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SVSM, Watch the Throne, and More Legendary Nike LeBron PEs

March 20th, 2014 by | 64 comments

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We’re in the middle of trying to whittle down a field of 32 Nike LeBron sneakers to a single greatest pair in the line via our Sneaker News LeBron Madness bracket. That group features the greatest of retail releases for LeBron’s line pulled from the past ten plus years, from the Nike Zoom Generation that brought him into the league all the way up to this year’s LeBron 11. But, with the LeBron line, the unreleased samples, player exclusives, and the like, are almost as big a part of the equation.

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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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11 Days of Nike LeBron: The Zoom LeBron V

November 5th, 2013 by | 5 comments

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Day 5 of Sneaker News’ 11 Days of Nike LeBron series is here, which means it’s time to take a look at the Nike Zoom LeBron V that released six years back. The chunky height reached by the likes of the Nike Zoom LeBron IV was dialed back quite a bit-weight was shaved off, the silhouette in total was a bit slimmer, and the the Foamposite sections were gone. The shoe was littered with personal details pointing to the journey of James from the strap across the upper alluding to the militate he utilized for childhood basketball games to the Akron details slid underneath the sneaker. But as much as the shoes pointed to his past, they also referenced his present through the regal gold sections and crown logos.

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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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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

nike lebron retro what do you think summary What Do You Think?: Nike LeBron Retro

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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