The Nike Air Max LeBron VIII has been seen numerous times prior to Nike’s Official Unveiling of the King’s 8th signature sneaker.
To be honest, I don’t think we have seen a signature sneaker exposed far earlier than its unveiling since the days MJ played on the hardwood. We have already gone over the performance specs a few times now so we should all be pretty knowledgeable on what to expect with the Air Max LeBron 8’s.
After the jump you will see an image detailing every aspect of the shoes performance features which is a very nice touch.
-Lion on tongue represents LeBron’s ravenous nature of a hunter on court.
-Signature tongue back label inspired by bespoke off court attire, highlights the crafted nature of the shoe.
-Height differential between collar nad heel has increased, which results in better lockdown and more achilles flexion.
-Swoosh design moved back on the shoe toward rear, ending on unique spoiler loop, to symbolize LeBron’s speed on court.
-Alternating formation of laces eye row created for better fit, with a top eyelet provide enhanced lockdown through dual pull design, shaped like an 8.
-Luxurious, supple all-natural leather upper, classically crafted and molded after the shell of a dress shoe.
-Structural TPU injected frame around flywire technology, with ergonomic zonally designed support, for lightweight lockdown only where needed.
-Outsole geometry combined with X flex design decouples heel to displace force and pressure.
-Deep cut forefoot flex grooves for optimal range of motion.
-Lightweight multidirectional herringbone pattern specifically LeBron’s first step and quick cuts.
-Dual density molded internal collar foam for elevated lockdown and comfort.
-Midsole compression molded phylon interface works in concert with Max Air 360 cushioning to help guide through the footstrike and further enhance ride.
-Max Air 360 unit for ultimate cushioning and impact protection.
-Fully integrated, seamless mesh innersleeve provides breathability and comfort.
-Functional detailing in the perimeter of the outsole provides flexibility while representing personal inspiration points