by Brendan Dunne

The Nike Zoom Soldier line is no longer content with flying under the radar.

Ever since LeBron starting going to the shoe on the regular last year as an alternative to the LeBron 11, Nike has responded with more and more head-turning pairs. Adding to that tradition is the Nike Zoom Soldier 8 "Fire and Ice" set of samples shown here. Both pairs could be taken as echoes of earlier LeBron hits (the orange feels like a "Big Bang" or "Forging Iron" while the blue looks like the "Wind Chill" LeBron 10). Neither of these are headed to retail in the foreseeable future, but both Nike Zoom Soldier 8s in question are available now on eBay.