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NIKE LEBRON 8 The Nike LeBron 8 is the eighth sneaker in the mainline LeBron James lineup for Nike, a silhouette designed by Jason Petrie that arrived at a historical moment in James' career as he left his longtime home with the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat. This decision was famously captured in what is hands down the most sought after colorway of the sneaker, the Nike LeBron 8 'South Beach'.

Nike LeBron 8 Low “Dolphins” Sample

January 22nd, 2014 by | 3 comments

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Do you recall back in 2012 when we got a sneak peek at the office of Jason Petrie? That glimpse was one that revealed no small number of exciting LeBron shoes laying about-not the least among them being a LeBron 8 Low with a “Dolphins” look to it. At long last we’ve got a better look at the sample, one that’s gotta be up there as far as the toughest to track down LeBron samples are concerned. Keep reading with us to get a look at the full set of photos and stay tuned to Sneaker News for updates on LeBrons of all shapes and sizes.

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Complex’s Complete History of LeBron James’ Sneakers at Madison Square Garden

January 9th, 2014 by | 4 comments

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LeBron James will once again head to Madison Square Garden tonight to see how he and Heat can fare against the Knickerbockers. As LeBron’s been in the league for a decade now, he’s had plenty of chances to do battle in that historic New York sports arena. Capturing those moments is this new Complex list, which features the sneakers worn by LeBron during every single one of those games over the years. Continue reading to see LeBron’s sneakers and check back here tomorrow to see if he brings out a special LeBron 11 for tonight’s game in NYC.

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Nike Basketball Signatures of Christmas Past

December 18th, 2013 by | 32 comments

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The tradition of special Christmas colorways for signature sneakers is one of the longer running ones with respect to Nike Basketball. That day has consistently been an important one for footwear enthusiasts thanks to the countless energy colorways and the occasional brand new model debuted during the Christmas day games. The theme has, out of necessity, evolved over the years beyond the standard red, white, and green. Just take a look at this year’s shoes for example; you’ve got the LeBron 11 featuring a snowflake decal, the KD 6 with Fair Isle sweater style graphics, and a Kobe 8 with scales practically jumping off the body of the shoe. The Christmas sigs by Nike have evolved from much simpler forms of previous years, and we can only expect the Swoosh to get even more festive in coming years.

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11 Days of Nike LeBron: The LeBron 8

November 8th, 2013 by | 4 comments

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11 Days of Nike LeBron continues with the most controversial installment of LeBron’s signature sneaker line – the 8. The shoe arrived right after LeBron’s decision to leave his hometown Cleveland for sunny Miami, joining the likes of D-Wade and Chris Bosh in an effort to create a magnificent trio with dreams of multiple NBA titles. The superstar’s reputation took a considerable hit as the rising star was the subject of criticism for his supposed “betrayal”, forcing him to take on a bit of a villain-like role as he began lacing up his kicks in another arena. The sneaker, however, was a hit, much in part to do Nike’s flamboyant “South Beach” colorway, which altered the horizon of sneaker colorways for years to come.

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Nike LeBron 8 “LeBron Don” Customs by SmoothTip

October 23rd, 2013 by | 7 comments

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Following up on last night’s “Gucci” Air Jordans is another pair of baksetball shoes given a high-end makeover that would never make it to retail. But hey, that’s what customs are for, right? This pair reworks the blakcout edition of the Nike LeBron 8 V/2 Low with a bit of Louis Vuitton’s famous patterning. Actually, the set appears to be of the Murakami x LV ilk what with the colorful application. Continue reading to see the results and then get in touch with creator Smooth Tip if you feel like you need a pair of these in your rotation.

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A Complete History of Nike LeBron Sneakers Worn by King James

September 5th, 2013 by | 12 comments

lebron james complete history A Complete History of Nike LeBron Sneakers Worn by King James

Can you name every sneaker from the Nike LeBron line that King James himself has actually worn? Probably not, that is unless you study this latest list from Complex. The group of photos is quite an undertaking, boasting a complete history of the various sneakers from his own line that LeBron James has worn ever since he first stepped into the spotlight during his rookie year. Pairs that you may not remember included the Nike LeBron IV in that subtle white/chrome look, the lasered version of the first LeBron Solider model, the “Red Carpet” Nike Air Max LeBron VII and more. Continue reading for some hits from the list and then head to Complex for the full piece.

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Chamber of Fear to Terracotta Warrior: The History of Nike LeBron “China” Editions

August 28th, 2013 by | 11 comments

lebron china sneakers Chamber of Fear to Terracotta Warrior: The History of Nike LeBron China Editions

LeBron James emerged as a phenom in Akron as a nationally-recognized player for St. Vincent – St. Mary. He became a superstar in Cleveland, winning MVPs and Gold Medals with the Cavaliers. In Miami, he became a Champion, leading the Heat to two straight. LeBron James’ rise to legend-status can be tracked by specific regions, but here in the U.S., we often forget LeBron’s meteoric rise to fame in China, where the basketball crazed country has made the world’s best ballers like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant into god-like beings. LeBron James definitely belongs in that club, and over the last decade, Nike has taken a concerted effort in bringing a special treat to a country boasting the largest population in the world.

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