March 21st, 2013 by John K.
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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January 7th, 2013 by Brendan Dunne
Any given LeBron James sneaker featuring a collegiate tie-in is gonna feel just a little off given the fact that he never spent time on an NCAA squad. And even though the University of Oregon down in Eugene probably isn’t the campus in Oregon that LeBron’s spent the most time on (we’re going to go with Beaverton there), this two pair set up of PEs for the Nike Zoom LeBron II still manages to be quite the coveted item. The pairs feature pretty straightforward home/away looks with the all important “O” embroidery. Get a better look after the jump then check out the once-in-a-lifetime auction for this Nike Zoom LeBron II ‘Oregon Ducks’ set now from thecoolshoeshine on eBay.
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November 6th, 2012 by John K.
NIKE LEBRON WEEK
The earliest LeBron-centric ad campaign on a global level was in conjunction with the launch of his second signature shoe known as the Nike Zoom LeBron II. Inspired by old-school Chinese kung-fu films, Nike unveiled the ‘Chamber of Fear’, created as a multi-level test of LeBron’s inner character with various obstacles like Hype, Temptation, Haters, Complacency, and Self-Doubt. Nike embraced the popular concept by creating an interactive online video game, with limited edition posters and baller-ID bands as gifts, and even a limited set of Air Force 1 Lows themed after each of those obstacles were produced and became one of the more sought-after AF1s of the decade.
This Player Exclusive of the LeBron II is a tribute to the Chamber of Fear, composed with a White/Red/Gold colorway matching LeBron’s China-inspired gear in that commercial with Chinese characters embroidered on the inner side of the tongue (another White/Navy/Red PE was produced as well). The LeBron II ‘Chamber of Fear’ was never actually released to the public, but instead saw a 24-pair distribution to Friends & Family, and it even recently surfaced on an NBA court when Nick Young surprisingly wore a pair during the 2011-2012 NBA Season. More of tonight’s Classics Revisited is just below, so take a look and stay tuned for more LeBron classics throughout the week!
Nike Zoom LeBron II “Chamber of Fear”
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August 26th, 2012 by Brendan Dunne
There have been a few shoes in the Nike LeBron legacy that have paid tribute to the man’s mother Gloria James, including the Nike Zoom LeBron VI that had her name hidden in the midsole graphics and this Akron pair that of the Nike Air Max LeBron VII featured her likeness along with a young ‘Bron on the tongue. Perhaps the most direct tribute though was this, the Nike Zoom LeBron II ‘Gloria’ sample in a pink and white pairing from 2004. Click through with us to check out the Nike Zoom LeBron II ‘Gloria’ and peep the rare chance to own this hard to find model from the early years of the Nike x LeBron partnership from dballaholic on eBay.
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