July 21, 2012 BY John Kim
Whatever final products come out of the Nike factory line is sure to be impressive, but we don’t get to see much in terms of the middle ‘sample’ phase, which could be largely different from what we have on our feet. For a signature shoe like the Nike LeBron 8, there’s no doubt that Jason Petrie and Co. had to go back to the drawing board one time or another (especially after LeBron made a game-changing announcement), and seeing this sample of the LeBron 8 V/2 Cool Grey proves that a few details, like the external layer on the Flywire panels and toe, the patent leather on the lace plackets, and most importantly, the L23 logo on the heel, were shelved for good. Take a good look at this earlier pre-Decision LeBron 8 V/2 sample below and see what the final selling price for this version was by checking out the full listing from dragoman on eBay.
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