March 26, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 69
LeBron James tweeted a shoutout to the University of Kentucky Wildcats in congratulations of their Final Four appearance, but guys like Anthony Davis really want to be playing against the King in the NBA. That’s where you attain the ultimate life of luxury, and if you happen to be the best of the best, pick to get paid millions by a team with the friendliest of locales. The Nike LeBron 9 P.S Elite ‘South Beach’ celebrates Miami’s familiar pastels with the trendy grey base, a progression we knew to expect based on the signature Dunkman palette moving away from strictly black in its recent iterations. But would you have rather seen the carbon fiber-wrapped ‘South Beach’ LeBron 9 Elite in all teal and pink like last year’s legendary release? Let us know when you click through to see a fresh batch of images and stick with Sneaker News for the exact release date on this Q2 drop. Photos: Bowiekiddo on NT
Nike LeBron 9 Elite
Wolf Grey/Mint Cindy-New Green-Pink Flash
I want these, people slept on south beaches 8 and was hurt, nobody is sleeping on these. Nike is smart to raise price because they know people are going to get them regardless.
Dear Nike, I can take the 250 dollar price tag, but you had better make enough of these so someone that wants to wear them can actually get them! This had better not be like the damn Galaxy Foamposites! Sincerely, Sneakheads everywhere. (you know the people who keep you in business!)
Really like these but not spendin 250+ on them... i dont even spend over 200 on my foams due to my discount... jus outrageous... and we all kno these will sell out in 1 min jus cuz of da south beach tag
If they drop in May I could copp, cant squeeze em in June/July/August just too much heat. Especially at that price $275 after tax is just crazy.
if these were released a year ago these would be a female shoe. which they should be. amazing people want these
Personally, I much, much prefer the black/gold and white/gold colorways to the South Beach. However though, I must admit the more I see these, the more they grow onto me. At least they cleaned up the silhouette of the 9s for the PS version though. Beacuse stylistically, it makes it more appealing than the regular 9s.
WTF! Earlier it was called South Beaches and now Minty Candy-Pink Flash. Can't Nike make up their already-f*cked up f*cking minds?!!! SMH To hell, not into these for $250. I'll pass. Elites to me are way better.
Real i like these alot. Still dont see these being $250. but i get a military discount, and my girl doesnt my going 1/2 on kix w me. So i may consider these.
I mean i just dont get it with the lebron 9's. I never like to call people hypebeast because to each its own but i think the lebron 9 is one of the worst in the series and this elite stuff is just a way for nike to get extra money.
they don't look right because of the cut off swoosh and the carbon firbe is a bold and hard texture, it doesn't go well with the rest of the shoes soft features. I think these would be better off just a normal colour and not "ELITE".
Im not feeling the cut of nike swoosh on these but everything else is on point a most cop.... And i guess nike's first "Elite" series so a must cop for me...
These are sweet but idk..they just aren't worth that price tag to me at all. I was hoping they'd be more colorful.
Bring em down to 170 retail how on earth are these more than foamposites?? I mean dnt get me wrong theyre nice rly nice and the colorway doesn't exactly mimic the 8s and I like tht....south beach hype will return
Never have I ever been this alert to a pair of LeBrons! Not camping out for them, but will be sure to purchase a pair....
Can't wait to cop. I missed out of the south beach 8 and the Miami night 8 lows but i'm deff going to cop this.
I could personally give a crap what the nickname of the shoe is or who else is going to buy it or anything else for that matter. These look great with pink laces. Only thing I don't like is the seam running down the tongue looks like unfinished material. The pink laces make the shoe completely pop. Definitely going to buy even at $250. Here's hoping I'll have some kind of discount to use on these.
you just talkn cuz oh boy said he'd rock pinks. I've got to admit the green laces are ok but the pink ones really bring them out. Hater....
serious that looks like an awesome shoe to ball in & not cause of the color way ... just the structure of the shoe!!!
U mean nike is bringin out da FINISHED product now.. give out 20 different cw of da rough draft shoes & make dumb money