September 20th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
“It’s your mind and my mind that came together to make something like this.”
All the new Nike LeBron 9 colorways revealed in the last week have sneakerheads talking, and the general concensus is that all it took was a couple carefully curated palettes to prove that their elite performance aspirations don’t have to come at the expense of good looks. LeBron James himself obviously had quite a few conversations with Nike Basketball designer Jason Petrie during the shoe’s early product cycle, and a look into these dialogues was just published by SneakerFreaker along with some dope new photos of the ‘China’ LeBron 9s. Click through to see what they had to say about the first Nike LeBron flagship destined for NIKEiD customization and let us know which is your favorite colorway so far.
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April 13th, 2011 by John K.
“Engineered support…only where he needs it.”
Last year’s LeBron VII P.S. didn’t have full-length Max Air, so what’s all the commotion about the LeBron 8 P.S.? Full-length Max Air is undoubtedly one of the more aesthetically pleasing features on a basketball shoe, but remember that the P.S. is about performance first. For the LeBron 8 P.S., Jason Petrie explains the function of the Hyperfuse upper as well as the newly designed midsole cushioning system, and in a nutshell, it’s to give LeBron the support only where he needs it, and to give him a whole new experience. The LeBron 8 P.S. is technically sound in every way possible, and as LeBron begins his quest for championship glory, he’ll need the P.S. to be the best it can be. Continue reading to hear Jason Petrie break down the LeBron 8 P.S. and let us know how far LeBron will get in the 2011 Playoffs.
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