As the season goes on, the wear and tear of going all out on a nightly basis can take its toll, so it makes perfect sense to gradually lighten the load by taking some weight off your feet. We already saw this last year with the LeBron VII PS, a stripped down version of the Air Max LeBron VII designed to be a more lightweight version for the late season push. This season, Nike will introduce the LeBron 8 V2, a modified alternative to the primary LeBron 8 model that features a Flywire-infused Ashiko-like shell with large perforations beneath for some added breathability.
The overall shape and design is pretty similar to the original version of the 8, but the majority of the upper has been replaced by the lightweight translucent shell, with a diagonally placed heat-bonded toe cap standing out as the only real change to the basic design. Even the Flywire placement mimics the shape of the LeBron 8 V1, so keep reading to check out a ton of great detailed images and see for yourself. And if you need yours early, there are some early pairs up for grabs from MarqueeSole.