words // Brandon Richard
Today's date has been circled on the calendars of sneaker enthusiasts for quite some time, mainly due to the release of three different Nike LeBron 9 shoes. The popular model will drop tonight in the "Swingman," Dunkman" and "Mango" colorways, each highly anticipated for several months.
With a $170 price tag, acquiring all three pairs may prove to be too lofty of a task for most. So we here at Sole Collector are asking you - what is tonight's best LeBron 9 release? If you only had the option of only picking up one pair, which of the three is getting your love? Take a look at each shoe below and be sure to cast your vote.
Somewhat of a "Heroes Pack" LeBron 9, the "Swingman" colorway pays tribute to MLB legend and future Hall of Famer, Ken Griffey Jr. The emerald-like color, officially Green Abyss on this pair, is reminiscent of the styles from the Kid's own Nike signature line. Putting the shoe over the top is a Swingman-inspired LeBron logo on the heel.
Color: Green Abyss/White-Obsidian-Light Blue Heather
In all honesty, last year's "Dunkman" shoe was probably the worst received of the series. That's not the case this year, as many LeBron collectors have their sights set on the "Dunkman" 9. Previewed by LeBron back in January, the shoe accents a neutral grey and black base with hits of Volt throughout. Also adding to the appearance is the use of 3M reflective detailing on the upper and laces.
Color: Dark Grey/Black-Volt
The "Mango" colorway is a new look for the LeBron line, but one that has been met with open arms. This eye-catching shoe features a black and metallic silver upper, accented by vibrant mango in various areas, including a speckle print on the midsole. Like the "Dunkmans," Lebron previewed this pair on his Twitter account in February.
Color: Metallic Silver/Metallic Silver-Bright Mango