LeBron James has been seen wearing several different Los Angeles Lakers-themed sneakers during his time with the team. First he appeared in a pair of Lakers-inspired Nike LeBron 3s during summer league last year, and most recently the LeBron 7 "Lakers" hit retailers to quick sellouts across the world. Now it appears another LeBron silhouette will be donning the purple and gold.
News via Soleheatonfeet suggests that a Nike Lebron 8 may be arriving later this year in what is described as a "Lakers" colorway. The model was last available in 2011. It was the first shoe James wore as a member of the Miami Heat and famously gave us the iconic "South Beach" colorway.
There are no images or mock-ups for these yet, but the description suggests a purple-based shoe with gold accents. This would be the second LeBron signature model to re-release in a "Lakers" colorway.
A release date hasn't been announced, but stay locked to Sole Collector for updates as they become available.
UPDATE (12/11): A release date for the "Lakers" LeBron 8 has surfaced. According to Foot Locker's release calendar, the pair will hit shelves on Dec. 15 for $200.
UPDATE (12/17): Fans who missed out on copping the "Hardwood Classics" LeBron 8 this week will soon have another opportunity. The brand confirmed that the Lakers-inspired colorway is releasing again on Dec. 30 via SNKRS for $200.
Nike LeBron 8 QS "Hardwood Classics"
Release Date: 12/30/2020
Color: Court Purple/University Gold
Style #: DC8380-500