Nike LeBron 9 HWC “Floridians” Player Exclusive or Custom?! »

Jun 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm | lebron-ixshoes

The Miami Heat wore the throwback Floridian uniforms on multiple occasions this season. Back in March, LeBron James has finally matched the outfit with a special Player Exclusive version of the Nike LeBron 9. Adding up to the whole South Beach madness, the Floridians PEs have become one of the most sought after items among Nike LeBron collectors. Obviously, they are not easy to stumble upon. Why not create your own “PEs” then? @LancerCustoms created a custom version of the Floridians, but the shoes look nearly identical. Continue reading for more photos and a complete story on how these got made. You can get them on eBay. What do you think?

These are based off the Nike iD Limited. The only part of the shoe that was not customized was the airbag, and the inside lining. The goal was to stay as close to the PE worn by LeBron James as possible. The sole and midsoles are completely custom, which is relatively rare. I put a lot of effort into getting as high a quality paint job as possible in the soles, as well as a few tricks of the trade, so they could hold up to wear. The hyperfuse material and the foamposite panels were painted white. Pink accents on the lock down tabs (which is a pain in the ass!), swoosh, and l-crown-j logo. Finished off with small touches of black on the tongue signature, and the rear pull tab and shield. I also chose to have an alternate set of orange laces accompany the shoes, as was desired by a number of people throughout the sneaker community.

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