words // Brandon Richard
When LeBron James delivered a speech while accepting his third NBA MVP Award, he made it a point to single out the time he spent playing for the Summit Lake Hornets as one of the important building blocks to his basketball career. Summit Lake, of course, is the AAU team LeBron hooped for as a youngster, forming many of the relationships that he still holds close to him today. Each year, LeBron's Nike signature sneaker line salutes his Summit Lake years with Hornets-inspired colorways, the latest being the low-cut version of the LeBron 9.
Following the March release of a purple-based mid, the "Summit Lake" LeBron 9 Low features a turquoise base, accented by Court Purple on the Swoosh logos, inner lining and midfoot support harness. White handles the Swoosh borders, LeBron's signature on the tongue, heel tab, full-length Max air unit and outsole.
With Memorial Day often referred to as the unofficial start of summer, Footaction will celebrate by dropping the "Summit Lake" Nike LeBron 9 Low at stores nationwide. Retail for each pair is $150.
05/26/12 Nike LeBron 9 Low
510811-400 Turquoise/Court Purple