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Statement Made: How Florida’s Influence Elevated The Nike LeBron

April 29th, 2014 by / 6

The simple, team-based colorways will no longer suffice for a signature sneaker line. Sure any given player shoe is going to be equipped with the colors of the player’s team at the time, but the hungry market has demanded a load of releases that extend beyond the simple “Home” and “Away” make ups. The Nike LeBron line has always answered that call with creative pairs that speak to LeBron’s personal history, his trials, tribulations – even his favorite cereal at times. And ever since he took his talents to South Beach, the Florida-inspired colorways have been a key part of that equation.

LeBron’s move to Miami was the beginning of an entirely new chapter in his career and his life, so it only makes sense that Nike would respond with a yearly set of shoes reflecting his new home. That move also coincided with a new era in his sneaker line – LeBrons 1-6 are certainly celebrated amongst dedicated LeBron fans, but it wasn’t till the 7, 8, and onward that they started consistently making noise. Gathered here are those shoes, which come with all sorts of colors and graphics, that somehow make a connection to Miami and Florida at large where King James rests his head. Continue reading to see the group and then tell us in the comments which is your favorite Florida Nike LeBron of all time.

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forgot one of the best Lebron colour ways to ever drop, as well as one of the most limited releases ever from the LeBron line.... the LeBron 8 Miami Night Lows


Them LeBron 11 Everglades are hella fresh!! hopefully I can scoop up a pair


Everglades killing it... To hell with the pink stuff


@kck77  Those were the "Flamingo". They were never officially the "Miami Nights".

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