August 9, 2012 BY John Kim / 39
If you think the Nike LeBron signature line has ‘peaked’ in popularity and demand, think again. Winning a Championship is a true ticket to the ‘next level’ of status, and while the LeBron releases of the last few years have been outstanding at the very least, get ready for Nike and its team of special-edition experts to up the ante. Kicking things off for the ‘new era’ of LeBron sneakers is the Nike LeBron 9 Championship Pack – a massive two-set release featuring the Nike LeBron 9 ‘MVP‘ and the Red/Black colorway of the Nike LeBron 9 Elite ‘Championship’ (a PE that LeBron wore for Game 1 of the 2012 NBA Finals). This two-Pack set of LeBrons is set to release in very limited quantities Saturday, August 11th in a unique double-wide box with ‘Earned, not Given’ printed below the LJ logo. These will be available at select Nike Basketball retailers in North America and in China (not just in Miami as previously reported), so enjoy this gallery of images below and let us know which of the two versions are better, and fill us in with your opinions on just how much more popular LeBrons will be now that he’s a confirmed Champion.
I'm hearing like $500 for the pack. I don't see myself payin that much for a pack that I only like one shoe
Now how is this big stupid box supposed to fit in my closet? @flip2300
Make these a General Release and THEN see how many want them. lol. You can tell when Nike dont have any faith in a particular shoe when they sell "in very limited quantities"... Air max 90 Infrared, GR, sells every time, all day long. REAL sneakerhead shoe. These releases are just 'fluff'... marketing cons to suck in un-intelligent youth.
How mad are the people that got those customs finals, those are the only one I want any way so pray the pack is only for miami but if not these kick the gold moments ass
ugh damn never thought they would release those elites. They shit on every other colorway. Hope i can get my hands on a pair
i need to know, where will these be released, miami only or nationwide, i cant handle all this confusion
The lebron 9 is nice, the elite is alright. i like a challenge so if the regular 9 comes in separate i will cop it
I do like the elite ones but really not impressed with he MVP ones! No hate but everyone right to have their opinion