Top Shelf // “Watch The Throne” Nike LeBron 9

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words & images // Nick DePaula:

Long before Drake and Future teamed up for a (disappointing) joint album, both Kanye West and Jay Z joined forces on the much-loved Watch The Throne and its subsequent 63-show tour during the fall of 2011 and into 2012.

It was during that time that Kanye began wearing the Air Yeezy 2 regularly before its June 2012 launch, but Nike also gifted both Ye and Jay with a custom sneaker to celebrate their tour — the clean black and gold “Watch The Throne” LeBron 9.

With a black mesh and faux carbon weave upper, the shoe was set off by hits of metallic gold along the Swoosh and also featured a very timely Givenchy-inspired printed sockliner and laces.

Take a detailed look at the very rare “Watch The Throne” LeBron 9s below, in our newest edition of Top Shelf.


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