October 26, 2010 BY John Kim
Engineering a pair of sneakers to fit the exact needs of LeBron James is a tricky task; he’s not the prototypical small forward because he’s as fast as a small point guard but weighs as much as a power forward. After six signature shoes featuring Zoom cushioning, the script was flipped and Air Max was the centerpiece for the Air Max LeBron VII – undoubtedly the most successful LeBron signature shoe to date. Here we get a look at a deconstructed pair of the Nike LeBron 8 and the LeBron-specific 360-Air Unit that was designed just for him; the Air Unit features 80% more Air than the 360 Air Max used in Nike’s running shoes, and the midsole is constructed of three major pieces – the outsole, Max Air, and the upper midsole that features support curves and a thicker heel. Take another look after the jump and stick with Sneaker News for more tech information and updates regarding the Nike LeBron 8. via nikeevanli.