May 24, 2011 BY John Kim
The upcoming Nike Air Foamposite Pro in the electrifying Retro Blue and Black colorway does have some similarities to the Nike LeBron 8 ‘South Beach’ that released last year. The Foamposite has that bright blue upper, the black trim, and a translucent outsole (close enough to ‘Filament Green’ on the LeBron 8s), but it was still missing that ‘umph’, which is effortlessly provided in ample amounts by even the slightest hints of hot pink. So, without having to make any major structural changes to the shoe, we slapped on some hot pink laces to see if this easy ‘South Beach’ fix-up would translate as well as we thought it would – but you be the judge. To keep it true to the LeBron 8 styling, we chose the thick, flatter laces found on the Nike LeBron 8, and a quick 5-minute lace-swap produced an even snazzier pair of Foamposites that will likely lead to other sneakerheads spending the extra $3 for new laces. Check out the detailed images of this ‘South Beach’ Lace-Swap after the jump and head over to SneakerNews HD for a full gallery with crispy extra large pics. Let us know what you think and if you’d consider doing the same!
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