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Nike LeBron Black Collection Display at Nike WHQ

August 14th, 2013 by | 3 comments

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LeBron James spent some time on August 13th traversing the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, OR by foot and by bicycle, making some pit-stops at a LeBron sand sculpture (yes, the Portland area has sand) and an interesting display inside the WHQ walls. Ten years of Nike LeBron greatness were up for viewing, with each of LBJ’s signature models individually encased along a straight line makeshifting a metaphorical road to the Nike LeBron 11. The entire set was in an all-black format – some of which we’ve seen before, some not at all, but all amazing. With two NBA Titles, two Olympic Gold Medals, four NBA MVPs, and a Dunk Contest Trophy already under the man’s belt, it seems timely for Nike to embark on a LeBron retrospective of some sort, and we can most certainly expect a story-line with the debut of the LeBron 11.

Like it or not, this interesting display brings us back yet again to the topic of the Nike LeBron Retro. If you compare the trajectory of the Air Jordan and the Nike LeBron, you’d realize that the two could not be more different. Air Jordans made their Retro debut in 1994 when MJ was thought to be done with the game, while LeBron James has shown zero signs of desire to hang ‘em up earlier than usual. More importantly, the Air Jordan line was all about sleek and stylish design opposed to the Nike LeBron, which is revered for its robust innovative upgrades like Dynamic Flywire, Hyperfuse, full-length Zoom and much, much more.  So while it would be nice for Nike to celebrate ten years of LeBron in some way, is a bringback of the early models – namely the Air Zoom Generation that LeBron himself wore just a few days ago – the way to do it? There’s more to come for sure, so check out the video that LeBron James himself took for his IG followers and let us know what your expectations are for a LeBron Retro movement.

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Nike Air Zoom Generation – Unreleased Grey All-Star Sample

August 13th, 2013 by | 4 comments

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LeBron James just showed up on Instagram wearing his ‘First Game’ colorway, the one that introduced us to the Nike Air Zoom Generation back in 2003.  The AZG, which you might consider ‘Zoom LeBron 1′, started a decade of memorable styles, perhaps the most outstanding of which was the Timberland-inspired ’Wheat’ Rookie Challenge style.  Here’s a look at another possibility for that All Star Weekend in Los Angeles, an all-grey AZG with the ‘LA’ insignia that showed up on a few Lakers and Clippers-colored releases of the era. Of course LeBron James wasn’t an All-Star during his Rookie Year, but he did have a ton of fun at the Rookie-Sophomore game, which featured LBJ in the in-game dunk contest that ended the contest. Have a closer look below and let us know if you’d like to see these drop if and when the Air Zoom Generation retro happens, and refresh your memory on some of LeBron’s great moments with this recent piece on LeBron James’ Career Achievements as Told By His Nike Sneakers.

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LeBron James Asks: Time For a Nike LeBron Retro?

August 12th, 2013 by | 26 comments

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A few months back, Sneaker News posed the question if the world is ready for a Nike Air Zoom Generation retro or some other LeBron bringback.  After another strong season, James finds himself more favorably comparing to Jordan year for year, and given that the AJ1 came back after a decade, it’s relatively surprising in today’s abundantly varied sneaker market that we haven’t seen the AZG return yet.  LeBron himself suggests it’s possibly happening soon, though, in new Instagram images tagged “Retro time people? #ZoomGeneration #TenYearAnniversary”.  Check out LBJ in the ‘First Game’ colorway after the jump and register your opinion: is the upcoming 10th anniversary the perfect time for an Air Zoom Generation retro?

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Nike LeBron PE Display for “Witness History” Tour

July 23rd, 2013 by | 7 comments

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While the Jordan Brand athletes head out to China and Kobe enjoys some downtime in Europe, LeBron James and Nike has decided to hit up the Philippines for a special “Witness History” Tour, which features some cool in-store events as well as some live demos of the King on a basketball court. His time out there has already resulted in a couple of killer sneaker exhibits, including that set of incredible customs and this, a collection of player exclusives and rare pairs from King James’ career (definitely some gems in here, most of which can be seen in Justin Amazing’s collection). Starting all the way back at the Nike Air Zoom Generation, the display includes hard to track down fare like the Nike Zoom LeBron IV “Fruity Pebbles”, the “Denim” Nike LeBron 8, and the not-quite-player-exclusive Nike LeBron X “MVP”. See the sneakers after the jump and let us know if you own any of these rare LeBrons, and stay tuned for more recaps from Nike and Jordan Brand’s plans overseas.

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What Do You Think?: Nike LeBron Retro

March 21st, 2013 by | 65 comments

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Earlier today LeBron James went “Retro” for the first time in a while and brought out the Nike Zoom LeBron VI “Fairfax” for his return to Cleveland. The Ken Link-designed Nike Zoom LeBron VI was the last of the LeBrons before it moved onto the era of Jason Petrie – a move that made LeBrons much more popular by a noticeable degree and solidifed the Nike LeBron as the flagship name and model for Nike Basketball. With consumers chasing down LeBron releases at a faster rate than ever before and the recent unveiling of the Nike LeBron X Elite bringing in even more excitement to the LBJ label, we’d like to continue our “What Do You Think?” series by posing the thought of a Nike LeBron Retro. Is the timing perfect? Is it too early?

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Duke Blue Devils 2012-2013 Game Sneakers

March 20th, 2013 by | 4 comments

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As if we needed another reason to hate on the Duke Blue Devils, Duke guard Tyler Thornton gave us an inside look at the sneaker rotation currently sported by the ACC powerhouse in this great video which features a sea of Royal Blue and White LeBrons, KDs, and Kobes. Thornton himself is rocking some Military IVs, but later shows us his rotation of the Air Foamposite One “Royal”, Nike Huarache Free Bball 2012, and Nike Air Flight One, but that might be bested by Senior Forward Mason Plumlee’s impressive stash of the Air Zoom Generation, Zoom 2k3, and Air Zoom GP II – three great early-2000′s models. On top of that, we’re given a rare look at the Duke sneaker storage closet, which Thornton poignantly describes as a “sneakerhead’s dream”. Check out some of the highlights as well as the full video below!

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Classics Revisited: Nike Air Zoom Generation “Wheat” (2004)

November 5th, 2012 by | 4 comments

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The recently unveiled Nike LeBron X puts things into perspective: did Nike, upon signing LeBron James in 2003, expect this much success and fortune? Undeniably the most significant line of signature sneakers next to the Air Jordan, the Nike LeBron has endured a decade in a sneaker cult that has experienced a meteoric rise to the mainstream pop culture. The ‘LeBron’ is as important as the ‘Air Jordan’ these days, so now’s  a perfect time to look back at some of the most memorable LeBron releases of the last decade. We might as well start with LeBron’s debut model – the Nike Air Zoom Generation.

The Air Zoom Generation made its debut in November of 2003 during LeBron’s first regular-season NBA game. He quickly lived up to the hype and was a very close selection to the 2004 NBA All-Star Game. Instead, he participated in the Rookie Challenge, debuting this rugged workboot-styled ‘Wheat’ colorway of Air Zoom Generation. This was a semi-limited release that hit Nike Basketball retailers world-wide, and although it doesn’t have that skyrocketing value, the ‘Wheat’ is one of the most visually distinct LeBrons to have ever released. More of tonight’s Classics Revisited is right ahead, so take a look and stay tuned for more LeBron heat coming you way this week!

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