Nike LeBron 9 Elite ‘South Beach’

March 23rd, 2012 by | 75 comments


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Hot Pink and crisp Aqua Blue has been a staple of the Miami ‘aura’ for decades, but credit the LeBron 8 ‘South Beach’ for revitalizing that Retro-themed vibe in the current generation of advanced color palettes. Since the advent of Nike’s South Beach, there have been a plethora of attempts to recreate that energy by way of custom sneakers, apparel, and other endeavors that admittedly fell short of the South Beach hype, so how does this upcoming Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite fare? We first showed you detailed angles of these a few days ago, and while the ‘South Beach’ theme is rather apparent, these could very well be called the ‘McFly’ for its stark resemblance to the unreleased Nike Hypermax ‘McFly’. In any case, these are bound to be major hits once they hit stores in the coming months, so peep these new images below and stay tuned for more updates. photos via sneakerheadsgermany

Nike LeBron 9 Elite
Wolf Grey/Mint Cindy-New Green-Pink Flash
516958-001
Summer 2012
$250

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75 comments
TR3WATS
TR3WATS

THIS SHOULD NOT BE CALLED SOUTH BEACHES !!!!!!!!!

bobo
bobo

if south beach 8s never happened these would not sell. at all. hideous

teek
teek

LBJ should rock these with the back in black heat uni's

@CheckMyDope
@CheckMyDope

yeah I feel like the grey takes away from the South Beach colorway but they will definitely look better with the pink laces in

Beedub
Beedub

I really like these just not sure if I like them $250. Have to see them in person.

TheRealRichPino
TheRealRichPino

Honestly i will cop only because i collect but they shouldn't be called the south beach because they need more of the aqua blue like the 8s... Nike needs to release the as the mcflys and redo the south beach 9s or re release the 8s simple.

Nate Radford
Nate Radford

Not gonna lie i slept on the 8's but ima get the 9's though

@fgivory
@fgivory

These are nice. In fact I want to get them but they are no way better than the 8's. Those are classics and I don't think Nike can ever come up with a better 'South Beach' theme shoe. Quality and look-wise the 8's are still superior compared to these.

Easii F_.
Easii F_.

I have the pre heat 8s nd I'll be getting these elite 9s has nothing to do with having or nit having a previous sneaker it has to do with loving sneakers having a job nd liking a player get it together ****beast nd broke ni**as Smh

Owen
Owen

everything about this shoe is incredibly ugly. This cw reminds me of those south beach dwade shoes that dropped last year, and those were ugly too. This cw is over hyped because of the success of the 8s, but the 8s weren't successful because they had hints of vibrant colors, they were completely ridiculously over the top and it looked sick, this just looks like trash, not to mention the 250$ pricetag.

DimeBagOswoosh
DimeBagOswoosh

The 9s might have the more balanced color scheme, but for me the 8s are still the superior South Beach sneaker. For me, the 8s still have a lot more flow, as far as design and shape are concerned. Just like any other 8s compared to any 9s.

y-kause
y-kause

these ill but not for 250 lol %^& nike think these are retro jordans? i just paid 250$ for the sons of mars purple and they don't come out till next month smmfh

Aka 'Q'
Aka 'Q'

The South Beach 8's are classic, no doubt, but the South Beach 9's are more of a grown man shoe. Too much mint and this would have been made for a woman. It's tasteful. Sometimes less is more.

makhoveli
makhoveli

could of done a little better....im not going to fight with yall on this....just better

sek
sek

best sneaker release this summer goes to the olympic vi

sek
sek

nice shoe but the price is od. still the kiddies will find money that they have from flipping other kicks and will camp out for these smh

$teved23
$teved23

These are ill. Really feeling the Elite's.

JerseySole
JerseySole

I agree 100% the 8's were the beginning of something different and it on, a lot of ppl slept on them and thats why Nike jerked the price up to 250 because the hype is gonna be crazy on these. If I can get them early I will if not fck it...and I wish ppl would stop bitchin about the price too. If ur really into this u'll come up w/ the money, it says "summer 2012" either make more, save a lil more or shut up about em

@mrjordan313
@mrjordan313

these are clean. stop comparing stuff to the 8's. there will never be another 8, simply because of its originality at the time. trust me, i didnt get the 8's, not because i slept on them. they just werent sold where im from. i will not sleep on these tho.

UTaustinguy
UTaustinguy

I'm not saying these are better then the LB8 SB. But if you can recall when SN dropped the first official pics of the LB8 SB the majority of people called them ugly as well. Just something to think about!!

Josh
Josh

I like the CW but im just not sure about the shoe.. All the netting looks kinda weird.

sick of hypebeast
sick of hypebeast

excuse the vent but man dudes should be ashamed of themselves!! I remember when those 8's were bout to drop and people were like there too bright there for girls, all this blah blah, and now anything teal and pink is a far second place compared to the south beaches get F'ing real! these elites are nice and so are the 8's stop trying to make everything take the teal and pink throne, let stuff live

kha_boogie
kha_boogie

Nike: *uploading south beach elite* 98%......99%.....100% The hypebeast gon love this ($ lol but no jokes thou this shoe isnt better than the 8 to me and carbon fiber looks weird against suede or w/e the fabric is to me... for looks ueehh for ball yes

Get Paper
Get Paper

These look wack to me.....just my personal opinion.

big50mike
big50mike

idk man have to see this in person..........

K chinn
K chinn

Nice but those yellow ones may be hotter!

J2Fresh26
J2Fresh26

They alright would still rather have the 8's

Erick
Erick

fuck the color look @ the retail price wtf!?

@EricFadeDee
@EricFadeDee

all the hypebeasts yellin "bring em out, bring em out"

LovingDaCrew
LovingDaCrew

the only reason ppl are buying this is cuz the slept last time and this is their way back for redemption, as a big bron fan this is retarded

LovingDaCrew
LovingDaCrew

the only reason ppl are buying this is cuz the slept last time and this is their way back for redemption, as a big bron fan this is retarded Sneakergame has been living you retard.

Realist
Realist

If i was nike, id re release all the shoes that people hyped up so bad about a year after they released for retail, that would completely wreck the resale game and keep everyone happy and make them more money. Instead of coming out with all these wack colorways of kobes and lebrons just scrap some of that shit and rerelease the hotness.

Matt
Matt

Getting a pair.... No question

deionsanders
deionsanders

southbeach8>elite9's people who slept on the 8's gotta stop frontin.

Wavy
Wavy

add a pink lace swap and u got yourself some "whered u get those?!?!" shoes

Chilis
Chilis

Thanks Nike. Resellers should bring those 8s South Beaches plunging back to earth. Goodbye 8's....welcome 9's. Sneakergame is back on!!

ECCECC
ECCECC

Ohhhhh Fcuk!!!......New South Beach!!....SUNNUVAB*TCH I'm coppin these. This time around YOU'RE MINE!!!

Easii F_.
Easii F_.

By THA time u see them in person they will b sold out

stan
stan

not with that midsole..

stan
stan

people do that for basically every non OG jordan release too but guess what.. they sell out dumb fast! smh people dont wear what they like they just wear stuff to be cool. its the same with these...

Yes
Yes

I agree in a sense, but is it worth it if they rerelease the south beaches, galaxy foams etc and EVERYONE has a pair? I like those shoes but I would hate them if I saw the same loud colorways on grandmas and toddlers everyday. It looks too forced when certain people wear a rare sneaker ya know? I hate resellers tho

lebronking
lebronking

or swap them with the ones the give you

Payton
Payton

fool these are in no shape or form gonna tarnish the reseller prices for the ORIGINAL south beach 8. and the sneakergame is back on? you must be 15 yrs old smh

deionsanders
deionsanders

please do not justify yourself for sleeping on the og pre heats...these are in no way better than the 8's, plus the elites are 250...dude...u slept. get over it.

Payton
Payton

calm the Fu*k down hypebeast its not that serious.

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