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Nike Zoom LeBron II “Maple” – Unreleased Sample on eBay

August 17th, 2013 by | 1 comment

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It really feels like a LeBron retro is coming, especially now that the man himself has been talking about that possibility. Well if it is, now is the time to go ahead and familiarize yourself with his back catalog if you’re one of those LeBron fans who started to get hip to his sneakers in the Heat era. Shown here is one of the rarest pairs out there, the Nike Zoom LeBron II in an unreleased black/maple combination. Could it see a release given an eventual retro? You could hope that that happens or you could skip the waiting and speculating by checking out the pair that’s up for grabs now from jumpman9111 on eBay.

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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. ┬áSo 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 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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Nike Zoom LeBron II “Oregon Ducks” PEs

January 7th, 2013 by | 3 comments

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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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Classics Revisited: Nike Zoom LeBron II “Chamber of Fear” (2005)

November 6th, 2012 by | 2 comments

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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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Nike Zoom LeBron II “Gloria”

August 26th, 2012 by | 3 comments

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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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