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Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite ‘South Beach’ – Official Images

April 27th, 2012 by | 78 comments

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South Beach was the first area of Miami Beach to be developed back in the Nineteen-Teens, but it was nearly a century later that this Biscayne Bay hot spot became a sneaker colorway.  People will be talking about that ‘South Beach’ LeBron 8 for another hundred years or more, a sneaker so popular it rivals the most elite Air Jordans in terms of copycat colorways (and, one day, retro potential?).  The LeBron 9 already had a variety of MIA-themed colorups, but none carries the same pedigree nor pricetag as the ‘South Beach’ Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite.  These official images depict the Wolf Grey-based, Mint Candy New Green and Pink Flash-accented LeBron 9 Elite in all its glory; do you have its June 2nd US release date circled on your calendar?

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Wolf Grey/Mint Candy-New Green-Pink Flash

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Nike Basketball Elite Series Video

April 26th, 2012 by | 14 comments

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The Nike Elite Series: Light Like Air, Stronger Than Steel. The pinnacle of Nike Basketball is the perfect emulsion of lightweight comfort and supreme performance, and the Nike Basketball Elite Series delivers just that. Fortified by Kevlar, Flywire, and Carbon Fiber, Nike Basketball has taken the science of materials and the conventions of footwear architecture with new heights, where it meets the promise of gold. This Saturday, the 2012 NBA Playoffs will commence, with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Blake Griffin taking off with their championship goals. We’ve got a full video depicting the Nike Basketball Elite Series below, so take a look and remember the official release date is this Saturday, April 28th.

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Nike LeBron 9 PS Elite ‘South Beach’ – New Photos

April 25th, 2012 by | 82 comments

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Some salty NBA fans might not put LeBron in the category of ‘elite’ players until he’s got a ring to show for his dominance, but even those doubters oughta have a hard time denying the elite status given to his post season sneaker for this year. The Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite is set to arrive in a group of colorways that are anything but conspicuous, with perhaps the least attention grabbing of the bunch still being a gaudy golden affair. With that being said the most attention grabbing of the bunch has to be this redux of the ‘South Beach’ colorway, a minty pair that we’ve seen gain a number of fans over the past couple weeks. Click through for more shots of the Nike LeBron 9 Elite PS ‘South Beach’ from RMK and if you feel the need to scoop them before the June 2nd release date, you can find some now on eBay.

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Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite ‘Varsity Maize’ – Detailed Images

April 25th, 2012 by | 37 comments

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Questioning the definition of the word ‘elite’ was a major theme throughout the NFL season as the Super Bowl-winning quarterback proved you can’t spell that word without his own name.  This year’s NBA season has moved with an accelerated pace that’s squelched some of this talk in favor of the mass of highlights out there every night, but there’s still plenty of chatter from talking heads about whether LeBron James is making the most of his once-in-a-lifetime potential.  One easy way to shut up all the critics would be for King James to hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy wearing a pair of Nike LeBron 9 Elites; but does this Varsity Maize colorup have enough Miami Heat tie-in to show up in the Playoffs, or will these end up a ‘street’ exclusive like so many recent memorable Nike LeBron drops?  Stick with Sneaker News for updates as we approach the May 12th release date and check out some new images of the ‘Varsity Maize’ LeBron 9 Elite below.  Photos: taobao

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Jason Petrie & Leo Chang Break Down the Nike Basketball Elite Series

April 25th, 2012 by | 40 comments

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Many sneaker fanatics and aficionados never take into consideration the painstaking efforts that go into creating the shoes that they love. The design process can be a tedious one, especially when you consider all of the factors that can sometimes tie a designer’s hands. One of the largest stumbling blocks is the need to keep materials and costs manageable in order to ensure that the final product is affordable for consumers and profitable for the brand. While we’d all love to see our Nike’s loaded up with large Air Max bags, full-length Zoom units, carbon fiber, foam and all those other costly amenities, the bottom line is that these coveted luxuries can often drive pricepoints out of control, urging the need for more cost-effective material options in their place.

But what would happen if Nike completely unchained the leash and opened the premium floodgates in the name of the ultimate performance basketball footwear? The answer is the Nike Basketball Elite Series, a no holds barred assault on the conventional design process and the budgeting limitations that can so often hold it back. For Nike Basketball designers Jason Petrie and Leo Chang, the Elite Series project is like a dream come true. With pricepoint constraints thrown out the window, the gloves were finally off to go out and reach for the pinnacle of performance basketball footwear glory. That kind of freedom doesn’t come along very often for most footwear designers, and when it does, it’s accompanied by a responsibility to meet lofty expectations.

For Jason, Leo and the rest of the Nike BBall team, the solution was to go back to the beginning to analyze and evaluate every aspect of each existing model to determine each and every place where performance could be enhanced. Materials were added, removed, invented, tweaked and shaved down, making the shoes lighter and stronger, as well as more responsive and comfortable, all in the name of providing NBA athletes and the consumers who buy the shoes with the ultimate option for the rigorous post season push. Right down to the types of threads that are woven into the laces and the sticky grips that contour to your step on the footbed, every possible detail has been considered and tailored to maximize the overall function of the shoe. The price tags might seem a bit high when you see these hit stores this weekend, but you get what you pay for and the Nike Basketball Elite Series has just raised the bar for what performance luxury can mean to a sneaker.

Continue reading for part 1 of our interview with Jason Petrie and Leo Chang and check back tomorrow for the follow-up featuring everything you need to know about upcoming Elite Series colorways.

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Nike LeBron 9 Elite – Varsity Maize – Black – White | Release Date

April 21st, 2012 by | 55 comments

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There is no question LeBron James’ ‘Elite’ status in the league, but an NBA Championship Ring on his finger would easily fit him alongside the greatest to ever play the game. Next weekend, LeBron James will switch on his post-season fire as he laces up the LeBron 9 Elite – the $250 sneaker that has caused quite a stirring discussion in our comments area in regards to how the MSRP would have an effect on the limits of pricing of sneakers. The Varsity Maize colorway has been praised by some as being the best Elite offering we’ve seen thus far, and this May 12th, these can be yours for a quarter of a thousand dollars (add a few bucks if your states tacks on sales tax). Must-have for you? Check out this new detailed gallery below and chime in with your thoughts. Photos: SC

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Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite ‘Away’ – New Images

April 19th, 2012 by | 28 comments

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The 2012 NBA Playoffs begin on April 28th, and that’s the day you’ll be able to stand alongside Nike Basketball’s superstars when the new ultra-premium Elite Series hits select retailers.  Key among these is the Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite ‘Away’ in black with Metallic Gold accents, a design that represents the pinnacle of technology as well as a new high water mark on the MSRP scale.  The Zoom Kobe VII Elite and Hyperdunk 2011 Elite are both scheduled to drop in both ‘Home’ and ‘Away’ colorups along with the ‘Home’ LeBron 9 PS Elites next Saturday; with each pair over $200 and these LeBrons topping the list at $250, will you be able to make the pair pictured above part of a complete of this year’s playoff sneakers?  Photos: Dunk

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