September 20, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
Thought the wildly wavy carbon fiber panel on the sides of the Nike LeBron 9 was just for show and perhaps a nice way to get strength without added weight? You’re on the right track, but may not have realized that the lateral stability weave actually provides three critical points of lockdown to ensure you stay in place to reap the benefits of mixed Max and Zoom Air cushioning. Also key to the fit is an independent fit harness at the midfoot which helps to make sure the Hyperfuse ventilation you need to stay cool in the clutch stays where it’s supposed to be. Click through to see Nike Basketball’s Jason Petrie and Charles Williams along with LeBron himself discussing the merits of what looks to be the most impressive basketball shoe on the market upon its entry in October, and let us know how you feel about the tech on the Nike LeBron IX.