words // Nick Engvall
The latest of the LeBron James shoes, the Nike Air Max LeBron VIII V2 “Entourage” colorway, has arrived at Eastbay. An unusual and bright colorway for a LeBron, it was revealed by designer Jason Petrie that this unique color combo was actually inspired by one of King James’ favorite television shows, the HBO series Entourage. If you’re wondering how Photo Blue and Tour Yellow equal the TV show, it’s actually inspired from an Entourage promotional poster.
Available in extremely limited numbers, the LeBron VIII V2 “Entourage” colorway consists of primarily a Photo Blue Flywire-infused upper. While details like the Swoosh, eyelets and outsole are made up of Nike’s famous Tour Yellow color. Pictures speak a thousand words, though, so check out the detailed photos of the Nike Air Max LeBron VIII “Entourage” colorway below.
Available now: Nike Air Max LeBron VIII Entourage
While the Nike Zoom KD III Christmas edition is on the bright side, the Nike Air Max LeBron VIII V2 Christmas Day takes a more conventional approach this year with its colorway. LeBron’s Christmas Day colorway of the Nike Air Max VIII V2 will be on his feet as the Miami Heat take on the Los Angeles Lakers in what many expected to be an NBA Finals preview. Throughout the season however, both teams have struggled to get things to that Championship form. Regardless the matchup should be nothing short of greatness either way.
The V2 edition of the Nike Air Max LeBron VIII features a light weight performance enhancement thanks to Flywire technology and a mesh-like paneling that replaces the leather uppers on the original. The perforated underlay aims to enhance breathability versus the original leather versions as well. Of course this colorway is more about the colors then the technology, and with that in mind the Varsity Red and Gorge Green detailing on the laces and lion crest on the outsole couldn’t be more Christmas.
Available at Eastbay on Christmas day, December 25th by calling 1.800.826.2205 at 7AM CST to order.
The latest in the line of signature LeBron shoes has already released in a few colorways this year. The Veteran’s Day LeBron came in a patriotic colorway, while the launch colorway and the always popular all black colorway are also now available. However the colorways that grab the most attention are the LeBron quickstrike colorways like the “South Beach” LeBron VIII and this weekend’s release, the Nike Air Max LeBron VIII in this white and red colorway that has been seen on LeBron’s feet during many of the Miami Heat home games this season.
Now you can get your hands on the home colorway of the Nike Air Max LeBron VIII this Friday night when the clock turns to midnight.
While the South Beach LeBron VIII colorway is getting most of the attention right now, another colorway of Lebron’s shoes is also getting ready to release. The White, Midnight Navy and Varsity Red colorway of the LeBron VIII is the most patriotic we’ve seen thus far. The USA inspired colorway could easily serve as King James’ go to kicks should he choose to take his talents to the Olympics. This LeBron colorway actually was designed for Veteran’s Day and pays tribute to man and women that have dedicated their time and lives to the United States of America.
LeBron’s eighth signature shoe from Nike Basketball comes loaded with technology that helps keep James at the top of his game. A full 360 Air Max unit is combined with phylon for responsive cushioning. Flywire technology also helps to keep weight down and provide stability. While the herringbone traction helps to keep up with the quick moves and blasts of power that only LeBron can deliver.
Available now: Nike Air Max LeBron VIII
Last month Nike Basketball launched the Nike Air Max LeBron VIII, the eighth signature model for LeBron James. While he has been criticized by everyone from myself to Charles Barkley, Nike as they always do, found a way to use the criticism in a positive manner with the ‘What Should I Do?’ commercial we showed you earlier.
It seemed only fitting that we feature LeBron’s signature model in our Eastbay Photo of the Week to highlight the attention to detail and superb quality of this year’s model. From the quality of the stitching to the nubuck details, the Air Max LeBron VIII seems to impress as much as King James does on the court. With the Miami Heat off to a 3-1 start, expectations are high. Will the Kings new shoes live up to expectations?
Available now: Nike Air Max LeBron VIII
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