As the 2010 NBA free agency period rages on, questions concerning where LeBron James will end up playing for many years to come continue to grow. This decision on where ‘The King’ will play also affects how Nike will market the LeBron James signature line for many years. Earlier this week, we showed several colorways that are associated with the teams on the LeBron hunt currently (see top online casinos Free Agency Footwear: 5 Sneaker Scenarios for LeBron James).
In today’s closer look at the original (if you will) Nike Air Max Lebron VIII, it is remarkable to see the amount of detail and attention engineered into this performance-based shoe. The flywire design seen on this sneaker differs from that seen on past shoes using the flywire technology. In addition, a flywire-infused carbon fiber plate can be seen in between the toe area and side panels. Other distinctive attributes include suede materials used throughout the upper, a speckled midsole, red full-length Air Max sole unit), white swoosh, and an embossed ‘King James’ Lion emblem on the tongue. With dozens of NBA teams trying to convince this franchise player to join their roster, Nike is definitely not taking any risks in losing the loyalty and money-making ability of LeBron James.