Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite ‘Varsity Maize’ – New Images
Up to this point the Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite ‘Varsity Maize’ has been sort of the odd man out as far as colorways go for the Nike LeBron 9 Elite, with no apparent connection along the same story line of the regal gold versions and the revisit to the ‘South Beach’ theme. Our recent exclusive sit down with Nike Basketball designers Jason Petrie and Leo Chang did help to shed some light on the black and yellow pairing however, intended as a re-imagining of the traditional Miami Heat color combos. Click through for the latest look at the Nike LeBron 9 Elite ‘Varsity Maize’ and let us know if you approve of the flipped color scheme. Also, make sure you have your calender marked for the May 12th release date. Photos: Air Knight
Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite
I really like the huarache construction implemented in the sneaker. These I feel would need full length zoom for $250 Although, I really am not a fan of this colorway. To me it's way too bright.
Here's the new rule for Lebron 9 posts: if you are going to cry about the price, or cry about the hype, or cry about resellers, then you are not allowed to post on them. We need to weed out these phonies who can't cop, and just come on here to bash these amazing elites.
Hopefully everyone who wants em either can afford the $250 or knows someone who can hook you up with their discount. still will be like $175. Good luck folks.
I wonder how much blame should we place on Lebron. KD made a decision to keep his shoes affordable and I have to believe Lebron could've made that same decision. It is still our decision as consumers to buy and the loudest statement consumers could ever make is not with their mouths but with their wallets. Interesting to see how this influences the immediate and long-term prices of shoes.
very nice color way. I'm blessed that i have a job in these rough economic times at champs so i don't have to pay the extremely overpriced $250 and I'm sorry to those who do bc thats absolutely ridiculous but to each his own maybe those of u who r spending the $250 don't mind. best of luck to all who want a pair and God bless u all in these times!
This is how it all begins. They put the 'Elite' moniker in the name and add higher quality materials in the shoe. We complain about the price, but feel that there's some kind of justification because of the materials and the edition. We don't mind the price though, because after all, its just a special edition right? The shoe sells out. They release Elites next year, but because we're now accustomed to the significance and the backstory behind the shoes, there's no need to wait until the playoffs to begin selling them. So they sell the a couple weeks before the playoffs next year. The year after that, maybe a month before. And there not just black/gold colorways either; like the shoes above, their all kinds of colors with no particular significance. After all, why not sell a shoe thats $250 if they'll sell out? Thanks to the advent of resellers, retro packs and comfort kits, the high prices won't receive the same cultural backlash that occurred after the release of the Jordan 17s. Thanks to the twitter releases, no lines outside of stores and public vandalism that causes Nike to issue apologetic statements or be looked at with disdain by other corporations. The high price of sneakers is no longer a cultural issue. Nike has no competition in casual basketball sneaker platform, so they have no incentive to keep prices down. We'll keep buying them. We're all fools. Eventually Elite lines will be sold along side the regular editions of new shoes. Eventually, there we'll see 'Elite' just as normal as 'low' or 'mid' sneakers. And eventually, the materials in a regular Lebron, Durant, Kobe etc shoe will become the materials of a sub-$110 shoe, and the materials of the Elites will become the materials of the regular editions of these shoes. And we'll keep buying them because we are fools. But don't blame Nike or Jordan. Blame Adidas and Reebok for not challenging the market.
I'm sorry but these are waay too sick! South beach colorway is dope but these are beautiful this colorway or another cw in the future should define these not the south beach cw since tht was for the 8s
Such a life of being unemployed, huh? Replying virtually all posted comments with idiotic reasonings. Hey Swag, once you found a job, you regain self-respect.
Everything, no matter what it is, costs $. And, variety is what drives collectors and innovation. With that being said. Fools? No. Sneaker heads! Sneaker heads are collectors. Just like someone that collects cars or watches or whatever. Rolex has a limited edition Submariner. Costs about 9k. Is there 9k worth of materials in it? No. But people that like Rolex will pay so their collection will grow. Does that make them fools? No. Not into watches. Ok. Think about women. They all have the same basic equipment, but taking out a fine girl will always cost you more than a basic chick. Elite's cost more b/c they're worth it! We'll pay b/c kicks are what we are into. But fools? Definitely NOT!
"we are fools" exactly "blame adidas and Reebok for not challenging the market" OPEN YOUR F*CKING EYES, adidas and reebok push out major stuff asics pushes out major stuff, New Balance pushes out major stuff. You guys just ride nike/jb till the wheels fall off. STOP RIDING AND BEING MAN LABEL WHORES, I could care less if nike sells their shoes at $1000 a piece while you guys go ape over it I will appreciate the REAL "ELITE" QUALITY shoes for hundreds less. You sound like a wise fool, like yeah I know I'm being screwed but whatever its life lol you guys are hilarious
I think this is the most coherent and grammatically correct passage I have ever read on sneakernews..
Nd thats the hypebeach shit. Those are worth 250 to you right.. LMAO nike didnt name them south beach. So buy into the hype
man i work at footaction, and believe me when i tell you.. those BLACK ELITE JOINTS did NOT sell out at all... i think out of our 15, 20 stock we received, we ONLY sold TWO in all... ppl are seriously like F U C K paying 250 dollars. and i dont blame em. thats basically rent money lol
Sounds expensive, but look at that quality and all that carbon fiber...buy it now so you dont have to complain about the Lebron retros that will one day come...just look at today's J's
sounds like someone is having problems copping this year. you don't get respect, cuz you can't cop, and you're trying to fake it.
all he does is cry about the price, which is old. get a job, or don't waste your time even thinking about shoes that you can't afford.
i dont buy every kick... da monthly js & sum foams... only bought 2 pair of lbj 9s... so im selective in wat buy & if i cant cop sumthin or they sell out, then on to da next 1. No need to give doe to a.punk assss reseller. But fortunate fa me, my cuzin is manager of House of Hoops. So access to whateva drops. But i neva liked da standard lbj. But da elites are off chain.. i bought da white pair & i really like these also. And they drop da same day as da 4s. So done deal... its almost May & ive only copped mayb 8 or 9 kicks since da new yr...
even the white celites didnt sell out go on any shoe website dey got a restock ore somthin cus u can add any size to ur chart
homie you probaly are one of two things man a suburban boy which gets everything from mom and dad or a freaking drugdealer lol homie i honestly can tell you that 250 is really a !@#$% price to pay for a shoe that the dude that wears it has one of the worst cluch percantages in the league but maybe i am wrong and youre just another reseller trying to hype it up U FOOL LOL
they didnt sell out online smart guy eastbay and footaction still have a full run size of both colors
Thats cause you dont know what you talking about. Add the sneaker to the cart and then come back and reply. They sold out online everywhere
you say the dumbest shxt... i guarantee you, you somebody's little child with NO job, and NO life...
So if you worked at an exotic car dealership you should be able to buy them. If you're a realtor for high end property, you should be able to afford them. Shutup ... He never said he couldn't afford them just that he wasn't willing to spend his money on them when he has other obligations ...
The same one complaining about the price are the same ones that didnt take the time to read the article to learn why the sneaker price went up.
10 dollars, no way. Kevlar and carbon fiber are expensive. Don't forget the tech that went into the pro combat material. 250.oo worth? No way. But more than 10 for sure.