January 23, 2012 BY John Kim
Is Jason Petrie beginning a slow and steady purge of the famed Nike HQ sample closet? Recently, he gave us a look at a sample colorway of the Nike Air Max LeBron VII designed after LeBron’s Fortune magazine cover, but here we have a look that we might be able to relate to a bit more since a shoe similar to this did in fact release; that’s right folks – it’s a mid-cut LeBron 8 V/2 Flamingo/Miami Nights sample. The original shoe, of course, was a low-cut version (that made the Sneaker News Top 30 of 2011), but at some point, a mid-cut version was either proposed or experimented with. So, a few questions rise: Are these better than the low, and can we expect Petrie to unveil a ‘South Beach’LeBron 8 V/2 Low? Check out the gallery of images of this sick sample below and let us know what you think.