hooked up with Miami-based artist Freegums for a slick rendition of the Nike LeBron 9. Donning a basic White/Black/Red colorway and covered with an artwork derived from Freegums’ interpretation of LeBron James and the game of basketball, the Freegums x Nike LeBron 9 became one of the hits of 2011 and continues to be a popular choice today. Sneaker custom guru Gourmet Kickz, who brought you some of the more texture-centric customs like the ‘Copperhead Snakeskin’ Foamposite One, recently completed an ‘Inside-Out’ version of the Nike LeBron 9 ‘Freegums’, transcribing the detailed artwork onto the large weave panel on the upper. Adding to the high-energy appeal is the colorful speckling on the midsole. Do you like these better than the original? Check out the gallery below and let us know what you think.


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Savant
Savant

Way to fuck up a perfectly good shoe.

SneakerCraze
SneakerCraze

These joints go super hard!....like someone said earlier....If these were the "actual" Freegums that released I definitely would've copped

Glenn
Glenn

Nice to look at....but I couldn't sport these.

Ricky Rosay
Ricky Rosay

super sick, this guys website is crazy sick! I want a pair soooooo bad!

That Random Guest
That Random Guest

You guys are dumb, you don't even understand how hard this guy probably had to work for theses to look the way they look. And the speckles added were a great touch # water tower swagg gang # findlay prep

airyoshi12
airyoshi12

Very nice. Except the speckles and the red laces. Other than that, ill.

run run
run run

This is the best custom this guy has ever made. Way better than those wack snakeskin Foamposites

Jeff-T
Jeff-T

They would look even better if they would have carried the graphic onto the flywire as well. Dope shoe though

Bernard Levan Williams
Bernard Levan Williams

I came into the sneaker game as a willing athletic participant, way back in the day!i wore Adidas Top Tens; Nike Franchises; New Balance 1500's; John Wooden Bata's. I am A SERIOUS BALLER! Basketball is a RELIGION! Today, all I see is people spending $'s for ANYTHING! I broke my ankle in '74 in a pair of Nike Bruin Lowtops playing basketball, and I swore that I would NEVER buy another NIKE product in my life! Maybe it wasn't the shoes! 36 years later, I am blogging about sneakers on this site! I HAVE WORE NIKE RELIGIOUSLY FOR FOR THAN 30 YEARS! Their shoes used to be "Engineered to the Exact Specification of Professional Athletes! EVERY PAIR OF JORDANS THAT I OWN; LEBRONS AND KOBE'S HAVE BEEN PLAYED IN! IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO CHALLENGE THE PURCHASING DECISION! MY CHALLENGE TO THE SNEAKER HEADS; PLAY; SKATE; RUN; STEAL CARS or do SOMETHING to VALIDATE the cost of the purchase! RETRO'S should cost the same as the original release price; it doesn't cost more to sell something that has allready been sold! This is how I feel! Peace!

dead astaire
dead astaire

the amount of detail is awesome, the speckles actually play well with the print. I agree, the original Freegums were a bit timid, with the print on just the liner, these go much harder.

My Name
My Name

see now this would be worth buying

KnewWadda
KnewWadda

take note petrie if the freegum wouldve went down like this then they wouldve sold out 1st day....

Leptons
Leptons

Not taking away from the original "Freegums", but if this one had released, I would have actually bought them.

TMSballer
TMSballer

This is what they should have looked like. I'm still not sure on the red though. Way nicer than the current freegums.

Bull
Bull

Definitely adds something to the shoe...I'm 50/50 tho

Artillery
Artillery

That's how the freegums should have looked

hmm
hmm

over kill with the speckle

D. Johnson
D. Johnson

Now this is a CUSTOM, crazy detail

Big Infinite
Big Infinite

Da fuck does ur long winded ass statement have to do wit these custom lebrons.... and it doesnt matter wat they cost, people dat have da money will cop wat they want. Are we all pissed & upset dat Nike, JB, Adidas & others have up da price on all they products, hell yea. But da reality is, if we have da doe, we will cop. Simple as dat

PooP
PooP

yeah a good job in all but it was overkill

Chef of GourmetKickz
Chef of GourmetKickz

lol I actually agree, I went a little heavy on the speckle, next go round a little lighter on that detail. lol

SdotC
SdotC

Yeah, with all the details on the side panel he shouldnt added the speckles because its already busy but one the best customs i seen in a while.

KBIZ
KBIZ

Big Infinite be going in on people having me rollin lol

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