Nike LeBron 9 Designer Video with Jason Petrie and LeBron James »

Sep 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm | lebron-ixshoes

Nike defines basketball performance innovation with the introduction of LeBron James’ ninth signature shoe. The LEBRON 9 integrates Flywire technology and Hyperfuse construction – a Nike Basketball first – in the upper for superior support, along with a combination of Max Air 180 and a Nike Zoom unit for comfortable and responsive cushioning. “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.” Continue reading for more details and a designer video to uncover the truth.

Designed with specific insights from LeBron James himself, the shoe is the first to combine Flywire technology and Hyperfuse construction. Built for breathability and durability, the Hyperfuse construction is a composite of three different layers of material that are fused together to create a nearly seamless, one piece upper that sheds considerable weight without sacrificing protection. A midfoot harness that wraps around the foot incorporates Flywire 3.0 technology for added strength and lock down support. This lightweight upper mimics the speed and strength symbolic of LeBron’s game. The finely-tuned midsole provides a unique hybrid cushioning system. By combining Max Air 180 in the heel for absorption on impact with a Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot for a springy response, a player is protected on impact where they need it most. A composite shank plate provides torsional rigidity and support while reducing midsole weight. Additional elements such as engineered textile wings, Nike Pro Combat inspired padding in the inner collar, asymmetrical lacing, heel pull tab, outrigger for lateral stability, and flex grooves in the outsole bring LeBron’s ninth signature shoe to unrivaled levels of performance. Signature style including LeBron’s new logo, his signature on the ventilated tongue, and a special outsole pattern are special nods to LeBron.

Nike LeBron 9 Designer Video with Jason Petrie and LeBron James Show Album
  • six

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EFFINNNNNNNN EXCITED!!!! :grin:

  • Bodaga

    Right

  • Rodolfo

    [quote comment=”108568″]SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EFFINNNNNNNN EXCITED!!!! :grin:[/quote]

    ME TOO! :D :) :grin:

  • CTD20

    :razz: The more news that I read about the Nike Lebron 9, the more I want them. The video really helps me convince myself that I need them ;-) I’LL STAY POSTED TO THE NLB.NET “RELEASE DATES” PAGE TO KEEP A HEADS UP.

  • Blaz3-_-Modz

    dammm i luv these shoes man i wish they were free

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