While LeBron James will certainly have the Championship Trophy on his mind when he and Miami Heat begin their quest in the Playoffs, he won’t be playing every game in Miami, will he? Accompanying the Nike LeBron 9 Elite ‘Home’ that we just kicked off is the obvious ‘Away’ colorway, which features a sturdy black base paired with the luxurious gold detailing. The upper is strengthened with a carbon fiber panel that spans the lateral outrigger to the heel, giving LeBron’s 240 lb. frame enough protection when he cuts, darts, and explodes off the hardwood and slams in a monstrous two. The ‘wing’ is also replaced by the lightweight and breathable mesh for decreased weight, and the other details like the visible Flywire and the Pro Combat-padded tongue and interior complete the ‘Elite’ appeal, awarding the LeBron 9 Elite the designation as the sexiest LeBron shoe ever created. Of course, ‘Home’ and ‘Away’ aren’t the only Elite colorways we can expect, because we did tease you a ‘South Beach’-like colorway not long ago. Continue reading for a complete look at the Nike LeBron 9 Elite ‘Away’ and mark your calendars for April 28th as that is the release date currently set by Nike.
i dont see whats so bad about 250. foams are 30 more dollars and js that are hard to find rape 250 but we still pay for them if we dont have it. i feel as tho a resell wont said in line for these shoes just to resell but a sneaker would get it if he really wants it regardless of price and hype or no hype.
I understand a lot of you guys don't want to drop $250, and that's fair. But Nike used A LOT of carbon fiber on these things, along with kevlar. Those materials ain't cheap. So that's why the cost is so high. Plus, all of that gold detailing looks expensive and time-consuming to apply. So add all that up, and you have a hefty price tag.
Hated the 9 all season long, with the passion of a white-hot, burning flame. But these.......these.......could make me change my mind. Only thing that will never change my mind is that those greedy bastards want 250 bucks. STICK IT UP YOUR ASS NIKE!
With the lebron lows coming out in April and all the other heat droppin in 2012, I am going to have to pass....$250 for any shoe is crazy. I can understand $200 max because the carbon fiber and bla bla bla. Bottom line....Nike stop being greedy!
Shoe looks damn good, better than expected and Way better than the p.s. 8 I'm digging these but idk if I'll cop a gold shoe for 250 and the Olympic pack is dropping in the near future...sneaker head dellima's
I'm not into the "exclusive" CW of the lebron line at all (I buy one to ball in and one for my display). Damn near every pair has been bought at below retail price (NDC clearance or Nike Outlet). These will be no different.
That being said these look very nice.
They look like the watch da throne 9s a lil bit... love da combat paddin on da shoes. Make they last longer of u hoop in them alot.... but 250??? 200 max Nike... So not coppin any of these even tho i like them much better then da standard lbj 9
But u gotta understand, there are muuuuuch morw people out here to wear their kicks fa show them play... these are witout probably da best hoopin shoe out here but doesnt matter wat kinda matierals u add to a basketball shoes dat makes then worth 250+. Espc if there is now diamonds in them lol... does it cost more to put carbon fiber & gold flywire to a shoe, yea... but da shoe STILL cost less then 25 bucks to make & u want an extra 60 to 75 bucks more fa products dat should of been made & distributed to da public in da 1st place. Now u give out da REAL finished version of da lebron, kobe & hyperdunks shoes & u call them elite & hike dat price up like a high end vegas whore
Honestly I really don't think they had to do anything with lebron at all, I think a picture got leaked and sneaker sites just started jumping to conclusions, because they were obviously samples of the Lunar Hyperdunk 2012.