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11 Days of Nike LeBron: The Zoom LeBron II

November 2nd, 2013 by | 4 comments

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Continuing our 11 Days of Nike LeBron series, we’re today examining the second shoe in King James’ history of on-court silhouettes. The Nike Zoom LeBron II showed a bit more commitment to the young recruit even on its box tag-this being the first shoe to actually have “LeBron” in its name. The sneaker in some ways reflected LeBron’s growing up in the league, as the Nike Zoom LeBron II was all of a sudden a much bulkier shoe than the previous iteration-gaining three ounces in total weight and this time featuring a strapped-up design. The extra heft coincided with a bigger, better Bron, one who was becoming more and more comfortable in league.

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

August 28th, 2013 by | 11 comments

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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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Nike Zoom LeBron II Low “Akron” PE on eBay

August 25th, 2013 by | 2 comments

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LeBron James may have left Ohio, but he hasn’t since forget about his Akron home. The man has made sure to call them out whenever he gets a chance-and lets not forget about all those PEs that students in the area have been hooked up with over the years. This pair of the Nike Zoom LeBron II Low of course comes from a time when he was still out in Cleveland/Akron. The white based sneakers feature a sort of snakeskin look wrapping the perimeter and covering the tongue. Stay with us after the click to better familiarize yourself with this rare, friends and family version of the LeBron 2 and then purchase them yourself from foamkicks on eBay.

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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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