This Holiday season, Nike Basketball is going to release three special shoes, one for each signature collection: Durant, Kobe and LeBron James. While the other two offer special yellow and green colorways, respectively, the Nike Air Max LeBron 8 V/2 Christmas takes a more conventional approach. As Jason Petrie, Nike Basketball Senior Designer and the man behind the Nike LeBron 8 series, explains, this year’s XMas shoe takes on a more bold red body, after last year’s didn’t quite have the pop and glow on everyone’s TV screens that they were hoping for. Check out previous editions here.
Now, with a red base locked down, and white splatter along the black midsole conveniently hinting towards the snowy winter season, and the green laces (a direct request of LeBron’s)… it feels right. On Christmas Day, LeBron James and the Miami Heat will face Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. King James will sport his special Xmas make up. It’ll also be the first time LeBron takes the court in the new V2 edition of his signature LeBron 8, which sports a lighter, fused upper and greater breathability. You can look for the “Christmas” LeBron 8 V/2 on the feet of LeBron James this Saturday on Christmas Day. They will drop the same day on NDC with a limited release taking place Friday night at midnight on Eastbay.com.Show Album