The official worldwide premiere of the Nike Air Max LeBron VIII is on October 26th, 2010. However, that doesn’t stop other stores from releasing them earlier. Usually the road to the pick up goes through several stages based on how badly you want the shoes. First, there are premium boutiques like marqueesole.com, which leak the very first pics and offer several pairs at slightly bumped up prices. Then it’s time for the limited energy drops such as the Asia exclusive, but it does involve shipping shoes from overseas. The third stage is the early online availability, which usually kicks in 2-3 weeks before the release. Finally, there’s the official channel, where you actually get to go into almost any store and try on the shoe before copping.
Currently we’re between stages two and three. So if you want to get the LeBron 8’s now, check out pickyourshoes.com as they have the FSR available for sale for only $145 ($15 below MSRP) with free ground shipping. Notice that the label on the box reads LEBRON 8 not AIR MAX LEBRON VIII. That’s very interesting. Be sure to let us know your first impressions once you get your pairs… whether it’s this one, the Chinas or any other version.Show Album