June 14, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 32
How do you know LeBron James is the most (unfairly) scrutinized athlete we’ve ever seen? Dude follows up superhuman performances in games 5 and 6 of the Pacers series (Back to the wall in each of them) with 30 and 9 in a Finals Game 1 where his former Finals MVP and Heat Captain Dwyane Wade shoots just 7-19, yet 75% of the coverage is asking why didn’t King James just score 40? The weight of the world is on LeBron’s shoulders right now, and it takes a shoe like the Nike LeBron 9 Elite to support that immense responsibility. His red-uppered Game 1 PE is an intense reminder that the NBA’s championship series is a crucible in which only the truly special survive, and now even if Nike Basketball seems to be holding back new releases until the playoffs are complete, the latest color-swap from Mache Custom Kicks means you can get in on the player exclusive colorway even if it never releases. Mache says he’ll only be doing about six or so pairs of these, so check them out in greater detial below and let us know how these compare to his vast and still growing library of color-swap customs.
Clearly nobody reads what sneakernews writes. The heat had their backs to the wall in the Celtics series and it should be Game's 6 and 7 not 5 and 6. Nice custom though
First of all some shoes you can kind of look at them and tell they're customs, but these right here look straight out the factory. You did a great ass job. I swear nike needs to hire you.
Should've kept the Elite laces in, then they would've looked Official! Besides that, they are Niiiiiccceee!!!!
i like these even more than the actual finals pair lebron has been wearing, mache has done it again!
These are beyond dope.. When we saw these game one, Wow!! If you like the Elites you are loving these. Hope they release no matter the finals result.
jaw drops! that was quick! get ya grind on homie, these are dope and look exactly the same as some official releases.
Actually we do but if it doesn't involve a release date price tag or release locations most of us really dont give a s***
@Tom key word here CUSTOMS. You could'nt just appreciate the shoe for what it is, you had to point out that minor detail?.....SMFH
The only thing they are missing is the red & black carbon fiber but this dude does his thing with the custom game