March 23, 2012 BY John Kim / 75
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
yeah I feel like the grey takes away from the South Beach colorway but they will definitely look better with the pink laces in
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!!
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
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
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
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.
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.
Thanks Nike. Resellers should bring those 8s South Beaches plunging back to earth. Goodbye 8's....welcome 9's. Sneakergame is back on!!
Ohhhhh Fcuk!!!......New South Beach!!....SUNNUVAB*TCH I'm coppin these. This time around YOU'RE MINE!!!
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...
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
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
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.