Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen the Nike LeBron 9 surface in a multitude of colorways; however, today, Nike has officially introduced, LeBron James’ ninth signature model.Specifically, Jason Petrie and the Nike Basketball design team incorporated Flywire technology and Hyperfuse construction for the first time ever on one silhouette.
?From the very beginning of the design process for the LeBron 9 we wanted to break the mold with a shoe that maximized the strengths of a triple threat player like LeBron,? said Jason Petrie, Nike Basketball Designer. ?LeBron brings a rare combination of speed, agility and force to the game and my goal is to outfit him in a shoe that lets him do what he does best while maximizing our superior innovations.?
The combination of both technologies gives the Nike LeBron 9 an extra dosage of breathability, durability and superior support. Much like the Nike LeBron 8 PS, the Nike LeBron 9 features Max Air 180 in the heel.On October 1, the Nike LeBron 9 will be available at select retailers in China. US retailers will get their chance at LeBron’s ninth signature model on October 15 in a limited edition ?Cannon? colorway, with select college colorways launching on October 14. The original black/red/white (shown above) will release on October 25. Also, the Nike LeBron 9 will be the first LeBron James signature shoe available on NIKEiD.com. Beginning October 11, the LeBron 9 can be previewed on NIKEiD.com with full design options available. The shoe is available for purchase on NIKEiD.com beginning October 25 in China, Europe, Japan and the United States. The LeBron 9 will also be available in three limited time packs on NIKEiD.