words // Brandon Richard
Today, Nike Basketball has introduced the Elite Series, providing new levels of footwear innovation. The Nike LeBron 9, Zoom Kobe VII and Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 have all been treated to premium materials and footwear technology that provides players with a competitive edge.
Home and away offerings are served up in traditional white and black-based colorways, accented by trophy-inspired golden accents throughout. The uppers have been re-engineered from inside out to ensure lightweight performance with the use of ultra-high tensile strength Flywire made with Kevlar aramid. Other features include carbon fiber midfoot support shanks, Nike Pro Combat padded collars and special sockliners.
Below is a detailed look at the 'Home' Nike LeBron 9 Elite. The shoe features a white Fuse composite upper, black carbon fiber reinforcements throughout the heel and wings and Metallic Gold highlights throughout. A 180-Max Air bag and gold flake translucent outsole support the ride below. Look for this pair to launch on Saturday, May 12.
05/12/12 Nike LeBron 9 Elite 'Home'
516958-100 White/Metallic Gold-Black